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Sharks beat Blackhawks 7-3; Crawford suffers concussion

Dec. 16, 2018 10:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win. Marcus Sorensen and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Sharks, who...

Dolphins' Gore injures left ankle against Vikings

Dec. 16, 2018 8:50 PM EST

Miami's Frank Gore hurt his left ankle on the second-to-last play of the first quarter and didn't return to the Dolphins' loss at Minnesota on Sunday. Gore, the NFL's active rushing leader, had five carries for 14 yards in Miami's 41-17 loss. Backup defensive tackle Ziggy Hood (hamstring) limped off the field at...

Blackhawks goalie Crawford suffers head injury

Dec. 16, 2018 8:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago goalie Corey Crawford left the Blackhawks' game against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday with 1:30 left in the first period after the back of his head struck the right post during a goalmouth pile-up. Crawford suffered a concussion on Dec. 23, 2017, at New Jersey that forced him to miss...

Kentucky restricts transport of deer killed in Tennessee

Dec. 16, 2018 2:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Wildlife officials have placed restrictions on the transport of deer from Tennessee into Kentucky in response to the detection of chronic wasting disease. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says in a news release deer can only be brought from Tennessee into...

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Dec. 16, 2018 12:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal...

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Dec. 16, 2018 11:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started in July saw about a 20 percent failure rate after the first two months. Now it's down to 14 percent. State and industry officials say that shows...

Swiss ski team: No serious injury to Gisin's skull, spine

Dec. 16, 2018 10:46 AM EST

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The Swiss team says that "scans on the skull showed no serious injury" to Marc Gisin following his dramatic crash in a World Cup downhill but the skier does have several broken bones elsewhere on his body. A team statement Sunday says Gisin fractured several ribs on his...

Insider Q&A: CVS Health CEO seeks bigger role in your care

Dec. 16, 2018 10:01 AM EST

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo wants customers to think about more than prescriptions and shampoo when they visit his company's drugstores. He expects the stores to become health care pit stops, especially for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. Vision, hearing and blood sugar checks will be available at...

4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopter

Dec. 16, 2018 7:25 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country's medical emergency service crashed. Portugal's National Institute of Medical Emergencies says Sunday that the helicopter went down Saturday in the Serra de Pias hills east of Porto while it was...

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Dec. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...