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  • Wisconsin health officials start Ebola hotline

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state health officials have launched an Ebola hotline. The state Department of Health Services announced Friday that the line is for fielding questions Wisconsin residents have about the Ebola virus. The toll-free number is 844-684-1064. State Health...

  • Senate candidate Weiland keeps at populist message

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson announced he wouldn't seek re-election — putting a seat in conservative-leaning South Dakota in play — national Democrats had a few candidates in mind to replace him. None of them was the eventual nominee, and one of the first people to...

  • Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegations

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday denounced as an "act of electoral terrorism" a newsmagazine report suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras. The report published in the Veja newsweekly...

  • Dominican Republic rejects int'l court decision

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is rejecting a decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that found the Caribbean country discriminated against Dominicans of Haitian descent. The government called the decision "unacceptable" and "biased" in a...

  • Republicans question federal response on Ebola

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility. "I can tell you it's not working. All you need to...

  • Mobile army lab unit prepares for trip to Liberia

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A U.S. military mobile laboratory designed to assess and combat biological and chemical threats is preparing for its first deployment to Liberia, where a team of soldiers and scientists will test for Ebola. The 1st Area Medical Laboratory based in Aberdeen will...

  • East Providence company recalls crab meat

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A company that sold crab meat in several states has recalled it after finding it was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The Rhode Island Department of Health says on Friday that Rome Packing Co., Inc., of East Providence, issued the voluntary...

  • Clinton crisscrosses New England to help Democrats

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton, on a whirlwind tour of New England to boost Democratic gubernatorial candidates ahead of the November elections, hammered on women's and family issues at a campaign rally Friday for Martha Coakley in downtown Boston. In a forceful voice that brought loud...

  • Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets — weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria. Kurdish fighters in the key Syrian border town of Kobani have held...

  • Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures. Lawmakers Friday backed the measure allowing tax settlements to be extended to a maximum of...

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