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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World …

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HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer teste…

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Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

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Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigza…

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Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba was discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people, and sta…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

Experimental prevention vaccine is ready for testing on humans next week.

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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many.

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Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up…

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Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and …

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5 things to know about earthquake faults

5 things to know about earthquake faults

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest …

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Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigza…

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Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba was discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people, and sta…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000 (copy)

Experimental prevention vaccine is ready for testing on humans next week.

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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many.

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Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up…

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Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

Like Pigpen, our bodies and homes teem with germs

WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and …

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5 things to know about earthquake faults

5 things to know about earthquake faults

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest …

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week (copy)

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week (copy)

WASHINGTON — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

DENVER (AP) — Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone …

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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping o…

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Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

PITTSBURGH—A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child curious about what’s in that bottle or glass.

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Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.

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Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies i…

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Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.

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Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows log…

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Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies i…

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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly be…

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NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a ye…

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US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading Ameri…

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3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that…

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Despite health-care overhaul, insurers still being selective

Despite health-care overhaul, insurers still being selective

Three ways they can discourage sickest people from enrolling for coverage.

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday it…

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UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatmen…

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Study: 'Sleep drunkenness' may affect more than 1 in 7

Ever heard of “sleep drunkenness”? If you’ve ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wa…

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Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.

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Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts h…

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Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Eb…

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Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and …

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Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in th…

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Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether…

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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found …

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend co…

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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO (AP) — "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a…

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Southern California prepares for big storm surf

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California coastal areas filled sandbags and built sand berms Tuesday to ward against possible flooding fro…

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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO — “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a stud…

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for mino…

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — …

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Activists file complaint over 25 monkey deaths

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against an Everett research…

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Correction: Ebola story

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about Ebola, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nigeria's total of confirmed infections w…

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hosp…

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Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can …

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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify,…

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Rocket with Army weapon explodes after launch

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska,…

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Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes.

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Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told h…

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Mon…

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Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.

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Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground s…

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