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The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil.USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the ...more

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.Stewart-Haas Racing has sch ...more

AP News - 10 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine.E ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: His cosmetic teeth."I don't wear them often," he said. "I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them some ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago.The early-stag ...more

AP News - Feb 09, 2016 10:56 PM

The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas.The 2016 Olympics are schedule ...more

AP News - Feb 09, 2016 8:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical director of the District of Columbia's long-troubled fire department is stepping down, saying "people are dying needlessly" because the department is resistant to reform.Dr. Jullette Saussy (SOW-see) has been on the ...more

AP News - Feb 09, 2016 5:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers have endorsed a lower-cost version of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster drug Remicade, a pricey biotech medicine used to treat a number of inflammatory diseases.The non-binding recommendation could cle ...more

AP News - Feb 09, 2016 4:54 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion.The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL ...more

AP News - Feb 09, 2016 12:40 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.Team chief Stephen Arap Soi denied repo ...more