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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. 2014-09-16T08:37:00-04:00 2014-09-16T12:37:28-04:00

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident. 2014-09-16T08:50:00-04:00 2014-09-16T12:50:57-04:00

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. 2014-09-16T08:03:00-04:00 2014-09-16T12:03:48-04:00

A look at US response to Ebola crisis

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis: 2014-09-16T05:15:00-04:00 2014-09-16T09:15:25-04:00

More children live to age 5, work still to be done

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday. 2014-09-16T04:17:00-04:00 2014-09-16T08:17:15-04:00

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that. 2014-09-16T09:10:00-04:00 2014-09-16T13:10:08-04:00

Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. 2014-09-15T23:14:00-04:00 2014-09-16T03:14:26-04:00

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. 2014-09-16T07:48:00-04:00 2014-09-16T11:48:02-04:00

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce a cheaper version of its popular, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. 2014-09-15T06:04:00-04:00 2014-09-15T10:04:36-04:00

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

AP Health News - 2 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive. 2014-09-15T10:27:00-04:00 2014-09-15T14:27:20-04:00

Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name — SunTrust Park. 2014-09-16T08:32:00-04:00 2014-09-16T12:32:38-04:00

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. 2014-09-16T08:41:00-04:00 2014-09-16T12:41:55-04:00

Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
PARIS (AP) — After 26 years guiding Manchester United, Alex Ferguson knows better than most that one should always think very, very carefully before breaking up a winning team. Perhaps that helps explain why he donated money to the campaign urging voters in his native Scotland to say "No" to independence in the historic ballot this week. 2014-09-16T08:59:00-04:00 2014-09-16T12:59:37-04:00

Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night. 2014-09-16T00:17:00-04:00 2014-09-16T04:17:00-04:00

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. 2014-09-16T00:52:00-04:00 2014-09-16T04:52:04-04:00

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. 2014-09-15T22:07:00-04:00 2014-09-16T02:07:07-04:00

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. 2014-09-15T15:25:00-04:00 2014-09-15T19:25:58-04:00

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week. 2014-09-15T15:45:00-04:00 2014-09-15T19:45:55-04:00

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five. 2014-09-16T00:49:00-04:00 2014-09-16T04:49:06-04:00

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

AP Sports News - 2 hours 44 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. 2014-09-15T11:41:00-04:00 2014-09-15T15:41:55-04:00


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