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Judge Could Rule On New Abortion Law

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Baton Rouge, LA) -- A federal judge is expected to issue a ruling today in a dispute that could close some Louisiana abortion clinics Monday. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles gave attorneys until today to come to an agreement on a law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital or close…

Stephen Hawking’s Kids Take Ice Bucket Challenge For Their Father

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Stephen Hawking is using the ice bucket challenge to help find a cure for ALS. The physicist has been suffering for decades from an ALS-related disease. Hawking himself couldn't take the challenge because he had suffered from pneumonia last year, but his three children volunteered to take it for him. He is urging…

Ebola Vaccine To Be Tested On Humans

Posted On August 28, 2014

(Bethesda, MD) -- The National Institutes of Health is ready to start testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on humans. The testing will begin next week at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The vaccine was developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in partnership with drug maker GlaxoSmithKline. The first clinical trials…

AIG Head To Step Down Due To Terminal Cancer

Posted On August 28, 2014

(Undated) -- The head of American International Group will be stepping down early after learning that his cancer has worsened. AIG's Bob Benmosche told Bloomberg News recently that he only has nine months to one year to live. The 70-year-old president and CEO had planned to step down early next year. Peter Hancock will take…

NYC Heroin Death Toll At Highest In More Than Decade

Posted On August 28, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The heroin death toll in New York City has reached its highest level in more than a decade. Sara Lee Kessler reports.   Play Clip