19 years after MOA marriage, wife and terminally ill husband will renew vows

19 years after MOA marriage, wife and terminally ill husband will renew vows

A couple who got married at Mall of America after knowing each other for just five minutes are saying 'I do' again, this time amid a terminal cancer diagnosis.

How parents of young athletes can champion safety in sports

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How parents of young athletes can champion safety in sports
Athletic trainers offer tips.

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

August 16
Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.
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US stocks slide again as industrial companies and banks drop

U.S. stocks continue to skid Friday morning as industrial companies fall after a weak report from farm equipment giant Deere. Banks are also down as bond yields continue to slide, and sporting goods companies continue to take sharp losses as investors did not like what they heard from Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports. European markets continue to decline after terrorist attacks in Spain. Stocks are coming off their biggest loss in three months.
Variety
6:05am

Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis

Dozens of children died last week in a decrepit government hospital in northeastern India, prompting public outcry over whether an oxygen shortage was to blame.…
Variety
1:10am

Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse.
National
August 17

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook.
National
August 17

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.
Variety
August 17

FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed.
National
August 17

EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges

EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade — charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government.
National
August 17

Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit.
Variety
August 17

Mental exam sought for man accused of Oklahoma bomb plot

An attorney for a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank wants a hearing to determine whether he is competent to be tried on a federal charge.
Variety
August 17

Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery

A constipated 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas is recovering after having surgery.
Variety
August 17

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance.
Variety
August 17

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?
Variety
August 17

Father charged in baby boy's fatal overdose of opioid combo

An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son.
Variety
August 16

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.
Variety
August 16

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks.
Variety
August 16

University librarian suffers stroke after UVA protest injury

University of Virginia librarian Tyler Magill was among the counter-protesters surrounded by torch-bearing white supremacists Friday night at the school's famous Thomas Jefferson statue.On Sunday,…
National
August 16

White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month

The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday.
Variety
August 16

Trend of drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly, Minnesota doctors warn

It's meant to boost your health, but Minnesota doctors caution that this alternative health remedy can send you or a loved one to the emergency room — six so far this year at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Movies
August 16

Cruise ankle break halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production

Production has shut down on "Mission: Impossible 6" due to star Tom Cruise's broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery.
Stage & Arts
August 16

The Associated Press' guide to the best free online workouts

It's easy to get discouraged by the boutique fitness craze with $25 per class fees and the weekly chore of sitting by your computer to reserve a spot in that popular spin class that always sells out. It's often tempting to just skip it, so we rounded up our favorite free online workouts that you can do in your living room, at the office, in a park or on vacation. That means no more excuses for not getting your fitness on. And bonus, most of the sites also include meal plans, recipes and other nutrition inspiration.