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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019 file photo, a sign at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., explains the local state of emergency regarding a measles outbreak. There were nearly 1,300 case of measles in the U.S. through November 2019 - the largest number in 27 years. There were no deaths but about 120 people ended up in the hospital. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 27, 2019 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the United States. Globally, there was an explosion of measles in many countries, an unrelenting Ebola outbreak in Africa and a surge in...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Vinny Curry (75) pulls down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 22, 2019 - 9:20 pm
The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST): 9:17 p.m. Chicago nose tackle Eddie Goldman has left the Bears' game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a concussion. It was not immediately clear when he was hurt. The Bears announced a few minutes into the second quarter he would not return...
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December 20, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will do more to protect the health and safety of bomb-detection dogs sent overseas following the deaths of several of them in Jordan and Egypt, according to a State Department Office of Inspector General report released Friday. Two State Department agencies...
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In this Oct. 17, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a pile of recently dead freshwater mussels are piled along the shore of the Clinch River near Wallen Bend, Tenn. While freshwater mussels have been plagued for decades by habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, sedimentation and other issues, there's a possibility that the die-off in the Clinch River could be connected to infectious disease. (Meagan Racey/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
December 17, 2019 - 1:17 am
KYLES FORD, Tenn. (AP) — On a recent late fall afternoon at Kyles Ford, the white branches of sycamore trees overhung the banks of the Clinch River, leaves slowly turning yellow. Green walnuts covered the ground. The shallow water ran fast and cold over the rocky bottom, but it was littered with...
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In this Oct. 17, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a pile of recently dead freshwater mussels are piled along the shore of the Clinch River near Wallen Bend, Tenn. While freshwater mussels have been plagued for decades by habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, sedimentation and other issues, there's a possibility that the die-off in the Clinch River could be connected to infectious disease. (Meagan Racey/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
December 17, 2019 - 1:07 am
KYLES FORD, Tenn. (AP) — On a recent late fall afternoon at Kyles Ford, the white branches of sycamore trees overhung the banks of the Clinch River, leaves slowly turning yellow. Green walnuts covered the ground. The shallow water ran fast and cold over the rocky bottom, but it was littered with...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) holds off Oakland Raiders linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 08, 2019 - 8:02 pm
The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, argues a call in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 08, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:40 p.m. The referees are having a tough time in the Chiefs-Patriots game. Jerome Bogar's crew has picked up three flags, and in the second half they got missed two calls that together cost the Patriots four points. First, Chiefs tight end Travis...
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Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) runs for yardage past Jacksonville Jaguars safety Marcus Gilchrist, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
December 08, 2019 - 7:38 pm
The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:37 p.m. Philip Rivers threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns on his 38th birthday. He led the Los Angeles Chargers to a 45-10 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars that snapped a three-game losing streak. Austin Ekeler rushed for 101 yards on just...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lands on the turf after being sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 08, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:15 p.m. Things are getting heated in the fourth quarter of the Patriots game against the Chiefs. Sammy Watkins and Stephon Gilfmore got into a tussle on the Kansas City sideline after one play. Gilmore was guarding the Chiefs receiver and they...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor (97) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 08, 2019 - 6:15 pm
The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 6:10 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have taken a 20-7 lead at halftime at New England and they'll get the ball to start the third quarter. The Patriots haven't lost at home since Oct. 1, 2017, when the Carolina Panthers won 33-30 at New England. The...
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