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  • McFadden renews call for Ebola travel ban

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden is renewing his call for a travel ban from countries being ravaged by Ebola. McFadden says the fourth confirmed case of the virus in the country — a New York doctor recently tested positive — proves the U.S. hasn't...

  • Hospital hit by Ebola scare to alter procedures

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where two nurses were infected with Ebola after treating a Liberian man says it's instituted new procedures for treatment of infectious diseases. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital issued a statement Friday that says electronic medical records will...

  • Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has ankle surgery

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers say slugger Miguel Cabrera has undergone successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle and to repair a stress fracture. The team announced Friday that the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, and...

  • 101st Airborne to take over in Africa deployment

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is set to officially take command of an operation to build Ebola care centers in Africa. The Fort Campbell-based soldiers will assume the leadership of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance in Monrovia on Saturday. At a change...

  • Neighbors concerned for 1st NYC Ebola patient

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harlem neighbors of a doctor diagnosed as New York City's first Ebola patient are expressing concern for him. Joyce Harrison says she has sympathy for Dr. Craig Spencer and his family. She hopes "they can nip this in the butt." Juan Sanchez, who lives near Spencer's...

  • Cameron: EU has secured 1 billion for Ebola fight

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Cameron made the announcement as Friday's self-imposed deadline was drawing close to...

  • Ohio says all hospitals conducted Ebola drills

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Department of Health says all hospitals in the state have completed Ebola preparedness drills. The health department says the response drills have included training in how to manage a suspected Ebola-positive patient and the proper use of personal protective...

  • DC Council to examine Ebola preparedness

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will listen to testimony on preparedness for Ebola in the nation's capital. Friday's oversight hearing by the council's health committee will include testimony from District health officials and others. Before the hearing, nurses and firefighters...

  • Draft rules on medical marijuana out for comment

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Proposed draft rules for Arizona's medical marijuana program are out for public comment. The state Department of Health Services says the draft rules include court-ordered proposed changes on regulations for licensing of dispensaries but also proposed changes in rules...

  • Bonds approved for Missouri mental hospital

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri board has approved a bond issuance to finance a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital. The vote this week by the Missouri Development Finance Board authorizes the issuance of $98 million of bonds this year as an initial phase in...

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