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2 closed Alabama abortion clinics reopen

- Associated Press

Two closed abortion clinics in Alabama have reopened, giving the state a total of five licensed clinics, but how long most remain open depends on the outcome of a lawsuit.

Chicago's new Ebola response network gets 1st test

- Associated Press

A child traveling from Liberia to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will be tested for Ebola "out of an abundance of caution" in what officials say is part of an important first trial for the city's new Ebola response system.

This undated handout photo provided by Revolution shows Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.   A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. (AP Photo/Revolution)

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

Robert Garrett, left, President & CEO of the Hackensack University Health System and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, second left, listen as Mary O'Dowd, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services addresses a gathering at Hackensack University Medical Center Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Hackensack, N.J. Christie has signed an executive order to create a joint response team to coordinate on Ebola preparedness in the state. Christie also said Wednesday morning that there is no indication that a West African passenger taken to a Newark hospital Tuesday has been infected by the virus. Christie says he expects that the patient, who had reported symptoms of having potential exposure to the virus, will be released from the hospital after he is interviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gov. Christie announces Ebola joint response team

- Associated Press

No one in New Jersey has been diagnosed with Ebola, but Gov. Chris Christie says the state is prepared for anything that comes its way but urged caution against overhyping the threat.

Platini, African confederation in spat over Ebola

- Associated Press

UEFA President Michel Platini became involved in a spat with the Confederation of African Football over Ebola on Wednesday, with the Frenchman demanding an apology from CAF for getting comments he made in a television interview wrong and "insulting" him.

DEA launching Arizona prescription drug tip line

Associated Press

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is launching a new tip line they hope citizens will use to turn in people they suspect are involved in illegal prescription drug activity.

Health workers wears protective gears before entering the house of a person suspected to have died of  the Ebola virus in Port Loko Community situated on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site

- Associated Press

Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital and told they were virus-free, as police and residents clashed in other areas of the West African country.

FILE - In this August 2013 file photo is American video journalist Ashoka Mukpo at an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Hospital officials in Omaha, Neb., where Mukop was treated for the Ebola virus he contracted while working in Liberia, said Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that he has recovered and left the hospital. (AP Photo/The Providence Journal, Philip Marcelo) MANDATORY CREDIT. RHODE ISLAND OUT. NO SALES.

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

- Associated Press

An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.

Judge upholds $28M verdict in carbon monoxide case

Associated Press

A federal judge has upheld a jury's $28.2 million damage award to a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty furnace in the apartment she was renting in Casper.

Judge to let most of new abortion law take effect

- Associated Press

An Oklahoma County judge said Wednesday he plans to let a new law take effect next month to restrict the use of certain abortion-inducing drugs, but is temporarily suspending any parts of the law that subject abortion providers to liability.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

- Associated Press

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state

- Associated Press

A top health official assured lawmakers Wednesday that New Mexico is prepared to deal with Ebola although it's unlikely a case will happen in the state.

Pennsylvania in Ebola-monitor program

- Associated Press

Pennsylvania health officials said Wednesday they will have protocols in place within days for a new federal program that asks travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa to monitor themselves for symptoms of the deadly virus.

WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths

Associated Press

Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.