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What cognitive tests can show -- and what they can't

Jul. 09, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the new chant in Washington politics: “Get a cognitive test!” Political opponents, armchair pundits and even nervous supporters are demanding that President Joe Biden undergo such testing after his dismal debate performance – even though his physician...

Blazing hot surfaces are a danger for catastrophic burn injuries in the urban desert Southwest

Jul. 03, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Falk lost his right leg, had extensive skin grafting on the left one and is still recovering a year after collapsing on the searing asphalt outside a Phoenix convenience store where he stopped for a cold soda during a heat wave. Now using a wheelchair, the...

Fujita leads U.S. Senior Open by 3 strokes when rain hits. Play resumes Monday with 8 holes left

Jun. 30, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Hiroyuki Fujita held a three-stroke lead with eight holes to play in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday when the tournament was postponed because of severe weather at Newport Country Club. Fujita was 2 under for the day on the 7,024-yard, par-70...

Air conditioners are a hot commodity in Nashville as summer heat bears down

Jun. 27, 2024 11:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After June temperatures started reaching into the high 90s Fahrenheit, Alexandra Mistekevic's two-bedroom apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, became so sweltering that the air conditioning unit was only able to cool the shared living and kitchen areas. Her...

Senior Blinken aide is taking a top job with Austin after Senate confirmation holdup

Jun. 24, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday that one of his most senior aides is leaving for a top job with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and will be replaced by a brother of President Joe Biden’s national security adviser. State Department counselor...

Man who attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband also found guilty of kidnapping and faces life in prison

Jun. 21, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the attack against former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was convicted Friday of aggravated kidnapping, a conviction that mandates life behind bars without the possibility of parole. A San Francisco jury...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 19, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

Cullman Times. June 15, 2024. Editorial: Elder abuse awareness is all in the family Elder abuse is not a problem isolated to any one state, region or even country. So widespread is the concern that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched by the International...

Lower your risk of falling as you get older with these simple steps

Jun. 15, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

One in four older adults in the U.S. will fall each year, putting them at risk of injury, broken bones and even death. Falls are a growing public health concern as the country's population sees record numbers of people turn 65 — now and in the future. But common as falls may be,...

'Biden Bingo': The president's campaign adapts a classic game to include malarkey and aviators

Jun. 14, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeAnna Mireau reached into a container and fished out a scrap of paper. “The next one is — do we have a drumroll?" she called out to a room crowded with some two dozen older adults and a half-dozen journalists. "Justice! Justice for all.” Nobody...

High school president writes notes thanking fellow seniors — 180 of them

Jun. 12, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

Emily Post would be proud. A high school class president in Massachusetts who gave a commencement speech wanted to recognize all of his fellow graduates. So he wrote them personal thank-you notes presented at the ceremony — 180 to be exact. “I wish I could’ve...