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Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents

This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:30:05 -0400
U.S. senators call for federal judge to resign over wife beating

(Reuters) - Three U.S. senators on Wednesday called for the resignation of a federal judge accused of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel room last month. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, both Republicans of Alabama, joined Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, in calling for the resignation of Alabama-based U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller. Judge Fullers unacceptable personal conduct violates the trust that has been placed in him. He can no longer effectively serve in his position and should step down, Sessions said in a statement. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:33:27 -0400
U.S. to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia

Lindborg testifies before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on "global efforts to fight Ebola"? on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S. military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. The United States hopes its expanded effort to contain the spread of the virus will help rally other countries in ramping up the global response to the epidemic, U.S. aid official Nancy Lindborg told a U.S. House of Representatives committee. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:25:36 -0400
Liberia hopes U.S. Ebola pledge will spur others to act

Liberian President Johnson-Sirleaf speaks during an interview with Reuters in BrusselsMONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Wednesday she hoped U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help. "On behalf of the Liberian people and in my own name, I want thank President Obama and the American people for scaling up the American response," Johnson Sirleaf said in an address to Liberians. "We remain in touch with the leaders of other governments to take similar steps and join us in partnership to end this disease," she said. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0400
Texas executes woman convicted of starving nine-year-old

Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo of Lisa Ann ColemanBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, said Robert Hurst, spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Coleman was the second woman executed in the United States this year and the 15th since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. She was the 517th prisoner put to death in Texas, the most of any state, since 1976. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:14:57 -0400
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer

Toronto Mayor Ford makes his closing remarks during a mayoral debate hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress in Scarborough(Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a very rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumor in his abdomen, his doctor said on Wednesday, and the controversial municipal leader will start chemotherapy treatment within days. Ford, who made international headlines with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized last week after having unbearable abdominal pains. He dropped out of the city's hotly contested mayoral race last week. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:09:51 -0400
GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets Tafinlar but the product will soon transfer to Novartis under a deal between the two companies to trade assets. Tafinlar is an oral medicine that works in a similar way to Roche's already recommended drug Zelboraf. Both target a specific gene mutation linked to around half of aggressive melanomas. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:26:38 -0400
First French Ebola victim to be flown home from Liberia

Volunteers wearing t-shirts of the United Nations Development Programme show a placard to raise awareness about the symptoms of the Ebola virus to students in Abidjan, on September 15, 2014Paris (AFP) - The first French Ebola patient was set to be flown home Thursday, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in west Africa.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:01:27 -0400
U.S. to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia this week

Lindborg testifies before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on "global efforts to fight Ebola"? on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S. military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. The United States hopes its expanded effort to contain the spread of the virus will help rally other countries in ramping up the global response to the epidemic, U.S. aid official Nancy Lindborg told a U.S. House of Representatives committee. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:50:30 -0400
Healthy Briton to be injected in Ebola vaccine trial

Dr Felicity Hartnell injects British volunteer Ruth Atkins with Ebola vaccine Chimp Adenovirus type 3 (ChAd3) at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM) in Oxford on September 17, 2014London (AFP) - A healthy British volunteer became the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:28:28 -0400
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