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The 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion will be deploying approximately 160 engineers to West Africa to help with the fight against Ebola. The soldiers will not be working directly with Ebola patients, but are receiving specific medical training to ensure they are protected from exposure to Ebola. Some of those soldiers were training those skills on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A line of soldiers hold up their hands to show that they have finished putting on their second layer of gloves. They wear a total of three pairs of gloves.  (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

- Associated Press

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

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)

N.Y. and N.J. say they will require Ebola quarantines

- Associated Press

The governors of New Jersey and New York said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa.

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Cattle in Weld benefit from healthier pastures

- Associated Press

Budding plant growth across northeastern Colorado's Pawnee National Grassland serves as visual evidence of recovery and relief brought by greater rainfall this year.

Doctor with Ebola had early interest in service

Associated Press

A former suburban Detroit teacher says those who knew Craig Spencer in high school are not surprised that he would risk his safety to help people with the Ebola virus.

In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo Matthew Johnfroe, 5, draws a picture in his home in Lenoir, N.C.  Last year his family learned that Matthew suffers from type 4 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disorder that makes the tissues in his small body thin, meaning even a small scrape requires two or more adhesive bandages. A fall or bump could rupture anything in Matthew's body, such as his arteries or any of his organs, said his mother, Stachia Hagaman.  (AP Photo/The News-Topic, Lex Menz)

5-year-old NC boy avoids bumps due to illness

- Associated Press

Matthew Johnfroe, 5, sat in the living room floor with a blue marker scribbling away at a piece of paper. He drew two curlicues meant to be wheels, a box with the number 16 on it, and a figure with a circle for a torso and squares for arms and legs walking out of the box.

MedChi leader ponders the future of health care

- Associated Press

For a guy who spends most of his time contemplating the big-picture issues facing the medical community, Dr. Tyler Cymet is remarkably sensitive to the little things.

3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

Associated Press

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

Cancer-fighting agency to focus on rare cancers

Associated Press

Texas' cancer-fighting agency announced it will start investing a larger part of its $300 million yearly budget toward finding cures for rare and hard-to-treat cancers that are often overlooked by the private sector.

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY OCT 24, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his lieutenant governor running mate Paul Vallas, right, speak with family members of gun violence victims, after a news conference in Chicago. Quinn and Vallas are running against Illinois Republican Bruce Rauner, and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green,File)

Lieutenant governor picks hope to help lead

- Associated Press

Both major-party candidates for lieutenant governor like the fact that 2014 marks the first Illinois election where the tickets ran as a team in the primary.

UAF gets $24 million for rural students

- Associated Press

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has landed a $23.8 million federal grant to attract rural Alaskans to careers in biomedical research.

Workers from BioRecoveryCorp carry barrels from the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

- Associated Press

An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday.

Members of the Brooklyn Borough President's office hand out fliers detailing the risks of Ebola outside The Gutter bowling alley, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

- Associated Press

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

People walk past The Meatball Shop, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York. Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been diagnosed with Ebola, recently ate at the restaurant, which was temporarily closed Friday as a precaution. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

Associated Press

A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States:

FILE - In this June 3, 2014 file photo Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, then voice concern for the environment, the economy or both.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

- Associated Press

Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.

President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.  Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

- Associated Press

The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

Fort Bliss soldiers deploy for Ebola mission

Associated Press

About 75 soldiers from a West Texas Army post are being deployed this weekend to West Africa as part of a U.S. military mission in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.