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WASHINGTON (AP) — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — This, Mardy Fish said afterward, is what ran through his mind during his first U.S. Open match in three years — and the first match of his last tournament as a tennis pro: "I'm going to be OK. Everything's going to be OK. You're going t ...more

AP News - Aug 28, 2015 11:11 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure pla ...more

AP News - Aug 28, 2015 1:29 PM

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):___1:25 a.m.The sister of 110-meter bronze medalist Aries Merritt has never missed one of his big races.This time, it couldn't be helped. LaToya H ...more

AP News - Aug 28, 2015 1:25 PM

BEIJING (AP) — When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over.The doctors were focused on his kidneys.They never looked at his heart.The American won a bronze ...more

AP News - Aug 27, 2015 6:07 PM

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth hole with a respiratory infection.Compton, who already has gone through two heart transplants, was No. 122 in the FedEx Cup and would have ...more

AP News - Aug 27, 2015 11:28 AM

BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 5:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jubilation over the recent birth of panda twins at the National Zoo turned to sadness Wednesday as one of the newborn cubs died after three and a half days.The zoo's panda mom Mei Xiang gave birth to the first cub Saturday at 5 ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 12:01 PM

For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career. Instead, Sept. 3, 2012, stands out as one of the most difficult days of his life."I was in the spot where you work your butt off to get to: the fourth round of the U.S. O ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 2:01 AM

BEIJING (AP) — No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.That's why the Olympic 110-meter hurdles ch ...more