• Johnny Manziel benched by Browns for off-field antics

    By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have benched quarterback Johnny Manziel because of his off-field behavior. Coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against Baltimore in place of Manziel, who was recently given the starting job but has now been demoted to third string. Manziel's benching comes in the wake of a video surfacing of him partying last weekend in Texas. He had promised not to bring any embarrassment to the team during its bye week, but Pettine said he was both disappointed and frustrated by Manziel's actions. Pettine said owner Jimmy Haslam and general manager Ray Farmer support his decision.

  • WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky, too?

    By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Hot dogs, bacon, cold cuts and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too, the World Health Organization said Monday, throwing its considerable authority behind what many doctors have been warning for years. WHO's cancer agency analyzed decades of research on the subject and issued its most definitive statement yet, putting processed meats in the same danger category as smoking or asbestos. That doesn't mean, though, that salami is as bad as cigarettes. The meat industry protested the classification, arguing that cancer isn't caused by a specific food but also involves lifestyle and environmental factors.

  • High pollen count as Oklahomans sneezing, wheezing

    By TIM TALLEY Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    An unusually wet spring, summer months has Oklahomans sneezing and wheezing as ragweed and other plants are making it a miserable hay fever season.