• Taso hospital ER evacuated after patient dies from poison

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico hospital’s emergency room has had to be sealed off after a patient consumed a fatal dose of prairie dog poison.

  • SEC to honor Slive with Prostate Cancer Awareness Games

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference teams will hold Prostate Cancer Awareness Games throughout September on all 14 member campuses to honor former Commissioner Mike Slive.

  • In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, laboratory technician Mohamed SK Sesay, who contracted and survived Ebola but saw many of his colleagues die and now has joint and muscle pains and loss of sight, speaks to an Associated Press reporter in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials seeking to determine how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them, with the World Health Organization calling it an emergency within an emergency. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them.

  • Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, center, visits with two men after he presented his health care plan, during a visit to Cass Screw Machine Products, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Walker’s health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Scott Walker’s plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law hinges on what many see as a nearly insurmountable obstacle — getting 60 votes in the Senate.

  • Sky sign 14-year-old with cerebral palsy to fulfill wish

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky has signed a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy to a one-day contract to fulfill her dream of being a professional basketball player.

  • Crew members work on cars during practice for the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    SMI owner Bruton Smith treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports Inc. executive chairman Bruton Smith revealed Friday that he was treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in June and used this weekend’s races at Bristol Motor Speedway as motivation during his recovery.

  • U of Illinois seeks to dismiss soccer player’s lawsuit

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is asking a judge to dismiss a former soccer player’s lawsuit alleging she was improperly cleared to play after a concussion.

  • Sanford donates $2M to NSU, becomes sports medicine provider

    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health is making a $2 million donation to Northern State University and becoming the exclusive sports medicine provider for the school’s athletes.

  • Employees of Rio de Janeiro's water and sewage utility work on a sewage collection system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Head of the utility, Jorge Briard, has acknowledged "problems" with the city's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay but insisted the Olympic city will eventually reach its goal of collecting and treating all the waste currently dumped into the waterway. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Head of Rio’s water utility sees ‘problems’ in Olympic bay

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of Rio de Janeiro’s water utility has acknowledged “problems” with the city’s sewage-filled Guanabara Bay but insisted the Olympic city will eventually reach its goal of collecting and treating all the waste currently dumped into the waterway.

  • Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Carter announced that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes." (AP Photo/Phil Skinner)

    As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he will step back from his humanitarian work and surround himself with his family as he undergoes three months of treatment for melanoma cancer.