League hit with rising concussions, brain trauma news

SAN FRANCISCO Former quarterback Troy Aikman says he is fortunate to have gotten out of the NFL in good health as news of brain trauma in recently deceased former players is mounting, and he knows others are suffering."I know there's people that I play...

Obama declares emergency in Michigan over bad water: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday and ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts in the county where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.Mi...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Singer Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, dies after cancer battle

MONTREAL René Angélil, the husband of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion, died on Thursday at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer, Dion announced."It's with profound sadness that we are announcing that René Angélil, 73, died this m...

Meadowlark Lemon, star of 'Harlem Globetrotters,' dies at 83

Meadowlark Lemon, the court jester of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team who delighted audiences around the world for some 25 years with an array of trick shots, comedy routines and pure charisma, has died at the age of 83, the team announced on ...

Judge dismisses Pennsylvania woman's lawsuit against Bill Cosby

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman against Bill Cosby, which contended the comedian smeared her character when he accused her of lying in claiming he had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.R...

Bill Cosby sues model Beverly Johnson for defamation

LOS ANGELES Comedian Bill Cosby sued model Beverly Johnson on Monday, saying she defamed him by accusing him of drugging her, and making her the eighth accuser he has filed suit against this month.Johnson is among more than 50 women who have come forwa...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Denver's 'tough love' therapy aims to turn lives around

Paul Thompson started sniffing glue at 10 years old. It seemed harmless enough at first but it was the first step on a road to addiction and crime. At 17 he was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a court in Boulder, Colorado for armed robbery. After h...

U.S. EPA to re-run November 2015 RIN generation data

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed data for production of biofuels credits for November 2015 from its website and said it plans to re-release the data by Monday, Dec. 21, after the report was not generated with the corr...