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  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks,...

  • Bill Clinton: 'Do whatever it takes' to contain Ebola

    The former president said "we're getting there" in the fight to limit the spread of Ebola.

  • Health council urges market to accept food stamps

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Members of the Mayor's Health Council hope to work out a plan under which the Vicksburg farmers market can accept electronic benefits transactions as part of a plan to improve the health of Vicksburg residents. "If we don't get people healthier, they're always going to...

  • Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut...

  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the...

  • FDA revises food safety rules due next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards and allow farmers to harvest crops sooner after using raw...

  • Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries. The foreign ministry said late Friday that 100 soldiers and two military planes will initially be provided for the operation, which might use Dakar in Senegal as a hub. Germany also plans...

  • House hires new lawyer for Obamacare suit

    The House has hired a new lawyer to prosecute its lawsuit against President Obama after previous counsel bowed out, citing political pressure, the House Administration Committee confirmed on Friday. William A. Burck has been retained as the lead outside attorney in a House Republican initiated...

  • U.S. troops arrive in Liberia this weekend to start anti-Ebola mission

    U.S. troops will arrive in Liberia's capital this weekend to set up a headquarters and begin evaluating where to build treatment centers to help fight the deadly Ebola virus, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.

  • Enterovirus D68 reported in California

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California's first cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 have been reported by San Diego County health authorities. The Health and Human Services Agency says three local children and a fourth visiting from Ventura County were hospitalized earlier this...

  • One year after disaster, Obama administration hasn't fixed HealthCare.gov security flaws

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, Marilyn Tavenner, defended healthcare.gov to the House Oversight Committee — noting that no one's personal data has been compromised in a “malicious attack” — before acknowledging the massive security flaws that initially plagued the site.

  • N.Y. AG’s lawsuit alleges Actavis forced Alzheimer’s patients to switch medications

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed an antitrust lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Actavis P.L.C. and its New York-based subsidiary Forest Laboratories on Monday, alleging that they are forcing Alzheimer’s...

  • Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims. The bill by the two coal-state senators comes after an investigation by the Center for Public...

  • Hagel: $1 billion for Ebola fight won't hurt military readiness

    The Pentagon has asked Congress to shift $1 billion from the Army's budget to pay for President Obama's dispatch of 3,000 troops to west Africa to help limit the spread of the Ebola virus.

  • 7.3 million enrolled in Obamacare

    As of August, there are 7.3 million people enrolled through the Obamacare exchanges, a top Obama administration official said Thursday.



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