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  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • Liberia calls for Ebola ‘Marshall Plan’ to rebuild economies

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Liberia’s president on Tuesday called for an international aid plan to help rebuild economies in West Africa once Ebola is under control. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Tuesday that “we need our international…

  • Md. bill aims to take sugary drinks off the table

    WASHINGTON — Parents are tired of being the bad guy — and Robi Rawl, executive director with the group Sugar Free Kids, says that when restaurants bundle sugary drinks into meals for kids, they put…

  • Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable

    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs. Some of the travelers checked by workers with surgical masks…

  • Why doctors say treadmills can determine how long we’ll live

    WASHINGTON — Many people know they should work out more for a healthier, longer life. Now, doctors are turning to exercise equipment to predict just how long that life will be. In a discovery made by cardiologists at Johns…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONGRESS-NETANYAHU’S GIFT Israeli leader’s gift to House speaker commemorates Jewish deliverance WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says that when the Israeli leader speaks to a joint session of Congress, he’ll give House…

  • 3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles’ downtrodden Skid Row who had special…

  • Jury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes. The Broward County jury…

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • GOP: Our plans would help people losing health subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country’s health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate…

  • Ebola survivor leaves US after recovery to return to Africa

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year. A spokesman for the North Carolina-based charity SIM said Monday…

  • House backs bill to force VA execs to give back bonuses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct. The bill, approved on a voice vote,…

  • AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama’s health law

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama’s prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought…

  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a…

  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency’s No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices…