Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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....
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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- 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....
Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured....
Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday....
Corbett attacks Wolf tax plan as election looms
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three months ago, Gov. Tom Corbett pushed the state's $50 billion-plus public pension debt to center stage in his re-election campaign, calling it "the driver" that has pushed up local property taxes and siphoned away money badly needed by public schools....
Pa. congressional races could produce surprises
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's midterm elections for Congress, overshadowed by the statewide race for governor and mostly robbed of suspense by partisan redistricting, are expected by many observers to simply reaffirm the status quo....
Authorities kill deer trapped inside Pa. hotel
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission had to kill a deer after it became trapped inside a hotel in State College and couldn't be tranquilized....
Pennsylvania campaign spending record falls
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's campaign spending record fell after five more weeks of heavy TV advertising by the two gubernatorial candidates heading down the stretch to the election raised the cost of the race past $73 million....
Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival....
East Providence company recalls crab meat
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A company that sold crab meat in several states has recalled it after finding it was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria....
School dismissed early after single bullet found
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Classes have been dismissed early at a central Pennsylvania school where a single bullet was discovered in the building....
Panthers host Yellow Jackets in pivotal ACC game
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh can bring the jumbled ACC Coastal Division into slightly better focus on Saturday against Georgia Tech. Or the Yellow Jackets can snap a two-game losing streak and turn an already murky division race into something borderline unrecognizable....
Stumped doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness....
Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."...
When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with incurable Stage 4 brain cancer, she and her husband moved to Oregon, where she is able to take advantage of the state's Death with Dignity law. She says she'll likely choose to die on November 1. Doctors say she has only months to live. Doctor-assisted suicide is illegal in most states including Pennsylvania.
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