• This Oct. 1, 2014, file photo shows a black-footed ferret peeking out of a tube after being brought to a ranch near Williams, Ariz. The endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets Tuesday, July 26, 2016, near Meeteetse, Wyo. Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

    Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

    MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.

  • CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER TO RANDALL BENTON - Six-year-old Ethan Dean, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at two weeks old, rides in a waste truck as his wish to be a garbage man came true for a day in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he got to experience what it's like to be a garbage truck driver, riding in a real garbage truck through downtown Sacramento, collecting trash and recyclables, just like he's always wanted. (Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee via AP)

    Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house.

  • In this image released by Open Road Films, former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, left, appears with his son Rivers, right, and wife Michel in a scene from the documentary "Gleason." The film follows Gleason and his wife, Michel, into the maelstrom of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, as the couple adjusts to their fluctuating reality and makes way for their son, Rivers. (Open Road Films via AP)

    Review: In artful documentary ‘Gleason,’ a hero battles ALS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He’d launch himself down the field with seemingly no regard for his own well-being.

  • This June 8, 2012 file photo shows soul singer Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performing during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Jones is the focus of a new documentary, "Miss Sharon Jones!" that captures the stark difference between life on and off stage for the dynamic soul singer most often compared to James Brown. In 2013, Jones was diagnosed with stage-two pancreatic cancer. The film documents her transformation into cancer patient and, ultimately, back into a full-throated force. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

    The show goes on for cancer-stricken Sharon Jones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Preparing to go on stage for the first time in months after intensive rounds of chemotherapy, an atypically nervous Sharon Jones sat backstage at New York’s Beacon Theatre, clutching a cup and shaking.

  • Mariners SS Marte has mono, is headed for disabled

    TORONTO (AP) — Seattle Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

  • In this image released by Open Road Films, former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, left, appears with his son Rivers, right, and wife Michel in a scene from the documentary "Gleason." The film follows Gleason and his wife, Michel, into the maelstrom of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, as the couple adjusts to their fluctuating reality and makes way for their son, Rivers. (Open Road Films via AP)

    In ‘Gleason,’ a football star with ALS finds a new purpose

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the opening moments of the documentary “Gleason,” the celebrated New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason talks to the camera with a not-yet-occupied crib behind him. He has just learned that he has ALS. Soon the symptoms will take over. Preparing for what’s coming, Gleason tells his unborn son that he wants to give him “as much of myself as I possibly can while I still can.”

  • Zika carrier mosquito found in 4 New Mexico counties

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A species of mosquito that is capable of transmitting the Zika virus has been found in a fourth New Mexico county.

  • A member of the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District handles a fish that eats mosquito larvae on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The fish will be placed ponds and other standing water in places like abandoned pools. Mosquito abatement teams in Salt Lake City are stepping up efforts to trap and test mosquitoes and kill larvae following the discovery of a unique Zika case that has health investigators trying to figure how the man got the virus. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Mosquito control officials: Even Zika suspicions are costly

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida mosquito control officials worry they won’t be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first mosquito-borne case in the U.S. is near.

  • Nadja Mayerle with the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District looks at a mosquito Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood. Exactly how the disease was transmitted is still a mystery, though the person has since recovered.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    CDC probing possible first Zika case from US mosquito bite

    MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida are investigating whether the Zika infection of a woman in the Miami area could be the first transmission of the virus from a mosquito bite in the continental United States.

  • In this photo provided by Science Translational Medicine, PET scans taken at the Yale PET Center show the density of connections between nerve cells, called synapses, in a healthy living brain. Yale researchers developed a way to picture synapses in a living brain, something that until now has been studied mostly during autopsies. (Science Translational Medicine via AP)

    New technique opens window into how brain cells communicate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The brain’s nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those connections are linked to disorders like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Now Yale University researchers have developed a way to picture synapses in living brains.