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  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — The nurse who's become the public face of health care volunteers who're being scrutinized upon returning from West Africa is doing cleaning and laundry while she waits to learn whether she'll be quarantined until the 21-day incubation period ends on Nov. 10....

  • Shaheen, Brown take geography quiz in final debate

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in New Hampshire, appeared to have a bit trouble with geography in his final debate with Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday. The candidates, both of whom live in eastern New...

  • Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that the multinational company knew for at least a...

  • Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to get dog back

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley is in quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas. His owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed...

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 30 Attack on Mary Burke: Consider the source Mary Burke has made her business acumen a central selling point of her campaign for governor — she brags about growing Trek Bicycle Corp.'s European sales from $3 million to $50 million while she ran those...

  • Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the...

  • Obama rallies Maine voters, avoids spat over Ebola

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied for a Democrat to become Maine's next governor while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and a nurse who has defied them. In a final-week burst of campaigning, Obama...

  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners entering the country for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to...

  • Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have...

  • Questions, answers about California's Ebola policy

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Public Health has issued a 21-day quarantine order for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients, but the restrictions will be determined by county health officers depending on the...

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