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  • Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid…

  • Medical experts look beyond law to make youth sports safer

    NEW YORK (AP) — To toughen safety standards in youth sports, medical experts are turning away from lawmakers and toward high school sports associations to implement policies and procedures to prevent deaths and serious injuries.…

  • Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up…

  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs…

  • Veteran pilot says he’s never asked about mental health

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A pilot with a major U.S. airline — and formerly the Navy — says he’s had 29 years of physicals from flight surgeons, and he’s never once been asked about his mental…

  • Harvey, Mets look to contend in wake of Tommy John epidemic

    NEW YORK (AP) — The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John. Finally confident they’re a playoff contender, the Mets absorbed a familiar setback in spring training…

  • 2nd western Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says…

  • Google, Johnson & Johnson team up to build robot surgeons

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room. The alliance announced this week dovetails with two of Google’s initiatives beyond…

  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit set to be released Friday. The audit…

  • Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her…

  • Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There’s a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week’s six-hour documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” “We’re not really honest…

  • Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525…

  • How to detox your home

    It’s funny how your body’s natural rhythms can really help direct your daily activity. For me, the change of seasons from winter to spring gives me the urge to detox my body — and to…

  • Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ How gov’t aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what’s advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of…