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CTE diagnosed in ex-MLS player Vermillion, a 1st for league

BOSTON — (AP) — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an accidental drug overdose in December...
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Curious ‘Jetsons’ home hits Tulsa market

TULSA, Okla. — An unusual home that might just make you feel like a kid again recently hit the market, and real estate agents across Tulsa, Oklahoma, are calling it a “once in a lifetime find.”. According to KOKI-TV, Angela Barnett, with Chinowth & Cowen Relators, is the...
TULSA, OK

New mixed-use development planned for DeSoto County

HERNANDO, Miss. — Hernando, Mississippi, could be getting a big development on McIngvale Road. The planning commission and the board of supervisors still have to approve the project. FOX13 found out community opinions on the plan are mixed. If approved, the new development would go just north of Byhalia...
HERNANDO, MS

Koepka cites injuries, family for joining Saudi-backed tour

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — (AP) — Four months after suggesting those who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series were sellouts, Brooks Koepka explained Tuesday that he simply changed his mind. Koepka signed with LIV Golf last week for its first event on American soil, which starts Thursday...
GOLF

LEADING OFF: Scherzer makes rehab start, Ohtani vs Chisox

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:. Mets ace Max Scherzer will make a minor league rehab start for Double-A Binghamton. The outing against the Hartford Yard Goats was pushed back a day from Tuesday, but New York manager Buck Showalter says there's been no setback in Scherzer's recovery from a strained oblique.
MLB

AP source: Deshaun Watson's hearing continues Wednesday

Deshaun Watson’s hearing will continue on Wednesday after his legal team and the NFL presented their arguments in front of a retired judge in Delaware on the opening day, a person who was in attendance told The Associated Press. Former U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson, who was jointly appointed...
NFL

US Senate sergeant-at-arms during Capitol riot dies at 71

WASHINGTON — (AP) — Michael Stenger, who served as the U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms and resigned after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, has died. He was 71. Stenger died Monday of natural causes, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of the people said he had been diagnosed with cancer and had been ill. The people would not discuss details of his condition publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
CONGRESS & COURTS

EXPLAINER: Abortion, tech and surveillance

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that vacuum up personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data troves against people seeking ways to end unwanted pregnancies.
WOMEN'S HEALTH

Coronavirus: FDA recommends updating COVID-19 booster shots for fall

The Food and Drug Administration recommends updating the COVID-19 booster shots for the fall. According to the Associated Press, FDA advisers voted Tuesday that it’s time to get the COVID-19 booster shots “tweaked” to protect against the most recent variants of the virus so that adults in the United States can get an updated one in the fall. The FDA is working on a combination shot that would add protections against the omicron variant.
PUBLIC HEALTH

Higher fuel prices spark social unrest in South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — (AP) — Police in Argentina blocked a major entry point to the capital’s center on Tuesday to keep a group of truckers from joining a downtown protest, adding traffic snarls in Buenos Aires to a series of disruptions caused by anger over rising prices and shortages of fuel across South America, largely as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
GAS PRICE

Spit, 'disrespect' arrive at Wimbledon as tennis turns ugly

WIMBLEDON, England — (AP) — This is not what one thinks of when pondering the supposedly genteel roots of tennis, and the purportedly proper atmosphere at dates-to-the-1800s Wimbledon, a country club sport being contested at a place officially called the All England Lawn Tennis Club: a player, Nick Kyrgios, capping a first-round victory Tuesday by spitting in the direction of a spectator he said was hassling him.
TENNIS