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  • Floridians to get health-care refund

    Floridians to get health-care refund
    Nearly 1 million Floridians enrolled in insurance through the Affordable Care Act can expect refunds averaging $65 because of a part of the law that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of their money paying for health care, the U.S....
  • Immigrant shelters on bases in 3 states, including California, to shut

    Immigrant shelters on bases in 3 states, including California, to shut
    Three massive temporary shelters that have housed 7,700 unaccompanied immigrant youths at military bases in California, Oklahoma and Texas will close in the next eight weeks, government officials announced Monday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human...
  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • FDA authorizes Ebola test; vaccine will probably take until 2015

    The FDA has authorized use of an unapproved Ebola virus test under a special emergency-use provision, although efforts to develop a vaccine for the deadly illness are unlikely to bear fruit until 2015, officials say. The test-tube diagnostic test was...
  • Minorities aren't well represented in environmental groups, study says

    Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday. The report found that while people of...
  • Former corrupt cop who turned informant gets 15 months in prison

    Former corrupt cop who turned informant gets 15 months in prison
    As a corrupt Chicago cop, Ali Haleem used his badge and connections to enrich and advance himself, prosecutors say. After his arrest in an FBI sting more than six years ago, Haleem used those same attributes to become a productive federal informant,...
  • Frank J. Russell, artist and volunteer

    Frank J. Russell, artist and volunteer
    Frank J. Russell, the former owner of a carpet company who was a longtime Salvation Army volunteer and an accomplished portrait artist, died of pneumonia Aug. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79. "He was a very gifted artist, and there is...
  • Who can get Obamacare between enrollment periods

    Who can get Obamacare between enrollment periods
    Months after the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period made headlines with technical woes and a rush of last-minute sign-ups, a less-publicized push is underway to insure people whose lives have recently changed. Marriage, birth, a move...
  • Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer

    Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer
    There are environmental factors to consider, Rhonda Harmon noted, but also two simple explanations: people love spending time at the beach, and in our culture, some equate beauty with a really great tan. “Most people, I think it’s fair to...
  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children

    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children
    HAZLETON — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is introducing a bill that will give municipalities and states a say in whether the federal government can house immigrant children in their communities. Various federal and other programs have brought 450 young...
  • British Ebola patient out of hospital after receiving experimental drug

    British Ebola patient out of hospital after receiving experimental drug
    A British man who contracted Ebola in West Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free Hospital in London said Wednesday. William Pooley, 29, was treated in a special isolation unit after...