• Panthers LB Kuechly to miss Bears game; Benjamin to play

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will miss Carolina’s game against the Chicago Bears while in the concussion protocol. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil are expected to start.

  • Buffalo Bills sign receiver Deonte Thompson

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have restocked their injury-thinned offense by signing receiver Deonte Thompson.

  • Construction done for Detroit River school ship dock, pier

    TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — Construction has been completed for a school ship dock and fishing pier at the gateway to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

  • In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar’s capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned.