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  • Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

    Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Instead of playing in front of boisterous crowds on the big NFL stage, Borland spends his time now helping other football players and military veterans make that […]
  • Argentine women see legal abortion closer than ever

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pushed by a wave of demonstrations by women’s groups, the homeland of Pope Francis seems closer than ever to legalizing abortion. The protests and shifting public opinion have led conservative President Mauricio Macri to call for Congress to launch a debate on a broader legalization of abortion in Argentina, which […]
  • Woman’s win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — When her stay at the glamorous Grancreer residence turned into a nightmare of disrupted sleep and difficulties with the staff, retired harpist Yumi Makino opted out, and after a two-year legal battle got her deposit money back in a rare victory over a big real estate company. Makino’s experience reflects the challenges […]
  • Correction: School Security-Illinois story

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story April 19 about an Illinois bill concerning school resource officers, The Associated Press misstated the name of a poverty advocacy group. It is the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, not the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The AP also misspelled the name of one the […]
  • ’60 Minutes’ report details progression of Alzheimer’s

    NEW YORK (AP) — Filmed over 10 years, a “60 Minutes” report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer’s disease takes on a patient. CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook began interviewing Mike and Carol Daly of Staten Island, New York, in 2008, shortly after Carol learned of her diagnosis. She was […]
  • ‘Dance Moms’ star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer. Doctor Hooman Melamed tells People.com she contracted what they thought was a rare spinal infection and nearly died this week. The doctor says Miller went to a California emergency room, where her condition deteriorated and she became “paralyzed […]
  • Lawyers seek medical reprieve for Guantanamo detainee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his psychological condition has deteriorated after years of imprisonment and interrogation. Representatives for Mohammed al-Qahtani argued Thursday in federal court in Washington that al-Qahtani should be subject to […]
  • Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded field for governor have made it a major campaign issue ahead of the May 15 […]
  • US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group’s recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals’ syrup would become the first drug derived from the […]
  • Boy who has autism builds model of Titanic out of Legos

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — A 26-foot-long (8 meter) model of the Titanic made out of 56,000 Legos built by a boy in Iceland who has autism can now be seen in the U.S. The model of the ocean liner is on display through 2020 at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Brynjar […]