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  • Members sought for Nebraska health care boards

    Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Board of Health is seeking professional members for several health care boards. The boards are responsible for licensing health care providers. Terms run for five years. There are vacancies on boards for alcohol and drug counseling; audiology and...

  • 5 babies test positive for TB in Texas exposure

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The El Paso Department of Public Health says in a statement that none...

  • Carr's grandson diagnosed with inoperable tumor

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr's grandson Chad was named an honorary captain for Saturday's game against Minnesota. The 4-year-old has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The school says the Carr family is encouraging people to support pediatric...

  • Rangers' Holland out against A's with migraine

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland of the Texas Rangers has been scratched from his start against Oakland on Saturday night because of a migraine headache. Holland missed the first five months of the season after injuring his left knee when he tripped over his dog at...

  • Seattle suburb told to boil water for E. coli

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Residents of the wealthy Seattle suburb of Mercer Island are being told to boil their tap water before drinking because tests have found E. coli in the city's water. City officials say there had been no reports of illness as of Saturday afternoon. The...

  • Washoe schools get grant for anti-violence program

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School District has received a $973,000 federal grant for anti-violence programs, nearly a year after a deadly schoolyard shooting rampage in the Reno suburb of Sparks. Gov. Brian Sandoval, in announcing the U.S. Department of Education grant on...

  • US judge refuses to halt fracking in Nevada

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits. U.S. District Judge...

  • Liberian immigrants in US get work authorization

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Liberian immigrants living in New England will receive work authorization in the United States as the West African country battles an Ebola outbreak. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will automatically extend employment authorization documents for...

  • Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. Bernice Dahn, a deputy health minister who has represented Liberia at regional conferences about combating the epidemic, told The...

  • Veterans in Nashville complain about treatment

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Veterans in Nashville are complaining about doctors abruptly canceling appointments, administrative staff ignoring them while they talk on cellphones and other problems with treatment at the city's VA hospital. The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/ZbQbDs)...

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