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  • Hancock County passes public smoking ban

    NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Smoking is no longer allowed in public places in Hancock County, despite the objections of some who worried a ban would set back the area's casino industry. WTRF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1onysxk ) that the county's board of health voted unanimously Tuesday in favor...

  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk...

  • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people. Eight samples were taken from Djera, located in...

  • Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

    BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month...

  • Lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales. The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers to search the state's database of gun purchases when...

  • VIDEO: U.S. Ebola patients discharged from hospital

    A second American who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia was discharged from an Atlanta hospital Thursday after fully recovering.

  • WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of the...

  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments...

  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names...

  • Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak sought to deflect blame and poke holes in the government's case Tuesday as they grilled a co-defendant, who is a key prosecution witness. The co-defendant, Samuel Lightsey, was a former manager of a...

  • Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday. The law, which took effect immediately, requires the Illinois High School Association to develop a program that...

  • New federal mining rule survives court challenge

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other...

  • Emanuel: 57 public schools get air conditioning

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say classroom air conditioning has been installed in 57 public schools, with 29 more scheduled to get it by the end of October. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett say the first phase of the project was completed on time and...

  • Sanford looks to build hundreds of Ghana clinics

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health is looking to open more than 300 clinics in Ghana in the next five years to treat millions of patients. The Dakotas-based health network has opened five clinics in the African nation since 2012 and broke ground last week for a sixth. The clinics have...

  • Doctor in illegal prescription case arrested again

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Fernando Valley doctor awaiting trial for allegedly prescribing and selling narcotics without a legitimate reason has pleaded not guilty to selling a potent painkiller to undercover agents. City News Service says Dr. Yahya Hedvat of Encino was arrested again last week....



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