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  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak...

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who...

  • 3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. Officials in all three states say any person traveling from the three hard-hit West African nations who had contact with...

  • Doctor with Ebola had early interest in service

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) — A former suburban Detroit teacher says those who knew Craig Spencer in high school are not surprised that he would risk his safety to help people with the Ebola virus. Grosse Pointe North High School Principal Kate Calabresa Murray says Spencer exhibited a...

  • Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola in New York City after coming down with a fever on...

  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start. The contrast in handling two Ebola diagnoses highlights how differently cities and...

  • RI things to know: More debates, an Ebola recovery

    Updated: 15 min ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Outside money is flooding the governor's race, and the candidates are preparing to debate a few more times before Election Day. Here are a few things to know this week in Rhode Island: DEBATE THIS Democrat Gina Raimondo, Republican Allan Fung and Moderate...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: 45 min ago

    Foster's Daily Democrat of Dover (N.H.), Oct. 22., 2014 President Barack Obama is correct in urging the nation not to give into hysteria over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the cases that have found their way to the United States. This does not mean, however, we should fail to...

  • Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation. The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains in isolation at University Hospital...

  • Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the...

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