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  • Girl barred over Ebola fears returns to school

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class. Seven-year-old Ikeoluwa Opayemi was permitted back at Meadowside Elementary School in Milford on Friday, three days...

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    Updated: 9 min ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada's Conservative government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of...

  • Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

    Updated: 37 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Creativity...

  • Kin plan suit on autistic student's choking death

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Relatives of an autistic student who died after choking on lunch at school are planning a lawsuit they hope will spur closer supervision of special-needs students, their lawyer said Friday. Dyasha Smith, a nonverbal 21-year-old, choked at her Brooklyn school on...

  • Woman in Oregon hospitalized with fever

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say a woman who visited West Africa has been hospitalized in isolation after reporting a fever and is undergoing Ebola tests as a precaution. Officials said Friday that the woman had no known contact with anyone affected with the virus and...

  • Governor announces Ebola virus protocols

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday health officials will monitor people returning to the state from areas of West Africa affected by the Ebola virus and those who may have been in contact with an Ebola patient. "These new protocols will help ensure the safety...

  • Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled that...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ___ Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know NEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon. The...

  • Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were...

  • Oklahoma health officials creating Ebola unit

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say they are developing a specialized unit to treat patients who may be diagnosed with the Ebola virus. State health commissioner Dr. Terry Cline announced development of the unit on Friday. No one in Oklahoma has been diagnosed with the...