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  • Sierra Leone registers rise in new Ebola cases

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstated restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to the rise in confirmed cases of Ebola. Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola in the week…

  • Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn’t like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. That’s why she spoke…

  • Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state’s highest-in-the-nation rate of…

  • Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there’s an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President…

  • Former players put trust in The Trust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the…

  • Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department’s announcement in December that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or…

  • NHL players getting an education about blood clots

    TORONTO (AP) — The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life.…

  • Obama, Liberian President Sirleaf discuss Ebola recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that the world has made “extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola” because of the efforts of the U.S., Liberia and other partners but both he and Liberia’s…

  • Boxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32. The Bexar…

  • Boxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32. The Bexar…

  • Boxer badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing champion whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32. The Bexar…

  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that’s only been used on an emergency basis. The drug, ZMapp, contains…

  • Proposed settlement requires schools to show they provide PE

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-seven California school districts accused in a 2013 lawsuit of skimping on state rules would have to show proof they are providing physical education during the school day under the…

  • Commuter with measles also dined at Bay Area restaurant

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the commuter who may have exposed at least 1,500 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders to measles also ate at a popular Northern California restaurant. BART warned commuters for a…

  • UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

    BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.…