Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioural impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who’s at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:‚ÄîHas the person lost interest in friends, family or home activities?
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.
They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in the area since the 1920s.
MINNEAPOLIS—Like a lot of NFL veterans on teams that travel out-of-town to start summer practices, Adrian Peterson’s enthusiasm for the approaching season often has been temporarily dampened by the drive to training camp.
Arrival at the familiar site of dorm room life, two-a-day workouts, and overall drudgery, however brief, can prompt unpleasant feelings.
SYDNEY, Australia — Vice-President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. had accepted an invitation to send a Navy ship to New Zealand for the first time in three decades, signalling an end to a stalemate between the two countries that was sparked by New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—Two people were rescued from a disabled motor boat that was adrift near the brink of Niagara Falls—a hazardous nighttime rescue that was hindered by high winds but helped when nearby dams lowered the river level, authorities said yesterday.
Police using a boat reached the pair after the winds prevented a helicopter from getting to them.
CHICAGO—Anthony Rizzo kept fouling the ball off, over and over again.
When Steven Matz finally blinked, Rizzo capitalized with one mighty swing.
Rizzo hit a three-run homer, and Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings, as the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the N.Y. Mets with a 5-1 victory last night in a rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series.
LOUDON, N.H.—Matt Kenseth always was near the front of the pack.
He stalked the leaders and waited for contenders to wilt.
Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. faded down the stretch. So did Denny Hamlin.
It almost seemed like a repeat scenario for Kenseth.
CLEVELAND—The fatal shooting of three police officers in Louisiana added new concerns yesterday about security at the Republican National Convention as huge crowds were expected to protest and the city police chief prepared officers to deal with the open carrying of weapons as allowed by state law.
OAKLAND, Calif.—Two days after striking out on an unexpected two-seam fastball from John Axford, Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson had a much better view of things when he faced the Oakland Athletics’ reliever again.
This time Donaldson didn’t get fooled and prevented the Blue Jays from getting swept in their first series coming out of the all-star break.
WASHINGTON—If Dusty Baker had gotten the sign to his catcher faster, the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates might still be playing.
Instead, Baker was slow on the trigger in asking for an intentional walk and the Nationals lost to the Pirates 2-1 in 18 innings yesterday on Starling Marte’s solo home run off Oliver Perez.