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  • Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care. Dr. Olivet Buck died Saturday, hours after the...

  • Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday. The Health and Human Services Department said some people...

  • Maryland panel still has work to do on medical pot

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland commission still has significant decisions to make on proposals to implement the state's medical marijuana law as they bumped up against a Monday deadline for submitting a draft of regulations. The commission, which has 15 members, has been tasked with...

  • Medical marijuana supporters hold Capitol rally

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Buoyed by the prospect of legislative action on a medical marijuana bill, dozens of supporters called for its passage at a Capitol rally Monday as Pennsylvania lawmakers returned from their summer recess. Parents of sick children and patients with painful...

  • UN Security Council to meet on Ebola

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, saying the situation on the ground is "dire" and getting worse every day. U.S. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power said the United States has asked...

  • Democrat Michaud outlines ideas around health care

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud on Monday touted a 10-part health care plan that includes taking advantage of telemedicine, supporting preventative care and improving substance abuse and mental health services. The Democrat challenging Gov. Paul LePage again...

  • OHSU: $72 million needed for Knight cancer grant

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University officials say they've raised most of the $500 million they need to secure a matching gift from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny. University officials told a state Senate committee on Monday that they've raised $428...

  • US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert...

  • Correction: Drought-Bird Migration story

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about efforts to provide habitat for migrating birds despite California's drought, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a conservationist. He is Greg Golet, not Greg Gulot. A corrected version of the story is below: In...

  • Belt football player suffers head injury

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A football player at Belt High School suffered a head injury in a weekend game and is hospitalized in intensive care in Great Falls. Belt Superintendent Kathleen Prody tells the Great Falls Tribune (http://gftrib.com/1AQLzxO) that Robert Back suffered the...

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