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Many children require quickly from a concussion, but some have much more severe symptoms. Competitive sports are a major source of injury.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:52

When a child suffers a concussion, it's very hard to tell if the brain injury will cause long-term problems. An experimental test that looks for bits of genetic material in spit might help.

The Georgia Dome implodes during a scheduled demolition Monday. The stadium played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, two Super Bowls and Atlanta Falcons home games.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:10

The stadium, which has been around since 1992 and played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, saw its final hours Monday morning. Watch the storied building come down in a planned implosion.

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:12

Also: Zimbabwe's leader ignores a call to resign; an Argentine submarine is still missing; and actor Jeffrey Tambor may leave 'Transparent' over sexual harassment allegations.

Jana Novotná unloads a backhand during the finals of the 1997 Chase Championships, which she ultimately won. Novotna, who also would go on to win Wimbledon in 1998, died Sunday at age 49.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 06:47

The Czech star won the singles Wimbledon title, 16 doubles Grand Slams and three Olympic medals. The Women's Tennis Association said the Hall of Famer died Sunday "after a long battle with cancer."

Neighborhoods and mobile home parks in Tulsa after the Arkansas River flooded in October 1986.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:43

For decades, Tulsa planned carefully and imposed regulations to prevent the kind of devastating floods that used to make national headlines. Now other cities are noticing.

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can whip up stress and squabbles, too.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:43

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.

Emily Blair, a medical assistant at the Colon, Stomach and Liver Center in Lansdowne, Va., takes a blood pressure reading for Robert Koenen. New guidelines say that patients should have their arm resting on a surface while taking a reading and both feet should be placed flat on the ground.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:43

New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here's how to increase the odds of getting it right.

Yerianne Roldán and Zuleyka Avila are both seniors at Colonial High School in Orlando, scrambling to readjust their plans for college.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:00

As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my college plans? That's especially scary for seniors, as application deadlines loom.

"Pumpkin", one of two turkeys pardoned by President George W. Bush in 2008. President Trump will participate in his first turkey pardoning ceremony Tuesday.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:00

The president pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has teased that he could pardon others and this week, the week of Thanksgiving, he will again.

Kenyan Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga presides during the judgement of election-related petitions in Nairobi on Monday.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 02:58

A six-judge panel unanimously dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote that was boycotted by the opposition led by rival Raila Odinga.

German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel, stands with leading members of her party, as she speaks to the media after preliminary coalition talks collapsed on Sunday.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 01:35

Meetings in the wake of September's election have left the German chancellor empty-handed. Without a deal, her government could collapse, with Germany potentially forced into new elections.

The conning tower of the ARA San Juan submarine shown as the vessel is being delivered to the Argentine Navy after an extensive refit in Buenos Aires, in May 2014.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 01:27

The ARA San Juan disappeared last week off the coast of Patagonia. Argentine officials say that they can't confirm that satellite signals received over the weekend came from the sub.

Charles Manson (center), seen during a parole hearing in California in 1986.
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:16

The murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people in a span of two nights gave Manson a unique and infamous position in the American cultural imagination.

Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che ripped into Al Franken during the Weekend Update portion of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>.
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:31

"I know this photo looks bad. But, remember, it also is bad," said Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost of the image appearing to show Franken groping a sleeping woman.

A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga throws back a canister of tear gas toward riot police during running battles with police in Kibera Slums in Nairobi, on Sunday.
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:39

At least four people were killed overnight into Sunday in what the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, called "state-sponsored thuggery."


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