Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5...

Oct 21, 2014 by

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Ebola: Why virus kills some, o...

Oct 21, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

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CDC releases revised Ebola gea...

Oct 20, 2014 by

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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Finding victims in Indiana cas...

Oct 20, 2014 by

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Investigators in two states are reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who police say confessed to killing seven women and hinted at more victims over a 20-year span.

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Democrats love seeing minimum ...

Oct 20, 2014 by

CHICAGO (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

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Death penalty still possible i...

Oct 13, 2014 by

A man charged in the Nov. 4, 2012, stabbing deaths of a Lockport woman and her two daughters could still face the death penalty in Lafourche District Court if convicted.

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Pierson’s undoing was qu...

Oct 2, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

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In Texas Ebola patient’s...

Oct 2, 2014 by

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after first complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her health problems were related to her being 7 months pregnant. Still, no ambulance came as Ebola decimates Liberia's capital.

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Texas Ebola monitoring now bey...

Oct 2, 2014 by

DALLAS (AP) — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.

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Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides,...

Oct 2, 2014 by

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached — the deadline protest leaders had set for the resignation of the city's chief executive.

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HK police warn protesters not ...

Oct 2, 2014 by

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.

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Report says groundwater protec...

Oct 2, 2014 by

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:36:41 GMTBy AMY WOLD awold@theadvocate.comAs oil and gas production continues to increase across the country, regulatory agencies are doing a better job of improving groundwater protection laws, according to a report released Wedne...

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Airstrikes launched amid intel...

Oct 1, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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Details of presidential securi...

Oct 1, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her post after a series of embarrassing presidential security breaches.

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Ebola case stokes concerns for...

Oct 1, 2014 by

DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

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