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Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

87 mins ago
ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Full Story
CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

26 mins ago
CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. Full Story
Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

32 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security weaknesses that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded. Full Story
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

50 mins ago
GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe." Full Story
Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

58 mins ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control. Full Story

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

90 mins ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that. Full Story
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

1 hour 50 mins ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Under pressure to boost the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is rapidly growing. Full Story
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

3 hours 55 mins ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident. Full Story