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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and…

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Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of…

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Atlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A communications satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carried aloft aboard an At…

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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Fire destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

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King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

LONDON (AP) — England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse.

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Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put …

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or bri…

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine wa…

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3,000 US troops to help Africa fight Ebola

3,000 US troops to help Africa fight Ebola

WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and ordered 3,0…

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Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

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King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

LONDON (AP) — England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse.

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Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put …

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or bri…

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine wa…

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3,000 US troops to help Africa fight Ebola

3,000 US troops to help Africa fight Ebola

WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and ordered 3,0…

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Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68.

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CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed …

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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, war…

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Au…

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Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay…

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Australian mosquito appears in California

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials say an Australian mosquito has made what is believed to be its first U.S. appearance in the Los Angeles area.

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Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled …

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Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

WASHINGTON — Some of the nation’s largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wav…

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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. Jo…

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Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) — Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navi…

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A look at US response to Ebola crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military p…

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More children live to age 5, work still to be done

WASHINGTON (AP) — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preven…

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Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) do…

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Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed …

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Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible wit…

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Prescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fast

NEW YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to — probably because of new re…

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New questions over abortion coverage in health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed …

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Lava creeps toward lots in Big Island subdivision

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava is about a tenth of a mile from the edge of a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.

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NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.

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Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturb…

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APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug wide…

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4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

DENVER (AP) — Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry labora…

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Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based…

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Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow …

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Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room.

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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation o…

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Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation o…

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Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

Some consumers risk losing health law tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama's law unless they cle…

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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train …

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Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania an…

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European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

BERLIN (AP) — Talk about a moving target.

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Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C dr…

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British boy gets first proton treatment in Prague

British boy gets first proton treatment in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — British boy Ashya King underwent his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumor in Prague on Monday, a…

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Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a y…

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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment se…

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Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

CHICAGO — An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin- and painkiller-abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accide…

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Amazing acupuncture: So many benefits of getting needled

Amazing acupuncture: So many benefits of getting needled

A look at some benefits of acupuncture, a go-to therapy for 5,000 years.

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Doggie D'S?; vision, hormones and age

Doggie D'S?; vision, hormones and age

Dr. Mehmet Oz answers readers' questions in this weekly Q-and-A.

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Health Notes

Health Notes

Local health-related news.

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To save their baby, Tucson family leaves town

To save their baby, Tucson family leaves town

Tucson hospitals lacked specialized pediatric care to treat daughter's rare brain condition.

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Skin shocks used at school draw look from US

CANTON, Massachusetts (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas…

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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment se…

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