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  • Philippines quarantines man over MERS fears
    Philippines quarantines man over MERS fears

    Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus. The man, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, is not yet showing symptoms but has been isolated in hospital, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said. The Health Department is also quarantining the man's family and tracing the people who had contact with him during his flight to see if they may also be infected with the MERS or …

  • Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'
    Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of Filipinos begin travelling for the Easter holidays during one of the hottest months of the year. The transportation ministry also issued a separate public apology Wednesday, on the eve of four-day Easter holidays in the Catholic …

  • Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes
    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

    The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead. …

  • Openings begin in US trial of Egyptian preacher
    Openings begin in US trial of Egyptian preacher

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the trial. …

  • Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison
    Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said. …

  • Early Glance: Staffing companies

    Shares of some top staffing companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A fell $.02 or .1 percent, to $21.19. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose $.07 or .2 percent, to $29.57. ManpowerGroup ... …

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. fell $.61 or .8 percent, to $72.84. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $49.12. Hospira fell $.29 ... …

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Allergan rose $.58 or .4 percent, to $132.04. Baxter International Inc. fell $.61 or .8 percent, to $72.84. Boston Scientific Corp. fell ... …

  • Early Glance: Machinery companies

    Shares of some top machinery companies are up at 10 a.m.: Caterpillar rose $.13 or .1 percent, to $103.06. Deere & Co. rose $.34 or .4 percent, to $93.49. Manitowoc rose $.14 or .5 percent, to $31.12. ... …

  • Early Glance: Insurance companies

    Shares of some top insurance companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ACE L rose $.30 or .3 percent, to $101.67. Aflac Inc. rose $.18 or .3 percent, to $62.79. American International Group rose $.21 or .4 percent, ... …