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  • Church cautions schools on ice bucket challenge

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago is telling principals of its schools that if they take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease to ask the ALS Association to direct the money to non-embryonic cell research. Archdiocese officials say the...

  • CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is scheduled to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea next week. A CDC...

  • Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An abortion rights organization filed the first court challenge Friday to a Louisiana law that will require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital. In its federal lawsuit, the Center for Reproductive Rights says doctors...

  • Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer. The archdiocese issued a statement Friday saying that the 77-year-old George has agreed to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine....

  • GOP candidates for governor OK with legalizing pot

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The three Republican candidates for governor disagreed in a debate Friday over the push for universal health care, but agreed that marijuana should be legalized. Steve Berry of Wolcott, Scott Milne of Pomfret and Emily Peyton of Putney, all on this coming...

  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in...

  • Arrest warrant issued for Santa Barbara TB patient

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Santa Barbara man with a contagious case of drug-resistant tuberculosis was wanted on an arrest warrant Friday so he can complete treatment, health officials said. Agustin Zeferino, 24, discontinued treatment for the disease two weeks ago, Santa Barbara County...

  • State reports 1st West Nile Virus case of 2014

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year. The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains hospitalized, but is recovering. The Department of...

  • Pittsburgh bishop taking ALS challenge for priest

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to take the ice bucket challenge to support a priest who has Lou Gehrig's disease, but says he will donate his money to a charity that doesn't use embryonic stem cells for its research. Bishop David Zubik's...

  • Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3...

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