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  • 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....

  • Mexico files complaint against mine in acid spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico. The Attorney General for Environmental...

  • Environmentalist group says health registry needed

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action. Health Secretary Michael Wolf said...

  • Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged. No arrests will be made until Salt Lake...

  • Police: Chemicals in tea due to earlier mix-up

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday. South Jordan Cpl. Sam Winkler said a former employee told authorities the mixing of the...

  • California porn productions escape condom mandate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state legislative committee has sidetracked a bill that would have required actors to use condoms during adult film productions in California. The Senate Appropriations Committee held AB1576 earlier this week, meaning it is dead for the year. The bill by Democratic...

  • 'Buy the Farm' ruling puts utility on hook

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the property. The case involving the Cedar Summit Farm near New Prague was seen as an early test of Minnesota's revised "Buy the Farm"...



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