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Health workers with buckets, as part of their Ebola virus prevention protective gear, at an Ebola treatment center in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Liberia's armed forces were given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighboring Sierra Leone, which is closed to stem the spread of Ebola, local newspaper Daily Observer reported Monday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

- Associated Press

Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, although medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.

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The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Jack Jones. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974.

Michigan girl mauled by raccoon finishes surgeries

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A western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby is celebrating the completion of two years' worth of reconstructive surgical procedures.

State workers face health insurance cost increase

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The health insurance plan for state employees and retirees in Montana is expected to lose $14 million this year, leading to likely increases in premiums, co-pays and deductibles in 2015, state officials said.

Disease ravaging Lowell's dog population

Associated Press

Lowell's animal control officer is urging all dog owners make sure their pets' vaccinations are up to date after an outbreak of a highly contagious disease has killed at least 15 dogs in the city.

FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov in Washington. The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

US won't reveal records on health website security

- Associated Press

After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

This image provided by Twelve Books shows the cover of Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., new book. As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs. "This can't be the full measure of our party and our movement," Ryan writes of that moment in his new book, released Tuesday. "If it is, we're dead and the country is lost." (AP Photo/Twelve Books)

AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

- Associated Press

At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from an apparent heart attack at age 55.

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

- Associated Press

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting. It was the ALS Association, not the ALS Foundation.

Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

- Associated Press

Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years.