(Reuters) - A measles outbreak in California that has been traced to Disneyland in December and renewed a debate over the anti-vaccination movement would be declared over on Friday if no new related cases arise, a public health official said on Thursday. Officials with the California Department of Public Health are optimistic the outbreak will be declared over as Friday marks the end of a second, 21-day incubation period and there have been no new related cases so far, department spokeswoman Anita Gore said. "We will be making an announcement tomorrow about the measles outbreak" one way or another, Gore said. California public health officials have been investigating a multi-state measles outbreak traced to the Disneyland theme park that has sickened 131 people in the state.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage.
OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The intense publicity around Wednesday's conviction of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez for a 2013 murder will make it more difficult to seat an impartial jury in the next trial he faces, on charges of a 2012 double slaying. The jurors who found the 25-year-old former New England Patriots tight end guilty of murdering 27-year-old Odin Lloyd told reporters on Wednesday that they had known nothing about the additional murder charges Hernandez faced until after they reached a verdict. They also said they were unaware of another 2013 incident in which a former friend said that Hernandez shot him in the face.
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general and governor are at odds over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed, a change that would make it the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage.