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  • Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola. Cmdr. Mamadou Alpha Barry, spokesman for the national gendarmerie, said the border was closed…

  • Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It’s hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators. Some hospitals do manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even…

  • Maryland, D.C. rank among worst states for doctors

    WASHINGTON — Some states are more appealing to doctors than others because of the cost of living, the wages, the hospital networks and opportunity. However, a recent report showed local states and the District of…

  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or…

  • Woman’s appeal for kidney donor on car window pays off

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman’s unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1BVLJ6I ) reports that Christine Royles of South Portland was diagnosed with an…

  • Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best’s son

    LONDON (AP) — There’s one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is…

  • Virginia researchers close in on new treatment for leukemia

    WASHINGTON — A Virginia lab could be on the verge of a breakthrough in cancer treatment. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine say they are closing in on a new way to target…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher today as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen’s comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected…

  • Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was just 7 a.m. and Hoda was walking alone to a clinic in the Moroccan coastal city of Agadir. She skipped breakfast: the Senegalese doctor had told her that the…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Arab leaders unveil joint force, vow strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen…

  • NASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Larson watched Sunday’s NASCAR race on a laptop in a hospital after failing to get medical clearance to drive after fainting during an autograph session. Larson was in Charlotte, North…

  • American regional English dictionary running low on money

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin project that shows regional differences in how Americans use the English language is running low on money. The Dictionary of American Regional English, known by the acronym DARE, was…

  • Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn’t stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little…

  • 3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers…

  • Study: Young athletes more likely to re-injure ACLs

    WASHINGTON — More girls are playing sports than ever, and that has led to an epidemic of knee ligament tears. Repair surgery is effective, but researchers say doctors and coaches need to keep a close…