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  • Correction: Ebola-Pennsylvania story

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In stories Oct. 22, Oct. 24 and Oct. 28 about Pennsylvania health officials monitoring for Ebola-stricken travelers from West Africa, The Associated Press erroneously reported one of the countries involved. It is Guinea, not New Guinea. A corrected version of...

  • Study: Young people more likely to survive Ebola

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common...

  • School defends barring student who visited Nigeria

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school superintendent is defending her decision to bar a third-grader from returning to school after visiting West Africa because of concern the girl may have contracted Ebola. Milford School Superintendent Elizabeth Feser says in a statement...

  • Liberia ambassador: US aid key to stopping Ebola

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Liberia needs help from U.S. troops, more ambulances and food to cope with the Ebola crisis, but the deadly disease can be brought under control by the end of the year, its ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. With enough support from outside, "we...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 30

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. 2 IDENTIFY MAN AS FAMU HAZING LEADER Two former band members who were on the bus the night a Florida A&M University drum major was fatally beaten during a hazing ritual identified Dante Martin...

  • Lawmaker predicts quick action on doctor licensing

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — An state legislator predicts that one of the first jobs tackled during the 2015 regular session will be to make changes to Arizona's currently backlogged licensing system for doctors. The State Medical Board earlier this month instituted and then lifted a freeze on...

  • Hiram College defending, rooting for Lauren Hill

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Hiram College women's basketball coach Emily Hays was sitting in the gym at Reynoldsburg High School last month, watching potential recruits show what they can do. Another coach sat down behind her and struck up a conversation. Mount St. Joseph coach Dan Benjamin...

  • Media poll shows wise support for 'patient choice'

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans who answered a poll indicated strong approval for the so-called patient choice act on next week's ballot. The survey done by KELO-TV (http://bit.ly/ZZS0TJ ) and the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/1u8q4e1 ) shows Initiated Measure 17 has support...

  • Mercer Island water continues to test clean

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The city of Mercer Island says 400 waters samples tested since Oct. 2 have all been found to be free of E. coli the prompted back-to-back boil water advisories. The Seattle suburb also said Wednesday that one resident who became sick during the incident was...

  • First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality planted the country's first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients. The 850 seeds were imported from the Netherlands, and oil extracted from about half of the plants will be...

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