• New Mexico insurance regulators urge caution on Trump order

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico insurance regulars are warning that consumers may need to be more vigilant as they buy health coverage in the future, under President Donald Trump’s executive order for cheaper and less-regulated health plans for individuals.

  • Plague cases double in Madagascar as treatment center sent

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment center to the island nation.

  • Panthers await word on Kuechly in concussion protocol

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly is back in the concussion protocol. And that could leave a big hole at the heart of the Panthers’ defense.

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

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  • Valerie Harper back on screen despite cancer struggle

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is what a tough cookie Valerie Harper is: Despite her prolonged fight against cancer, she accepted the demanding role of a woman with Alzheimer’s to draw attention to the disease.

  • Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days

    ROME (AP) — An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead of having to use vacation days.

  • Documentary about anxiety taps a world-class athlete

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about anxiety argues that everyone suffers from stress and social fear. And, to make their point, the filmmakers have enlisted as Exhibit A the most decorated Olympian in history.

  • Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in ocean

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A sea turtle that swallowed more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line has been released in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina’s coast after undergoing surgery.

  • Fans asked to give blood after Russian hockey player hurt

    OMSK, Russia (AP) — A Russian hockey team has asked fans to give blood to help a player who was badly hurt during a game.

  • Boyle is not alone in fighting cancer and playing hockey

    When Phil Kessel got over the initial shock of being diagnosed with cancer and had surgery, he asked doctors, “When can I play?”