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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

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ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, th... Full Story

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  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
    US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
    Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

  • Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'
    Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

  • Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal
    Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

    DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorsts' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

  • Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking
    Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

  • APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths
    APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths

    NEW YORK (AP) — These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines — prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."

  • Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun
    Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer wo killed him.

  • California malpractice cap generates big spending
    California malpractice cap generates big spending

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

  • AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.

  • AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal
    AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

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