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College student dies in fall, death ruled accidental

Sep. 17, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The death of a Bloomsburg University student who fell over a ledge along a walking trail has been ruled accidental. An autopsy on Monday found 18-year-old Justin King died as a result of blunt force trauma consistent with a fall. A passerby found the freshman's body along the...

Jonesboro school using yoga to help students learn to read

Sep. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — As kindergarteners begin to learn how to read, it's important the pupils begin to learn about body and space relationships. Jonesboro Kindergarten Center Principal Becky Shannon said research shows students need activities like standing on one foot to help teach them not only balance...

NC sheriff looking for clues in young jogger's stabbing

Sep. 14, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

MARVIN, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's investigators in a North Carolina county are looking for clues to lead them to a suspect in the stabbing of a teenager as he was jogging on a walking trail in a subdivision. The Union County Sheriff's Office said the boy was running Thursday evening in the Marvin community...

Fitness firm: More than 5,500 NH teens worked out in summer

Sep. 10, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Planet Fitness says more than 5,500 New Hampshire teens logged in more than 29,000 workouts at its locations from June through September as part of a summer challenge. Teens age 15 to 18 logged in workouts. The New Hampshire-based company built on a pilot program last summer, in which...

'I've gained brothers': Girl makes impact as football kicker

Sep. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Eastern York football coach Josh Campbell wants the most dedicated athletes to play for his team. So when he saw one particular student spend most of last offseason woking out in the weight room alongside his players, he knew this was someone he wanted to add to the roster. It didn't...

Too old for president? Health and fitness a better question

Aug. 31, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science says age is only a number, not a proxy for physical and mental fitness. But with three Democrats in their 70s vying to challenge the oldest first-term president in American history, age's importance will be tested as never before. Only a few years separate President Donald Trump,...

Duke to host 2 men exonerated in Central Park jogger attack

Aug. 27, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two of the five men exonerated for a brutal 1989 attack of a young woman jogging in New York City's Central Park will speak at Duke University. Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana are scheduled to speak Monday in Page Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are...

Climb a personal pinnacle for cancer survivor

Aug. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — When Ivy Miles reached the 14,000-foot summit in Colorado earlier this summer, the view just took her breath away. As the mountainous landscape dwindled in the distance below, Miles could look back and see just how far she'd come. But the physical terrain of the Rockies,...

Review: In 'Brittany Runs a Marathon,' a breakout for Bell

Aug. 20, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

Getting in shape and putting your life together usually, at the movies, passes in a montage. But for many, the non-Rocky legions of us, such transformations require more than inspiring theme music and lifting weights in the snow. And for the Brittany (Jillian Bell) of "Brittany Runs a Marathon," that's especially...

Ole Miss to open $32M campus recreation center this month

Aug. 17, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will open a new $32 million campus recreation center later this month. The center will include workout space, an indoor climbing wall, fitness studios, basketball courts and other facilities. It's in a former warehouse of a Whirlpool appliance factory that...