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After son's suicide, mom creates website

- Associated Press

Near the end, when Alex Barker Permutt did not have the mental fortitude to get out of bed, he would open his laptop, log on to what was then the fledgling social network site Facebook, and scroll through his news feed.

File - In the Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, Garteh Korkoryah, center, mother of Thomas Eric Duncan, is comforted during a memorial service for her son. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially misdiagnosing Duncan, who was sent home from the emergency room but later returned sicker and farther along on a painful decline to death from Ebola. Insulated by Texas tort reform that gives an extra layer of protection to emergency room doctors and nurses, not only is the very feasibility of winning a lawsuit complicated, but the potential payout is severely capped. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

- Associated Press

In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

- Associated Press

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

Many worry when athletes should return to sports

- Associated Press

It's 6:35 on a cool October morning, still nearly an hour before sunrise, when Mychal Shaw emerges from his bedroom, pulls a Lee's Summit North shirt over his head and joins his family in the kitchen for a morning prayer. At his mother's request, he locks hands with his father and younger brother.

AP-NY--New York News Digest,ADVISORY, 12:30 am Update, NY

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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

- Associated Press

A doctor who is New York City's first Ebola patient is being praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, as officials stress that the nation's most populous city need not be alarmed by his diagnosis.

Haitians' lawyer asks NY judge to nix UN immunity

- Associated Press

An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to set aside the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

- Associated Press

The Associated Press-GfK poll on Ebola was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

A volunteer of the German forces Bundeswehr gets sprayed a bleach mixture on his protective suit during a training for the Ebola virus in Appen about 25 kilometers (15,5 miles) north of Hamburg, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The volunteers of the German forces Bundeswehr get trained for a mission to support the German Red Cross in Liberia in the fight against the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

- Associated Press

Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European Union leaders at a summit to step up their efforts to contain the deadly virus too.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks with Texas A&M bio technology gradate student Deepa Vijaykomar, right, during a tour of the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing in College Station, Texas, Wendesday, Oct. 22, 2014.  The center is one of the pioneering vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing facilities that comprise the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM).  (AP Photo/The Bryan-College Station Eagle, Sam Craft) MANDATORY CREDIT

Texas official: Most hospitals can't handle Ebola

- Associated Press

Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers - a break with past federal assertions that nearly any American hospital can cope with the virus.

AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

Associated Press

Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in New Jersey. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. New Jersey News Editor Josh Cornfield can be reached at 609-392-3622 or jcornfield@ap.org.

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

- Associated Press

Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead.

Mining company eyes ski area for gold mine

Associated Press

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will consider a proposal from a Vancouver mining company to turn the oldest downhill ski area near Fairbanks into a gold mine.

Taj Mahal casino workers dreading insurance loss

- Associated Press

One worker had to move up a double mastectomy before her insurance runs out in a week. Another says he can no longer afford diabetes medicine for his young son, and a third may have to do without medication for frequent asthma attacks.