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Number Of West Nile Deaths In OK Climbs To Three
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports two more deaths due to the West Nile virus this week. The department said Thursday that the virus has now claimed three lives in the state. The latest two deaths happened this week in Oklahoma and Seminole counties. The previous death was in Oklahoma County. The department says there have been 61 confirmed cases of the virus with 39 of those being the most serious form -- called neuro-invasive. State epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley says the neuro-invasive cases cause inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. The symptoms include an inability to walk, mental confusion and disorientation. Some are unable to speak, may lose vision or hearing or suffer paralysis of their legs or arms.
Posted: Thursday, August 16 2012, 12:53 PM CDT
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FEMA Chief: Feds won't go 'when the cameras leave'
May 22, 2013 11:59 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
FEMA's Craig Fugate promises in an interview that officials won't desert Oklahoma, saying "We don't leave here when the cameras leave. We stay here and get the job done." Fugate tells CNN that the agency has enough money to assist the people of Moore, Okla., who were caught in the path of destruction as the nearly 1.3-mile-wide twister struck Monday afternoon. He says officials will work aggressively to help people find temporary housing and says FEMA is working with other officials to get services restored.
The emergency management director arrived in the state Tuesday, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is due there Wednesday.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Good morning...Weather pattern calming down as we head into the holiday weekend. Patchy dense fog possible this morning then mostly sunny, light winds and a warm afternoon with highs in the 80s expected. ...
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.