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    FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

    Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.


    Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

    Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.


    Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

    Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient...


    Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

    All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on an hour-long bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.


    Stops yield nearly $560K in suspected drug money

    An eastern Nebraska county sheriff said deputies have seized nearly $560,000 in suspected drug money in recent traffic stops.


    N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.


    Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

    A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.


    Senate hopefuls answer 9 questions

    The Associated Press invited Sen. Al Franken and his GOP challenger, Mike McFadden, to respond to several questions ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Here are their verbatim answers.


    'Hoarders' psychologist testifies at murder trial

    A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals.


    Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

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