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School's test carries all the chaos of the battlefield

- Associated Press

Running away from the sound of gunfire and IED blasts toward a shelter door, 2nd Lt. Rowan Sheldon of the U.S. Army suddenly stopped dead and gasped out an expletive: It wasn't an escape, it was a solid wall.

Tobacco settlement board warns against complacency

- Associated Press

A board that recommends how Connecticut should spend part of its legal settlement with major tobacco companies is urging state lawmakers not to become complacent about combating smoking, insisting that declining rates don't tell the full story.

Future doctors group began at Broadneck High

- Associated Press

Paxton Paganelli, 17, has always wanted to be a doctor. The Broadneck High School senior is applying to several pre-med track programs at top-ranked universities nationwide.

No compromise on Pittsburgh abortion clinic zones

Associated Press

Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh and anti-abortion activists have been unable to reach a compromise on an ordinance that establishes a 15-foot buffer zone for protesters around abortion clinic entrances.

Tolland nurse treated Ebola in Sierra Leone

- Associated Press

In mid August, resident Jane Boggini traveled to Sierra Leone, where she worked to help stem the Ebola outbreak as a nurse with the Doctors Without Borders relief organization.

Beckley doctor writes book on healthy eating

- Associated Press

Dr. Shrikant Bembalkar grew up in Mumbai, India, eating in an Old World-style, his family gathering individual ingredients from the markets and his mother whipping up vegetarian meals from scratch.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

Associated Press

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 file photo, Allina paramedic Jake Shepard gets help putting on a face shield as Allina EMS first responders receive training on the latest protocol for handling future patients possibly infected with Ebola in Mounds View, Minn.  The Ebola outbreak in West Africa hit home in Minnesota, which shelters one of the largest Liberian communities in the U.S. Health officials began monitoring travelers returning from the affected countries this fall and four Minnesota hospitals became designated treatment centers. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles, File)

National events played out in Minnesota in 2014

- Associated Press

Some events that grabbed Americans' attention the most in 2014 played out on a smaller stage in Minnesota, from questions of race and policing to Ebola, terrorism, and the Republican resurgence. Former Gov. Jesse Ventura returned to the national stage when he won a defamation lawsuit against the estate of the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Minnesota decided to join other states in experimenting with medical marijuana. And as the nation shivered through a polar vortex, Minnesota led the way.