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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

1 hour 55 mins ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said. Full Story
Liberia official: 'Good progress' against Ebola

Liberia official: 'Good progress' against Ebola

4 hours 6 mins ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's assistant minister of health says he agrees with a World Health Organization analysis that the rate of transmission of Ebola appears to be slowing in the West African nation. Full Story
Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

6 hours 17 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission. Full Story
Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

6 hours 50 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Full Story
Wisconsin studies music and memory program

Wisconsin studies music and memory program

6 hours 52 mins ago
UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients. Full Story

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Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

11 hours 32 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared. Full Story
'Hoarders' psychologist testifies at murder trial

'Hoarders' psychologist testifies at murder trial

12 hours 48 mins ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals. Full Story
WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

13 hours 48 mins ago
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. Full Story