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  • Lawsuit: 3 Des Plaines men fell ill after hunting, eating wild boar

    Lawsuit: 3 Des Plaines men fell ill after hunting, eating wild boar
    Three Des Plaines men who hunted wild boar at a ranch in Missouri are suing the ranch, claiming that the swine they killed and ate made them sick. According to the suit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, Dimitar Kyurkchiev, Yordan Kyurkchiev...
  • Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police

    Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force. The...
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for...
  • State inadequately investigates nursing home complaints, audit finds

    The California Department of Public Health has failed to effectively investigate nursing home complaints, a state audit released Thursday found, with a total of 11,000 unresolved complaints in its system. The department, which is responsible for...
  • Corbett: Stay calm about Ebola

    Corbett: Stay calm about Ebola
    HARRISBURG — Three Pennsylvania residents were on the Cleveland-to-Dallas flight with a nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient in a Texas hospital, Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday. The flight was five days ago, Corbett said, and the...
  • Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy

    Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy
    The federal government effectively began to restrict the care of Ebola patients to hospitals with special bio-containment units Thursday, and the Obama administration labored to reassure jittery Americans and increasingly skeptical lawmakers that public...
  • Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas

    Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas
    The first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, Nina Pham, left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Pham, 26, is the...
  • Chicago is a rat's kind of town

    Chicago is a rat's kind of town
    Congratulations, Chicago. You are the vermin Triple Crown winner. Orkin, the Atlanta-based pest control company, released a list earlier this week with the Chicago area as the No. 1 U.S. location for rats. The exciting news comes on the heels of...
  • Free women's health screenings in Hampton

    Free women's health screenings in Hampton
    All uninsured women over the age of 18 in Hampton can schedule an appointment with the Hampton Health Department at 757-727-1172 for free health services on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Services: Gynecological exam, Pap test, clinical breast exam, free mammogram...
  • Mexico bans cruise ship with Texas passenger under Ebola watch

    Mexican authorities, concerned with the spread of Ebola, have banned a Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas healthcare worker who is in isolation on the ship but showing no symptoms of the virus, Carnival officials said Friday. The ship was not...
  • State budget cuts don't spare mental health

     State budget cuts don't spare mental health
    Virginia's mental health services took their share of losses from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget cuts, announced Wednesday. The cuts are spread across agencies, including the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state's mental...