• In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

    Updated: 8:30 pm

  • In this Saturday, May 21, 2016 photo, a vendor combs another woman's hair next to a water canal full of rubbish, fertile ground for mosquito-borne diseases, near a street market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti’s government has stepped up fumigation and public service announcements about the importance of getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds, but mosquito control is minimal compared to more developed nations. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika

    MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

    Updated: 9:08 pm

  • Australian leader’s poll numbers sag 2 weeks into campaign

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity dipped slightly in a poll published Monday two weeks into what appears to be a tight campaign ahead of July 2 general elections.

  • In this Aug. 16, 2007, photo provided by Cynthia Wilson, Reba Golden stands outside Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Golden died on the operating table there the next day during what should have been a routine spinal surgery. Like several other spinal surgery patients before her, Golden died after her surgeon injected bone cement into her spine and some of the material leaked into her blood stream, causing massive clotting. Also like the other patients, Golden was never told that the bone cement was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (Cynthia Wilson via AP)

    Bone cement company accused of experimenting on humans

    SEATTLE (AP) — Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on the operating table.

  • This May 2012 photo provided by Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program shows saltmarsh sparrows in their coastal habitat. Scientists say the population of the birds, which live in coastal areas from Maine to Virginia, is declining. (Kate Ruskin/Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program via AP)

    East Coast’s saltmarsh sparrow disappearing, scientists say

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The saltmarsh sparrow is disappearing from its home on the East Coast and could be headed for extinction in as little as 50 years, say scientists whose work could help protect the little birds.

  • In this photo taken on Aug, 2006, dead trees lie on the ground in the Bialowieza National Park, a protected part of the Bialowieza Forest in eastern Poland. Poland’s government has sparked a conflict with scientists and conservationists with a plan to significantly increase logging in the Bialowieza Forest, the best preserved relic of an ancient forest that once covered the lowlands of Europe and Russia. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)

    Fate of primeval forest in balance as Poland plans logging

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam beneath towering oak trees up to 600 years old.

  • In this Dec. 21, 2012 file photo a Tasmanian devil called Big John growls from the confines of his new tree house as he makes his first appearance at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The Tasmanian devil is an endangered species due to a mysterious disease that has slashed their numbers in Tasmania's wilderness by as much as 90 percent since it was discovered two decades ago. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania

    TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia (AP) — Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you’ll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials’ existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way.

  • In this May 28, 2014 file photo European Space Agency's astronaut Alexander Gerst, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, waves during inspection of his space suit prior to the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

    Mars is within reach, says German tapped for space command

    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Humans could set foot on Mars within decades if they wanted to, according to the German astronaut who has been tapped to become his country’s first commander of the International Space Station.

  • In this July 26, 1956 file photo, the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria keels far over to starboard before sinking 225 feet to the bottom of the Atlantic 45 miles off Nantucket Island, Mass. Nearly six decades after the Andrea Doria slammed into another ocean liner, killing 46 people, explorers are preparing to do what 16 others have lost their lives attempting: get a fresh glimpse of the wreckage on the sea floor. Everett, Washington-based OceanGate will use a five-person submarine in June 2016 to get high-definition video and 3-D sonar images of the shipwreck.  (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

    Explorers plan June mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck

    BOSTON (AP) — Nearly six decades after 46 people died when the Andrea Doria sank to the sea floor following a violent collision with another ocean liner south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, explorers are preparing to do what 16 people have lost their lives attempting: get a good look at the wreckage.

  • Traveling video-makers off track with selfies in Yellowstone

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In the latest episode of tourists disturbing wildlife and sensitive geological sites in a national park, a group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water for walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, snapping selfies and dipping a hand into water that can reach the boiling point.