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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the mo... Full Story

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  • Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment
    Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.

  • AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries.

  • Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings
    Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot — including nicorns and a Harry Potter villain.

  • Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot
    Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

    DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.

  • Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August
    Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.

  • Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers.

  • Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
    Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee that the plant and its 6,500 jobs arecoming.

  • Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation
    Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.

  • Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants
    Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado has started issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants regardless of their legal status, marking a dramatic change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.

  • UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor
    UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The famed hardwood court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion will be replaced because of damage caused when 20 million gallons of water cascaded onto campus from a broken water main, the school announced Friday.

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    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under animal protection laws, an official said Friday.

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