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  • Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind....

  • Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government's desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola...

  • Florida prison officials vow to overhaul system

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths. "Stories report we have fallen short in specific instances with regard to facility leadership,...

  • Lynchburg-area schools screening for Ebola

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is screening international students for the Ebola virus. Media outlets report that students received questionnaires this week regarding visits to any West African villages. Liberty also plans to monitor the students for 21 days. Other colleges...

  • Ohio abortion clinic ends fight over closure order

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-area abortion clinic has ended its fight with the state over a closure order and will stop performing surgical abortions on Friday. An attorney for the Lebanon Road Surgery Center of Sharonville made that announcement Wednesday at her law office in...

  • 6 Alabama college students home from Liberia

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Six Tuskegee University students who went to Africa to study for the summer have returned home after being delayed in Liberia for weeks because of the Ebola outbreak, the school said. The school issued a statement Tuesday night saying the students had arrived at...

  • Maine House Speaker's bills target aging issues

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — House Speaker Mark Eves is promoting a series of proposals aimed at making life easier for Maine's aging population. The Democrat from North Berwick announced the package of bills on Wednesday. He plans to formally introduce the proposals when the Legislature...

  • Baby left at medical center under safe haven law

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state Department of Human Services says someone left a baby at an Iowa medical center under Iowa's safe haven law. The agency announced Wednesday that someone brought the boy to a medical center Aug. 13 and asked that he be declared a safe haven baby. State...

  • 2 Pat Quinns to raise money for ALS

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a hand from someone with a familiar name to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease. The governor's office says the Democrat will appear Wednesday in Chicago with Pat Quinn of Yonkers, New York. The other Quinn is credited with helping...

  • Health officials: 2 Ohioans have West Nile virus

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state's first human cases. The Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday a 24-year-old woman in Muskingum County and a 78-year-old woman in Cuyahoga...

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