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**FILE** A gender neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., is seen here in 2007. (Associated Press)

University of California to add ‘gender-neutral’ restrooms

Associated Press

Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system’s 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

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'Cosmos' series host to speak in Detroit

Associated Press

Well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is speaking at a Detroit event aiming to help students improve their lives through higher education.

Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

- Associated Press

From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

This image provided by Pfizer Inc. shows a new print ad for Viagra, the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug. Executives at New York-based Pfizer hope the new ad campaign launching Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, which includes print ads in publications and a new 60-second television commercial, will nudge women to broach the subject with their mates. (AP Photo/Pfizer Inc.)

Viagra ads target women for 1st time

- Associated Press

The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014, file photo, former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez watches during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court, in Fall River, Mass. A judge is hearing arguments, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on a bid by Hernandez's lawyers to have additional evidence in a murder case against him thrown out. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)

Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Associated Press

A prosecutor in a murder case against ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez say his lawyers agreed to turn over a cellphone the defense now claims was illegally seized.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. A statement Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from state police said, "Last week, the arrest of Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, Va., provided a significant break in this case with a new forensic link for state police investigators to pursue." (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)

Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case

- Associated Press

They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night, on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

Blues Trail honors railroad crossing

Associated Press

The spot where the east-west line of The Southern Railway in Mississippi intersected with the north-south line of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad in Moorhead will be honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia

- Associated Press

American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease.

Correction: Ebola story

- Associated Press

In a story Sept. 29 about the Ebola outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that France promised another field hospital for Guinea and that it would send 25 more doctors. It has promised only one hospital, along with doctors to staff it, and was merely repeating that promise.

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

- Associated Press

On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.

In this picture taken Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, Finda Saah, 28, holds six-week-old Prosper Junior, as 5 year old Alice and 13-year old son Augustin look on, at their St Paul  Bridge home in Monrovia, Liberia. Finda lost her husband to the deadly Ebola virus and gave birth three days later. Ebola has killed more than 1800 people in Liberia this year. As the death toll from Ebola soars, crowded clinics are turning over beds as quickly as patients are dying. This leaves social workers and psychologists struggling to keep pace and notify families, who must wait outside for fear of contagion. Also, under a government decree, all Ebola victims must be cremated, leaving families in unbearable pain with no chance for goodbye, no body to bury. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

- Associated Press

First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.