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  • Mississippi editorial roundup

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: Oct. 21 The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, on easing Ebola fear: It's been said quite a bit, but undoubtedly it's not been said enough: the hysteria surrounding Ebola is far worse than the reach of the disease — at least for now...

  • Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital and told they were virus-free, as police and residents clashed in other areas of the West African country. Assistant inspector police general Karrow Kamara...

  • Tennessee editorial roundup

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: Oct. 21 The Post-Intelligencer, Paris, Tennessee, on the state's health care system: Once upon a good time, Tennessee social workers were responsible for making sure no child went without medical insurance coverage. That's not true...

  • Wings of Mercy founder VandenBosch dies at 91

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) — A radio station owner who founded the Wings of Mercy charity that provided air transport to thousands of critically ill people has died. Peter VandenBosch was 91. Wings of Mercy says VandenBosch died Oct. 15 in his hometown of Zeeland. His funeral was Tuesday at...

  • Georgia Aquarium says beluga whale is pregnant

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Officials at the Georgia Aquarium say a 20-year-old beluga whale, Maris, is expecting a calf in the spring. Dr. Greg Bossart, the aquarium's chief veterinary officer, says Maris is healthy and the calf appears to be developing normally. Maris gave birth to her first...

  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: Oct. 22 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer on home insurance: When a hurricane hits, property damage can be astronomical. Insurers may face millions, even billions, in claims. But they've hedged their bets. Premiums more than...

  • Restraining order extended against ash disposal

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A temporary restraining order blocking disposal of ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings in Louisiana will continue. State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent...

  • Kentucky hospitals have Ebola protective gear

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Several Kentucky hospitals are readying for the potential threat of Ebola with protective gear and protocols to stop the spread of infection. Officials at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville hospitals say they have stocked protective...

  • WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new update, WHO also said there have been 9,936 probable, suspected...

  • South Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Oct. 22 The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, on Seawall option: Hard erosion control devices aren't generally allowed on South Carolina beaches, and with good reason. That warrants a strong legal deterrent against the...

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