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  • US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert...

  • Correction: Drought-Bird Migration story

    Yesterday

    YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about efforts to provide habitat for migrating birds despite California's drought, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a conservationist. He is Greg Golet, not Greg Gulot. A corrected version of the story is below: In...

  • Belt football player suffers head injury

    Yesterday

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A football player at Belt High School suffered a head injury in a weekend game and is hospitalized in intensive care in Great Falls. Belt Superintendent Kathleen Prody tells the Great Falls Tribune (http://gftrib.com/1AQLzxO) that Robert Back suffered the...

  • Marijuana doc reprimanded in Maine

    Yesterday

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A doctor who held a marijuana clinic at a hotel and failed to adequately document examinations has been reprimanded by the board that licenses physicians in Maine. The board announced Monday that Dr. William Ortiz accepted a consent agreement in which he's paying...

  • 1 new West Nile case confirmed in Hinds County

    Yesterday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state's total so far this year to 25 cases. The total includes three deaths previously reported. The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds...

  • No more West Nile found in mosquitoes in RI

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — No additional cases of West Nile virus have been found in mosquitoes trapped in Rhode Island this month. State environmental officials announced last week the virus had been found in mosquitoes collected the week of Sept. 2 in the Great Swamp in South...

  • Trial over Alamogordo back surgeries nearly over

    Yesterday

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque is closing to finishing a trial on lawsuits in which former patients contend they were the victims of botched back surgeries at an Alamogordo hospital. Lawsuits filed on behalf of 71 former patients and their spouses contend that...

  • Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Yesterday

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the...

  • Central Florida woman contracts West Nile virus

    Yesterday

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials are urging people in Volusia County to take extra precautions after a 34-year-old woman contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Florida Department of Health announced Monday that the virus has been confirmed by the state...

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

    Yesterday

    Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Sept. 14, 2014. Nutrition: Fighting obesity not as simple as making the right choices Here's an eye-opener: Obesity rates have tripled since 1980. Tripled. The age group where the rates are growing the fastest? Children. Parents take the blame for this,...

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