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Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – State health officials in Louisiana are telling any doctors who’ve recently been around Ebola patients or to certain West African countries to stay away from a medical conference in New Orleans. The order came in a letter Wednesday to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which makes it clear […]

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Recovery to begin after Wichita plane crash

Recovery to begin after Wichita plane crash

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Crews in Kansas will begin recovering the bodies of the four people killed when a small plane crashed into a building at the airport in Wichita. A federal investigator says the pilot reported a problem with the aircraft’s left engine soon after taking off from the airport yesterday morning. The dead […]

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Trooper ambush suspect captured

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) – Police in Pennsylvania say it was important that fugitive suspect Eric Frein (freen) be held in handcuffs belonging to the state trooper he’s accused of killing. After a seven-week manhunt, Frein was captured Thursday, about 30 miles from the Pocono Mountain state police barracks where one state trooper was shot […]

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US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are now playing hardball with Takata Corp. as they investigate a possibly deadly defect in some of the Japanese company’s air bags. Regulators are ordering Takata to provide reams of information about air bags that can explode with too much force, blowing apart canisters and sending metal shards into […]

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Some neighbors ‘fearful,’ but nurse hopes for solution on quarantine

Some neighbors ‘fearful,’ but nurse hopes for solution on quarantine

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A resident of the Maine town of Fort Kent says some people there are “fearful” because of the presence of Kaci Hickox. But Priscilla Staples isn’t among them. She says Hickox “has done nothing wrong” and that she has “every right” to do what she did this morning — when […]

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Governor says negotiations have broken down

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the “full extent” of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing to agree to arrangements that would have allowed Hickox to go […]

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FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are suing baby food-maker Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the New Jersey-based company misled consumers by suggesting the formula was the first to meet government approval for reducing […]

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Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) – There won’t be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper. Officials in rural Barrett Township canceled the beloved Halloween ritual and the annual parade because of the police manhunt for Eric Frein. But kids did get to “trunk […]

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Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors but hadn’t followed moves by other retailers like Best Buy or Target to match prices of […]

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Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

Update: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow. Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser. They returned […]

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