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  • Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola. SIM USA President Bruce Johnson announced Tuesday that his group and Samaritan's Purse decided...

  • Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges said she doesn't believe the provision is threatened after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court...

  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up...

  • NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are...

  • Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, which has the largest Liberian immigrant population in the United States. The potentially...

  • Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health-care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate those costs. California's four largest insurers raised premiums for...

  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators issued a reminder to health insurers that it is illegal to deny coverage to someone because they are transgender, drawing praise from the gay rights community. The bulletin, which was dated Monday and announced Tuesday, notes that both new...

  • Oregon looks at regulating insurer doctor networks

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon insurance regulators are seeking the authority to require private insurers to have enough doctors and other health care providers to adequately serve all their customers. The move comes as a growing number of insurance companies seek to save money by...

  • Jury selection to go 3rd day in salmonella trial

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection will move into a third day in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant. Dozens of potential jurors filled an Albany courtroom Tuesday as they were called one-at-a-time into...

  • Wife of US doctor with Ebola thanks supporters

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — The wife of an American doctor sick with the Ebola virus in Liberia has thanked supporters and asked for continued prayers and privacy. Amber Brantly says in a statement Tuesday that her husband Kent "remains very physically weak" but they "believe God will...

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