• New Mexico confirms 1st case of plague this year

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say a Santa Fe County woman’s death was the result of the plague.

  • In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015, photo provided by Clemson University Athletics, Clemson NCAA college baseball pitcher Clate Schmidt talks with the media in the dugout at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, S.C. The Clemson pitcher wasn’t overly concerned, until he discovered a lump on his neck while showering in January. After telling his family, Schmidt underwent several months of testing before the frightening diagnosis was revealed - Schmidt had nodular sclerosis, a form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma the junior acknowledged knocked him off stride. Since going public with the news in June, Schmidt has gone through four rounds of chemotherapy. A clean PET scan on Wednesday gave Schmidt the green light for three weeks of radiation before returning to Clemson, where he plans to have a significant impact on the Tigers next season. (Allan Randall/Clemson University Athletics via AP)

    Clemson pitcher Schmidt eager to bounce back from lymphoma

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clate Schmidt felt tired last winter, more tired than a 21-year-old college athlete should be.

  • ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015 AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, June 12, 2015 photo, Martin Meltzer stands in his office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Meltzer has made predictions on pandemic flu, smallpox, and other contagious diseases. Experts call the work "modeling." Only a few hundreds U.S. scientists do this kind of work seriously, and many of them regard Meltzer as the most famous, and infamous, disease modeler at the CDC. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    CDC’s top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

    ATLANTA (AP) — Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.

  • In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw is doused as he takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a preseason NFL football game between the Titans and the Minnesota Vikings in Nashville, Tenn. Shaw, diagnosed with ALS in April 2014, is helping revive the challenge with the ALS Association hoping to turn August 2015 into an annual fundraiser similar to October represents breast cancer awareness month. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers.

  • In this March 7, 2015 file photo, a health worker, right, cleans a man's arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine  in Conakry, Guinea. An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday, July 31, 2015. There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has so far killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since the world’s biggest outbreak began last year.  (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File)

    Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

    LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

  • This July 27, 2015 aerial photo, shows Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Construction is underway on a project to cap a pipe that long spewed raw sewage into the marina, the starting place for the Olympic sailing events. Yet Associated Press testing of the marina's water quality found it laden with sewage viruses. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio’s filth

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • In this July 14, 2015 photo, beachgoers wade into the waters of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Associated Press analysis of water quality found not one water venue safe for swimming or boating in Rio's waters. Over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries are expected to compete in next year's Summer Olympics. Hundreds of them will be sailing in the waters near Marina da Gloria in Guanabara Bay; swimming off Copacabana Beach; and canoeing and rowing on the brackish waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    AP Investigation: Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) participates in a drill at NFL football training camp Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.