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  • What's scary about Ebola --- and reasons not to fear it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus." The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading. That's scary and serious. But it also...

  • Chuck Schumer asks FTC to probe use of fitness data

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the use of personal fitness data gathered from bracelets and cell phone applications by the companies that sell them, saying it can be sold to advertisers or others without users' knowledge or...

  • UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency. The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest and longest ever recorded for the...

  • Solution for the looming Medicare crisis

    Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it. Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the medical care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare.

  • George W. Bush: 'Taking care of women is good politics'

    Former president George W. Bush crashed an event for African first ladies, telling them: "If you're worried about your husbands' political future, taking care of women is good politics."

  • A quick reminder that America's war on drugs is really complicated

    Consider the opioid.

  • American nurse with Ebola to leave Liberia Tuesday

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials say an American woman sick with Ebola soon will leave the West African country and arrive in the United States early Tuesday. Nancy Writebol, a missionary nurse who had been treating Ebola patients while working in a Liberian hospital, will be the...

  • CDC head: U.S. Ebola outbreak not 'in the cards'

    "I don't think it's in the cards that we would have widespread Ebola in this country," Thomas Frieden said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

  • Kellogg's sales hurt as dieters drop Special K

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg's cereal sales are struggling, in part because Special K is falling out of fashion with dieters. The company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, said Thursday that its profit fell 16 percent in the second quarter as its flagship cereal unit continued to suffer. Cereal...

  • VIDEO --- The lowdown on driving high: little research on marijuana DUIs

    With more and more states opting to decriminalize marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes, new laws will be required to control the possibility of driving while high. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.

  • Immigrant kids and the fear of disease

    The insistence on stigmatizing migrating foreigners because they are not exempt from normal health troubles is an old disorder. But it's entirely homegrown.

  • Michelle Obama takes credit for more people drinking water

    Michelle Obama is getting credit for a 3 percent surge in bottled water sales, all due to her "Drink Up" campaign.

  • Obama administration hides the dangerous consequences of illegal immigration

    By now it's perfectly clear that President Obama is not going to do anything to stop the flood of illegal aliens across our southern border.

  • Fed study: Snorers doze off driving twice as much as non-snorers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that snoring boosts the chances of falling asleep while driving, responsible for 7,500 fatal motor vehicle crashes a year.



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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