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  • Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Some…

  • Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

    Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia’s coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished…

  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to…

  • Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. The unruptured aneurysm was detected when the 43-year-old coach got tests this week…

  • Aging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Siegfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues. The zoo says Future — one of two male…

  • Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread…

  • WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations…

  • UK, Canadian military leaves to join Ebola fight

    LONDON (AP) — Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak. British officials said Saturday that 16 reservists and 100…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Obama: Sony made mistake in shelving film under pressure by North Korea hackers; vows response WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot…

  • Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading…

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around…

  • FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday…

  • FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa is…

  • NFL Injury Report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — CHARGERS: OUT: WR Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder), RB Ryan Mathews (ankle),…

  • Theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the…