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A woman who awoke from a coma to tell police her brother attacked her dies 2 years later

Jul. 17, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who awakened from a coma and identified her now-late brother as her attacker has died, authorities said. Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellinger confirmed the death of Wanda Palmer, 53, of Ravenswood, WCHS-TV reported Tuesday....

Princess Anne leaves hospital after treatment for concussion

Jun. 28, 2024 06:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princess Anne has left the hospital and returned to her southwestern England estate after an accident thought to involve a horse left her with a concussion. The king’s 73-year-old sister had been to Southmead Hospital as a precautionary measure and is expected to...

Midfielder Sinead Farrelly of NWSL champion NJ/NY Gotham retires because of concussions

Jun. 07, 2024 15:06 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Midfielder Sinead Farrelly, who represented the United States early in her career in youth soccer and Ireland later in the Women's World Cup, is retiring because of cumulative head injuries sustained throughout her career. The NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National...

Man who attacked Muslim lawmaker in Connecticut sentenced to 5 years in prison

Jun. 04, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who attacked a Muslim state representative outside a prayer service in Connecticut was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for attempted sexual assault and other crimes, a punishment the lawmaker previously said was too lenient. Andrey Desmond,...

Concussion replacements added for Copa America under the pink substitution pass system

May. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

LUQUE, Paraguay (AP) — Coaches at next month's Copa America will be able to make a 6th and extra substitution in cases of suspected head trauma or concussion. South American soccer’s governing body CONMEBOL announced the decision Tuesday, making it valid for all its competitions...

Former University of Missouri frat member pleads guilty in hazing that caused brain damage

May. 14, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A former member of a University of Missouri fraternity has pleaded guilty in the hazing of another student that caused blindness and significant brain damage. Ryan P. Delanty of Manchester, Missouri, pleaded guilty Friday in Boone County to supplying liquor to...

Chytil sidelined for Game 4 of Rangers' 2nd-round series against Hurricanes

May. 11, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New York Rangers forward Filip Chytil was ruled out for Saturday's playoff game against the Carolina Hurricanes, one game after his first action since November due to a head injury that at one point had him ruled out for the season. Chytil didn't participate in...

Rangers get Chytil back in lineup for Game 3 against Hurricanes after lengthy absence

May. 09, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Rangers got a boost Thursday night with the return of forward Filip Chytil during an overtime playoff victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. The 24-year-old Chytil saw his first action since November and coming more than three months after he was...

Former Virginia hospital medical director acquitted of sexually abusing ex-patients

Apr. 26, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — The former medical director of a Virginia hospital that treats vulnerable children and young adults was acquitted Friday of sexually abusing two teenage patients during physical exams. Dr. Daniel Davidow worked for decades as the medical director of the...

Legendary rugby league star Wally Lewis appeals for concussion and CTE awareness support

Apr. 23, 2024 04:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A legendary rugby player has cited the fear and anxiety that has come into his life among the reasons for urging the Australian government to fund support services and education about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Wally Lewis, dubbed “The...