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  • Hands off? Players take precautions because of norovirus

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — One of hockey’s most time-honored traditions is in danger of not happening at the Olympics. Officials have told players to fist-bump each other rather than shaking hands to prevent transmission of norovirus, which is highly contagious. U.S. defenseman James Wisniewski’s 62-year-old father tested positive for norovirus last week and is […]
  • Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. […]
  • Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital. Carter, 90, had surgery on Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine, The Carter Center said in a statement. The surgery was successful. The scar tissue, the statement said, developed after a cyst was […]
  • Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn’t enough for relatives, authorities or his schools to request a judicial […]
  • Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly white, mostly male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due […]
  • Hard falls at Olympics but no hard rules about concussions

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — At the bottom of the Olympic aerials landing hill, where crashes are common and the term “slap back” is part of the everyday lingo, skiers spend almost as much time figuring out how to protect their heads as they do working on all those flips and spins. “We learn how […]
  • The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey’s attack on a Kurdish-controlled enclave in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. A White House official says the United States thinks it is “extremely unlikely” Turkey used chemical weapons against the Kurds. The official says that they are aware of the reports, but cannot confirm them and called […]
  • Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria’s state-run news agency reported Saturday. Jiwan Mohammed, a doctor at Afrin’s main hospital, said the facility was treating six people who had been […]
  • Cleared by doctors, freeskier wins silver after head injury

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mathilde Gremaud concedes she does not remember her head slamming onto the slopestyle course during training, or much of anything that happened in the aftermath. Those may sound like telltale signs of someone reeling from concussion symptoms. But the team doctor who checked her out didn’t discover any. And less […]
  • Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic

    EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been accused of deliberately crashing a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring a pregnant woman and two other people. Marckles Alcius faces numerous charges stemming from Wednesday’s crash in East Orange, including aggravated assault, theft and attempting to cause […]