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  • Republicans question preparedness spending after Ebola missteps

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas Republicans, including Tea Party-backed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, sought to ratchet up the pressure on the Obama administration's Ebola response on Friday, by questioning its use of federal tax dollars for emergency preparedness....
  • State orders quarantine for workers who had contact with Ebola

    State orders quarantine for workers who had contact with Ebola
    California's top health officer has ordered a 21-day home quarantine for all returning medical workers or travelers who have had contact with a confirmed case of Ebola in West Africa, and invoked the possibility of imprisonment and fines if the...
  • Brandon Marshall hosting Thanksgiving dinner for Maryville children

    Brandon Marshall hosting Thanksgiving dinner for Maryville children
    Brandon Marshall and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch in Water Tower Place will host a Thanksgiving dinner for Maryville Academy children Nov. 24. Maryville Academy, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary, serves troubled youth struggling with a...
  • In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to correct typographical error in first paragraph) In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip code. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be...
  • In Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same

    In Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same
    In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip code. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. If they are lucky, the...
  • San Mateo health officials reviewing Ebola quarantine of doctor

    San Mateo health officials reviewing Ebola quarantine of doctor
    Health officials Wednesday were reviewing the quarantine they set for a Stanford doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Liberia after the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their own quarantine guidelines. When Dr. Colin...
  • Police need more training to deal with mentally ill, L.A. County told

    Police need more training to deal with mentally ill, L.A. County told
    A consultant hired to find a way to divert the mentally ill from Los Angeles County's jail system found that not enough law enforcement officers were trained to handle people undergoing a mental health crisis. In a report made public Wednesday, the...
  • Texas man accused of squeezing woman to death

    FORT WORTH, Texas A Fort Worth man was jailed Wednesday on accusations that he sexually assaulted and squeezed to death a 67-year-old mental health patient after a chance encounter at a convenience store. Miguel Piedra, 49, was arrested on a capital...
  • New arts center, party labels, and medical marijuana: Letters

    New arts center, party labels, and medical marijuana: Letters
    On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful, exciting, soaring structure. I have seen many performing-arts centers in this country and...
  • New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies

    New local research partnership will develop mental illness therapies
    There is little doctors can do for those suffering serious brain injuries from car crashes, athletics and battle, other than wait and treat the symptoms, but a unique collaboration between those who study mental illness and those who treat the disorders...
  • Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'

    Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'
    Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are...