- Bayern set to sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich hopes to complete the transfer of Real Madrid defender Xabi Alonso in the next day or two, club officials said Thursday.
- UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000
GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
- Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its way through court.
- Bayern visits slumping Schalke in Bundesliga
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Despite predicting that his injury-hit team would struggle in the first half of the season, Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich got off to a winning start in its bid to win a third consecutive Bundesliga title.
- Cameroon latest team to want venue change
DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon is the latest team in African Cup qualifying to express fears over Ebola and request a venue change for a game, this time over another outbreak of the deadly virus in Congo.
- USC's Josh Shaw suspended after admitting lies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans' trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago.
- Indiana receiving grant to fight bat disease
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will receive $36,500 from the federal government in hopes of curbing the spread of white-nose syndrome, a fungus that can be fatal to many bats.
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- How the AP-GfK poll was conducted
The Associated Press-GfK poll on children's sports and injuries was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
- Correction: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story
THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. The farm is in Youngstown, Ohio, and is now operating.
- Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.
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- 6 W.Va. community health groups get federal grants
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Six community health groups in West Virginia will receive nearly $1.5 million in federal funding to support facility improvements for patient-centered medical homes.
- Area veterans health system to resume surgeries
DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is restarting surgical procedures.