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  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. And outside the...

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in...

  • Jobless pay OK for people fired for medical pot

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court says workers can qualify for unemployment pay if they're fired for using medical marijuana. In a 3-0 decision Friday, the court ruled in favor of a hi-lo operator, a hospital employee and a furniture repairman. The court says there was no...

  • NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) say a health care worker who had...

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 6 min ago

    NEW YORK — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West...

  • Woman quarantined in New Jersey develops fever

    Updated: 15 min ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola watch has developed a fever. She is in isolation and is being evaluated at a hospital...

  • Hopkins to help design Ebola guide for nurses

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has been asked to lead a group to design a Web-based program on Ebola protocols for health workers. The hospital said in an email on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Hopkins to aid doctors, nurses and...

  • Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their...

  • 4 Minnesota hospitals tabbed to treat Ebola cases

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Four hospitals in Minnesota have been designated as treatment centers for any confirmed Ebola cases in the state, the Minnesota Hospital Association said Friday. They are the University of Minnesota Medical Center's West Bank campus in Minneapolis, Mayo Clinic...

  • Ebola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading. Still, they found themselves...

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