A last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case sends the proposed settlement to the U.S. Supreme Court and delays payouts for at least several months. The family of the late Buffalo Bills fullback Carlton "Cookie" Gilchrist wants the high court to revisit the debate over the brain injury known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
The appeal filed Monday by son Scott Gilchrist calls it "irrational" that a federal judge in Philadelphia excluded future payouts for CTE from the potential $1 billion settlement, though the science continues to develop.
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A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her husband while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months earlier was found dead inside a barn, and he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Pennsylvania state police said Wednesday.
Police found the couple Tuesday night after searching most of the day for them. Tierne Ewing, 48, was abducted from a home in West Finley Township by Kevin Ewing at about 12:30 a.m., authorities said, and the car they'd been in was found abandoned near a wooded area eight hours after that. The case has raised questions about the way authorities handled charges pending against Kevin Ewing, who was out on bond awaiting trial on charges he abducted her and held her captive from June 26 to July 8.
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There's been some collateral damage in the fight against Zika - millions of honeybees in South Carolina.
Dorchester County officials have apologized for killing the bees when the county failed to notify local beekeepers about mosquito spraying last weekend, according to local news outlets.
U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an important hurdle in a race that was inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The 2008 GOP presidential nominee easily defeated former state Sen. Kelli Ward and two other Republicans on the ballot.
He faces a tough Democratic challenge in the November general election from U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. She advanced Tuesday after facing only a write-in opponent in the primary.
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California state lawmakers have passed a bill inspired by the Brock Turner sexual assault case, and proponents hope, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, it will close a loophole that allowed Turner to get a light sentence.
Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer, is set to be released from Santa Clara County’s main jail on Friday after spending just three months behind bars for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a fraternity party on the Stanford campus.
It's that sentence that inspired legislators to propose a new law.
Two macadamia nut products sold nationwide under the Diamond of California brand are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
Snyder's-Lance, Inc. said it was voluntarily recalling 4-ounce packages of Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts and 2.25-ounce packages of Diamond of California Macadamia Halves and Pieces
A laboratory contracted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected salmonella in a package of the 4-ounce chopped nuts during testing.
There have been no reported illnesses so far.
Eight years later, more athletes continue to be stripped of medals from the Beijing Olympics because of positive doping tests. Four athletes, including three Russians, had their medals taken away on Wednesday after their doping samples from 2008 were retested and came back positive for banned drugs. A total of six athletes — one runner and five weightlifters — were sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee based on reanalysis of their samples with improved techniques. They were among the 98 positive cases recorded in the retesting of more than 1,000 samples from Beijing and the 2012 London Olympics.
Embattled Gov. Paul LePage asked the people of Maine for forgiveness on Tuesday after comments many called racist and a profanity-laced voicemail left for Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine, but said he has no intention of resigning despite mounting pressure. LePage said that he has apologized to Gattine and will be seeking spiritual guidance.
Colin Kaepernick is receiving support for his decision to sit during the national anthem from a surprising source: military veterans.
The hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick began trending on Twitter late Tuesday night as military personnel from across the country and those stationed around the world tweeted photos in uniforms, standing in solidarity with the 49ers quarterback.
Tucker, a 7-month-old lab, was thrown from a car earlier this month when his owner, 20-year-old Shanya Pottle, was seriously hurt in a crash, according to the Morning Sentinel. He survived more than three weeks in the woods of East Madison.
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After spending the last week keeping the state of Florida on guard, Tropical Storm Hermine officially formed Wednesday afternoon, with sustained winds at 40 miles per hour. Hermine is traveling at 2 miles an hour to the northeast and is still projected to hit Florida's Big Bend region sometime late Thursday or early Friday. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 42 Florida counties as the storm threatens to move across the state.