America's hottest metro area is on track to set an annual record for heat-associated deaths after a sweltering summer, particularly in Phoenix. Public health officials in Maricopa County, home to Phoenix and Arizona's most populous county, said Friday that 289 heat associated deaths were confirmed as of Sept. 16, with another 262 deaths under investigation. Forensic pathologists say that it can often take weeks and even months of investigation that can include toxicological tests to determine whether heat was a contributing factor in someone’s death.
Sudan's army chief said on Friday he had not sought military support on a recent regional tour and that his preference was for a peaceful solution to the conflict that has killed thousands and displaced millions of civilians. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan also said in an interview with Reuters that he had asked neighbouring states to stop sending mercenaries in support of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). War between the army and the RSF broke out in mid-April over plans for a political transition and the integration of the RSF into the army, four years after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a popular uprising.
CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders are running out of playoff runway. Calgary (4-9) is tied with the Edmonton Elks for fourth in the West Division and four points back of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-7), who are holding down the division's final playoff spot. With five games remaining in their regular season, the Stampeders are desperate for a win Saturday over the visiting Montreal Alouettes to stay in the post-season hunt. "You keep hope, you know it's there and you can do it, but if we don't
Predicting falls using artificial intelligence (AI) could help cut the number of falls elderly people are having in their own homes, leading to a reduction in the number of people being admitted to hospital.
Sweden joined Spain's players in a show of solidarity ahead of their Women's Nations League clash as the scandal surrounding Spanish football rumbled on. Mariona Caldentey's stoppage-time penalty gave the world champions a 3-2 victory. The game in Gothenburg, a rematch of the World Cup semi-final, was Spain's first outing since they beat England 1-0 to become world champions in August.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is preparing Friday to direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left town for the weekend with no viable plan to keep the government funded and avert politically and economically costly disruption of federal services. A federal shutdown after Sept. 30 seems all but certain unless Speaker Kevin McCarthy can persuade his rebellious hard-right flank of Republicans to allow Congress to approve a temporary funding measure to prevent