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  • Ebola survivor: I felt like I was going to die

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. doctor who survived after contracting Ebola while doing missionary work in Liberia says he's "very close" to the doctor most recently diagnosed with the disease and has spent time in "tearful prayer" for him. Dr. Kent Brantly also told NBC News...

  • Arizona abortion case headed to US Supreme Court

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top attorney has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the case against the state's strict abortion medication regulations. Attorney General Tom Horne filed a request asking the court to review the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to put on...

  • Pedroia still out with concussion symptoms

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the Boston Red Sox lineup for the third consecutive game because of concussion-like symptoms. Versatile rookie Brock Holt was set to play second again Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game set against the New York Yankees....

  • Doctor injured in stabbing at Memphis VA hospital

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Memphis are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a doctor at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said officers went to the hospital on Tuesday morning after receiving a call that a doctor was stabbed by a...

  • Md. auditors: flaws in DDA verification process

    Updated: 29 min ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Developmental Disabilities Administration has not made much progress since last October on verifying that consumers actually received the services they're supposed to get, according to a follow-up review released Tuesday. The Maryland General...

  • Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

    Updated: 43 min ago

    SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child cruelty against them. The National Court in...

  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Updated: 58 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone." In separate remarks after a United...

  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    Updated: 59 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola,...

  • Ingalls to open health center

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Ingalls Shipbuilding will open a health center next year for its workers and their families. Bill Ermatinger, Huntington Ingalls Industries corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, says the health center will offer primary and preventive...

  • Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that...

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