• 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.

  • In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, Jeff Gordon climbs into his car before the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss two more races as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will replace him at Indianapolis and Pocono. The announcement came Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from Hendrick Motorsports, which said Earnhardt has not been cleared by doctors to drive.  (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

    Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard in surprising return

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis and Pocono may not be the only stops on Jeff Gordon’s comeback tour.

  • Officials release updated Eat Safe Fish Guides for Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials have released the 2016 editions of Michigan’s regional Eat Safe Fish Guides.

  • 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.

  • This photo combo shows signage for health insurers Humana Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp., and Anthem Inc. On Thursday, July 21, 2016, federal regulators said they are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they get. The Department of Justice said that the combinations of Aetna and Humana and Anthem and Cigna would hurt competition that restrains the price of coverage and reduce benefits, among other drawbacks. (AP Photo)

    Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.

  • 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.

  • In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, police officers patrol the Grand Place in central Brussels. Between terror attacks, Zika and mass shootings, there's lots of bad news about popular destinations around the world. Where does that leave travelers who may want to stay home instead of going through with a trip? It depends on the circumstances. Cancel-for-any-reason insurance is expensive to buy but provides refunds if you change your mind about a trip. Standard trip insurance may also cover cancellations to a destination hit by terrorism for a period of days following an attack. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

    Can insurance help if you cancel a trip out of fear?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spooked by headlines about Zika, terrorism and mass shootings? Maybe the news is so bad you’re ready to cancel your vacation and stay home. But can you recoup what you paid for flights, lodging, car rentals and tours?