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  • Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — In a renewed effort to eradicate Ebola, Guinea’s president announced new restrictions on burials and warned of possible lockdowns in the country’s western region. In an address on state television Saturday…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    After deliberate plane crash in France, experts struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a…

  • Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation…

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation’s top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising…

  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the…

  • Crash victim’s father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

    SISTERON, France (AP) — The father of one of the victims of this week’s plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots’ welfare. Prosecutors say they believe…

  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for…

  • 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…