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  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 21 MnSCU evolving St. Paul was the first Twin Cities stop on Tuesday for an ambitious series of events showcasing progress on the plan to modernize the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. "Gallery Walks" like the one at St. Paul College...

  • Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area man has taken inspiration from the fear of Ebola for the Halloween decorations at his town house. James Faulk stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard in University Park, with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and...

  • Taj Mahal casino workers dreading insurance loss

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One worker had to move up a double mastectomy before her insurance runs out in a week. Another says he can no longer afford diabetes medicine for his young son, and a third may have to do without medication for frequent asthma attacks. All three are longtime...

  • How NYC's Bellevue prepared for an Ebola patient

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bellevue Hospital Center, the world's oldest public hospital, was designated this month as the main venue for handling Ebola cases should any show up in New York City. A look at the hospital's preparation: ISOLATION: The city health commissioner said last week that...

  • Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland air crash

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near an airport in Maryland on Thursday, killing three people and injuring two. A Cirrus SR22 plane was heading to the Frederick Municipal Airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise when the...

  • 3rd person dies of injuries from helicopter crash

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A medical crew member aboard a helicopter that crashed in Wichita Falls Oct. 4 has died of his injuries. Erasmus "Johan" van der Colff IV of Wichita Falls died Wednesday night of his injuries, becoming the third person to die from the crash of the medical...

  • 3 measles cases confirmed on Kauai, Maui

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Three cases of measles have been confirmed in Hawaii. The state Department of Health says two are on Kauai and one is on Maui. The department says the cases are not related and have separate travel histories. But they involve unvaccinated young adults with recent...

  • Ex-Boston Mayor Menino suspending cancer treatment

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Thursday he is suspending treatment for an advanced form of cancer as well as a recently-launched book tour to spend more time with his family and friends. Menino, 71, was diagnosed with cancer about a month after leaving office in...

  • EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European Union leaders at a summit to step up their efforts to contain the deadly virus too. Cameron had set an EU target of 1 billion...

  • 1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead. Health Minister Ousmane Kone made the announcement on...

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