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  • Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

    Thursday, Oct 30, 10:24 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars... Read more...
  • Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking

    Thursday, Oct 30, 9:54 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market... Read more...
  • Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

    Thursday, Oct 30, 9:43 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries... Read more...
  • Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

    Thursday, Oct 30, 9:31 am
    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine... Read more...
  • Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

    Thursday, Oct 30, 9:13 am
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend... Read more...
  • FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

    Thursday, Oct 30, 9:13 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.That... Read more...
  • Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    Thursday, Oct 30, 8:30 am
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola -- chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.That message still hasn't reached many Americans,... Read more...
  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    Thursday, Oct 30, 8:18 am
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported... Read more...
  • Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

    Thursday, Oct 30, 8:14 am
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the... Read more...
  • US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

    Thursday, Oct 30, 7:18 am
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront... Read more...
  • Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

    Thursday, Oct 30, 7:00 am
    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster... Read more...
  • Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

    Thursday, Oct 30, 4:42 am
    SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) -- A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and... Read more...
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    Thursday, Oct 30, 1:00 am
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The National Football League on Thursday is expected to ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who say team officials gave them powerful painkillers and... Read more...
  • Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

    Wednesday, Oct 29, 10:37 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines... Read more...
  • Wisconsin studies music and memory program

    Wednesday, Oct 29, 10:37 pm
    UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is... Read more...
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