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    Ebola virus has killed more than 1,900, health officials say

    (CNN) — More than 3,500 people have been infected by the Ebola virus in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since the first documented cases in December, according to new figures released Wednesday by the World Health Organization. More than 1,900 people have died. There is also a smaller, unrelated outbreak in Congo and at least one confirmed case in Senegal, according to WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan. She characterized the outbreak as a “global threat” and encouraged the […]

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    Third American doctor diagnosed with Ebola, no plans to bring him to U.S. for treatment

    A third American has been diagnosed with Ebola while working at a hospital in Liberia. Dr. Rick Sacra is serving as a missionary doctor with the North Carolina-based group SIM. He offered to go after two other workers were diagnosed with Ebola. “Rick travels back and forth to Liberia and he volunteered just a month ago when Dr. Brantly and Nancy were, tested positive to Ebola. Rick called and said, ‘I’m ready to go,” said Bruce Johnson, SIM USA president. […]

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    Mother who faked daughter’s cancer for money facing charges

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (KMTV) – Formal charges have been filed against a mother who police say claimed her daughter was suffering from terminal cancer for money. Leatha Slauson, 30, claimed her 5-year-old daughter, Riley, was dying from colorectal cancer. “We opened our hearts, and our wallets to them to help them out. That’s what we do. We look after each other,” said Atlantic Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark McNees. After learning about Riley’s ‘fight with cancer,’ the fire department raised more […]

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    Terrifying: 5-year-old hospitalized after being locked inside running washing machine

    PASADENA, Tx. – A 5-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital this morning after she was locked inside a washing machine. It happened at a public laundromat in Pasadena, Texas. Police say the young girl was trapped in the machine on high speed for several minutes before anyone noticed. It’s not yet clear how the girl managed to climb into the machine. Police haven’t said where the girl’s parents were or who was watching her.

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    Nation’s 2nd-largest drug store making big changes

    CVS has made good on its promise to stop selling tobacco products in its stores. Effective today, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. Shelves once stocked with tobacco products, now showcase nicotine gum and other products that help people kick the tobacco habit. Also today, the company announced it’s changing its name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health.

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    Get cracking: Eating a handful of pistachios a day could help lower this risk…

    Just a handful of pistachios a day could help reduce the risk of type two diabetes. A new Spanish study included 54 adults with pre-diabetes. Half of the group added two ounces of pistachios a day to their diet, while the other half added olive oil and other fats. Four months later, only the pistachio group had significant drops in blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as improvements in insulin and glucose processing. Researchers say other types of nuts […]

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    Residents could be left in the dark as storms move through Oklahoma

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (KJRH)  – More than 10,000 residents in Bartlesville were without power at one point overnight as strong storms blew through the area. No injuries have been reported, but buildings were damaged, along with some downed tree limbs and power lines. Officials say 70 to 80 mile per hour winds, rain and lightning occurred around Washington County. Classes were canceled for Bartlesville Public Schools as multiple sites were affected by the power outages. Experts say they will have about […]

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    These small and fuzzy insects could send you to the emergency room

    It is small and fuzzy, but a sting from one of these insects can send you to the emergency room. Encounters with puss caterpillars are on the rise in parts of the United States. At first glance, it may look harmless. A fat, furry caterpillar that likes to make its home in several types of trees. However, all that fur is covered in venom. “It’s the pain.  It is instant and immediate and it’s very intense,” ER physician Dr. Glenn Hardesty […]

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    First openly gay athlete drafted by NFL cut from team

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The first openly gay athlete drafted by an NFL team did not make the final roster of the St. Louis Rams. Michael Sam was selected by the Rams in the seventh and final round of May’s NFL draft. Teams were required to finalize their rosters by 4 p.m. Saturday. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said cutting Sam was a tough call, but strictly a football decision. He said the predictions that Michael Sam would cause problems or […]

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    ‘I’m a miracle': Pole impales woman while she’s texting and driving

    ELIZABETH, Colo. – Many of us are guilty of looking at our phones while driving. But, after a horrific accident, one Colorado woman says she has learned a lesson she will never forget. Christina Jahnz says she was running late for a meeting and wanted to give her friend a heads up that she would be late. “I did the voice text and I was in the parking lot and I looked down to make sure it was okay,” Jahnz said. In […]

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    Firing up the grill this weekend? It could take a bite out of your wallet

    Prepare to pay a little more for this Labor Day weekend cookout. The price of this year’s end of summer meal is 2.5% higher than last year. The biggest increase is pork, which is up more than 10% due to a virus that’s plagued pork farmers. Steaks cost about 9% more because of a low cattle supply and increased international demand. Hot dog prices are up 7% with chicken prices 3% higher. The good news, the price of soda and […]