Weighing In: Taking Time to Take Care of Yourself


I was just having a conversation about Tiger Wood’s knee and his performance during the third round of the US Open with my mom. We were discussing what we thought he would do in preparation for the final round and that he probably had a team of doctor’s traveling with him to care for his knee. We went on to ...

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho departed Pyongyang on Monday for a pair of international meetings, including the U.N. General Assembly in New York, just days after North Korea’s latest nuclear test. Ri plans to attend the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela and then go on to the U.N. General Assembly in ...

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Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields named Miss America 2017


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City and promptly delivered a message to the two leading presidential candidates: “Compromise” is not a dirty word. Shields was asked during her onstage interview what she thought of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton; she answered that while both Clinton and Republican Donald ...

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North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time: South Korea


By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said on Monday, three days after the reclusive North’s fifth test drew widespread condemnation. Pyongyang set off its most powerful nuclear blast to date on Friday, saying it had mastered the ability to mount ...

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Asian markets sink as Fed rate talk brews


Hong Kong (AFP) – Asian stocks tumbled Monday, extending last week’s global sell-off as comments from top central bankers rang alarm bells on trading floors that the days of cheap money could be numbered. Regional investors followed their US and European counterparts in heading for the exit after two Federal Reserve officials on Friday lent their support to a hike ...

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Suffering from pneumonia, Clinton falls ill at 9/11 memorial, cancels California trip


By Amanda Becker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton is suffering from pneumonia, the Democratic presidential candidate’s personal doctor said on Sunday after she fell ill at a Sept. 11 memorial, an episode that renewed focus on her health less than two months before the election. Clinton canceled a trip she was scheduled to take to California on Monday for ...

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Belgian Paralympian: ready for euthanasia — but not yet


Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who shocked and saddened the world with her revelation that she wants to be euthanized, says she’s not ready to die quite yet. Vervoort said in Rio on Sunday that she’s still considering euthanasia to escape a life of unbearable physical pain — only not now. A silver medal on Saturday ...

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Syria truce to begin after bloody weekend


Beirut (AFP) – A ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and the United States is due to begin at sundown Monday, after scores of civilians were killed in a bloody weekend of strikes. The truce, announced after marathon talks by the Russian and US foreign ministers, has been billed as the best chance yet to end Syria’s five-year civil war ...

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Wawrinka wins US Open, tops Djokovic in four sets


By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) – Third seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win the U.S. Open on Sunday for the third grand slam title of his career. The 31-year-old Swiss, who defeated Djokovic on his way to winning the 2014 Australian Open and ...

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Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, 'dehydrated' at 9/11 event


New York (AFP) – Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia and was dehydrated when she suddenly left a 9/11 memorial ceremony, her doctor said, sparking fresh speculation about the Democratic presidential candidate’s health barely eight weeks from Election Day. The incident at New York’s Ground Zero, in which the 68-year-old Clinton seemed to buckle and lose her footing as she ...

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