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  • Kentucky hospitals have Ebola protective gear

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Several Kentucky hospitals are readying for the potential threat of Ebola with protective gear and protocols to stop the spread of infection. Officials at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville hospitals say they have stocked protective...

  • WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new update, WHO also said there have been 9,936 probable, suspected...

  • South Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Oct. 22 The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, on Seawall option: Hard erosion control devices aren't generally allowed on South Carolina beaches, and with good reason. That warrants a strong legal deterrent against the...

  • WSU grad named Washington state veterinarian

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State University graduate who has spent much of his career in New Mexico has been named Washington state veterinarian. The Washington state Department of Agriculture said Monday that Joe Baker will start Nov. 3, managing the department's Animal...

  • Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their...

  • Flu arrives early at Washington State University

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The flu has arrived at Washington State University and Whitman County earlier than expected, health officials said. The first case at WSU was diagnosed Sept. 28 at the campus Health and Wellness clinic, and doctors have seen 30 more since then, said Dennis...

  • Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind. He was asked on his radio if he was OK, and it was clear Earnhardt was not. "I don't know. I mean, I don't know how many of them hits like that I can...

  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Significantly expanding their vigilance, federal health officials said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travelers — even Americans — who come to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations for 21 days. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for...

  • Albuquerque cops: Punched man on life support

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man is hospitalized on life support after being punched. Police say the man hit his head on a curb late Tuesday after being punched and falling to the ground. According to police, the man initially was responsive and spoke with a...

  • Ex-jail inmate to face charge in fake Ebola claim

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a 29-year-old Nevada man who tested negative for Ebola will face a misdemeanor false statement charge for telling jailers he had been to Africa and had symptoms of the virus. David Lee was isolated Sunday and taken to a Las Vegas hospital, and...

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