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  • Official: Keep schools open despite Ebola scare

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas health commissioner says concerns over the spread of Ebola should not result in schools closing or the cancellation of school events. Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying "there is no reason for schools to close ..." He says...

  • Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. Appealing for more...

  • Timeline for 2nd Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The second Dallas nurse to contract Ebola, Amber Vinson, flew on commercial airline to Ohio shortly before she was diagnosed with the virus in Texas. That's prompted the state to step up precautions as officials search for people who may have come into contact with her. Key dates in...

  • Colorado Springs' nonprofit's tiny horses yield big benefits

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    If you happened to be driving down a certain cul-de-sac on the east side of Colorado Springs around 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, you would have encountered an odd scene: four women and three miniature horses playing kickball. Technically, the humans were playing kickball. The horses,...

  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola. The past week's jarring Ebola developments have put a...

  • New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States. His spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby,...

  • Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The airport operator says passengers arriving from these three countries will have their temperatures taken starting Monday. Four flights a...

  • CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed. Dr....

  • Report: 34,500 on NY's mental health no-gun list

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A news report finds 34,500 people are now listed as too mentally unstable to have guns in New York state, under a 19-month-old law that is one of the nation's toughest concerning mental health and firearms. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1tDh0xE ) reported Sunday...

  • UK nurse back in Sierra Leone after Ebola recovery

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has returned to the country after treatment in London. Medical group King's Health Partners says William Pooley is due to start work Monday at an Ebola isolation unit it runs in Freetown. Pooley was...

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