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Clinton's former rivals rally to her side
Four of the biggest names in American politics vouch for Hillary Clinton and deliver a message to her skeptics.

Obama boosts Clinton, warns against Trump
The president formally passes the torch to Hillary Clinton, while casting the Republican nominee as unfit to succeed him.

Former NYC mayor questions Trump's sanity
Michael Bloomberg brands the Republican presidential nominee’s “business plan” for the country “a disaster.”

Kaine mocks Trump with 'believe me' line
After "humbly" accepting his partys VP nomination, the Virginia senator does his best impersonation of the GOP candidate.

Biden turns Trump's famous phrase against him
The DNC crowd explodes when the vice president asks "How can there be pleasure in saying, You’re fired?"

Democrats tackle gun control at convention
Democrats made guns one of the biggest focuses in the third day of their four-day convention in Philadelphia.

Longtime Clinton foe endorses Hillary at DNC
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who spent decades criticizing Hillary and Bill Clinton, also took shots at Trump.

One reason Trump may be courting Russia
The GOP's nominee for president has praised Vladimir Putin and urged Russian cyberspies to hack Hillary Clinton's email.

Personal abortion story a first at convention
"It’s not as simple as bad girls get abortions and good girls have families," says NARAL president Ilyse Hogue.

Graham: Punishment if Russia hacked U.S.
The former senator says if Moscow is behind the hack at the DNC, Washington should recall its ambassador to Russa.

Fence-jumpers arrested outside the DNC
Bernie Sanders supporters tried to enter a Secret Service-designated secure zone, police say.

Trump calls on Russia to find Clinton emails
Donald Trump has a message for Russia: Find Hillary Clintons 30,000 missing emails.

French priest killer described as a 'time bomb'
Adel Kermiche, 19, was kicked out of school as a youngster, struggled with psychological issues, and had been linked to terrorism.

Trump calls on Russia to find Clinton emails
Donald Trump has a message for Russia: Find Hillary Clintons 30,000 missing emails.

Alarming rise in officers' shooting deaths
Thirty-two officers died in firearms-related incidents so far this year, including 14 who were killed in ambush-style attacks.

Judge frees Reagan attacker John Hinckley
The man who injured the president in a 1981 assassination attempt should be freed and released to live with his mother, a judge ruled.

All charges dropped in Freddie Gray case
Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

All charges dropped in Freddie Gray case
Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

The populists spoke. Now it's Clinton's party.
Trade pact protesters and Sanders supporters vented during the DNC opener. But its clear whose politics will prevail.

Why one state's Sanders backers are so bitter
Holdout delegates from a populous Western state are showing their discontent by booing, chanting, and hollering rowdily.

Bye-bye, Bernie. It’s Hillary's convention now.
After sharing the spotlight with Sanders for two days, the rest of the DNC will be all about Clinton.

A-list celebs bring it for Hillary at the DNC
Using storytelling, humor, music, and showmanship, the stars aligned for Clinton’s historic night.

Bill Clinton to DNC: You nominated the 'real' Hillary
The former president tries to dispel a "cartoon alternative" he says Republicans have created about his wife.

Dems nominate Hillary Clinton in historic vote
Delegates make the former secretary of state the first woman presidential nominee of a major party.

What to make of a Clinton combo White House
In his 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton promised to give voters "two for the price of one."

Will DNC's uneasy détente in Philly hold?
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren tried to ease the tension with progressives on a wild first day at the DNC.

Michelle Obama's soaring, powerful speech
She reflects on Clintons quest to be the first woman elected president, and on her husbands tenure as the first black president.

Nearly 300 dead or missing from China floods
Torrential rain lashing down on the northern part of the country has also displaced more than half a million people.

ISIS claims devastating Germany bombing
"Theres no doubt that the attack was a terrorist attack with an Islamist background," an official said.

Optimistic Democrats look past a shaky start
Excitement over the buildup to the convention overtakes concerns about recent Democratic Party dramas.

Why the candidates worry corporate America
Clinton and especially Trump have taken stances on trade that make business bigwigs nervous.

Blast in German town kills 1, injures 15
A Syrian man who had been denied asylum in Germany died when a bomb he was carrying exploded outside a music festival in Ansbach.

Iranian-American man detained in Iran
Tehran has not explained why or when it detained Robin Shahini during a visit to Iran.

Thousands protest DNC in sweltering Philly
Environmentalists and Bernie Sanders supporters rally in Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic convention.

Russia escapes blanket ban on Olympics
The IOC was investigating the Russian team after allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in 2014.

Munich shooter planned attack for a year
The teen attacker, identified as David S., took photos at the site of a school shooting in Germany.

White supremacists energized by Trump
Former KKK grand wizard David Duke announces a bid for the Senate and likens his immigration policy to Trumps.

Boy Scouts thrive after easing of gay ban
The group is faring well nearly a year after it eased its ban on participation by openly gay adults.

A beaming Hillary Clinton introduces Tim Kaine
Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick.

Clinton VP pick Kaine tried to shame Congress on ISIS
In 2014, Clintons new running mate asked his colleagues to put political risk aside and vote on Obamas escalating war.

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. - RSS Channel - Entertainment

'Jason Bourne' reunites original band to play the fast-paced hits
Much like its title character, "Jason Bourne" is an efficient automaton of a movie, stripping away any pesky qualifiers -- "Identity," "Supremacy," "Ultimatum" -- and getting down to what the whole exercise is about in the bare-bones title.

'Sharknado' rides marketing wave back to Syfy in latest sequel
Syfy caught lightning in a bottle with the first "Sharknado" in 2013. Now the latest installment "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" proves that the network still has ample incentives to milk as much as it can out of the franchise, even as the returns on it diminish -- and also shows just how hard it will be to kill this social-media-powered monster.

Kristen Stewart: 'I'm really in love with my girlfriend'
Notoriously private Kristen Stewart is opening up about her love life.

Watch the first teaser for the 'Gilmore Girls' revival on Netflix
Welcome back to Stars Hollow.

Oprah Winfrey reteams with Ava DuVernay
Oprah Winfrey is reportedly going to team up with her "Selma" director again.

Is singer Ed Sheeran married?
Just "Thinking Out Loud" here, but some Ed Sheeran fans may want to pause a moment.

Aaron Rodgers wishes 'Bachelorette' suitor brother well
Aaron Rodgers is happy to talk football, but "The Bachelorette" not so much.

Elizabeth Banks puts together 'Fight Song' for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton officially has a "Fight Song."

Dr. Dre briefly detained by police
Dr. Dre was briefly detained and issued a citation outside his home Monday morning after police received a call from a motorist who alleged he had been threatened with a gun, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirms to CNN.

People share funny stories of calling Miss Cleo
You couldn't watch late-night TV in the 1990s without coming across Miss Cleo's ads.

Beyoncé, Adele lead MTV Video Music Awards nominations
Okay, VMAs, let's get in formation.

Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon are back in couples therapy
Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel are back in couples counseling.

Sigourney Weaver is still leading the charge
Everywhere you looked at San Diego Comic-Con, there was a powerful female character making her mark.

How unhappy Susan Sarandon became a DNC GIF
Susan Sarandon really did have the worst time Monday night.

Sarah Silverman to Bernie or Bust: 'You're being ridiculous'
Democrats spent the first day of their convention struggling to find unity.

Bachelorette JoJo's final two men revealed: who will she choose?
And then there were two.

Margot Robbie on her controversial Vanity Fair article
Actress Margot Robbie is speaking out about that controversial Vanity Fair piece.

Michelle Dockery joins Netflix western 'Godless'
Michelle Dockery is going from the abbey to the wild west.

Kristen Bell shares sweet photos from $142 wedding to Dax Shepard
Kristen Bell releases first ever photos from $142 wedding to Dax Shepard

Taylor vs. Kim and Calvin
How many of you have ever personally wondered which one is Regina George?

Brie Larson is 'Captain Marvel'
Marvel has made it official: Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel in the studio's first female-led film.

What moved Jennifer Aniston to tears
A soft-spoken teen touched Jennifer Aniston's heart over the weekend.

Shailene Woodley's crusade for food stamps
A group of celebrities have come together to try to make it easier for people on food stamps to find healthy food.

The '90s are back
Let's be honest: 2016 has been kind of awful so far.

Lena Dunham and other stars create 'Humanity for Hillary'
Lena Dunham, Uzo Aduba and Taylor Schilling are some of the celebrities who teamed up to create Humanity for Hillary, an organization working to build support for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

The celebs headed to DNC
A star-studded list of speakers, performers and attendees are descending upon Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this week, where Hillary Clinton is set to accept the Democratic nomination for president along with her newly minted running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

'Sherlock' season 4: What we know
It's no mystery that fans really go for the BBC series "Sherlock Holmes."

Rihanna to play iconic role in TV series 'Bates Motel'
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Ryder Cup captains look for right balance
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Ryder Cup captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke are both looking for balance on their respective teams as they move closer to assembling their squads for the matches at Hazeltine. The Ryder Cup match play competition will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Minnesota, with Europe dominating of late with eight wins from the last 10 biennial matches. "In our automatic qualifying positions right now we have five rookies in there, with one of them being the Masters champion," Northern Irishman Clarke told reporters at Baltusrol on the eve of Thursdays opening round of the PGA Championship.

Intense PGA shootout poised to start at Baltusrol
World number one Jason Day and US Open champion Dustin Johnson top a host of on-form players in golfs strongest field since 1986 when the 98th PGA Championship starts Thursday. The showdown at Baltusrol has the toughest lineup based upon the world golf rankings since they began 30 years ago, with Day defending his first major victory from last year at Whistling Straits, where he set a 72-hole major low score matched by Swedens Henrik Stenson to win the British Open two weeks ago, both going lower than Tiger Woods ever did. "Any number of guys can turn up on a major championship week and win," world number four Rory McIlroy said.

Golf-Ryder Cup captains look for right balance
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey, July 26 (Reuters) - Ryder Cup captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke are both looking for balance on their respective teams as they move closer to assembling their squads for the matches at Hazeltine. The Ryder Cup match play competition will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Minnesota, with Europe dominating of late with eight wins from the last 10 biennial matches. "In our automatic qualifying positions right now we have five rookies in there, with one of them being the Masters champion," Northern Irishman Clarke told reporters at Baltusrol on the eve of Thursday's opening round of the PGA Championship.

Next major thirst same as first for US Open champ
World number two Dustin Johnson finally won his long-sought first major title at last months US Open. A victory and worse than a two-way tie for second by Day or a solo runner-up finish by Johnson and Day going 29th or worse would move the 32-year-old American into the top spot.

Course record lifts Mouland at British Par-3 event
(Reuters) - Mark Mouland, who represented Wales in the World Cup of Golf six times between 1986-93, made a flying start in his bid to win the 50,000 euros ($55,280) first prize at the British Par-3 Championship in Coventry on Wednesday. The 55-year-old Mouland reeled off seven birdies in the last nine holes to break the Cromwell course record at Nailcote Hall with a 10-under 44.

Golf-Course record lifts Mouland at British Par-3 event
Mark Mouland, who represented Wales in the World Cup of Golf six times between 1986-93, made a flying start in his bid to win the 50,000 euros ($55,280) first prize at the British Par-3 Championship in Coventry on Wednesday. The 55-year-old Mouland reeled off seven birdies in the last nine holes to break the Cromwell course record at Nailcote Hall with a 10-under 44.

Patriots shoot down possibility of quarterback controversy
(Reuters) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick ended a quarterback controversy before one could even begin as he said on Wednesday that Tom Brady will be the teams starter when he returns from a suspension. Belichick said the Patriots are focused on getting backup Jimmy Garoppolo ready for the teams Sept. 11 season opener but that Brady, banned four games as a result of the "Deflategate" scandal, will not lose his starting role. "We have finally some definition with Toms situation, so our priority now then is to get Jimmy ready for the start of the season, for the Arizona game, so that’ll be obviously a comprehensive process," Belichick told a news conference at Gillette Stadium.

Garcia yearns to extend maiden major streak at the PGA
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The last four winners of golfs biggest events have been first-time major champions and Sergio Garcia could be next in line to extend that streak at the PGA Championship starting on Thursday. The 36-year-old Spaniard announced himself in major championships 17 years ago when he finished second to Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship in Medinah. Over the years he has twice been runner-up in both the PGA Championship and British Open, and has 22 top 10 finishes in the majors without yet tasting victory.

Golf-Garcia yearns to extend maiden major streak at the PGA
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey, July 27 (Reuters) - The last four winners of golf's biggest events have been first-time major champions and Sergio Garcia could be next in line to extend that streak at the PGA Championship starting on Thursday. The 36-year-old Spaniard announced himself in major championships 17 years ago when he finished second to Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship in Medinah. Over the years he has twice been runner-up in both the PGA Championship and British Open, and has 22 top 10 finishes in the majors without yet tasting victory.

Next PGA will not move despite controversial law
The 2017 PGA Championship will go ahead in North Carolina as planned, officials said Wednesday, despite mounting protests over a state law which limits anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. PGA of America chief executive Pete Bevacqua said there were no plans to move next years major from Quail Hollow Country Club because of the controversial House Bill 2 (HB2), which was enacted in March. The law requires transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates and omits gay and transgender people from discrimination protection.

Johnson sees another promising major chance at Baltusrol
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - While many players bemoan the short turnaround between the British Open and PGA Championship, jammed closer together to accommodate the Rio Olympics golf tournament, the implacable Dustin Johnson just rolls on. The long-hitting, poker-faced American, who won last months U.S. Open for his maiden major, is in a groove and welcomes the challenge posed by Baltusrol when the PGA Championship gets underway on Thursday. Right now I feel like everything is going pretty well." Johnson tied for second at last weeks Canadian Open for his sixth consecutive top 10 finish, a stretch that included back-to-back wins in the U.S. Open at Oakmont and the WGC-Bridgestone and a tie for ninth at the British Open.

Clarke sets up USA for favorites fall at Ryder Cup
Americans should be favored in this years Ryder Cup given world rankings and revamping efforts after losing six of the seven events, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke said Wednesday. On the eve of the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol, the 2011 British Open champion from Northern Ireland also named Scotlands Sam Torrance his fifth assistant captain and said Sir Alex Ferguson might make a team room return to inspire the Europe team. Clarke also says he will try to balance out what looks to be a rookie-filled Europe side with veteran captains choices to determine the holders final lineup for the September 30-October 2 showdown at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minnesota.

Torrance named Europe's fifth Ryder Cup vice-captain
European Ryder Cup skipper Darren Clarke named Sam Torrance on Wednesday as his fifth vice-captain for Septembers match against the United States. The 62-year-old Torrance, a veteran of eight Ryder Cups as a player and the winning captain in 2002, will work alongside Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie and Ian Poulter in Clarkes support team.

Golf-Day gets little practice ahead of title defense
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey, July 27 (Reuters) - Jason Day's lead-up to his PGA Championship title defense has been far from ideal as a mix of untimely circumstances, including a late-night hospital visit with his wife, kept him from seeing the course until the eve of the year's final major. Day, already fatigued after going right from the British Open into his title defense at last week's Canadian Open, has since caught a bug from his children and was up late on Tuesday in a hospital after his wife had an allergic reaction.

'Beef' Johnston proves Broadway hit
Englands Andrew Johnston, better known as "Beef" to fans at the PGA Championship, is having a whirlwind Broadway debut after his impressive British Open run two weeks ago. "It has just been crazy," Johnston said. Johnston, who won his first European Tour title at the Spanish Open in April, is also a smash with practice-round spectators, many of whom sport fake beards and yell "Beeeeeef" whenever their man walks past at Baltusrol ahead of Thursdays first round.

US British Open hope Thompson wooed by Woburn
Lexi Thompson, the top American in the field for the Women’s British Open starting at Woburn on Thursday, was surprised to discover that she faces a very different test from her usual trips across the Atlantic. A top 20 finisher when the wind howled and the rain poured at Turnberry in Scotland a year ago, the world No.4 played her first practice round in calm sunshine and surrounded by trees. "But Woburn’s definitely different from regular British Open golf courses that I’ve played.

Factbox: Russian athletes affected by Rio bans
(Reuters) - Following the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month's Rio Games. The IOC said any Russian athletes with a previous doping suspension will be ineligible to compete at the Olympics. AQUATICS (SWIMMING, DIVING, SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING AND WATERPOLO) - Yulia Efimova, Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Natalia Lovtcova, Anastasia Krapivina, Nikita Lobintsev, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova are seven Russian swimmers banned by the governing body FINA from competing at Rio.

Day sick, lacks sleep in defending first major title
Top-ranked Jason Day is sick and tired after a trip to the hospital with his wife and unfamiliar with the formidable Baltusrol layout where he defends his first major title starting Thursday at the PGA Championship. The 28-year-old Australian, already fatigued after playing three events in four weeks, rested Monday and Tuesday and did not practice at the 7,428-yard, par-70 layout, deciding to play his first 18 holes at Baltusrol on the eve of the tournament.

Garcia won't fall apart if he never wins a major
Sergio Garcia makes his 73rd career major start Thursday at the PGA Championship still searching for his first major title, a trophy that has eluded him for 20 years. "If it doesnt happen, its not going to change my life," Garcia said Wednesday. Tenth-ranked Garcia tees off Thursday afternoon at 7,428-yard Baltusrol in his 70th consecutive major dating to the 1999 British Open, this time alongside two-time major winner and world number three Jordan Spieth of the United States and his sixth-ranked countryman Bubba Watson, a two-time Masters champion.

All six Russian triathletes cleared to compete at Rio
(Reuters) - All six athletes in Russias triathlon squad have been cleared to compete at next months Rio Olympics, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) said on Wednesday. "None of the six Russian triathletes (three men, three women) that have qualified for 2016 Olympics are included in the McLaren report, nor have any of them served suspensions or bans for failed doping tests," the ITU said in a statement. "Additionally, they have all been tested outside of Russia.

It's mind over matter in the PGA Championship for Scott
(Reuters) - Battling nerves will be the biggest challenge for Adam Scott in this weeks PGA Championship, as the Australian golfer looks to add to his sole major victory at the 2013 Masters. The world number eight said he will look to stay relaxed at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. "You just have to go out there with a core belief you are going to play really well," Scott told Australian media.

South Korean Pak ready for new role as coach in Rio
Pak Se-ri is set to bring the curtain down on a career that brought her five majors, 39 victories worldwide and almost $13 million in prize money but the South Korean trailblazer concedes golf never brought her happiness. Pak, whose sensational rookie season in 1998 helped lift the gloom off the Asian financial crisis and inspired a generation of world class women golfers back home, said at a news conference on Wednesday she had sacrificed much in pursuit of her goals.

USA school China as Durant wows Oakland
The rout was a coming out party for Kevin Durant at Oracle Arena, home of his new team the Golden State Warriors. Durant rocked the NBA with his decision to forsake the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors as a free agent, and he received a rapturous welcome from his new home fans. "KD" received a thunderous ovation during the pre-game introductions -- the cheers reverberating even longer than those for established Warriors stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Packers' Nelson sidelined with injury to other knee
(Reuters) - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who has been trying to recover from a right knee injury that sidelined him in 2015, has tweaked his other knee leading the team to put him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. No one needs to freak out," Nelson told on Tuesday. "But were all on the same page, were going to be back hopefully -- not worried about it." Nelson was knocked out of the 2015 campaign a year ago during the preseason when he injured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Ichiro inches closer to 3,000th hit
Ichiro Suzuki moved within three hits of his 3,000th Major League Baseball hit on Tuesday with a one-for-five performance at the plate in the Miami Marlins 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The 42-year-old Marlins outfielder had already etched a piece of baseball history in June, when he took his total of professional hits past Pete Roses fabled record of 4,256 -- more than 1,000 of which came while playing in Japan. Ichiro, one of a few global sports icons predominantly known by his first name, sparked joy back home in Japan after overtaking Roses total -- although some in the US, including Rose himself, have downplayed the achievement.

Jason Day picks rest over workout before PGA challenge
Jason Day has opted for rest over practice before defending his world number one status and his first major title when the 98th PGA Championship tees off Thursday at Baltusrol. Day, who hosted a champions dinner Tuesday night at the course, intends to play a full first practice round Wednesday at Baltusrol before playing the first two rounds alongside four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and five-time major champion Phil Mickelson. American Dustin Johnson, who won his first major at last months US Open, would overtake Day for the top ranking spot if he wins and the Aussie finishes worse than a two-way share of second -- or if Johnson is a solo runner-up and Day is 29th or worse.

Carroll agrees extension with Seahawks through 2019
(Reuters) - Seattle have reached an agreement with coach Pete Carroll on a contract extension that will keep him with the NFL team through 2019, the Seahawks announced on Tuesday. No financial details were released. The news comes two days after the Seahawks agreed a new contract with general manager John Schneider.

Golf star Ko hungers for Rio Games success
World number one Lydia Ko grew up thinking the Olympics were an impossible dream, so she wont let anything -- even the Zika virus threat -- stop her chasing glory in Rio. Golf is returning to the Olympics after a 112-year absence and the 19-year-old New Zealander believes she can take in three Games before giving up, and who knows maybe turning to a new career in cooking. "I never thought of golf returning to the Olympics, especially since it was last played in 1904, its just incredible," she told AFP.

Five Facts About Rio Olympic Golf
+ Zika virus fears decimated the mens field as more than 20 golfers who could have come to Rio withdrew, including world number one Jason Day of Australia, second-ranked US Open champion Dustin Johnson, third-ranked Jordan Spieth and number four Rory McIlroy. Swedens fifth-ranked Henrik Stenson, the British Open winner, is the highest-rated player in the 60-man Rio lineup with number six Bubba Watson, seventh-ranked fellow American Rickie Fowler, Englands ninth-ranked Danny Willett and 11th-ranked Justin Rose and Spains number 10 Sergio Garcia set to play in Brazil. + Canadas George Lyon, born in 1858, won the 1904 St. Louis Olympic mens golf tournament even though he did not start playing the game until he was 38.

Golf gets in the way of Bubba's Olympic experience
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is more excited about the chance to be an Olympian than he is about the opportunity to win a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. "A gold medal is not really what Im looking at, just being on the team and being part of this," Watson said. "The reason we brought golf to the Olympics was to try to get the world involved and grow the game.

Mickelson seeks British Open form, better result
Phil Mickelson, still smarting from a loss to Henrik Stenson at the British Open two weeks ago, hopes duplicating his final-round performance will let him bounce back with a PGA Championship win. The 46-year-old US left-hander returns to Baltusrol, where he won the 2005 PGA title, intent upon not letting a chance to win a major title pass due to disappointment. "What I want to do is just play to that level that I played at the British Open.

Women's British Open set for latest Ko-Henderson battle
Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson - ranked number one and two in the world - are two teenagers enjoying the time of their lives in womens golf ahead of the Womens British Open on Thursday. New Zealander Ko, 19, holds two of the five major titles - the Evian Championship and ANA Inspiration - and Canadian Henderson, five months younger, claimed her first major at the Womens PGA Championship in Seattle last month, beating Ko in a play-off. Then it will be on to the Olympic Games in Rio and, while many of the top men have controversially pulled out, Ko and Henderson are relishing the sports comeback to the Games.

McIlroy, Spieth overshadowed heading into PGA Championship
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were ranked one and two in the world heading into last years PGA Championship, but they return this year almost as after-thoughts, overshadowed by a wave of hotter rivals who have grabbed the limelight. Not that anyone is writing off the pair from contending at Baltusrol in New Jersey this week, but their status as underdogs underlines how quickly the sporting landscape can change. World number one Jason Day, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson, and British Open duelists Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson are more the focus of attention, leaving McIlroy and Spieth searching to find the missing ingredient needed to regain their previous greatness.

Driver may be key to solving Baltusrol at PGA Championship
The hectic major golf season comes to a close with the PGA Championship at venerable Baltusrol Golf Club starting on Thursday, a classic course where accuracy with the driver could be the key to victory. World number one Jason Day defends his PGA title on a 7,428-yard course that plays to a par of 70 with two finishing par-five holes that may provide some dramatics in determining the last major champion of 2016. Baltusrol, designed by famed architect A.W. Tillinghast, has hosted seven U.S. Opens, two of which were won by Jack Nicklaus, and the 2005 PGA Championship, claimed by Phil Mickelson.

Frustrated Spieth back to basics in PGA title bid
Third-ranked Jordan Spieth has simplified his game to try and ease a season of frustrations and recapture the form for the PGA Championship that brought him two 2015 major titles. Spieth, who turns 23 on Wednesday, squandered a five-shot lead on the back nine at Augusta National last April and let a Masters title slip through his fingers, literally putting the green jacket on Englands Danny Willett. "I dont think that I am a better player this year than I was last year," Spieth said.

Short Open celebration time might help Stenson at PGA
British Open champion Henrik Stenson has barely had a week to celebrate winning his first major title nine days ago, but that might help him capture the PGA Championship. "One more week would have been a good thing I believe," Stenson said Tuesday. Stenson will get back to work this week at the years final major tournament in Baltusrol.

Stenson, Mickelson bring their fireworks show to PGA
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson forged an epic duel in the final round of the British Open and they ride into the seasons final major, the PGA Championship at Baltusrol, on a wave of momentum and inextricably linked in golf lore. "Im just delighted I managed to win it in the end," said Stenson, 40, who set a British Open record with a 20-under total in winning his first major championship. "When you hear the words that Jack (Nicklaus) and Tom (Watson) and a lot of the best players that have ever played the game are giving us credit for how we played, thats obviously very pleasing and very humbling." Mickelson, who won the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, finished on 17-under, a total that would have won 141 of the 145 British Opens played.

Golf-Stenson, Mickelson bring their fireworks show to PGA
By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey, July 26 (Reuters) - Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson forged an epic duel in the final round of the British Open and they ride into the season's final major, the PGA Championship at Baltusrol, on a wave of momentum and inextricably linked in golf lore. "I'm just delighted I managed to win it in the end," said Stenson, 40, who set a British Open record with a 20-under total in winning his first major championship. "When you hear the words that Jack (Nicklaus) and Tom (Watson) and a lot of the best players that have ever played the game are giving us credit for how we played, that's obviously very pleasing and very humbling." Mickelson, who won the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, finished on 17-under, a total that would have won 141 of the 145 British Opens played.

McIlroy losing patience with solid form and so-so season
Rory McIlroy is running out of patience with an up-and-down season and running out of time to do something about it as the years final major, the PGA Championship, starts Thursday. The 27-year-old world number four from Northern Ireland likes his form and the par-70 Baltusrol layout, and he won PGA crowns in 2012 and 2014. "There have been times where I got a little bit of momentum and then got set back a little bit," McIlroy said Tuesday.

Champion Cavs ink coach Lue to five-year deal
NBA champions Cleveland and head coach Tyronn Lue have completed a five-year contract worth $35 million. The first four years of the deal are guaranteed, and the fifth year is a team option, allowing Lue to easily exceed the $21 million he earned during his playing career as a backup point guard. "Ty took over our team under very trying circumstances and his calm, confident approach was invaluable as we found our way to success," said Cavs general manager David Griffin.