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  • U.S. government seeking to test Ebola vaccine on humans: reports

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday. The National Institutes of Health'...
  • India's battle against unneeded medical care finds World Bank support

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India needs to curtail excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as more people get health insurance, the World Bank said on Thursday, adding voice to a growing chorus against overtreatment in the country....
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes. “The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
  • Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries

    DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus....
  • SEC launched extensive probe to identify sources in Reuters stories

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission watchdog conducted an extensive, months-long investigation to find out who had leaked information that appeared in two Reuters stories published last autumn, but it was unable to...
  • Argentina defaults on international debt, blames U.S.

    Argentina’s bonds and stocks fell sharply in trading Thursday as the country slid into default on its international debt for the second time in 13 years. As eleventh hour negotiations between government negotiators and "vulture" funds holding...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire; talks in Cairo to follow

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to a 72-hour "humanitarian cease-fire" in the fighting in Gaza that's to be followed by immediate negotiations on a durable truce, the first sign that diplomacy finally may bring an end to three weeks of...
  • State police lawsuit claims physical fitness tests discriminated against women

    The federal government sued Pennsylvania and its state police force on Tuesday, alleging that physical fitness tests required of prospective state troopers discriminated against women, court documents showed. The suit, filed by the U.S. Department of...
  • Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

     Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner
    Andy Beattie, a longtime community volunteer and public safety commissioner who was past president of both the La Cañada Unified School Board and the La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters, died Sunday morning. The La Cañada resident was walking the...
  • Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions

    Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions
    Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The IFT’s endorsement was not a...
  • Hogan blames O'Malley-Brown for 'food deserts'

    Hogan blames O'Malley-Brown for 'food deserts'
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan blamed Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown for Baltimore's "food deserts" Thursday, suggesting that the O'Malley-Brown administration's tax policies led the the recent demise of the Stop Shop Save grocery chain....