• Red Wings put Johan Franzen on long-term injury reserve

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have put forward Johan Franzen on long-term injury reserve because of concussion-like symptoms.

  • NC State guard Terry Henderson has ankle surgery

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State officials say that guard Terry Henderson has had surgery on his injured right ankle.

  • In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Misty Copeland attends the 25th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, announced Thursday, Nov. 19, that Copeland’s “Ballerina Body” is scheduled for 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Dancer Misty Copeland writing health-and-fitness book

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dancer Misty Copeland is working on a health-and-fitness book.

  • In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, former NFL football player Kevin Turner, right, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, listens during testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing regarding concussions and the long term effects of brain related sports injuries in Washington. The NFL will ask a U.S. appeals court to uphold a potential $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    NFL set to defend $1B concussion settlement amid appeals

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former players appealing the NFL’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries asked a court on Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football.

  • Olga Deacon, who has dementia, recalls to her granddaughter, Chris Boyce, that her brothers fought in World War II in front of a memory wall, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at The Easton Home in Easton, Pa. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasingly using sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memory in people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Using sight and sound to trigger dementia patients’ memories

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

  • Texas leading rusher Foreman to have finger surgery

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas tailback and leader rusher D’Onta Foreman will have surgery on his right pinkie and his status is uncertain for the Longhorns’ next game against Texas Tech on Thanksgiving, coach Charlie Strong said Wednesday.

  • Exchange defends efforts to reach uninsured New Mexicans

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of New Mexicans without health insurance has been steadily dropping, but officials with the state health insurance exchange told lawmakers Wednesday that cultural and geographic barriers are standing in the way of reaching those who have yet to enroll for coverage.

  • In this Nov. 2, 2015 photo, 30-year-old Bhagwati Chauhan, who gave birth to a Canadian couple's child on Oct. 27, touches the 9-month pregnant belly of 35-year-old Chandrika Makwana, who is carrying twins for an American couple, at the Akanksha Clinic, one of the most organized clinics in the surrogacy business, in Anand, India. Chauhan, whose husband died recently, plans to use the money she will earn as a surrogate to buy a house and send her son to school. The Indian government recently banned surrogate services for foreigners and ordered fertility clinics to stop the practice of hiring Indian women to bear children for them. (AP Photo/Allison Joyce)

    Surrogates feel hurt by India’s ban on foreign customers

    NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers.