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AP News - Aug 16, 2014 9:04 AM

NANJING, China (AP) — Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection.The entir ...more

AP News - Aug 15, 2014 3:17 PM

The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.The Americans were scheduled to interrupt their World Cup of Basketball preparations to travel to the African continent for the first time, conducting ...more

AP News - Aug 15, 2014 1:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed something fishy, according to an internal investigation.The accident happened in January at th ...more

AP News - Aug 14, 2014 4:02 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Susan Schneider, Robin Williams' wife, released the following statement Thursday announcing her husband had early stages of Parkinson's disease:"Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining milli ...more

AP News - Aug 14, 2014 2:30 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams was in early stages of Parkinson's disease, widow says. ...more

AP News - Aug 13, 2014 6:11 PM

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan and the New York Jets got soaked for a good cause.The team accepted the New England Patriots' Ice Bucket Challenge to their AFC East rivals and ended its last public practice at SUNY Cortland on Wednesday by gettin ...more

AP News - Aug 12, 2014 3:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients.The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the approval o ...more

AP News - Aug 11, 2014 6:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular m ...more

AP News - Aug 11, 2014 5:31 PM

Kevin Ward Jr. died of blunt force trauma when he was hit by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart.Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says the autopsy was completed Monday. The 20-year-old driver was competing in a dirt-track race in upstat ...more

AP News - Aug 11, 2014 4:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spr ...more