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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon practices before an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears in Cleveland. Gordon said in a statement Thursday, Sept 29, 2016, that he’s entering a rehab facility to “gain full control of my life.”  (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Suspended Browns WR Gordon entering rehab on brink of return

Josh Gordon isn't going back on the field until he gets a tighter grip on his life. The suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver, whose talent has been little more than a tease for several years as he battled personal demons, said Thursday he's entering rehab and putting his promising NFL ...

Emergency officials stand outside of the Hoboken Terminal following a train crash, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Hoboken, N.J. A commuter train crashed into the rail station during the morning rush hour, causing serious damage. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station

A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented the tragedy. People pulled ...

Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking Knott's Berry Farm to reopen a Halloween horror attraction that was closed after mental health advocates said it was insensitive to the mentally ill. The virtual reality attraction was shut down this week at Knott's in Buena Park, California's Great America ...

This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 photo provided by a passenger who was on the train when it crashed shows wreckage at the Hoboken, N.J. rail station. The commuter train barreled into the station during the morning rush hour, coming to a halt in a covered area between the station's indoor waiting area and the platform. (AP Photo)

The Latest: Train crash victim's ex-employer 'saddened'

The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A former employer of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed at a station says it's "profoundly saddened" by her death. Fabiola Bittar de Kroon worked for ...

Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom

A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions. Scientists linked the large patch of warm ocean water, nicknamed the "blob," ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, a worker from the Ministry of Health sprays mosquito insecticide fog in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a day after two new Zika virus infection cases were detected in the country. On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region. The advisory targets travel to Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries

U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region. The advisory issued Thursday targets travel to Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The Centers for Disease Control ...

In this photo taken April 5, 2016, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients. Barrasso said “The administration should end this illegal scheme immediately, and focus on providing relief from the burdens of this law.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday. The opinion from the Government Accountability Office is a setback for the White House and bolsters Republican complaints that ...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, trader James Dresch, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Energy stocks led most markets higher on Thursday, Sept. 29, after OPEC nations reached a preliminary deal to cut oil production for the first time in eight years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses

U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions. Stocks were slightly lower in morning trading, and they fell hard at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time ...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2001 file photo, a crop dusting plane from Blair Air Service dusts cotton crops in Lemoore, Calif. California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday. Crop dusters flying over fields, air-blasters spraying orchards and fumigants that risk blowing ...

Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals

Medicare is setting new goals for keeping hospitalized patients safe and reducing readmissions after patients are discharged. Hospitalization can be hazardous to your health, with risks like medication errors, falls and infections. And a lack of follow-through after patients are discharged can sometimes land them right back in the hospital. ...

Members of the Knesset guard carry the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Peres died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke. He was 93. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The Latest: Bill Clinton, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with former U.S. President Bill Clinton ahead of the funeral for former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Netanyahu said it was a ...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers are venting outrage these days over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it may want to look in the mirror. Republican and Democratic-controlled Congresses, and presidents of both parties, may have set the stage for the startling prices that now have consumers on edge.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but lawmakers and presidents of both parties may have set the stage for the startling prices that have consumers on edge. As the proverb says: Physician, heal thyself. In the last 13 years, Congress passed major legislation that expanded taxpayer-financed coverage ...

Jessi Kneeland Recaps the First Season of GreatistYou

Welcome to GreatistYou, a new social experiment where we see what happens when five people decide to change their health—and broadcast their journeys for everyone to see. Four goals, five contestants, and six weeks to crush said goals for the promise of a better life (oh, and $1,000!). The first ...

Hey GQ, Women Are More Than Arm Candy for Rock Climbers

GQ is getting lots of flack for a photoshoot of "three premier climbers and a couple of cute friends" (what a nice way to refer to women!) at Joshua Tree National Park. The bikini-clad women are mere accessories to the men scaling the sides of boulders. Thankfully, gear company Outdoor ...

A Golden Ticket That Fast Tracks A Drug Through The FDA

Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics won a big victory when its $300,000 muscular dystrophy drug was recently approved, but the company had other reasons to celebrate, too. They were also awarded the drug world’s equivalent of a Willy Wonka golden ticket. The ticket, known as a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher, ...

Herbal supplement maker agrees to quality control measures

New York's attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with an herbal supplement maker to implement new quality control measures to confirm the authenticity of its products. The settlement with Long Island-based NBTY follows agreements by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) with GNC and Nature's Way. His office ...

Identical girl triplets born in Poland are doing well

A spokeswoman for a hospital in southwestern Poland says extremely rare identical girl triplets were born earlier this month through a cesarean section and are doing well. Justyna Marcinska of the gynecology center in Opole said Thursday that the monozygotic sisters — Amelia, Laura and Olivia — were born Sept. ...

UnitedHealth And University Of California To Forge Unique Alliance

The nation’s largest health insurer and the University of California Health system are joining forces to create a new health plan option for employers and expand research into patient data. Under the 10-year partnership unveiled Thursday, UnitedHealth Group Inc. and the UC system will form an accountable care organization that ...

FILE- In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, a doctor feeds a malnourished child at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don’t respond quickly, the U.N. Children’s Fund is warning. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: UN

As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don't respond quickly, the U.N. Children's Fund is warning. That's far more than the 20,000 people killed in the seven-year Islamic uprising. The severity of malnutrition levels and high number ...

How Being a Photographer Helped Me Accept My Body, Flaws and All

I’m a freelance photographer, meaning the majority of my job is taking pictures of people who are not used to having their photo taken. I hear it all: “You can retouch me to look 10 years younger, right?” a stunning 30-year-old woman asks sarcastically. “Can you smooth out my wrinkles?” ...

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