FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S. However, Food and Drug Administration officials acknowledged...

Before The GOP Can Debate, Fox Will Say Who Makes The Cut

CLEVELAND (AP) — The debate awaits, but first: Who’s in and who’s out? Fox News on Tuesday evening will announce the 10 Republican White House hopefuls who will take part in the first formal clash of the 2016 campaign, set for Thursday night in the crucial swing state...

Arena Football League

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ San Jose 56, Arizona 29 Orlando 64, Jacksonville 50 Cleveland 59, Spokane 42 Tampa Bay 38, Los Angeles 34 Portland 64, Las Vegas 33 Philadelphia 61, New Orleans 28 New Orleans at Jacksonville, 7 p.m....
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Jaguars have little hope of Justin Blackmon’s return

AP Photo/Sang Tan JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two years after Justin Blackmon’s last NFL practice, the Jacksonville Jaguars have all but given up on the suspended receiver. General manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday he’s pretty much lost hope Blackmon will...
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The Grand Slam bid is done; Jordan Spieth is not

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Jordan Spieth was on the 14th green and battling in conditions so severe the wind approached 40 mph. “They pulled us off the course,” he said. Spieth wasn’t talking about St. Andrews. This was Sunday at Whistling Straits, where he took...
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Polian follows unconventional route on road to Hall of Fame

AP Photo/Darron Cummings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian relied on simple, solid principles to build winners. He went from successful general manager to Hall of Fame executive by developing one more trait: becoming an astute salesman. After persuading Buffalo coach Marv...
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Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain

AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he’s as popular as Pope Francis – or so it would seem. The socialist South American leader...

Court upholds $96M award to Chevron in dispute with Ecuador

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a $96 million arbitration award to Chevron Corp. stemming from a 1990s-era oil contract dispute with the government of Ecuador. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected...
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Invite young people into the Cecil conversation with books

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of an American bow hunter continues to generate outrage around the world, but bringing kids into the conversation may require some finesse. That’s where books come in. Many exist to feed the...
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Willis, Stewart, Lively among cast for Allen’s next film

AP Photo/Thibault Camus NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively are among the stars of Woody Allen’s next film. Allen announced the cast for his latest film Tuesday. The not-yet-titled movie will begin shooting this month in New York and Los...