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In this May 19, 2005, file photo, construction workers work on part of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File) ** FILE **

Judge to hear objections to Hopkins settlement

- Associated Press

A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

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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New club welcomes Medford's mentally ill

- Associated Press

Liza Reibel used to suffer from such severe clinical depression she not only rarely left her house, she rarely left her bedroom.

Health care workers from the organization prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea, in this Friday, March 28, 2014, file photo provided by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). (AP Photo/Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF) ** FILE **

Guinea gets 2023 African Cup, Blatter gets backing

- Associated Press

Guinea was chosen to host the 2023 African Cup of Nations in an unscheduled vote on Saturday, with African football head Issa Hayatou describing the surprise decision as a display of "solidarity" with the Ebola-hit country.

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) stretches prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Denver. Cleared to play following his third diagnosed concussion since November, the Broncos receiver will get back in a game Sunday, when Denver travels to Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Welker's return brings more concussion questions

- Associated Press

Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months.

Firefighter hospitalized with flesh-eating disease

- Associated Press

While hiking with friends at Savannah Bluff Heritage Preserve in North Augusta on Aug. 31, Ian Buckley saw what appeared to be a head in the water. He quickly realized it was a woman standing waist-deep in the Savannah River, close to the Georgia bank.

More than 8,500 to participate in Jimmy Fun Walk

Associated Press

More than 8,500 people, including cancer patients, survivors, and family members, are scheduled to participate in this weekend's walk along the route of the Boston Marathon.

Neshoba hospital turns a profit

Associated Press

A new audit shows Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home earned a profit of $5 million during its 2013 fiscal year.

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

- Associated Press

Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

New Mexico court OKs marijuana ballot questions

- Associated Press

The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that two of New Mexico's most populous counties can poll their voters in the November general election about lowering penalties for marijuana possession.

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)

Options for protection come with flu season

- 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.

FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal jury in Albany, Ga., convicted Parnell and two others Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths. Parnell was convicted on numerous counts including conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice related to shipping tainted peanut butter to customers and faking results of lab tests intended to screen for salmonella. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

- Associated Press

More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

- Associated Press

Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.

29 interested in growing Minnesota medical pot

Associated Press

The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday it has received 29 letters of intent from people interested in growing medical marijuana, the first official step in selecting medical cannabis manufacturers under the state's new program.

Tigers' Avila remains sidelined with dizziness

- Associated Press

Tigers catcher Alex Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup.