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  • Immigrants from Ebola countries won't be sent home

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola crisis are being offered work permits and temporary protection from deportation. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says immigrants from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia who have been...

  • Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday. The verdict, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, came...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — ___ Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety WASHINGTON (AP) — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding Takata air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have:...

  • Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becoming the second health worker fatality linked to a single patient initially thought to have kidney disease. At least five people now have died...

  • Passenger hurt in New York ferry crash to get $5M

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three passengers injured when a commuter ferry crashed into a lower Manhattan pier in 2013 have recently settled lawsuits for a total of nearly $6 million, including $5 million for a passenger who suffered brain injuries. More than 80 people were injured on Jan. 9,...

  • Former Brown dean whose group won Nobel Prize dies

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89. Greer was a founding director of the Nobel-winning...

  • FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards. The Food and Drug Administration approved Purdue...

  • Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage

    Yesterday

    Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found...

  • Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

    Yesterday

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson's disease...

  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. The McKinsey Global Institute consulting firm's report focused on the...

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