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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. | President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

September 17, 2014 12:56 pm Related

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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related

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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should a…

September 15, 2014 8:10 am

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.

September 09, 2014 8:52 am

US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

September 05, 2014 7:03 am
Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Dec…

August 01, 2014 2:10 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, including former Bears…

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Peverley hospitalized, teammates try to regroup

ST. LOUIS | Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.

March 11, 2014 5:53 pm
Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk visits with Jackson Cunningham in his office in Washington in August. 11-year-old Jackson and Illinois Republican Kirk, both stroke victims, have warmed hearts and inspired fellow stroke patients with their odd-couple friendship, an unlikely meeting of two distinct worlds…

December 31, 2013 2:02 pm
Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

Jackson Cunningham, 11, talks with his classmates during lunch at Oakwood Grade School in Oakwood, Ill. Cunningham was a typical 9-year-old boy growing up in central Illinois, until he suffered a stroke in 2011 after an afternoon basketball game, and paralyzed much of the left side of his bo…

December 31, 2013 2:02 pm

Man with muscular dystrophy finishes Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO | A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon — nearly 17 hours after he started the race.

October 14, 2013 5:30 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States celebrates after defeating China's Li Na in their second round match Thursday at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

PARIS | There were moments, as recently as last year, when a body that would not stay healthy and on-court results prompted Bethanie Mattek-Sands to wonder whether it was simply time to call it a career after more than a decade as a professional tennis player.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

AUSTIN, Texas | With Nike's help, Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer charity turned a little yellow wristband into a global symbol for cancer survivors.

May 28, 2013 5:35 pm
Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike Inc. is cutting ties with the Lance Armstrong and his Livestrong cancer charity. The move by the sports company ends a nine-year relationship that helped the foundation raise more than $100 million and made the charity's signature yellow wristband an international symbol for cancer survivors.

May 28, 2013 5:35 pm
Women have more options for breast cancer surgery

Women have more options for breast cancer surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the world's most glamorous women had an operation that once was terribly disfiguring — removal of both breasts. But new approaches are dramatically changing breast surgeries, whether to treat cancer or to prevent it as Angelina Jolie just chose to do. As Jolie said, "th…

May 14, 2013 3:31 pm
Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

INDIANAPOLIS | Chuck Pagano stepped to the podium Monday, hugged his team owner, thanked his family for its support and wiped a tear from his eye.

December 25, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano wipes a tear during a news conference Monday in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment.

December 25, 2012 5:06 pm
Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano hugs his daughter Taylor Pagano following a news conference Monday in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment.

December 25, 2012 5:06 pm
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