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Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola. 2014-12-20T06:33:00-05:00 2014-12-20T11:33:55-05:00

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. 2014-12-20T05:20:00-05:00 2014-12-20T10:20:06-05:00

Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon. 2014-12-20T00:36:00-05:00 2014-12-20T05:36:44-05:00

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. 2014-12-20T09:04:00-05:00 2014-12-20T14:04:37-05:00

FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. 2014-12-19T15:32:00-05:00 2014-12-19T20:32:04-05:00

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. 2014-12-19T15:52:00-05:00 2014-12-19T20:52:31-05:00

European court rules obesity can be a disability

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff. 2014-12-18T05:15:00-05:00 2014-12-18T10:15:06-05:00

Cambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreak

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. 2014-12-18T05:46:00-05:00 2014-12-18T10:46:58-05:00

AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found. 2014-12-18T03:17:00-05:00 2014-12-18T08:17:11-05:00

Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

AP Health News - 31 min 47 sec ago
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's verdict on what do to with the living fetus. 2014-12-18T05:57:00-05:00 2014-12-18T10:57:03-05:00

Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA 83-42

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday. 2014-12-20T12:52:00-05:00 2014-12-20T17:52:19-05:00

No. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Playing in Michael Jordan's longtime home is a big deal for North Carolina, and the Tar Heels honored their most famous basketball alum with a winning performance. 2014-12-20T11:53:00-05:00 2014-12-20T16:53:58-05:00

No. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell's sudden meltdown appeared costly for fourth-ranked Louisville until Terry Rozier stepped up to provide composure for the Cardinals. 2014-12-20T11:27:00-05:00 2014-12-20T16:27:15-05:00

Only thing even Rahm Emanuel can't fix: Da Bears

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things. 2014-12-20T09:36:00-05:00 2014-12-20T14:36:17-05:00

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. 2014-12-20T12:17:00-05:00 2014-12-20T17:17:14-05:00

Big moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in. 2014-12-20T07:24:00-05:00 2014-12-20T12:24:44-05:00

LA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon. 2014-12-20T01:36:00-05:00 2014-12-20T06:36:41-05:00

Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill in France

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. 2014-12-20T03:49:00-05:00 2014-12-20T08:49:29-05:00

Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska's interim head coach. 2014-12-19T23:32:00-05:00 2014-12-20T04:32:17-05:00

Things to know about Friday's baseball news

AP Sports News - 1 hour 31 min ago
There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes: 2014-12-19T22:30:00-05:00 2014-12-20T03:30:29-05:00


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