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July 22, 2016 12:04 AM Sewage Spill, Check. Rerouted Race, Check. Contracting the Zika Virus ..

Come what may, the Rio Olympics set to begin Aug. 5 will be largely covered. By insurance, that is. Many potential threats loom — the Zika virus, terrorism, civil unrest — but underwriters say a dramatic interruption or cancellation of the Games will not leave organizers empty-handed. Nearly $2 billion in insurance has been secured to cover the International 25

July 21, 2016 10:17 PM Mosquito control officials: Even Zika suspicions are costly

MIAMI (AP) - Florida mosquito control officials worry they won't be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first mosquito-borne case in the U.S. is near. On Thursday, fogging trucks drove through a Miami-Dade County neighborhood where health officials are investigating 21

July 21, 2016 2:23 PM Complacency is new risk in HIV/Aids fight, warns Harry

Prince Harry has warned the fight against HIV faces the threat of complacency and called on the next generation to step forward and acknowledge that "stigma and discrimination" are the greatest barriers to defeating the disease. With people living longer thanks to improved treatment, Aids has "drifted" from the headlines and the fight to combat the virus 30

July 21, 2016 11:24 AM Florida mosquitoes being tested for Zika to confirm case

MIAMI — Florida health officials have trapped mosquitoes in an area of Miami-Dade County and are testing them for Zika to confirm whether a woman with the virus could be the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite in the continental United States. Florida's Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not immediately 17

July 21, 2016 12:41 AM Four Top Tennis Players to Skip Rio Because of Zika

WASHINGTON — Rafael Nadal, who has not played a match since withdrawing from the French Open in May because of a wrist injury, sounded a note of optimism that his recovery would allow him to compete in the Rio Olympics, after he missed the London Olympics four years ago with a different injury. “Although, as I always say, there is nothing certain in this life,” Nadal 23

July 20, 2016 12:01 AM Florida May Have Its First Zika Virus Outbreak

Florida health officials said Tuesday they were investigating a possible case of Zika that wasn't carried back by a traveler. Small, local outbreaks of Zika virus are fully expected in southern states such as Florida, Louisiana and Texas. These states are home to the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that most commonly transmit the virus. "Today the Florida Department 21

July 19, 2016 7:16 PM Want a Verified Twitter Account? Now You Can Apply

The new application process is rolling out today and will be available globally by the end of the week. Dying for a little blue check mark next to your Twitter name? Now it could be easier to get one. The microblogging service on Tuesday opened up applications for those seeking verified status. For the uninitiated, verified Twitter accounts — denoted 17

July 19, 2016 5:45 PM NY, Massachusetts, Maryland sue VW over emissions cheating

New York state, Massachusetts and Maryland are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, alleging that the German automakers defrauded customers and violated state environmental laws by selling diesel vehicles equipped with software allowing them to cheat emissions testing. The lawsuits, announced Tuesday, allege 21

July 19, 2016 7:59 AM Is the Kremlin fuelling Russia's HIV/Aids epidemic?

Activists point to the Kremlin's abandonment of internationally accepted prevention methods for the mounting crisis. Moscow, Russia - Svetlana Izambayeva, 36, is one of Russia's most unusual beauty queens. The former hairdresser from the Volga River city of Cheboksary was crowned Miss Positive during a 2005 pageant for HIV-positive women. She was one of the first 64

July 19, 2016 6:58 AM Unique Zika case of Utah caregiver under investigation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood. Exactly how the disease was transmitted is still a mystery, though the person has since recovered. The elderly relative who died after contracting Zika abroad 18