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  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Yesterday

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 24 The Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on U.S. benefiting for Nazis being an outrage: Those who have committed war crimes or who are suspected of committing them must answer for them. War...

  • MSU to boost biomedical engineering research

    Yesterday

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's College of Engineering plans to add a new academic department next year as part of an effort to boost research related to health care. The East Lansing school's Board of Trustees recently approved the Department of Biomedical...

  • US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

    Yesterday

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever." Ambassador Samantha Power said Thursday...

  • Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

    Yesterday

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting...

  • N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

    Yesterday

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. An announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of country or region of origin,...

  • UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

    Yesterday

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation. Speaking in Kenya on Thursday, Ban called female genital mutilation a brutal practice that must be stopped to...

  • Sanford gets grant to study native infant deaths

    Yesterday

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health in Sioux Falls will use a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study ways of reducing infant deaths in American Indian communities. The project led by researchers Amy Elliott and Jyoti Angal received a five-year award...

  • UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors. Officials said it is designed to help single women, men with fertility problems and same-sex couples to build families. The bank was set up to counter a national shortage of sperm...

  • Report: Police need more training on mentally ill

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report says law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County need more training to handle the mentally ill. The Los Angeles Times (http://bit.ly/1tjwchD ) says the report released Wednesday comes from a consulting agency hired to find ways of keeping the...

  • Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

    Yesterday

    SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can. Police in...

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