Monday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl put a halt to a four-year decline in viewership, with an estimated 99.9 million people watching the Kansas City Chiefs come back to defeat...

Willie Wood, Packers great and Hall of Fame DB, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Wood, the Hall of Fame defensive back who won five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince Lombardi and made the first interception in Super Bowl histo...

Agent says Monty Python star Terry Jones has died aged 77

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died. he was 77 and had been suffering from dementia. Jones's agent says he died Tuesday evening. In a stat...

Goodell’s stint atop NFL quite a roller-coaster ride

NEW YORK (AP) — During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL's lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of graduate students was asked to rate the p...

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to...

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing 2 people

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago is set to executed later this month. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is scheduled t...

Family: Woman used floor mats to stay warm in snowbound SUV

BUTTE MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — The family of a woman with dementia who survived for six days in her snowbound SUV in Northern California said they feared the worst. “We thought she wa...

Taiwanese seniors advised to chew to prevent dementia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The elderly are advised to maintain their chewing ability as a way to prevent dementia, an idea proposed a few years ago that was promoted at a press event in Taiwan on We...

Father of Alabama Sen. Doug Jones dies after dementia fight

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gordon Jones, the father of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, died last week after a battle with dementia, the senator's office said. In a statement released through the...

UK honors Olivia Newton-John, Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen

LONDON (AP) — Singer Olivia Newton-John and directors Sam Mendes and Steve McQueen all received high honors from the British government Friday. “Grease” star Newton-John was made a d...

England's 1966 World Cup winner Martin Peters dies at age 76

LONDON (AP) — Martin Peters, who scored one of England's goals in its victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 76. ...

AP Exclusive: Early PG&E blackouts forewarned later problems

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state senators grilling the CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. were upset — like millions of other Californians, some spent days in the dark when the nation’s largest uti...

Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit ...

Taiwan allows patients of 11 rare diseases decision-making power

Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Friday included 11 rare diseases in the clinical conditions under which the Patient Right to Autonomy Act is applicable, giv...

Former S Korea president angers Koreans by playing golf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leaked video of former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan on a golf course has angered the country's citizens. The video was made public on Friday (Nov. 8) by L...