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  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been...

  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone...

  • Spanish fashion designer Pertegaz dies at 96

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain's most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was 96. Pertegaz died Saturday in his hometown of Barcelona, according to Spain's education and culture minister, Jose Ignacio...

  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country....

  • Coast Guard looking for owner of unmanned boat

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it's looking for the owner of an unmanned sailboat that washed ashore on Martha's Vineyard. Watchstanders in southern New England got a call around 10 p.m. Friday from local law enforcement about an unmarked 13-foot Hobie Cat "Wave" model that...

  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials...

  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. They had missed the chain's 20 different recipes of freshly made burgers, which back in the South American country are frequently...

  • California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier....

  • In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing...

  • Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come. Union membership has plummeted in Wisconsin over the four years since Obama last attended the labor rally in...

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