BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia has launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to remove cough and cold syrups blamed for the deaths of more than 60 children from kidney injury in the tiny West African country.
What happened in Tampa was the last thing the NFL, its players and its fanbase needed three days after Tua Tagovailoa's horrifying head injury called into question the league's commitment to curbing concussions.
FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — The son of a 77-year-old man who died after sustaining injuries during a traffic stop in Virginia earlier this year has filed a $6 million lawsuit that alleges the deputies involved in his father's arrest used excessive force.
The NFL’s handling of concussions has evolved dramatically from the days when players were given smelling salts on the bench and sent back into the game.
The league and the NFL Players Association have implemented extensive protocols and hired unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants (UNC) to work with team physicians at each game to diagnose concussions.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained neck and head injuries after being slammed to the ground Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and was stretchered from the field.
Lawyers for Randy Cox, a Black man who was paralyzed from the chest down in June when a police van without seat belts braked suddenly, filed a $100 million lawsuit Tuesday against the city of New Haven, Connecticut.
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit radio news anchor died Friday in a domestic dispute that left four other people hospitalized, the man's radio station and authorities said.
Jim Matthews, the overnight news anchor at WWJ-AM for about seven years, died in the attack, the station reported.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Hospital is facing a $54,000 fine for failing to investigate workplace injuries.
As a walk-on long snapper — even one at powerhouse Alabama — Kneeland Hibbett doesn’t figure to rake in a lucrative endorsement deal.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Two men fell to their deaths and a woman sustained a serious head injury during three hiking accidents over the holiday weekend in the mountains of Utah.
WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in rural Northern California injured several people Friday, destroyed multiple homes and forced thousands of residents to flee, jamming roadways at the start of a sweltering Labor Day weekend.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years after a pair of former players sued the NFL over the treatment of Black retirees in the league’s $1 billion concussion settlement, hundreds of men whose medical tests were rescored to eliminate race bias now qualify for awards.
Part of the NFL's safety experiments to reduce head injuries is the expanded use of the padded helmet caps NFL players have been seen wearing during training camps this summer.
All offensive and defensive linemen, linebackers and tight ends are required to wear the Guardian Caps at practices through the second preseason game.
The mushroom-like contraptions NFL players are wearing on their helmets during training camp may look strange, but they’re a part of an ongoing safety experiment the league hopes will lead to a reduction in head injuries.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan woman was awarded over $400,000 on Friday by a federal jury after suing New York City and its police department, saying she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was thrown to the ground by a police sergeant while serving as a medic for protesters during 2012 Occupy Wall Street events.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man who Yellowstone National Park officials say got too close to a bison was thrown by the animal while trying to get himself and a child away from danger.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two women suffered serious injuries while skydiving in Racine County on Sunday, authorities said.
According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, emergency responders were called to Skydive Midwest, a skydiving facility in the village of Yorkville, around 1:40 p.m., the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
GENEVA (AP) — Twenty-five people have been treated for burns after walking on hot coal in northern Switzerland, according to police.
Emergency services were alerted to injuries at a private event on the Au peninsula on Lake Zurich Tuesday evening, Zurich canton (state) police said in a statement.
HEMET, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into the backyard of a Southern California home on Tuesday and the pilot was hospitalized with critical burn injuries, authorities said.
CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Six inmate firefighters suffered burn injuries Tuesday when fire broke out inside a vehicle on a Southern California forest road, authorities said.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — A woman was killed and two firefighters were treated for injuries after battling a house fire in a North Carolina city, authorities said Tuesday.
News outlets reported Cary firefighters responded to a call at approximately 11 p.m.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State trooper sustained minor injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while investigating a collision Sunday in Pierce County, authorities said.
Trooper Pedro Martos, 25, was standing at the scene of the collision on State Route 512 at about 3:15 a.m.
ROLLING PRAIRIE, Ind. (AP) — An off-road vehicle driven by a teenager rolled over, killing a 14-year-old passenger and injuring others in northern Indiana, authorities said Monday.
The rollover occurred Sunday night in LaPorte County.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl died in a Connecticut house fire Saturday after firefighters removed her from the building following unsuccessful rescue efforts by her parents, officials said.
STANDISH, Maine (AP) — The sheriff in Maine’s most populous county needed to be rescued after his kayak capsized in Sebago Lake.
Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce suffered symptoms of hypothermia following the episode Wednesday and was taken to Maine Medical Center as a precautionary measure, officials said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas City Council member who is running as a Republican for Nevada state treasurer was recovering Tuesday from face and head injuries after she was injured in a car crash.
Details about the crash were not provided, but Michele Fiore’s campaign aide, Rory McShane, said in an email that Fiore suffered a broken orbital bone and head trauma in the Monday crash.
MIAMI (AP) — The best that Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers could offer Saturday about Joel Embiid’s possible availability for the Eastern Conference semifinal series against Miami was a two-word answer.
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid feared this would be the case. Turns out, he was right.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced Friday night that Embiid — the NBA scoring champion and an MVP finalist — has a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion.
WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — A private jail transport van carrying six inmates on Interstate 40 in Tennessee turned over Wednesday, and some injuries were reported, a highway patrol spokesperson said.
One inmate and one CoreCivic staff member were flown to nearby hospitals, while another staff member and three inmates were taken by emergency medical services to hospitals, said Ryan Gustin, CoreCivic spokesperson.
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said Friday that six injuries have been reported from severe storms that blew through the state Wednesday.
Three of the injuries were in Tippah County and two were in Alcorn County, which are both in the northern part of the state.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was “deeply unconscious” after being poisoned by exhaust fumes before dying from severe head and chest injuries in a plane crash in 2019, a jury concluded Thursday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The arm of a mechanic working at a U.S. mail facility in North Carolina was amputated last year after coming into contact with a machine that had a safety guard removed, the U.S.
PLAINVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A pilot was being treated for minor injuries after a single-engine plane skidded off a runway Thursday in Plainville and flipped over, officials said.
The small plane was landing at Robertson Field Airport when it went off the runway shortly before noon, police said.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — One person has died and another remains hospitalized with severe burn after a house fire in Kingman, authorities said Sunday.
Mohave County Sheriff's officials said fire crews responded to the fire about 9:30 p.m.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Google-owned Fitbit has recalled 1 million of its Ionic smartwatches after dozens of users reported burn injuries after the battery overheated.
The fitness gadget maker says anyone who bought the $299 watch with the model number FB503 should immediately stop using the product and contact Fitbit for packaging to return it.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A medical examiner in Florida said Thursday that comedian Bob Saget died from an accidental blow to the head, likely from a backwards fall.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A young boy has died from complications of burn injuries suffered in a Milwaukee house fire, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
The medical examiner's report says 3-year-old Gideon Simos suffered burns of varying degrees over 90% of his body in Wednesday's fire and died Sunday at Children's Wisconsin hospital.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Tour de France champion Egan Bernal remained in intensive care in Colombia on Tuesday after undergoing what his team described as “two successful surgeries."
The 2019 Tour champion from Colombia, where he is a beloved celebrity, collided with a bus parked on the shoulder of a road outside Bogota on Monday morning while training with his team Ineos Grenadiers.
Kaitlin Hawayek spent last summer dealing with a concussion that she got in practice, unsure of when she would be able to join ice dance partner Jean-Luc Baker on the rink again to prepare for the Beijing Olympics.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who spent 13 years in a coma following an on-duty collision with another officer’s vehicle has died.
Officer Diane Gonzalez, 60, suffered a traumatic brain injury and succumbed to her injuries Monday, the New Haven Police Department said.
VASSALBORO, Maine (AP) — A Maine state trooper has come to the aid of an elderly man with Alzheimer's disease who had wandered away from his home during a storm and ended up in a ditch.
Troopers got their missing person report from a home in Vassalboro at about 5 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The closure of a neurosurgical trauma program in central Maine will leave the state with just two.
Officials with Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston said on Monday that the program would end in two months.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The players race across the pitch on crutches, jostling for the soccer ball and passing it back and forth, their prosthetic legs lined up along the sidelines at a stadium in the Gaza Strip.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy child was hospitalized with burn injuries after firefighters rescued him from a burning mobile home Monday southeast of Las Vegas.
Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Kelly Blackmon said witnesses told arriving fire crews there were children in the burning building, and firefighters found the child unconscious.
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting an al-Qaida leader in northern Syria wounded a family of six, including a 10-year-old child who suffered serious head injuries, The Associated Press has learned.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friends and families of the roughly 60 people, including many children, hit by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade in a suburban Milwaukee downtown say many suffered life-threatening injuries.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mouthguards that some college football players are wearing this season have a dual purpose.
Not only does the equipment provide the obvious protection for teeth and jaws, it also includes sensors collecting data to help research the best way to prevent serious head injuries.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A naked man was taken into custody after throwing rocks at a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the remote Otay Mountain area of San Diego County, authorities said.
The agent was struck multiple times, including in the head, during the 7 a.m.
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — Students and parents who say they suffered brain injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals at a Monroe, Washington, public school were awarded $62 million by a jury this week.
The Seattle Times reports that Wednesday's decision is the second successful lawsuit involving noxious conditions at the school.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday named a new coordinator for its investigation into cases of so-called Havana Syndrome, responding to increased pressure from lawmakers to investigate and respond to hundreds of brain injuries reported by diplomats and intelligence officers.