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Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:08pm
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa....
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Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:46am
DALLAS (AP) -- Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable....
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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:33am
PRATO, Italy (AP) -- There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived....
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Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:32am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola....
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Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election....
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Here's what's been happening in markets this month

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:02am
What a difference a month makes....
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Another year, another small Social Security bump

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 8:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January....
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Lebanon pulled into war with Islamic State group

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:13am
BEIRUT (AP) -- With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon, where Lebanese soldiers and Shiite Hezbollah guerrillas are increasingly pulled into deadly fighting with the Sunni militants along the country's border with Syria....
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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire....
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Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 5:20am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is Ebola the world's worst infectious disease threat since AIDS?...
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Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 5:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported....
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GOP targets Dem House districts that backed Romney

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: seats from House districts that presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012....
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Brazil: Evangelical lawmakers worry gay activists

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:41am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise that will shape the next administration, regardless of who wins the presidency....
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Royals fans, city have evolved a lot since 1985

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:26am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An unprecedented playoff run has Kansas City baseball fans declaring it's time to party like it's 1985, the year the Royals beat St. Louis for their only World Series title....
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S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:36am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight others facing life-threatening injuries from the disaster....
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Before shootings, dad wanted new life with 3 kids

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:27am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- David Mohney wanted big changes for his family: to end his turbulent marriage, move his children 1,900 miles from Florida to South Dakota and transition from being a stay-at-home dad to starting work as a chiropractor....
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Indonesia's new president faces tough early tests

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:03am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to any U.S. interest rate hikes would be enough to tax any incoming president....
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News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:34am
President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as public-health officials expanded their containment efforts to include a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights. The World Health Organization admitted making mistakes in failing to control the outbreak still spreading in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea....
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World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:28am
Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants....
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UN now training Ebola survivors to help with care

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:48pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations has begun training Ebola survivors to help respond to the soaring number of cases in West Africa, because people who've lived through the experience are now immune to the disease, UNICEF's crisis communications chief told reporters Friday....
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