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  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. A total of 1.9...

  • Oklahoma governor names new veterans services heads

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has announced a new adjutant general to head the Oklahoma National Guard as well as a new secretary of veterans affairs. Fallin says Brig. Gen. Robbie L. Asher will become adjutant general on Feb. 2 and will command the Oklahoma Army and Air...

  • Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A major Chicago health care system has apologized to nearly 3,000 patients whose personal information was on an unencrypted laptop that was stolen in October. Northwestern Memorial Healthcare started mailing letters Friday to affected patients and promised to take steps...

  • Egypt president meets Qatar envoy

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President has met with an envoy of the Emir of Qatar, the first such meeting since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations. The meeting was also the first meeting since Gulf countries, led by Saudi...

  • Francis names new camerlengo

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has named French Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran to the role of camerlengo, or chamberlain, who takes over the day-to-day running of the Holy See as soon as a papacy ends. Tauran replaces retired Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, who served in the...

  • Egypt official says nearly 10,000 detained this year

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces have detained nearly 10,000 suspected militants, rioters and others wanted in violent attacks over the past 12 months in a crackdown a senior interior ministry official said Saturday targets those attempting to curtail Egypt's development. The...

  • Winter storm moving into Colorado mountains

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A strong winter storm is moving into the Colorado mountains and could bring heavy snowfall. Forecasters say the north central mountains could see 1 to 2 feet of fresh snowfall from Sunday into Monday. A Winter storm warning is in effect for the area. Officials say...

  • Spaniards protest their nation's proposed security law

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. The Public Security Law was approved by...

  • Aging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Siegfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues. The zoo says Future — one of two male African white lions loaned permanently by Siegfried and Roy in 1998 — was put down Thursday....

  • Ohio farmers voice concern over flood-control plan

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — The head of an agency overseeing a plan to reduce flooding along the Blanchard River in northwestern Ohio says a firsthand look at the area has helped him understand the problem. Army Corps of Engineers commander Lt. Col. Karl Jansen of the Buffalo District met...

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