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  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the quarantine Saturday morning will not mean there is no Ebola in the West Point Slum. But...

  • 2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking. The decision came in the case of Big John's Billiards, an Omaha...

  • Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1pqUk0O ),...

  • Woman nearing end of pregnancy killed in crash

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 20-year-old Boise woman nearing the end of her pregnancy has died in a motorcycle crash in Boise. Brittany VanHorn died Thursday of blunt force trauma after a vehicle struck the motorcycle on which she was a passenger. Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg says an...

  • Cabbage likely caused Minnesota E. coli outbreak

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the cabbage likely was contaminated before it was distributed to restaurants....

  • New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the...

  • Vermont officials: mosquitoes test positive

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont health officials are urging people to take precautions after six batches of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes were collected on Aug. 18 and Aug. 21. Three of the six batches were collected in Rockingham. The other batches...

  • NYC fire academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a memo Thursday that a specialized...

  • Lawyer asks Supreme Court to deny 120-day delay

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer representing mentally ill patients who were "warehoused" in emergency rooms because no treatment beds were available urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject the state's request for a delay on banning the practice of psychiatric boarding. Jennifer...

  • Fargo mayor gets treatment for kidney cancer

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of North Dakota's largest city is recovering at home after undergoing radiation treatment for kidney cancer. The city of Fargo issued a statement Friday saying Mayor Dennis Walaker has been getting treatment for renal cell carcinoma the past several weeks....

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