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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participates in a news conference, at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

U.N. chief calls for about $1 billion to fight Ebola

Associated Press

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the number of Ebola cases is doubling every three weeks and is calling for a 20-fold increase in aid totaling almost $1 billion to tackle the virus’s worst-ever outbreak over the next six months.

A man reads a news paper with headlines comment on American President Barrack Obama announcement on sending troops to fight the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded disease, which has killed at least 2,400 people. The U.S. is also planning on delivering 17 treatment centers with 100 beds each to Liberia, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

- Associated Press

Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.

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Ground broken for USM College of Nursing

Associated Press

State and local officials broke ground Wednesday for a new three-story facility that will house the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  "Vaccination is the single most important step everyone 6 months of age and older can take to protect themselves and their families against influenza," said Frieden.  Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter, and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

- Associated Press

It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

Environmentalists say river toxins need attention

Associated Press

Minnesota officials aren't doing enough to protect the public from toxins in the St. Louis River, according to environmentalists and the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Ex-employee booked in cancer center theft

Associated Press

Baton Rouge police say a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has been arrested in Tacoma, Washington, almost a month after he had been accused of using company credit cards for personal expenses.

FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact _ that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter.  (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

- Associated Press

Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

Malaria identified as cause of illness on ship

- Associated Press

Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship that's now docked in New Orleans.

LSU at odds with hospital manager over contracts

- Associated Press

LSU has rejected financial proposals from the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals that would govern the sharing of computer services, utilities and security.

Perry, A&M dedicate key element of vaccine center

- Associated Press

Gov. Rick Perry and top officials from Texas A&M University dedicated a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant Thursday that's intended to have the capacity to produce bulk flu vaccine that can be delivered to as many as 50 million people within four months of a declared pandemic.

Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital,  gives an update on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's condition during a news conference at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept.17, 2014. Ford has a malignant sarcoma tumor which he described as "very rare" and "very difficult."  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital

- Associated Press

Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for mayor.

New Ky. Senate campaign ads target Medicare

- Associated Press

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates turned their attention to Medicare on Thursday with a pair of statewide TV ads targeting the state's roughly 800,000 seniors who benefit from the government health insurance program.