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McConnell offers immigration amendment

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he wants to put strict conditions on transporting migrant children into the country's interior, offering the proposal days after a flap surfaced about whether Fort Knox was targeted to temporarily house some of the young immigrants.

Challenge to gay conversion ban is dismissed

For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.

Ebola patient to be transferred to Emory hospital

Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment.

Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.

Seychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone team

Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus.

Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday.

Jindal wants details on immigrant children in La.

Gov. Bobby Jindal blasted the Obama administration Thursday for providing few details to Louisiana officials about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors in the state.

FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.

Fearing Ebola, Seychelles forfeits qualifier

Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition on Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's squad to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

The Kentucky state legislature passed a sweeping overhaul to its prescription drug law in the summer of 2012 after a flood of overdose deaths, making it significantly harder for people to access dangerous addictive drugs from doctors.

Sky's Delle Donne returns to lineup vs New York

It's been a frustrating month for Elena Delle Donne.

Children at Macon daycare to be tested for TB

Georgia health officials say they'll test more than 130 children at a Macon daycare after a child tested positive for tuberculosis.

FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight.

SD delegation attempts to halt VA hospital closure

South Dakota's congressional delegation is inviting the new Veterans Affairs secretary to the state.

Extra jurors seated for long Ga. salmonella trial

After three days of jury selection, a panel with plenty of extra members was seated Thursday to hear the case of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Missouri Peace Corps volunteer being evacuated

A Missouri man is among the hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

Correction: Overdose Deaths-Antidote story

In a story July 29 about drug overdose deaths in Tennessee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that overdoses are the leading cause of deaths in Tennessee. Cancer and other ailments accounted for more annual deaths.

Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.

Campbell expansion will bring 3-D mammography

Campbell County Memorial Hospital will soon be offering a cutting-edge breast imaging technology only recently approved for hospitals.

Judge delays decision on Alabama abortion law

A federal judge is delaying his decision on an Alabama law that could close some abortion clinics.

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