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  • California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials on Friday pledged to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago. The Department of Corrections...

  • 40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said. A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus and a dump truck collided at 1:29 p.m. in the...

  • US trainers back race-day horse medication ban

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Pletcher and D. Wayne Lukas are among a group of high-profile horse trainers urging a gradual elimination of race-day medication in the United States. Their proposal announced Friday calls for a ban on race-day mediation for 2-year-olds beginning next year,...

  • Ebola forces Mormon missionaries from West Africa

    Updated: 40 min ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Church officials say 274 Mormon missionaries are being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the missionaries are being reassigned to other countries. So...

  • Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday. One is expected to arrive Saturday, and the other a few days later,...

  • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Dr. Margaret...

  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ___ US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion. Employers added 209,000 jobs last month....

  • Sierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola at Glasgow

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as "Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games" in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed. "There is no Ebola in the athletes' village," a...

  • Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested in humans. One experimental treatment,...

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