• Theresa Sarea, of New York City, center, is helped to stand up on her prosthesis as she speaks to the Amputee Coalition during a protest against a change in Medicare payment policy for lower limb prosthetics including artificial feet, in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they’ll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 photo, Syrian girl Salam Rashid, 14, who lost both of her legs below the knee in 2012 in a tank shell attack, poses for a picture at the MSF Hospital for Specialized Reconstructive Surgery in Amman, Jordan. The international charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) officially inaugurates in Amman next month its new reconstructive surgery hospital for war victims, which it says is unique in the region. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast’s war-wounded

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East’s multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned in a car bomb explosion.

  • Player’s cancer fight inspires high school football team

    DANVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Kane Hogan’s life changed in an instant late last January.

  • United States' Aries Merritt competes in a men’s 110m hurdles round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    After worlds, kidney transplant awaits hurdler Aries Merritt

    BEIJING (AP) — No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there’s an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.