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Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter

In this photo made Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Louise Troh is handed her two-week-old grandniece Tyra Glekiah from her niece Angnes Glekiah at  Troh's home in Dallas. The fiancee of the first Ebola victim in the U.S. hopes her memoir provides some resolution to a story that spanned two decades, from Africa to a Dallas hospital.   Troh wrote “My Spirit Took You In” with a former journalist. It will be released next week. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS (AP) — The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved.

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Lawyer: Duerson family to appeal NFL concussion settlement

In this Sept. 18, 2007 file photo, former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, a trustee for the Burt Bell/Pete Rozell NFL Player Retirement Plan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The family of the late NFL safety plans to appeal terms of a class-action concussion settlement that was announced Wednesday, April 22, 2015, "sooner rather than later." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of the late NFL safety Dave Duerson plans to appeal terms of this week’s class-action concussion settlement “sooner rather than later.”

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English soccer pauses to remember deadly 1985 Bradford fire

In this May 11, 1985 file photo, a police officer runs past the blazing main stand at Bradford City's Valley Parade football ground in Bradford, England. It’s approaching 30 years since Valley Parade, Bradford’s home ground, became an inferno. Fifty-six spectators died and 265 were injured when a fire broke out and engulfed a wooden main stand holding about 3,500 fans during the team’s final match of the season against Lincoln. (PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

BRADFORD, England (AP) — High up in the corner of the stadium, draped over dozens of seats and hidden from the spring sunshine, a message on a giant England flag reads: “You’ll Never Walk Alone. May 11th 1985. RIP.”

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‘Concern’ about appeals of NFL concussion case settlement

In this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) reacts after a defensive play during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

It’s been four years since lawsuits connected to concussions were first filed against the NFL, and even now that a settlement agreement finally has been approved by a federal judge, none of the hundreds of millions of dollars available to thousands of former players will be paid until any appeals are heard — and, after that, until claims are assessed.

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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, center, talks to teammates on the sidelined during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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