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Couple lost in woods survived on muddy water, fern fronds

February 24, 2020

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up hopes of finding them alive.Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian...

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS | February 24, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.The driver, a 29-year-old German citizen who lived locally, was arrested...

Pentagon: 109 troops suffer brain injuries from Iran strike

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, the Pentagon said Monday, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack early last month in Iraq.The...

ICE sued over treatment of 5-year-old with head injury

By NOMAAN MERCHANT | February 8, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the medical care he has received in detention for a head injury suffered before the family was arrested.The lawsuit filed late Friday in California...

Mexico: Forest guardian suffered head trauma and drowning

By MARK STEVENSON | January 30, 2020

OCAMPO, Mexico (AP) — An anti-logging activist prominent in efforts to protect a Mexican forest where monarch butterflies spend the winter suffered a head trauma as well as drowning, authorities announced Thursday night, potentially adding weight to...

Brain injuries in Iraq put attention on invisible war wounds

By ROBERT BURNS | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The spotlight on brain injuries suffered by American troops in Iraq this month is an example of America's episodic attention to this invisible war wound, which has affected hundreds of thousands over the past two decades but is not...

Famed Welsh singer Bryn Terfel breaks ankle in three places

January 29, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Bryn Terfel broke an ankle in three places and will have surgery this week, causing him to cancel what would have been his first performances at the Metropolitan Opera since 2012.The 54-year-old Welsh bass-baritone had been scheduled...

Pentagon: 50 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, the third time the number of injuries has been increased.The...

Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, wins the edge on a run Tuesday during NIUs home loss against Eastern Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison crosses 1,000-yard mark on the season, 84-yards behind Hammock in all-time rushing list

By Mike Knapp | November 21, 2019

DeKALB — It’s been a mix of good days and bad days for the football team this season.An inconsistent 2019 saw another check mark go into the ‘bad days’ column Tuesday when the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan University by a score of 45-17.The...

Huskies drop second home game of season, lose chance to retain MAC title

By James Krause | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to Eastern Michigan University.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record necessary...

Injuries might keep new U.S. soccer lineup from a World Cup

By Jacob Onak | March 18, 2013

Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. soccer head coach, has released his 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico. As we see in the roster selection, injuries have really put the U.S.’s back against the wall. The Yanks will...

Football players at risk for injuries with every game

By Matt Hopkinson | September 17, 2012

Nearly everyone can reminisce on times of either tossing the football with your dad or seeing other people do it. Football is a national tradition, a lovely time where people get together, eat and drink things that are horrendous for your body, and scream...