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NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career. The lawsuit in...

 

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The...

 

Arkansas agency says 36 have contracted hepatitis A

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Three dozen people have contracted hepatitis A amid a series of exposures in northeastern Arkansas this year, according to state health officials. Last year, only seven cases were reported statewide. The Arkansas Health Depar...

 

Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital announced Friday that it has reactivated its renowned heart transplant program after a two-week suspension of all medical procedures following the deaths this year of several patients. Baylor St. Luke's Medical...

 

Fiber optics? Range of ingredients bulk up food fiber counts

NEW YORK (AP) — Are the fiber counts for foods getting bloated? Browse supermarket shelves, and it's easy to find ice cream, yogurt and brownies with impressive fiber totals. That's because companies add ingredients to boost the fiber, a practice...

 

Organs-on-chips: Tiny technology helping bring safe new drugs to patients faster

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Getting a new pharmaceutical from an idea in the chemistry lab to market takes many years and billions of dollars....

 

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She's spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three...

 

Someone didn't buy work gloves but left a ring inside

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois hardware store is looking for a man who apparently tried on a pair of snug work gloves and left a ring inside. Mark Driscoll, owner of Ace Hardware in Sugar Grove, Illinois, says he found the ring when he went...

 

Deputy fired after winning election offered temporary job

TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota sheriff's deputy who was fired by his boss after defeating him in a primary race has been offered another county job until he assumes the sheriff's role. Bon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow fired Deputy Mark...

 

Signs seeking return of heirloom: 'My mother will kill me'

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A recent college graduate desperate to recover a family heirloom mistakenly left curbside when he moved out of his apartment is plastering his neighborhood with signs warning, "My mother will kill me." Colin Trimmer is...

 

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The order by U.S. District...

 

DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated...

 

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, when he said he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. But the White House later walked back...

 

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investi...

 

Trump distances self from Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen amid an FBI investigation into his longtime personal lawyer's business dealings. "I've always liked Michael. I haven't spoken to Michael in a long time," Trump said to...

 

Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in

DENVER (AP) — A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday. Police...

 

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