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  • Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

    Thursday, Jul 31, 11:12 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid all the debates on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are also wondering whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous.Among the unanswered questions is: Would drivers... Read more...
  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    Thursday, Jul 31, 11:07 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Security forces went house-to-house looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease Thursday in Sierra Leone's capital as the death toll from the worst recorded... Read more...
  • Travel ban for Sierra Leone players over Ebola

    Thursday, Jul 31, 10:54 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The Sierra Leone soccer team has been banned from traveling to the Seychelles for an African Cup of Nations qualifier because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus.Players... Read more...
  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Thursday, Jul 31, 10:54 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel... Read more...
  • FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

    Thursday, Jul 31, 10:42 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject... Read more...
  • Major provisions of veterans health care bill

    Thursday, Jul 31, 10:25 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The final House-Senate compromise veterans' bill aims to alleviate delays many patients have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread... Read more...
  • List of proposed new VA medical facilities

    Thursday, Jul 31, 10:02 am
    New Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened under a House-Senate compromise bill to shorten delays in treating veterans. The legislation authorizes $1.3 billion to lease 27 new outpatient... Read more...
  • UK judge opens inquiry into Litvinenko killing

    Thursday, Jul 31, 6:00 am
    LONDON (AP) -- A British judge on Thursday opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying the central question is whether the Russian state ordered the killing.Judge... Read more...
  • Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

    Thursday, Jul 31, 5:30 am
    BEIJING (AP) -- A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising... Read more...
  • Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

    Thursday, Jul 31, 2:00 am
    BEIJING (AP) -- Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.That dramatic growth comes with a big catch:... Read more...
  • Sanofi 2nd quarter profit surges

    Thursday, Jul 31, 12:18 am
    PARIS (AP) -- French drug maker Sanofi said Thursday its earnings soared in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges than a year earlier, and the company lifted it full-year profit forecast.Sanofi... Read more...
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 11:42 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in... Read more...
  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 5:48 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.The... Read more...
  • Peace Corps workers isolated after Ebola exposure

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 5:36 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Peace Corps volunteers are under isolation outside the U.S. after having contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus.A State Department official Wednesday said... Read more...
  • Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

    Wednesday, Jul 30, 5:24 pm
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department... Read more...
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