Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.

Public health authorities have found the potentially fatal West Nile virus present in Oklahoma County mosquitoes.

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:

Health officials in Brevard County say several sentinel chickens and a horse have tested positive for the antibodies to West Nile virus.

The infant mortality rate in New Mexico has dropped significantly last year, but health officials said this week that the change is not rare.

Two senior living facilities in Rockford will undergo renovations totaling $20 million to modernize and expand.

Three years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene made most of the state office complex in Waterbury unusable, its replacement is rising out of what was a sodden mess that reeked of the nearby Winooski River.

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is getting a $1.3 million grant to study the rise of Hepatitis C infections in rural New Mexico.

A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.

If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling.

One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans: RESIST HOMOPHOBIA. FIGHT SEXISM. ENJOY LIFE.

Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg.

Connecticut authorities say a raccoon has tested positive for rabies after attacking an 88-year-old woman who mistook it for her cat.

Big splash, cold cash.

Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories.

The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour's regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone.

Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers.

The Camden Diocese is seeking to sell its three nursing homes.

Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.

A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention in West Africa.

Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:

The revelation kept Sen. Mike Folmer awake until 4 a.m.

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.

US journalist's mother pleads for his life as photos show killings by Islamic State gunmen

In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Illinois and seven other Midwestern states will share more than $280,000 in federal money intended to help combat white-nose syndrome among bats.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Wednesday defended his campaign's TV ad invoking the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican challenger, saying it addresses a serious issue and he doesn't view it as a scare tactic.

Louisiana's health department said Wednesday it will provide $18 million to keep Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City emergency room open, and hospital officials said they have canceled plans to close the ER on Nov. 1.

The Canyon County coroner says a southwest Idaho woman found dead in a cornfield died of blunt force trauma to the head.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is getting a federal grant of nearly $43,000 to support bat research and monitoring related to white nose syndrome.

Michigan State University says the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded $6 million in grants to the East Lansing school for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in the state.

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months.

Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.

Officials in Twin Falls County in south-central Idaho want other counties to start helping in the fight against a disease-spreading pest that can cause illness in livestock and humans.

It's not that the campers, counselors, and therapists who come together every year in Oxford, Chester County, had forgotten the reality of death that is part of living with HIV/AIDS.

France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone.

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.

A Georgia state representative says lawmakers may pass a medical marijuana bill next year for people with certain terminal illnesses.

State wildlife officials say an emerging snake disease similar to one that has killed millions of bats has been found in a wild Georgia snake.

Voters in an eastern Oklahoma county have approved a half-percent sales tax that will help fund a Poteau medical center's structural improvements.

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether conservative Republican legislators may challenge Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of Medicaid health care coverage for low-income people.

More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon.

Alec Baldwin has paid a visit to his mother's cancer research booth at the New York State Fair.

A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.

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