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  • Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday. Ken Isaacs, a vice...

  • Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670...

  • APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen....

  • Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia. A federal indictment unsealed...

  • Minnesota son hopes salmonella trial sends message

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The son of a Minnesota woman who died after eating tainted peanut butter hopes a trial in Georgia sends a message to food manufacturers that there can be serious consequences for peddling contaminated food. Seventy-two-year-old Shirley Almer, of Perham, was among the...

  • UMass Amherst awarded $700k to study tribal health

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $700,000 grant for a research project to identity and reduce health risks in tribal communities. The project will focus on health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure,...

  • West Nile shows up in mosquitoes in Idaho

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in the last week in northern and southern Idaho. Authorities in Ada and Boundary counties both found mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus. In 2006, Idaho led the nation in West Nile illnesses with...

  • Lawsuit says animal massage isn't vets' work

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Animal massage therapy is not veterinary medicine, insist a group of Arizona animal massage therapists who are suing the state. Three animal massage practitioners jointly filed a lawsuit against the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board in March, arguing...

  • New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — Jane Horton hates when someone near her on a beach lights up a cigarette. "It makes me gag," the Wall Township resident said from a sand chair on the Manasquan beach last week. "Even if they're not right on top of you, the wind still carries it into your...

  • Classes aim to hook US blacks on African foods

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn't have the best diet, and he's taking a class in African cooking in hope of making improvements. The Birmingham man is among about 500 people across the United States participating in a program to learn about cooking fresh foods...

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