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  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States...

  • Ebola patient to be transferred to Emory hospital

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment. Officials said in a statement Thursday the hospital has a special isolation unit that was built in collaboration...

  • Judge delays decision on Alabama abortion law

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge is delaying his decision on an Alabama law that could close some abortion clinics, saying he needs more time to review an appeals court ruling earlier in the week blocking a similar measure in Mississippi. At issue is a section of a 2013 law...

  • Seychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone team

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus. The Confederation of African Football confirmed Seychelles'...

  • Jindal wants details on immigrant children in La.

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal blasted the Obama administration Thursday for providing few details to Louisiana officials about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors in the state. The Republican governor, a likely 2016...

  • Children at Macon daycare to be tested for TB

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia health officials say they'll test more than 130 children at a Macon daycare after a child tested positive for tuberculosis. North central health district spokeswoman Jennifer Jones says children at Neighborhood Academy will be tested Monday and officials will...

  • Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky state legislature passed a sweeping overhaul to its prescription drug law in the summer of 2012 after a flood of overdose deaths, making it significantly harder for people to access dangerous addictive drugs from doctors. Now it appears Kentuckians...

  • Sky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    It's been a frustrating month for Elena Delle Donne. Chicago's star forward has been sidelined with a recurrence of Lyme disease that's forced her to miss 17 of the Sky's last 18 games. She'll make her return to the lineup Thursday night when Chicago hosts New York in a key Eastern...

  • APNewsBreak: Cop shooting suspect faced 30 years

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court records show a man suspected of killing a Mendota Heights police officer was wanted because he had left a drug treatment program and faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted on a pending drug charge. Brian George Fitch Sr. was captured Wednesday night after...

  • SD delegation attempts to halt VA hospital closure

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's congressional delegation is inviting the new Veterans Affairs secretary to the state. The invitation to Robert McDonald is intended to prevent the closure of Veterans Affairs medical facilities in the western part of the state. Sens. Tim...

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