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  • New Bennington treatment center open by early 2015

    Updated: 19 min ago

    BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Bennington say they expect to have a new opiate addiction treatment center open in the southwestern Vermont shire town by early in 2015. Gov. Peter Shumlin, who traveled to Bennington on Friday for the announcement, said the center is part of the...

  • Fort Bliss soldiers to deploy for Ebola mission

    Updated: 34 min ago

    FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — About 75 soldiers from a West Texas Army post are being deployed this weekend to West Africa as part of a U.S. military mission in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak. The Fort Bliss soldiers will go on seven flights carrying heavy equipment such as...

  • Ohio family grieves, worries for Liberia relatives

    Updated: 49 min ago

    KENTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ebola outbreak's rising death toll in West Africa is more than a grim statistic for a northwest Ohio family. The Kenton Times reports that hospital pharmacy director George Wuo and his hospital nurse wife Edith say the outbreak is devastating for relatives in...

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

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    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...

  • Regional meeting on new food rules set for Vermont

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is going to be gathering opinions on proposed new federal food safety rules. The Agriculture agency and the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture will host a Nov. 17 hearing to offer farmers and food...

  • Doctor with Ebola had early interest in service

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Those who interacted with Craig Spencer at Grosse Pointe North High School in suburban Detroit couldn't help but notice something special about the young man, who years later would risk his own safety to help others survive Ebola, according to a former teacher. Spencer,...

  • 3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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...

  • Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    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...

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

    Updated: 6 hr 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: 6 hr 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...