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NEW YORK (AP) — The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relics of an era when famous felons occupied the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice have been exorcised in a dazzling restoration. But a single grim artifact has been preserved: the claustrophobic jail cell occupied by Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan and other...
NEW YORK (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy, officials in New York and New Jersey vowed to make sure the unprecedented destruction wouldn't happen again. Two years later, would it? There are some concrete signs of tougher protections, from a nearly-finished sea wall protecting two...
WILTON, Maine (AP) — In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it's nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it's been chased up a tree with dogs, or when it's snared in a cable trap — but that could change in days, and hunters and animal rights advocates around the country are...
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill. There are no proven drugs or vaccines for Ebola, in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top infectious control doctor says mandatory quarantines of health care workers returning from West Africa can have the unintended consequence of discouraging them from volunteering in the Ebola-ravaged region. Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW'-chee) is the...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A World War II airman whose remains were found more than 60 years after he was shot down over Germany will finally be laid to rest. A burial with full military honors for Lt. William "Billy" Cook is set for Sunday at a cemetery in Oakland. The 27-year-old...
A fire during Superstorm Sandy leveled 130 houses in Breezy Point, Queens, and the beachfront community — one of the hardest hit areas by the megastorm — continues to recover two years later. While some residents were able to repair their homes, others were forced to replace...
NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States. But the sketchy details of...