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New-fangled Stress-Phone monitors body, could ‘fundamentally’ alter healthcare

- The Washington Times

The inventor has received $3 million from the National Science Foundation to perfect smart phones that are smart enough and connected enough to actually monitor the human body. That would be Cornell University engineering professor David Erickson, who will head a multidisciplinary team of investigators who intend to develop devices with specific diagnostics.

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This photo taken in 2011 shows Abe Mashal posing for a photo at his  home in  St. Charles, Ill. The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. One of the plaintiffs in the Portland lawsuit, Abe Mashal, was unable to print his boarding pass before a flight out of Chicago four years ago. A counter representative told him he was on the no-fly list and would not be allowed to board. Mashal was surrounded by about 30 law enforcement officials, he said. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media)  MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT,

No-fly list rules get changes

- Associated Press

The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin after the two toured the the Oklahoma City National Memorial in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The two governors were at the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing Wednesday in advance of a Republican Governors Association meeting and a fundraising event for Fallin. Christie is the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.(AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Nate Billings) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT

NJ Gov. Christie visits OKC with Gov. Fallin

- Associated Press

Republican Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum on Wednesday in a visit that Fallin's Democratic challenger in the Nov. 4 general election said politicized the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Global cruise lines set sail for China

- Associated Press

Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians walk in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York's Lincoln Center. New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout, the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced early Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

- Associated Press

New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

- Associated Press

A "substantial" minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010 file photo, rapper Gucci Mane arrives on the red carpet for the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Gucci Mane, who pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago, is set to be sentenced. The 34-year-old, whose real name is Radric Davis, pleaded guilty in May to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. He is to be sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

- Associated Press

Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.

FILE - In this March 8, 2004, file photo, Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey player Steve Moore is taken off the ice by medical staff  after he was hit by Vancouver Canucks'  Todd Bertuzzi during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia. A settlement has been reached in Moore's lawsuit against Bertuzzi for his career-ending hit during an NHL game 10 years ago. (AP Photo/The Canadian Presss, Chuck Stoody, File)

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

Associated Press

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.

FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

US officials: Video shows American's beheading

- Associated Press

A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.

Dog owners warned of deadly virus

Associated Press

Dog owners in New Hampshire are being warned about a deadly virus that has killed more than a dozen dogs in Massachusetts.