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  • High-ranking state official was fired in grant misuse

    High-ranking state official was fired in grant misuse
    When a high-ranking O'Malley administration official was fired after allegedly steering about $774,000 in federal grant money to a company to which the official had close ties, no announcement was made. Only this week was the dismissal two years ago...
  • World Health Organization warns of 'shadow zones' - hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

    World Health Organization warns of 'shadow zones' - hidden cases in Ebola outbreak
    Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known...
  • Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park

    Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park
    West Nile virus has been found in Orland Park, and although it's been a relatively slow year for the virus, health department officials said residents still need to take precautions. Orland Park was one of 33 communities with mosquitoes that tested...
  • WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases

    WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases
    GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people...
  • Are police forces becoming too militarized?

  • 'Feeding tube diet' popular with bariatric doctors

    'Feeding tube diet' popular with bariatric doctors
    When the so-called "feeding tube diet" debuted in a Miami doctor's office two years ago, many saw it as a "crazy" gimmick sure to go the way of the ThighMaster. After all, how many people would pay $1,500 to walk around with a rubber hose up their...
  • Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack

    Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack
    Community Health Systems Inc, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. That...
  • Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

    (Reuters) - (In this July 31st story, corrects paragraph 9 to show there were eight vibrio vulnificus cases and 27 involving all vibrio species) A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on...
  • Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly

    Bali slaying: Police files show daughter abused late mother repeatedly
    In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...
  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...
  • Woman who killed mother seeks release from mental hospital

    A woman who killed her elderly mother in 2001 but was found not guilty by reason of insanity is seeking to be released from the Elgin Mental Health Center. At a court hearing Thursday, a lawyer for Alice Bair argued that she was now mentally fit enough...