| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:36 PM
A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The Texas hospital where two nurses were infected with the Ebola virus said Thursday that it followed federal guidelines to protect against the spread of the deadly pathogen, as Dallas County officials called an emergency meeting to consider asking Gov....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:16 PM
The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday blocked Texas from enforcing part of an antiabortion law that forced most of the state’s abortion clinics to shut down.
The court’s order said the state may not enforce a rule that requires clinics...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:46 AM
President Barack Obama's plan to extend health coverage to millions of poor Americans remains highly contentious, yet it is gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states where financial pragmatism is trumping ideology.
Up to a dozen states,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Sometimes it's hard to tell which is more terrifying: Ebola or the commentary about the virus.
On Monday, radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that President Barack Obama is refusing to divert flights from Liberia and other Ebola-infected countries...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
But more than a dozen ambitious Republicans are holding serious conversations with their nearest and dearest: their families, their pollsters and their...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gay marriage may be a settled issue in as many as 30 states after Monday’s Supreme Court decision, but it still poses an existential threat to many Republican candidates, especially as the calendar turns to the 2016 presidential contest.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup?
Chris Christie went to campaign last week for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, putting the New Jersey governor in the company of a man who is in almost as...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States is now receiving an experimental drug for the disease, a spokeswoman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said on Monday.
The drug, called brincidofovir, was developed by Chimerix Inc....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The Obama administration is developing additional screening protocols for airline passengers both overseas and in the United States to control infectious diseases like Ebola, the president said Monday.
After meeting with his senior health, homeland...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 3:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — It may be the most important Florida constitutional change nobody's talking about.
Besides whether to legalize medical marijuana and devote more tax dollars to conservation, voters will also be asked Nov. 4 whether the next...