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  • Sioux Falls hospital would handle Ebola patients

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — State health officials have designated a Sioux Falls hospital to "receive and potentially treat" suspected Ebola patients. South Dakota Secretary of Health Doneen Hollingsworth says her department has selected Sanford USD Medical Center. Hollingsworth says...

  • Jindal uses fund sweeps to plug most of deficit

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration will use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state's midyear budget deficit, under a plan unveiled to...

  • Arkansas ranchers warned of acorn poison in cattle

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture is warning ranchers in the state about the possibility of acorn poisoning in cattle. Tom Troxel, the associate head of animal science at the university, says autumn's generous acorn crop may be great for deer...

  • Abortion clinic drops lawsuit against Ohio agency

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's last abortion clinic says it will remain open and drop its lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health after the state agency approved a variance to a law that could have cost the clinic its license. The federal lawsuit filed Nov. 11 by Planned...

  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to...

  • Ole Miss leader: Lymphoma treatment going well

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says his treatment for lymphoma "continues to go as well as possible." In an email to university employees and alumni Thursday, Jones says he is gratified by early good results of his treatment at the University of...

  • Ellison: Soldiers in West Africa need more pay

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being deployed to West Africa to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola disease deserve more than $5 a day extra in hardship pay. The Democratic congressman has written Secretary of...

  • New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week. A new infection was detected Friday morning at a chicken farm in...

  • Cuomo suspends NY drug rules for the snowbound

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an emergency order intended to help snowbound residents of western New York keep getting prescription medications. The order signed Thursday and effective through Dec. 1 temporarily suspends some medical regulations. The order: —...

  • Red Cross seeks blood donors to help Buffalo area

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The American Red Cross is seeking blood donors in the Rochester area so the organization can replenish the blood supply in the snowbound Buffalo region. Officials with the Red Cross New York-Penn Region have issued an emergency appeal for blood donors. They tell...

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