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Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

TORONTO | Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's doctor says the mayor has cancer.

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Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy smiles at fans as he arrives for practice last week. Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and on Wednesday was placed on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, taking him off of the active roster.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. | President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

President Barack Obama, center, before the start of a briefing at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama was updated on the ongoing military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

President Barack Obama, center, with Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, right, Commander of the US Central Command (CentCom), before the start of a briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama was being updated on the ongoing milita…

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Free programs and support groups serve cancer patients

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit programs and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.

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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related

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Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

WASHINGTON | The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

September 16, 2014 3:23 pm

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CHICAGO | The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

September 16, 2014 2:30 pm

Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

WASHINGTON | Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets.

September 16, 2014 12:50 pm
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical a…

September 16, 2014 2:18 am
US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should a…

September 15, 2014 8:10 am
US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo. The US strategy in fighting Ebola is two-pronged…

September 15, 2014 2:24 am

Four Lake County children diagnosed with enterovirus

Four Lake County children have been diagnosed with enterovirus D68, state health officials confirmed Friday.

September 12, 2014 4:15 pm

S'ville facility expands memory support care

SCHERERVILLE | Residences at Deer Creek has started construction on its memory support expansion, less than two years after opening.

September 09, 2014 11:45 am

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.

September 09, 2014 8:52 am
Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

GARY | Hospital officials and community leaders on Monday celebrated Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus' designation as an in-process Level III trauma center, with some calling for the hospital to pursue an even higher level of care.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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British royal couple expecting second child

British royal couple expecting second child

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold George, the Prince of Cambridge, as they pose for the media outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday, July 22. The…

September 08, 2014 6:18 am
British royal couple expecting second child

British royal couple expecting second child

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold George, the Prince of Cambridge, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The Duches…

September 08, 2014 6:18 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

Unless you've been under a rock or your wallet is $100 lighter, you've had a bucket of ice water dumped on your head in the name of ALS recently. Who knew such a thing would bring such awareness and resources to ALS?

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
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