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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife's contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Titans safety steps up, aids in son's surprise home delivery

Sep. 16, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans safety Kevin Byard and his wife didn’t plan on having their baby at home, though now he has a story he’ll be able to tell his son forever. The two-time defensive captain with the most interceptions in the NFL over the past three seasons wound up delivering his...

At five months pregnant, reporter Jennifer Kelleher sets out for a morning run in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (Courtesy of Jennifer Sinco Kelleher via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: In Hawaii, pandemic, pregnancy and plumerias

Sep. 4, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — I remember setting out for a late afternoon run and the overpowering perfume of plumerias from the tree outside my house. That’s the moment I knew something was up. Normally, for me, getting a whiff of the bright pink flowers requires plucking one and holding it close. That...

Caregiver Maude Leneveu, left, and union representative Corinne Bryand, pose outside the Pasteur hospital where they work in Nice, southern France, and where the Tour de France is racing this week-end, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Both say the race should go ahead, despite increasing infections in France's battle against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Leicester)

For health workers, the pandemic Tour de France is a big ask

Aug. 29, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Surely too busy racing to notice, the 176 riders who started the Tour de France on Saturday sped close to a sprawling hospital where caregiver Maude Leneveu is still reeling from furious months treating patients stricken and dying from COVID-19. After her 12-hour days of cleaning their...

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Music Review: Alanis Morissette dazzles on 9th album

Jul. 29, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

Alanis Morissette, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music) The piano is back. The voice is back. The angst is back. A genre onto herself, Alanis Morissette comes out in force with her ninth studio album “Such Pretty Forks In the Road,” where she untangles some of the thornier...

Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, prepares to help Veronica Atieno, right, deliver her baby in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, late at night in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, May 28, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya's COVID-19 curfew

Jul. 25, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Veronica Atieno remembers feeling her way through the dark alleys between the shacks that make up Nairobi’s slums, picking her way past raw sewage and rusty, razor-sharp metal roofing with trepidation. Her labor pains had crescendoed during Kenya’s coronavirus...

Colorado Rockies left fielder David Dahl puts on a face mask while taking part in drills as the team practiced Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dahl's health, wife's pregnancy gave him pause before season

Jul. 23, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

On deck: Baby Dahl! Colorado Rockies outfield David Dahl announced on social media Thursday that he and his wife are expecting a baby in January. That news, coupled with being considered high risk with his health, caused him to give serious consideration to whether he would to play this season in light of...