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  • NATIONAL POLITICS

    Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

  • HEALTH

    Australia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola

    Australia announced on Wednesday it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 million) to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • BUSINESS

    Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

    When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

  • HEALTH

    UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    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."

  • HEALTH

    Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    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...

  • HEALTH

    AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

    US may use ground forces in Iraq if air campaign against militants fails, top general says

  • WEB EXTRAS

    CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

    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.

  • HEALTH

    Clinton urges renewal of 9/11 compensation act

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying thousands still need help.

  • HEALTH

    3 survive capsizing, make night swim to safety

    A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.

  • HEALTH

    Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

    A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy.

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