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  • McConnell offers immigration amendment

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he wants to put strict conditions on transporting migrant children into the country's interior, offering the proposal days after a flap surfaced about whether Fort Knox was targeted to temporarily house some of...

  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States...

  • Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Prospects were...

  • Medical pot backers hope to speed task force work

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Potential users of medical marijuana say they hope to counter police concerns about the drug as they work together on a task force overseeing Minnesota's developing program. When the Legislature approved medical marijuana this year, it also created a 23-member...

  • Seychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone team

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus. The Confederation of African Football confirmed Seychelles'...

  • Judge delays decision on Alabama abortion law

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge is delaying his decision on an Alabama law that could close some abortion clinics, saying he needs more time to review an appeals court ruling earlier in the week blocking a similar measure in Mississippi. At issue is a section of a 2013 law...

  • Ebola patient to be transferred to Emory hospital

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment. Officials said in a statement Thursday the hospital has a special isolation unit that was built in collaboration...

  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry...

  • Jindal wants details on immigrant children in La.

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal blasted the Obama administration Thursday for providing few details to Louisiana officials about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors in the state. The Republican governor, a likely 2016...

  • Children at Macon daycare to be tested for TB

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia health officials say they'll test more than 130 children at a Macon daycare after a child tested positive for tuberculosis. North central health district spokeswoman Jennifer Jones says children at Neighborhood Academy will be tested Monday and officials will...

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