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  • Aging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers 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 spread the deadly Ebola…

  • 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…

  • Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed…

  • Jury rules for Indiana woman in firing over IVF

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A jury has found that a northern Indiana Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a teacher when it fired her after church officials learned she was trying to get pregnant through…