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Clinton, Trump face challenges at debate
The Democratic nominee has to prove she can be trusted, and her GOP opponent must show depth.

Suspect in deadly mall shooting in custody
A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a shopping center about 60 miles north of Seattle, killing five people.

Young girl among 8 wounded in Baltimore shooting
Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people, including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street, police said.

Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting
The department provides bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scotts shooting.

Charlotte police to release shooting video
The department will provide bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scotts shooting.

New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton
The Times calls Trump "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history."

Why Kaine is worried about Trump
The Democratic vice presidential nominee says he's worried about Trump's 'bromance' with Putin.

Trump employs unconventional debate prep
Experts think Donald Trump is putting himself at a disadvantage by skipping full-length mock debates.

Apocalyptic scene as Aleppo is bombarded
The rebel-held Syrian city is reduced to rubble under bombardment from government and Russian forces.

How N.Y. bombing shows FBI challenges
Although flagged by officials, its unclear whether Ahmad Khan Rahami should have stayed on the FBIs radar.

Family mourns Ohio teen shot by police
The friends and family of Tyre King gathered at the First Church of God in Columbus on Saturday.

For black community, Charlotte is fake Oz
To protesters in downtown Charlotte, N.C., home is a world away from glimmering skyscrapers.

Insights from Trump's original apprentice
Louise Sunshines time with Trump, which ended in a messy departure, showed a distinct pattern.

Best debate moments of Clinton and Trump
She handled a crisp jab from then-candidate Barack Obama; he took on Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz simultaneously.

Deadly shooting at Washington state mall
A gunman remains at large after four women and a man were fatally shot at a shopping mall north of Seattle.

4 dead in Washington state mall shooting
A gunman remains at large after four women were fatally shot at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle.

4 dead in Washington state mall shooting
A gunman remains at large after four women were fatally shot at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle.

‘This is a test for us in our community’
Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., hold their largest gathering since resident Ahmad Rahami was arrested in connection to the bombings.

Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill, triggers fight
The presidents rejection of the popular but controversial legislation sets up what is likely to be a successful vote to override his veto.

Ted Cruz backs Trump after bitter primary
The Texas senator has announced his support for the Republican nominee, dropping his long-time opposition.

Trump adviser has Kremlin ties?
U.S. intelligence officials are trying to determine if a Trump adviser is talking with senior Russian officials.

Chelsea Manning sentenced to solitary
The U.S. soldier, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, is punished for attempting suicide.

Charlotte officer in the national spotlight
Brentley Vinson, 26, is on administrative leave after he shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.

Video shows deadly Charlotte shooting
The wife of Keith Lamont Scott can be heard repeatedly telling officers her husband is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot.

Clinton aide received immunity from FBI
Cheryl Mills was granted a deal in exchange for her cooperation in the private-email-server case, a GOP congressman says.

Rahami's father says son had 'become bad'
The father of Ahmad Khan Rahami says his sons personality changed after a trip a few years ago.

Trump quotes at center of new Clinton ad
The new ad shows girls looking in the mirror as the Republican candidate comments on womens appearances.

The Last 100 Days: Obama's long list of 'firsts'
President Obama is wrapping up his eight years in the White House with a lot of "firsts."

Congressman: Protesters 'hate white people'
A GOP lawmaker from North Carolina says protesters in Charlotte are angry "because white people are successful and theyre not."

Tulsa cop who fatally shot unarmed man charged
Prosecutors file manslaughter charges against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

Burke Ramsey to sue CBS over documentary
"The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey" suggested that Burke was responsible for his sisters death in 1996.

Legendary oil tycoon’s case for Trump
T. Boone Pickens said Obama has "been a complete loser for energy" and that he isn’t hopeful about Clinton either.

CDC: Zika still a big threat to U.S.
CDC director Tom Frieden recommends pregnant women and their partners take caution while traveling within Miami-Dade County.

Why Charlotte chief won't release shooting video
Charlottes police chief says the video wont be immediately released to the public.

Clinton's awkward 'Between Two Ferns' chat
"How does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself, weak?,” comedian Zach Galifianakis asked the former secretary of state.

President Obama's mockery propel Trump into race?
The presidents ridiculing of Trump at a 2011 gala may have been a transformative moment, a new "Frontline" documentary suggests.

Charlotte protests take violent turn
Officials say a man is critically injured, not dead, during a night of unrest following the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

IRS chief tries to fend off impeachment
John Koskinen admits to making statements about missing emails that proved to be wrong but says hes shouldnt lose his job.

Fed statement: Hold on interest rates
But for the first time in nearly two years, there were three dissents to the Feds statement.

Crutcher's father: 'The most devastating thing'
The Rev. Joey Crutcher reacts to the fatal shooting of his son, Terence, by a police officer in Tulsa, Okla.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

Fish and seafood recipes
How much fish and seafood should you eat each week? What are some good recipes?

Inside the new Dietary Guidelines: Fish and other seafood
Jennifer LaRue Huget explains how best to incorporate the new dietary guidelines on seafood into your diet.

Parenting an overweight child can be difficult
Should they intervene early and practice a form of benign neglect, hoping that the baby fat will melt away as a child grows?

Type 2 diabetes surges in people younger than 20
U.S. cases in those under 20 have grown from almost zero to tens of thousands in just over a decade.

Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together
Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together.

Wisconsin's health-care fight illustrates challenges as states change leadership
After President Obama signed the nation's health-care overhaul into law, Wisconsin made more headway than virtually anywhere else in the country at preparing to carry the statute out. Then a Republican governor came to power and changed all that.

Drums Alive: Feel the beat, feel the burn
Could Drums Alive be the next Zumba? Vicky Hallett explores Baltimore's latest exercise craze.

Top green vegetables for your health -- and St. Patrick's Day
Get in the spirit with these top five green vegetables.

Fear is potent risk of Japanese nuclear crisis
The psychological impact of Japanese nuclear crisis could turn out to be significant

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Radiation exposure poses range of potential health problems for Japanese
Among other things, radiation from nuclear power plants could increase cancer rates for decades.

Nurses' strike cost Washington Hospital Center $6 million
Washington Hospital Center spent about $6 million to hire 600 temporary nurses, beef up security and cover other costs during last week's nurses' strike and subsequent lockout at the region's largest hospital, hospital officials said.

Report reveals steep increase in war amputations last fall
The majority of American soldiers undergoing amputation for war wounds last fall lost more than one limb, according to data presented Tuesday to the Defense Health Board, a committee of experts that advises the Defense Department on medical matters.

More information about ranch dressing
The original, handmade batches of buttermilk dressing were made in the mid-1950s by Steve Henson at his Hidden Valley Ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif. Buttermilk is now the sixth ingredient in the Hidden Valley full-fat dressing, after soybean oil, water, egg yolk, sugar and salt; it's third on t...

March madness? A basketball league that doesn't keep score
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax watching women in their 40s, 50s and 60s play two games of full-court basketball. These were rec-league ballplayers, but there was nothing casual about the games. They played organized zone defense. A ref in black and wh...

Ranch dressing: How good is it for you?
Is ranch dressing the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables?

Milestones in the eradication of smallpox
With officials debating whether to destroy the remaining specimens of the pathogen, here is a look at notable dates in smallpox history:

Should last remaining known smallpox virus die?
Intense debate rages over whether to destroy the remaining laboratory specimens of the smallpox virus.

Smart food choices can cut excess sugar and empty calories from your diet
The average U.S. adult consumes about a half-cup of added sugar a day, which amounts to roughly 355 nutritionally empty calories.

Paperbacks discuss antidepressants and technology's role in marriage
Irving Kirsch's describes "The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth." Spouses Edward M. Hallowell and Sue George Hallowell explain how technology leaves people "Married to Distraction."

Children seem to gain extra weight after having their tonsils removed
A study analyzes data from nine studies, involving 795 children who had a tonsillectomy, with or without adenoid removal, before they turned 18.

Vitamin D deficiency may be a factor in development of allergies
Young people low in Vitamin D may be more prone to allergies, according to a new study.

Doctor-owned centers spark criticism, scrutiny
When Kenneth Baker found out he had prostate cancer, his urologist detailed his options: The 84-year-old was too old for surgery, but he could pick from two forms of radiation or simply wait to see if he really needed treatment.

Health insurers offer patients the option of paying extra for higher-priced care
When consumers and employers pick health plans, some increasingly are being offered a trade-off these days: They can get a hefty break on their premiums if they agree to pay more out-of-pocket when they use certain high-cost providers in their network or if they cut those providers out of their n...

Hospital, union brace for nurses' strike
Managers at Washington Hospital Center and the nurses union are bracing for a planned strike Friday at the region's largest hospital, with managers flying in replacement nurses from all across the country and nurses seeking support from city officials.

Republicans shift focus to Medicaid complaints
A day after President Obama said he would support amending the health-care law so states can opt out of key provisions sooner, Republicans sought to shift the rhetorical battle back to an issue that would be largely unaffected by the president's proposal: the impact of the law's Medicaid requirem...

Can't judge an exercise book by its cover
Crack open a copy of "The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!" and you'll find a compilation of 619 moves designed to work every muscle in your body. If you thought you'd see anything all that different inside "The Women's Health Big Book of Ex...

How men and women exercise differently
No one wants to think she's a cliche. But it's time for me to recognize that when it comes to my gym behavior, that's exactly what I am: a cardio-loving woman who has to be forced to hoist a dumbbell.

The Checklist: Fitness and nutrition advice for March
March is my pudgiest month. Winter has made it challenging to get to the gym or outside for regular runs. But now spring is nigh (it officially starts March 20!), and shorts-wearing weather can't be far behind. So now's the time to start getting in shape for the warm months ahead. I will if you w...

Many Americans have poor health literacy
An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn't understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man flummoxed by an intake form in a doctor's office reflexively writes "no" to every question because he doesn't understand ...

D.C. Health Department issues measles alert
A woman infected with measles, a contagious and potentially dangerous disease, traveled through the District and Maryland after flying into Dulles International Airport, it was disclosed Monday.

Obama says he will support letting states opt out of health-care law earlier
President Obama told a group of governors Monday that he would support moving up the timetable in which states can opt out of the federal health care law, making a major concession to critics of the law.

Patients find plenty of health information on line, but not all of it is reliable
The Internet has no equal as an information storehouse. The trick is to know how to get right to a source of useful information and not waste time on Web sites that are biased, trying to sell you something or just plain wrong.

Medical Mysteries: A Teen's Swollen Ankle
Shortly after Thanksgiving 2009, 14-year-old old Abby Picard began complaining that her right ankle hurt. Her parents brushed it off, believing her discomfort was the result of her fondness for fashionable thin-soled sneakers and an extremely heavy backpack. "We thought nothing of it," recalled h...

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children in Prince George's County
At last, dentist Belinda Carver-Taylor was sitting in the new mobile dental clinic with a child before her. She had hoped for this day so long that now she could only shake her head.

Governors differ on extent of flexibility for Medicaid
Democratic and Republican governors, burdened by crushing budget pressures from Medicaid, said Sunday that federal officials should allow them more freedom to change eligibility rules and other aspects of the public health insurance program for the poor. But they displayed sharp ideological diffe...

The Checkup: More questions about cell phone safety
Are cell phones safe? That question has gotten a lot of attention, but so far, as my colleague pointed out on Monday, there has been no convincing evidence that those ubiquitous devices actually cause health problems. However, a new federal study may stir things up further, even though the bottom...

Obama administration asks states to cut costs without dropping Medicaid coverage
The Obama administration is deploying squadrons of in-house experts to help budget-strapped states figure out how to save money on Medicaid, the health program for the poor that has been a source of rising tensions between state capitals and Washington.

Whole grain and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
It's no secret that whole grains are good for us. They deliver way more nutrients per calorie than refined grains do, which just happens to fall in line with one of the major themes of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 (published by the U.S. Agriculture and Health and Human Services d...

Hospitals aim to reduce the number of patients readmitted after discharge
"Welcome back" are two words you'd really rather not hear at a hospital, especially if you've just been discharged. Yet one in five Medicare patients found themselves back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving it in 2003 and 2004, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medi...

I cannot tell a lie: Racing Presidents tryout isn't easy
I had to be Teddy. Nothing else would make sense. This is, after all, a fitness column, and any high school history student can tell you which U.S. president is most closely linked with "the life of strenuous endeavor," as Roosevelt liked to put it himself.

Flu season heats up
Don't let the warmer, brighter days fool you. Flu season is not over.

Fiber seems to be linked to a reduced risk of disease in people older than 50
THE QUESTION: Diets high in fiber have been shown to aid weight loss and help with digestive problems. Might fiber also offer other health benefits?

'Policy Review' essay covers PTSD; veteran benefits
How could a Veterans Administration rule making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to file disability claims be a bad thing? In a "Policy Review" essay called "PTSD's Diagnostic Trap," psychiatrist and Yale University School of Medicine lecturer Sally Satel argues that ful...

Bacteria's role in colon cancer, cystic fibrosis; burning paper to measure carbon
Here's a not-so-savory news flash: There are more bacterial cells living in our bodies than human cells. Researchers are learning how the balance of these bugs affects our health, but reaping the benefits of bacteria is not quite as simple as eating probiotic yogurt. That's the gist of "The Good,...

Google, Yahoo! BabelFish use math principles to translate documents online
Early one morning in 2007, Libby Casey was trying to do her laundry in a guesthouse in Reykjavik, Iceland. When she couldn't figure out how to use the washing machine, she opened up the instruction manual.

An insomniac learns to make the most of getting the least sleep
In the wee hours of the morning - or is it still night? - my eyes snap open and my mind races. What do I have to do today? What didn't I get done yesterday? Why did I get into that disagreement? Other nights, I am on a high wire, hovering between sleep and wakefulness and chewing over my next mov...

Can relaxation drinks put you to sleep?
Once, "relaxation beverages" consisted of alcohol, chamomile tea and warm milk. Now, the field includes a slew of new drinks promising a better night's sleep using such ingredients as melatonin, valerian root and - think turkey - tryptophan.

Women are more likely than men to give up sleep to care for children and others
Call it the real night shift - that noctural period when bleary-eyed adults leave warm beds to tend to the needs of sick kids, elderly parents, an ailing spouse or incontinent pet. So, who takes the night shift: Mom or Dad?

Free app adjusts color on monitors to prevent disruption of sleep cycle
I stare at screens almost every waking hour. Computer monitor. Laptop. TV. Tablet. Smartphone. So I've tested a few ways to ease the strain on my eyes - and, in the process, learned about something that might be helping me in non-waking hours, too. It's about the light that these screens emit. It...

Obama administration unlikely to block Arizona plan to cut 250,000 from Medicaid rolls
The administration will probably permit the plan despite a provision in the new health-care law barring states from tightening their eligibility standards for the program, federal officials said.

The sports bra: Your No. 1 supporter
Everyone has a pair of feet, but women have an additional pair of something to worry about while exercising. And they're every bit as tricky to fit, control and protect, which is why bras are beginning to rival shoes as the most technical of all sporting apparel.

Z drugs keep sleep-aid market awake
With almost a third of Americans reporting sleep problems, it's not surprising that sales of Ambien, Sonata and similar sleep aids are high: It's a $1.8 billion market.

Study of recalled medical devices faults lax FDA testing methods
A new analysis is raising questions about how good a job the Food and Drug Administration is doing at protecting Americans from faulty medical devices.

Meditation and mindfulness may give your brain a boost
They are the simplest instructions in the world: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, clear your mind and try to focus on the present moment. Yet I am confident that anyone who has tried meditation will agree with me that what seems so basic and easy on paper is often incredibly challe...

Humor, music and spirituality may offer physical benefits
Humor, music and spirituality can boost your mood, but growing evidence suggests that they also offer physical benefits.

Group tries to simplify drug labels to help people get the proper doses
"Take two tablets by mouth twice daily." This printed instruction, common on prescription pill bottles, might seem straightforward. Yet in a study, nearly half of patients misunderstood what it or other common label instructions meant.

Book explains allergies, asthma; magazine rates teen TV shows for safe-sex info
POZ, the lifestyle magazine for people with HIV/AIDS, evaluated a variety of teen TV shows for how often characters practiced safe sex.New book discusses allergies and asthma in children.

Apps and gadgets to track your sleep
A bunch of gadgets and apps are now on the market to help high-tech insomniacs (or just the sleep-curious) track their z's. These aren't meant to help you fall asleep, though there are plenty of other apps intended to do that. We're talking here about gizmos that claim to record your movements al...

Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart
Quick Study: Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart.

Tattooing outgrows its renegade image to thrive in the mainstream
It's 1945, and you want a tattoo. You drive to the part of town your mom warned you about, past scruffy bars and burlesque shows, and arrive at a tiny shop offering maybe 200 designs in three or four colors. An ex-sailor who just clocked out of his day job rinses off his tattoo machine. Five minu...

Insuring your health: Book argues against unnecessary medical intervention
In a new book, "Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health," Dartmouth researchers and physicians H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin argue that the medical establishment's embrace of early diagnosis and treatment as the key to keeping people healthy actually does ...

2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines
Consumer Reports Insights: 2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines.

Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools lagging behind predictions
More Americans have been signing up for special health plans designed for people with medical problems that caused them to be spurned by the insurance industry, according to new government figures. But enrollment continues to lag significantly behind original predictions.

FlyScreen Lands On iPhone But Not As We Know It
FlyScreen , the lock screen replacement for Android and Symbian phones from Israeli startup Cellogic, has landed on the iPhone . But not as we know it.That's because Apple's iOS is locked down as it were (see what I did there) and doesn't allow third-party apps to take over the lock screen. This...

D.C.'s leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts to close Feb. 25
The leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts in the District to help stem the spread of AIDS plans to shut its doors by the end of the month, officials said Wednesday, in the city that has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the country.

Study: Surgery in womb helps babies with spina bifida
Performing surgery on babies with the most severe form of spina bifida when they are still in the womb doubles the chance that they will be able to walk, according to a federally funded study released Wednesday.

Breast-cancer study questions lymph node removal
Many women with early breast cancer do not appear to need removal of their lymph nodes, as is often recommended, according to a federally funded study released Tuesday.

Want to be one of the Nationals' racing presidents?
Applications are due Friday for those interested in becoming one of the Washington Nationals' racing presidents: Abe, George, Tom or Teddy, right. The mascots are starting their sixth year of entertaining home crowds with a race on the field during the fourth inning.

The February wellness checklist
February's long winter slog is brightened by Valentine's Day, a good reminder to take care of our hearts. Here are some ideas for being well during this shortest, and often snowiest, of months in Washington.


When injuries interrupt exercise: Readers weigh in
I got some great feedback on my Jan. 27 column about the sudden interruption to my running regimen, "Coping with an out-of-the-routine injury." Here are edited excerpts of what two readers had to say, followed by excerpts from an online Q&A nutritional biochemist Shawn Talbott and I did with ...

'Why We Get Fat' by Gary Taubes; teen smoking prevention online
Once more, with feeling "Why We Get Fat" (Knopf, $24.95)

Health benefits of falling and staying in love
Love may make the world go 'round, but is it powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we set out to find the answer and discovered that science says yes.

Getting a tattoo is largely safe, though experts advise using a reputable shop
Dermatologists' organizations, tattoo artists and the Food and Drug Administration agree that tattooing is largely safe, but any time you stick a needle into skin there are risks. Consumers need to do their homework.

Military personnel take extreme measures to meet body-fat and weight rules
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Sommerdyke spent $12,000 on two liposuction surgeries last spring. She was running eight to 10 miles, six days a week. She even switched to a starvation diet. It was all part of a last-ditch effort to trim her waistline to the 35.5-inch maximum for female airmen. She ...

Mediation can bring justice with no need for a trial
When a health-care provider harms instead of heals, patients who seek answers and redress generally face the prospect of a long and costly lawsuit. But there's another option, one that can significantly reduce the toll of a court battle while providing many of the same benefits to patients and th...

New dietary guidelines: Eat less, eat better and lose the salt
Americans need to make big changes in their eating habits to fight the obesity epidemic and a host of ailments caused by poor diets, including consuming less sugar, fat and salt and more fish, fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration recommended Monday.

Report on global cardiac risks: World gets fatter, but blood pressure goes down
The whole world is getting fatter, except perhaps for the women of Italy and Singapore. Globally, blood pressure is slowly coming down. Cholesterol is falling in rich countries and rising in developing ones.

State officials divided on meaning of judge's health-care ruling
A day after a federal judge struck down the government's plan to overhaul the health-care system, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a stern statement: "This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead," and that his state "was relieved of any obligations or duti...

No chilling effect on donations at the Polar Bear Plunge
Much to the chagrin of the proudly purple people of Baltimore, the Ravens will not be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Super thin Super Bowl spread
Like other food-centered celebrations, Super Bowl gatherings can be both fun and fraught with apprehension for those concerned about their waistlines. Nobody wants to sit on the sidelines, skipping the traditional snacks. But who wants to deal with postgame regrets? You can work football-fan food...

Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet
Seeking health information is the third-most-prevalent activity among American Internet users, according to a report being issued Feb. 1 by the Pew Internet Project. The only things more universal were exchanging e-mail and using search engines. (Of course, if someone uses Google to look up "shin...

Liposuction can't salvage Navy career
KEY WEST, FLA. - Mick Kruger is not out of shape. The 38-year-old master-at-arms first class has never failed a physical readiness test. He routinely scores "excellent" on the mile-and-a-half run. He has run one marathon and finished three others on in-line skates. His performance evaluations du...

AnyBody: Parents are ignoring their children for their BlackBerry
Increasingly, it is adults' constant, obsessive use of these technologies that's coming under fire.

Judge strikes down entire new health-care law
A federal judge in Florida on Monday became the first to strike down the entire law to overhaul the nation's health-care system, potentially complicating implementation of the statute in the 26 states that brought the suit.

House Republicans sharpen attack on health-care reform in two Hill hearings
Republicans on Wednesday used their new majority in the House of Representatives to hold the first of what they promise will be a steady drumbeat of congressional hearings to denounce the new health-care law.

Nutritional information: Milk
Sales of whole milk in the United States made up about 70 percent of the market in the mid-1970s but have dropped dramatically since, while the sales of skim and 2 percent have risen. The most recent sales figures show:

Got milk? What kind?
After spending a day with her boyfriend's family recently, my daughter marveled, "They only drink whole milk!" That milk was delicious, she reported, even after the container had sat on the counter for a while.

U.S. recovers $4 billion from health-care fraud cases
The government recaptured a record $4 billion last year from pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other providers of care that defrauded federal health-care programs, the Obama administration reported Monday.

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'Magnificent Seven' cast says diversity helped make a modern western
Westerns are one of Hollywood's most beloved genres -- but not one of its most diverse. That isn't the case with this weekend's "The Magnificent Seven."

Review: 'The Magnificent Seven' misfires in remaking classic western
The title and outline might be the same, but "The Magnificent Seven" has been put on steroids -- blown up and lobotomized for an audience weaned on the "Fast & Furious" movies, not westerns.

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu in October
Fall into your couch, bed or wherever you like to chill, because things are cooling off.

Ryan Murphy on 'Glee' star Cory Monteith's death: 'It was like losing a child'
More than three years after the death of "Glee" star Cory Monteith, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, is opening up about his last interaction with actor prior to his death.

After 'Covert Affairs,' Piper Perabo seeks a new kind of thrill on 'Notorious'
To play a woman in charge of crafting the news of the day, Piper Perabo went straight to the source: an actual newsroom.

Seth Meyers talks about his approach to Donald Trump (and Jimmy Fallon's)

Find your 'Harry Potter' Patronus charm
There appears to be no end to the "Harry Potter" magic.

Kylie Bunbury looks to hit it out of the park in Fox's 'Pitch'
Over the next few months, there will be no shortage of new TV shows vying for viewers' attention. There will also be a fresh group of new talent poised to have breakout years.

'Designated Survivor's Malik Yoba carves out his own Hollywood path
Malik Yoba's father taught him a saying: "Build your own generator so when they turn off the power, you still have lights."

Brad Pitt spoke with law enforcement officials over family incident
Brad Pitt spoke with Los Angeles authorities recently about an incident involving one of his children with Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce this week.

Marion Cotillard breaks silence on Jolie-Pitt divorce; announces pregnancy
Marion Cotillard has broken her silence on rumors swirling around her relationship with Brad Pitt.

Backstreet Boys announce Vegas residency

'Transparent' creator on why she'd cast a trans actor instead of Jeffrey Tambor now
When the third season of "Transparent" debuts on Amazon Prime Friday, it will do so with years of acclaim and a growing fan base behind it. But the show's creator, Jill Soloway, says that if she were to start the show over now, it'd be very different in one key way: Jeffrey Tambor would not be its star.

Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with rare dementia
Terry Jones, best known for his part in the British comedy group Monty Python, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts confirmed today.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcome baby
"The Voice" coach Adam Levine has a new girl in his life.

What Kid Rock likes about Hillary Clinton
He probably won't vote for her, but Hillary Clinton did get an endorsement of sorts from Kid Rock.

'Grey's Anatomy' premiere: Alex's situation is worse than you probably imagined
Warning: "Grey's Anatomy" season premiere spoilers ahead.

Jeffrey Tambor: 'Transparent' speaks the truth
'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor and creator Jill Soloway talk about why they love the show's characters and how trans people want to be represented on screen.

We asked the 'Magnificent Seven' who would survive best in the Wild, Wild West
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and the rest of the cast discuss what makes 'The Magnificent Seven' different from other Westerns.

George Clooney reacts to Brangelina split
Longtime friend of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reacts to the news that the couple is filing for divorce after just two years of marriage.

Breaking down Angelina Jolie's divorce filing
Jolie is seeking physical custody of their six children and asking the court to grant Pitt visitation. Family law attorney Paulette Gharibian reviews the court documents.

'Lethal Weapon,' 'Exorcist' Fox series try to scare up TV ratings
More than any other network, Fox seems to be working backward this season -- coming up with marketing campaigns, then figuring out its shows fit into them. That kicks off this week with premieres of "Lethal Weapon" and "The Exorcist," two series derived from familiar movies.

'Pitch' delivers drama on first woman in pro baseball
Produced in concert with Major League Baseball, "Pitch" features an intriguing premise, a slick pilot and a winning lead in Kylie Bunbury. The question is whether this drama about the first woman to play professional baseball has the right stuff to survive in TV's big leagues.

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'Moana' trailer has Dwayne Johnson hitting the animated seas
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'La La Land' set to make beautiful music this awards season
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Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash
(Reuters) - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boat crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. "The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the loss of Jose Fernandez," the Major League Baseball team said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time." Fernandez was one of three people killed in the boating incident off Miami Beach, the Coast Guard said.

Ryder Cup playing format
(Reuters) - Next week's Ryder Cup between hosts the United States and holders Europe will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota from Friday to Sunday. Each team has 12 players and a total of 28 matches will take place, culminating with 12 singles on the final day. The first two days will feature a mix of eight foursomes and eight fourball matches, with the order of play determined through agreement by United States captain Davis Love III and his European counterpart Darren Clarke.

Andy North's rundown of U.S. Ryder Cup team
Double U.S. Open champion and 1985 U.S. Ryder Cup player Andy North has given Reuters a rundown on the 11 confirmed American players who will take on Europe at Hazeltine, Minnesota next week. JB Holmes Age: 34 Previous Ryder Cup appearances: 2008 Andy North's assessment: "JB was part of the team that won in Kentucky in 2008.

Martin Kaymer's rundown of Europe's Ryder Cup team
Wildcard selection Martin Kaymer of Germany has given Reuters a rundown of his 11 European team mates ahead of next week's Ryder Cup against the United States at Hazeltine, Minnesota: Lee Westwood (England) Age: 43 Previous Ryder Cup appearances: 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 Kaymer's assessment "Lee is the most experienced member of our side.

U.S. experience, Europe dominance mark out Ryder Cup
By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Home advantage for an experienced United States line-up versus European dominance -- just one of many compelling matchups to savor in next weeks Ryder Cup between two star-studded teams at Hazeltine National. Holders Europe have won three consecutive Ryder Cups, and eight of the last 10, through a mixture of shrewd captaincy, consistently good team chemistry, often stellar play and an uncanny knack of sinking key putts at crucial moments. "We didnt really look at rookies versus experience," Love told reporters when asked if his more seasoned team held any advantage over Europe.

U.S. Ryder Cup task force under spotlight at Hazeltine
The reputation of the top American golfers will not be the only thing on the line for hosts the United States at next week's Ryder Cup in Chaska, Minnesota. Also under the microscope will be the merits of the "task force" created by the PGA of America following the crushing Ryder Cup loss by the U.S. to Europe two years ago at Gleneagles in Scotland. The task force was established, in the acerbic words of veteran golf writer Dan Jenkins, to identify how the U.S. could "compete better over the next 20 years without sinking more putts and shooting lower scores than the Europeans".

Golf-U.S. Ryder Cup task force under spotlight at Hazeltine
By Andrew Both Sept 25 (Reuters) - The reputation of the top American golfers will not be the only thing on the line for hosts the United States at next week's Ryder Cup in Chaska, Minnesota. Also under the microscope will be the merits of the "task force" created by the PGA of America following the crushing Ryder Cup loss by the U.S. to Europe two years ago at Gleneagles in Scotland. The task force was established, in the acerbic words of veteran golf writer Dan Jenkins, to identify how the U.S. could "compete better over the next 20 years without sinking more putts and shooting lower scores than the Europeans".

Golf-U.S. experience, Europe dominance mark out Ryder Cup
By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Home advantage for an experienced United States line-up versus European dominance -- just one of many compelling matchups to savour in next week's Ryder Cup between two star-studded teams at Hazeltine National. Holders Europe have won three consecutive Ryder Cups, and eight of the last 10, through a mixture of shrewd captaincy, consistently good team chemistry, often stellar play and an uncanny knack of sinking key putts at crucial moments. "We didn't really look at rookies versus experience," Love told reporters when asked if his more seasoned team held any advantage over Europe.

Nationals beat Pirates to nail down division title
Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos drove in two runs as the Washington Nationals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and clinched the National League East title. The Nationals earned their third division title in five years but they needed some help to do it as the second place New York Mets lost 10-8 to the Philadelphia Phillies. "It never gets old," said Nationals outfielder Jayson Worth, who now has won eight division titles in his career.

Five Facts About the Ryder Cup
1. Holders Europe have won three Ryder Cups in a row, six of the past seven, eight of the past 10 and 10 of the past 15 events. The United States owns a 25-13 with two drawn edge in the overall rivalry. 2. English businessman Samuel Ryder donated the gold trophy for the event that bears his name.

Task force revamps US Ryder Cup team after 2014 flop
A US Ryder Cup task force formed only days after a humbling 2014 defeat at Gleneagles has revamped the Americans mindset and attitude entering this years showdown against Europe. Love, who also guided the 2012 US squad that fell victim to the greatest last-day comeback in Cup history, was named to an 11-person US Ryder Cup task force barely two weeks after the third US loss in a row and eighth in the past 10 Ryder Cups. Love and fellow captains Tom Lehman and Ray Floyd were joined by three PGA of America officials and players Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods.

Love hit for saying U.S. Ryder side 'best golf team maybe ever'
(Reuters) - Victorious 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley wonders whether Davis Love’s comment that the current United States side “is the best golf team maybe ever assembled” might come back to haunt the U.S. captain. “This is the best golf team maybe ever assembled. If we just go play our game … ignore the noise, work hard, do your job, everything else will take care of itself.” Never mind that Love’s comments are not supported by facts, McGinley thinks they hardly help the American cause as the hosts seek to avoid losing for the ninth time in the past 11 meetings.

Golf-Love hit for saying US Ryder side 'best golf team maybe ever'
Victorious 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley wonders whether Davis Love's comment that the current United States side "is the best golf team maybe ever assembled" might come back to haunt the U.S. captain. "This is the best golf team maybe ever assembled. If we just go play our game ignore the noise, work hard, do your job, everything else will take care of itself." Never mind that Love's comments are not supported by facts, McGinley thinks they hardly help the American cause as the hosts seek to avoid losing for the ninth time in the past 11 meetings.

Michigan State football players emulate raised-fist protest in NFL
(Reuters) - Three college football players from Michigan State University raised their fists during the U.S. national anthem on Saturday, emulating NFL players who have chosen the gesture to protest racial inequality. The protest by fullback Delton Williams, defensive end Gabe Sherrod and safety Kenney Lyke - who are all black - took place at the outset of Michigan States home game against Wisconsin, rivals in the popular Big Ten conference, the Michigan news website mlive.com reported with a photo of the three. ...

Golf: Johnson opens door to rivals at Tour Championship
(Reuters) - Thoughts of a Dustin Johnson runaway at the Tour Championship were dispelled when he faltered late to fall back into a tie for the third-round lead with fellow American Kevin Chappell in Atlanta on Saturday. McIlroy, sixth in the points list, gave himself a crack at the $10 million with three birdies in the last six holes.

Johnson, Chappell share Tour Championship lead
Dustin Johnsons path to the biggest payday in golf got more complicated on Saturday as a third-round 69 left him tied for the lead with Kevin Chappell at the USPGA Tour Championship. Chappell, meanwhile, was a model of consistency, and patience, with two birdies in his two-under 68 that left him level with Johnson eight-under par 202. Japans Hideki Matsuyama was alone on 205 after a 68.

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Tour Championship scores
Sept 24 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Tour Championship at the par-70 course on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia -8 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 66 68 68 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 66 67 69 -6 Rory McIlroy (Britain) 68 70 66 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 70 68 66 -5 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 66 71 68 -4 Jason Dufner (U.S.) 73 67 66 -3 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 74 67 66 Paul Casey (Britain) 68 70 69 -2 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 68 71 69 -1 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 73 70 66 0 Russell Knox (Britain) 73 66 71 Roberto Castro (U.S.) 73 70 67 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 69 73 68 1 Bubba Watson (U.S. ...

Golf-Johnson stumbles into tie for lead with Chappell at East Lake
Dustin Johnson opened the door to his rivals with a late double-bogey, falling into a tie for lead with fellow American Kevin Chappell after the third round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Saturday. Johnson was on the wrong end of a three-shot swing at the par-four 17th, which he double-bogeyed after a poor drive, while Chappell countered with a birdie on the hole.

Levy leads by four at fog-hit European Open
Frances Alexander Levy closed in on a third career European Tour triumph on Saturday when he stormed to a four-shot lead at the fog-hit European Open. Ross Fisher made a birdie on the seventh in his final three holes to cut the Frenchmans overnight lead to five shots but it was Swede Michael Jonzon who surged through the field, shooting a 63 to get to 13 under. Jonzon only found out he was playing on Wednesday afternoon after being fourth reserve for the event, but he will now have the chance to win his third European Tour title, 19 years after claiming his first at the Portuguese Masters.

Frenchman Levy stays ahead in fog-hit European Open
(Reuters) - Frenchman Alexander Levy will take a four-shot lead into Sundays third and final round of the European Open after the tournament in Germany was reduced to 54 holes due to fog delays. Nearly seven hours were lost on the first two days at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and further mist on Saturday morning caused another three-hour delay. Swedens Michael Jonzon carded a third-round 63 to reach 13 under, one ahead of Briton Ross Fisher.

Golf-Frenchman Levy stays ahead in fog-hit European Open
Frenchman Alexander Levy will take a four-shot lead into Sunday's third and final round of the European Open after the tournament in Germany was reduced to 54 holes due to fog delays. Nearly seven hours were lost on the first two days at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and further mist on Saturday morning caused another three-hour delay. Sweden's Michael Jonzon carded a third-round 63 to reach 13 under, one ahead of Briton Ross Fisher.

Golf-European Tour European Open scores
Sept 24 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour European Open at the par-71 course on Saturday in Bad Griesbach. The cut was set at 138. -17 Alexander Levy (France) 62 63 -13 Michael Jonzon (Sweden) 66 63 -12 Ross Fisher (Britain) 65 65 -11 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 67 64 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 63 68 Florian Fritsch (Germany) 67 64 -10 Bradley Dredge (Britain) 68 64 Robert Karlsson (Sweden) 69 63 Jean Hugo (South Africa) 66 66 -9 Lee Soo-Min (Korea) 66 67 Matthew Southgate (Britain) 66 67 -8 David Lipsky (U.S. ...

Cricket is king but Pakistan baseball makes strides in New York
Pakistan bowed out of the World Baseball Classic qualifying on Friday but confident the tournament has been a major milestone for the development of the sport in the cricket-mad nation. Field hockey and cricket are Pakistans two major sports but with baseball returning to the Olympics in 2020, the country is hoping to take part. Pakistan were eliminated Friday with a 14-0 preliminary round loss to Great Britain, who advanced to the semi-finals.

Rangers blank A's to book first AL playoff berth
(Reuters) - The Texas Rangers became the first American League team to clinch a playoff spot when they clinched the AL West Division with a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday. Starter Cole Hamels breezed through seven scoreless innings while Carlos Beltran and Adrian Beltre each homered to allow the Rangers to celebrate a post-season berth with a shutout. The victory secured a second consecutive division title for Texas (91-63), who lost in the American League Division Series a year ago, and fourth in the last seven years.

Rangers beat Oakland to clinch AL West
Cole Hamels threw seven shutout innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-0 and clinched the American League West Division crown on Friday. Adrian Beltre also blasted a two-run homer for the Rangers who won the West for the second straight year and for the fourth time in the past seven Major League Baseball seasons. Texas reached the World Series in back to back years in 2011 and 2010 but lost both times.

Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 NBA seasons
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling time on his NBA career after 21 seasons, posting a video on Instagram saying "farewell" and "thank you" to fans who have backed him since 1995. Garnett posted the video on Friday amid reports he and the Timberwolves had reached a deal on a buyout of his $8 million contract for the upcoming season. The 40-year-old departs as the most productive player in the history of the Timberwolves, where he spent 13 1/2 of his 21 seasons.

'The Big Ticket' Garnett bids adieu after 21 seasons
(Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett announced his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday, leaving behind a legacy of ultimate intensity and defensive prowess. Garnett brought down the curtain on his career via a farewell video on Instagram. For it to be a reality is just something else." Garnetts departure is the latest in a year which also saw future Hall of Fame players Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan bid adieu to the NBA.

Thomas slams 'God awful rule' after receiving penalty stroke
(Reuters) - Justin Thomas incurred a one-stroke penalty for a rules violation at the Tour Championship on Friday that bore an eerie similarity to Dustin Johnsons controversial infraction at the U.S. Open. Thomass ball moved ever so slightly after he soled his putter behind it at the 11th green at East Lake. PGA Tour officials viewed tape of the incident, made a swift decision and informed world number 32 Thomas of the penalty during the round.

Golf-Thomas slams 'God awful rule' after receiving penalty stroke
Justin Thomas incurred a one-stroke penalty for a rules violation at the Tour Championship on Friday that bore an eerie similarity to Dustin Johnson's controversial infraction at the U.S. Open. Thomas's ball moved ever so slightly after he soled his putter behind it at the 11th green at East Lake. PGA Tour officials viewed tape of the incident, made a swift decision and informed world number 32 Thomas of the penalty during the round.

Johnson leads Tour Championship as injured Day withdraws
Dustin Johnson edged closer to the USPGA Tours $10 million FedEx Cup playoff prize Friday, firing a three-under par 67 to seize a one-stroke lead in the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. US Open champion Johnson, who arrived at East Lake Golf Club atop the playoff standings after his win at the BMW Championship two weeks ago, fired five birdies with two bogeys for a seven-under total of 133. It was three shots back to Matsuyama, who shot a one-over par 71, and Kevin Kisner (70) on 137.

Johnson halfway leader at Tour Championship
(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson said his score did not reflect the quality of his play, but it was good enough to lift him to a one-stroke lead over fellow American Kevin Chappell after the second round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday. Johnson and Chappell separated themselves from the pack, with third-placed Kevin Kisner and Japans Hideki Matsuyama four strokes from the lead at three-under 137. "Three-under’s a great score around here, I’m never going to be upset with that but I felt I played really well today." The long-hitting world number two has elevated his game in recent months, winning his first major at the U.S. Open, followed by a World Golf Championships victory and a triumph at the BMW Championship in his last start.

Golf-Johnson halfway leader at Tour Championship
* Johnson leads Chappell by one stroke * Four clear of the pack * Closing in on $10 million bonus (Adds quotes, details) Sept 23 (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson said his score did not reflect the quality of his play, but it was good enough to lift him to a one-stroke lead over fellow American Kevin Chappell after the second round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday. Johnson and Chappell separated themselves from the pack, with third-placed Kevin Kisner and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama four strokes from the lead at three-under 137. "Three-under's a great score around here, I'm never going to be upset with that but I felt I played really well today." The long-hitting world number two has elevated his game in recent months, winning his first major at the U.S. Open, followed by a World Golf Championships victory and a triumph at the BMW Championship in his last start.

Latest Brady back-up Brissett injured thumb in Pats win
The New England Patriots could be looking for yet another quarterback after rookie Jacoby Brissett hurt his right thumb in Thursdays 27-0 NFL victory over the Houston Texans. WEEI radio in Boston reported Brissett, a third-round draft selection who was making his first career start because of Jimmy Garoppolos shoulder injury, would require surgery to repair ligament damage. Garoppolo was standing in for superstar signal-caller Tom Brady, who will be eligible to return in week five after serving his delayed four-game suspension for the "Deflategate" scandal.

Golf-Johnson leads Chappell by one stroke at Tour Championship
Dustin Johnson occupied his accustomed place atop the leaderboard with a one-shot lead after the second round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday. Johnson and Chappell separated themselves from the pack, with third-placed Kevin Kisner and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama four strokes from the lead.

Patriots may have QB Brissett out with injury
(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots latest starting quarterback, third-string rookie Jacoby Brissett, could miss several weeks with a torn right thumb ligament suffered in Thursdays 27-0 win over the Houston Texans. WEEI radio in Boston reported Brissett, a third-round pick making his first career start because of Jimmy Garoppolos shoulder injury, would require surgery. The timetable for his return makes it possible the Patriots would place Brissett, awarded Thursdays game ball by head coach Bill Belichick, on injured reserve.

Golf-Injured back forces Day out of Tour Championship
* Walks off at eighth hole * Says he has strained ligament and muscle spasm * Plans 'long break' (Adds details, quotes, recasts) Sept 23 (Reuters) - Jason Day downplayed any concerns over his playing future after an on-going back injury prompted the world number one to pull out of the Tour Championship during the second round in Atlanta on Friday. Day, 28, also withdrew during the final round of his previous tournament, the BMW Championship two weeks ago. "Jason has a strained ligament in his lower right back with muscle spasm," his management company said in a statement shortly after early departure at East Lake.

Mariners suspend Clevenger for remarks about protesters
(Reuters) - Major League Baseballs Seattle Mariners suspended catcher Steve Clevenger on Friday for posting inflammatory comments about civil unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, that called for protesters to be "locked behind bars like animals." Back-up Clevenger, who has since apologized for posting the remarks on Thursday, was suspended for the last 10 games of the season without pay, the American League club said on Friday. Two nights of street violence sprung from protests in Charlotte over the death of Keith Scott, 43, who was shot dead by a black police officer in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte on Tuesday. "Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black police officer," Clevenger tweeted on Thursday.

Bad back forces top-ranked Day out of Tour Championship
Washington (AFP) - World number one Jason Day walked out of the USPGA Tour Championship in the second round on Friday with the back trouble that forced him out of the BMW Championship two weeks earlier.

Browns reveal QB McCown has broken collarbone
Quarterback Josh McCown played the last three quarters of Clevelands loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday with a broken left collarbone, the NFL team confirmed on Friday. McCown, who will miss this Sundays game against the Miami Dolphins but is otherwise described as "week-to-week", visited the locker room after taking a hit in the first quarter against the Ravens but returned to finish the game. Despite his efforts, the Browns were unable to hang on to a 20-2 lead and were beaten 25-20.

Injured world number one Day pulls out of Tour Championship
(Reuters) - An on-going back injury prompted world number one Jason Day to pull out of the Tour Championship during the second round in Atlanta on Friday. Day, 28, also withdrew during the final round of his previous tournament, the BMW Championship two weeks ago. Before the start of the Tour Championship, Day said his back was an on-going problem due to a bulging disc that caused occasional flare-ups.