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  • Parents of UK boy with tumor face Spanish hearing

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice were at a Madrid courthouse awaiting the start of proceedings Monday on whether to extradite them to the U.K. Ashya King's parents, who are also British, were...

  • 19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. The cases announced Monday raise to 22 the number of dengue infections thought...

  • Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered non-essential workers not to come to work...

  • VA to hold town halls to discuss health care

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families. The back-to-back town halls will be Sept. 10 at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial in...

  • Officials urging holiday blood donations

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delawareans are enjoying the Labor Day holiday, but the Blood Bank of Delmarva says the need for blood never takes a day off. Blood Bank officials are urging area residents to consider donating blood and say the greatest need, as always, is O negative, the universal...

  • No human cases of West Nile in Michigan yet

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014. A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for...

  • US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three...

  • Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only a year into privatization, a bitter feud has erupted from a deal that transferred management of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to a research foundation that had never run a patient care facility. Now, finger-pointing and traded jabs of mismanagement...

  • John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a...

  • WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital,...

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