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Tucson pastor gets 2 a.m. Ebola check from TPD

Tucson pastor gets 2 a.m. Ebola check from TPD

Officers went to his house to see if he was sick.

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Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the…

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has…

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News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

A look at the top Ebola developments worldwide Friday:

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Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medica…

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Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Filled prescriptions for 158 deceased beneficiaries cost taxpayers $292,381, report says.

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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first…

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WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher m…

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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated…

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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safe…

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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected agains…

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Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medica…

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Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Medicare paid for HIV meds after patients died

Filled prescriptions for 158 deceased beneficiaries cost taxpayers $292,381, report says.

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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first…

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WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher m…

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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated…

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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safe…

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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected agains…

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Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a b…

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Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors p…

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Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.

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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle bet…

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FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent…

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well eno…

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FTC: Gerber makes false claim on formula label

FTC: Gerber makes false claim on formula label

WASHINGTON — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or r…

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough t…

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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to ge…

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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

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Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

SINGAPORE — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.

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Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously …

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US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's w…

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UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about f…

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Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is …

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Wisconsin studies music and memory program

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of hi…

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Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so fa…

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the…

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Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune…

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'Hoarders' psychologist testifies at murder trial

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing a…

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WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Healt…

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AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases c…

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines …

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Study: Young people more likely to survive Ebola

Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most…

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FDA approves vaccine to block meningitis strain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly out…

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A look at marijuana laws in Latin America

A look at marijuana laws in Latin America

Here's a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality planted the country's first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to h…

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Funding to tame an Ebola outbreak has fallen short

Funding to tame an Ebola outbreak has fallen short

The nation's preparedness effort to fight outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases has been under-funded and lacking in political will…

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Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Co…

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Terminally ill woman fulfills bucket-list wish

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has fulfilled a wish…

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AP investigation: US health system unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health-care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases c…

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US sends health official to Cuban Ebola meeting

US sends health official to Cuban Ebola meeting

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America's response to Ebola, the most concr…

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Milk may not prevent fractures, study suggests

Got milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for…

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Former NATO chiefs urge alliance to fight Ebola

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two former heads of NATO on Wednesday urged the Western defense alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snai…

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Public invited to Ebola forum in Tucson Saturday

Public invited to Ebola forum in Tucson Saturday

Event will discuss community's preparedness.

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Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine

Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care wo…

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Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

ATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hos…

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States ask Congress to intervene on drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid chiefs from red and blue states are urging Congress to stem the cost of revolutionary new drugs for hepatitis C, ca…

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Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

Where's czar? Ebola raises management questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that m…

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Politics of Ebola tricky for Christie, Cuomo

Politics of Ebola tricky for Christie, Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) — Two ambitious governors — one Republican, one Democrat — known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity have set…

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Obama says US can't shy away from Ebola battle

Obama says US can't shy away from Ebola battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States can't be seen as shying away from battle against Ebola and must s…

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