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  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow...

  • Drug take-back effort yields 19,060 pounds

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says more than 19,000 pounds of prescription drugs were handed over to law enforcement agencies during the National Drug Take-Back initiative over the weekend. The goal of the day was to ensure that people have a safe and...

  • South Dakota's infant mortality rate drops in 2013

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's infant mortality rate dropped last year but there were more deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The state Health Department says there were 80 infant deaths in 2013, for a rate of 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. That was down...

  • Ebola test results expected on Dallas patient

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Health officials are awaiting test results on a patient at a Dallas hospital who's showing signs of the Ebola virus. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results come back Tuesday. The Centers for...

  • Md. police expand search for missing autistic man

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland police have expanded their search for a Frederick man with autism who has been missing since Thursday. Frederick police Lt. Clark Pennington said Tuesday that the department has disseminated photos of 24-year-old Tijuani Jones to every state in the...

  • Blue Cross tells some customers they must shift

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A major insurer is telling thousands of New Mexico residents that they'll have to select new plans for individual health care coverage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico last week sent a letter to customers now covered by individual insurance plans that...

  • Mississippi has 2 more cases of enterovirus

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children. The Mississippi State Department of Health says in a news release that the two cases were reported in young children — one from Forrest County and...

  • Marshall diabetes project gets federal funding

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is getting $325,000 in federal funding for a project aimed at increasing diabetes education efforts in economically distressed areas. U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says the funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission was awarded to the...

  • Christie to attend drug addiction summit

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to attend panel discussions in Newark that will focus on the wide-ranging effects of drug addiction. The summit, called "The Many Faces of Addiction: Ending The Stigma," is being staged Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church. It will...

  • Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, a breast...