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Nick Laham/Getty Images(WEST ALLIS, Wisc.) — Will Power increased his very slim margin in the IndyCar standings with his third trip to victory lane this season. Power led 229 laps in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250, and pulled away late to pick up the win.

The victory gives Power a 39-point lead over teammate Helio Castraneves with just two more races remaining in the year. It was the third career victory on an oval track for Power as Juan Pablo Montoya finished second and Tony Kanaan took third.

“We’re a well-oiled machine right now with all three cars,” Power said about the victory. “If we have a couple more days like this, of course, it’s going to be a great finish.”

For the third time in his career, Power sits atop the points standings during the final three races of the season. In 2010 and 2012, the 33-year-old sputtered down the stretch and missed out on claiming his first career championship.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has vastly exceeded all expectations.

When it was first launched online late last month to hike donations to combat ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, no one dreamed that people dumping ice cold water on their heads would turn into a fundraising juggernaut.

Thanks to the efforts of both ordinary folks and celebrities, The ALS Association reported Sunday that it had received $13.3 million in contributions from July 29 through August 17, according to The New York Times, that includes 260,000 new donors.

Over the comparable time in 2013, donations were $1.7 million, so the Ice Bucket Challenge, which was mocked by some early on, has happily proven its detractors wrong.

In a statement, Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of The ALS Association, said, “Never before have we been in a better position to fuel our fight against this disease. Increased awareness and unprecedented financial support will enable us to think outside the box. We will be able to strategize about efforts in ways that previously would not have been possible, all while we work to fulfill and enhance our existing mission priorities nationwide.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(VINELAND, N.J.) — A diabetic teenager was kicked out of a drive-in movie theater because he brought in some candy, violating the theater’s policy against outside food.

“Have someone tell me no, because of a really dumb reason. It’s just really humiliating,” 16-year-old Ben Weidner told ABC News.

Weidner has Type 1 diabetes and says he always carries around a backpack containing insulin, an EpiPen, a juice box and candy. The candy is for when his blood sugar suddenly drops.

But when Weidner tried to go to the Delsea Drive-In in Vineland, New Jersey, he was not allowed inside because outside food and drinks are not allowed.

Dr. John Deleonardis, the owner of the drive-in movie theater, and a pediatrician, says that his concession stand has several diabetic-friendly foods available.

“My time shouldn’t be occupied at the box office, trying to explain to people that we have a website. It tells you about this,” Deleonardis told ABC News. “If you don’t want to go to that, don’t come.”

Weidner said he thinks the theater should consider diabetics when enforcing their “no outside food or drink policy,” but Deleonardis says the medical condition should not be an exception to the rule.

“Sorry your kid has an affliction but what can I tell you?” Deleonardis told ABC station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

But Weidner’s father, Phil Weidner, says, “It’s just ignorant and unacceptable. Just because he feels people are going to take advantage of him by bringing food in.”

Deleonardis told WPVI that he has no plans to change his policy.

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iStock/Thinkstock(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — Students going back to school in Dubuque, Iowa, are going to find it a little harder to slack off in gym class.

Public middle and high school students will have to wear heart rate monitors in gym class to make sure they are actually being physically active.

“It will be a large portion of their grade, because we want to grade them on what they’re actually doing in our class,” Dubuque Schools Athletic and Wellness Director Amy Hawkins told ABC News.

Teachers will use the information collected from the heart rate monitors to write report cards.

“It really takes the opinion out of things,” Hawkins said. “You know it’s not really ‘I think your kid is doing this and this in class.'”

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama headed back to the White House Sunday night, briefly interrupting his family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard to address unspecified matters.

Administration officials were initially tight-lipped about what the president will deal with during his two days in Washington, although late Sunday the White House released Obama’s itinerary for Monday that includes meeting Vice President Joe Biden and members of the National Security Council to receive an update on U.S. military and humanitarian action in Iraq.

Later Monday, the president and Attorney General Eric Holder will talk about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, involving the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown.

There is also speculation that one issue Obama might discuss is the stagnation of immigration reform, which House Republicans have said won’t be debated until after the November mid-term elections.

Although no specific action is expected during his brief White House stay, Obama might use executive orders following the congressional recess to lift the threat of deportation facing millions of undocumented immigrants, a politically risky move that could either empower the Latino base or increase anti-immigration fervor before the election.

Meanwhile, Obama’s due back with his family sometime Tuesday to spend the remainder of the week vacationing.

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iStock/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) — Flirting is certainly an art form, and one that has taken on new dimensions due to texting.

As it happens, people who receive these texts are pretty particular not only about the content of the messages sent but how they’re conveyed.

Stanford University students who developed the chat app Omlet conducted a survey of 1,000 adults and young people on “Digital Flirting Rules,” and the number-one turnoff for both men and women is “Funky or very informal spelling.”

“Lack of punctuation and grammar” was the second biggest irritant for the ladies, while guys complained about “Multiple exclamation points in chat messages.”

Using a lot of slang, such as LOL, also isn’t inadvisable if you’re trying to make an impression.

Here are women’s five biggest digital flirting turnoffs and disapproval ratings:

  1. Funky or very informal spelling — 73 percent
  2. Lack of punctuation and grammar — 59 percent
  3. Excessive slang — 54 percent
  4. Messages during sleeping hours — 51 percent
  5. All lowercase words — 50 percent

Men’s five biggest digital flirting turnoffs and disapproval ratings:

  1. Funky or very informal spelling — 58 percent
  2. Multiple exclamation points in chat messages — 47 percent
  3. Lack of punctuation and grammar — 46 percent
  4. All lowercase words — 41 percent
  5. Excessive slang — 40 percent

Meanwhile, emoticons and emojis apparently hit the right spot when it comes to flirting. Thirty-one percent of men and 38 percent of women enjoy receiving them, according to the researchers.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The poor cockroach still gets a bad rap while the fly gets a pass, according to a survey of 300 people by pest-control company Orkin.

When asked, “Which of the following would make you stop chowing down if you spied them while you were in a restaurant?” 61 percent said a cockroach.

Meanwhile, only three percent said they’d stop eating if a fly was buzzing around the dinner table.

However, Orkin entomologist and Technical Services Director Ron Harrison remarked, “Many restaurant patrons may not be aware that houseflies are twice as filthy as cockroaches.”

Without getting too graphic, flies carry all sorts of pathogens on their legs and body’s small hairs that are easily transferred to food or touched surfaces, according to Harrison.

Incidentally, other choices in the Orkin survey of critters you might (or might not) spot in a restaurant included rodents, ants, snakes and geckos.

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Clive Brunskill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — 2013 U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will not be defending his title next week. Nadal announced on Monday that he’s withdrawing from the tournament due to a wrist injury.

“I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open — a tournament on which I’ve played 3 consecutive finals in my last participations,” Nadal said in a statement. “I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things.”

“Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back,” the statement continued.

Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic at the French Open in June, but lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion is 44-8 with four titles in 2014.

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Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — College students: choose wisely during this back-to-school season.

A list of highest-earning U.S. jobs by their average salaries was released this month, topped by many jobs in the science and medical fields.

CareerCast used information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and its 2014 “Jobs Rated” report.

How do you get those jobs? Most of the educational training for those high-paying careers starts in college. Note that many of these careers, including the top-paying job of surgeon, can often come with a six-figure graduate school debt load, said Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.

ABC News asked CareerCast to compile the a list of college degrees that pay off and the average salaries of related fields.

Lee said studying actuarial mathematics ranks among the top professions in CareerCast’s annual Jobs Rated Report (No. 4 in 2014) for its employment outlook (26 percent growth by 2022) and high annual salary. Meanwhile, mathematics dominated the top of CareerCast’s report. Mathematician ranked No. 1, statistician No. 3, actuary was No. 4 and economist was No. 18. An educational background in statistics provides the foundation to pursue any number of careers in math, Lee said.

Business-related fields can also lead to high salaries.

“I was once told by an academic advisor that he recommends undecided underclassmen minor in a field they’re interested in but major in business,” Lee said. “His reasoning: a business degree entails requisite courses that can benefit any working American no matter her/his walk of life. As for career paths, a business degree means opportunities in a wide variety of possible fields.”

Studying for pharmacy and chemistry-related fields can also pay off.

“Some universities have pharmacological chemistry-specific programs for students seeking to become pharmacists. However, because passing the PCAT exam is the primary requisite for entry into a pharmacy college, a general chemistry degree can prepare aspiring pharmacists,” Lee said.

Not surprisingly, Lee calls computer engineering an “ideal 21st Century degree program” because those career opportunities for graduates are abundant. Software engineer and computer systems analyst are two of the higher scoring in CareerCast’s 2014 report, but computer engineering graduates might also find opportunities in computer programming and web development, Lee said.

Various universities, including Colorado and Stanford, have adopted engineering physics programs. As Lee notes, this is how Stanford University describes its program in its mission statement: “Engineering Physics prepares students to apply physics to tackle 21st century engineering challenges, and to apply engineering to address 21st century questions in physics.”

“This degree can prepare undergraduates for a variety of post-graduate engineering programs. And engineering careers are some of the most promising in our Jobs Rated Report,” Lee said.

The jobs of surgeon and physician are among the top-paying with high outlooks. Requirements for undergraduates seeking admission into medical school vary by program, Lee said. However, human biology requirements at many universities match the requisites demanded by medical schools.

The “engineering physics” major is something of a catch-all engineering program for students interested in gaining a wider knowledge base before specializing in a particular area of engineer, according to CareerCast.

A degree in biomedical engineering is highly specialized, but the field is projected to be one of the highest growth professions of the next decade, Lee said.

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — For the first time since undergoing offseason ankle surgery, Cam Newtown put on his shoulder pads and helmet, walked onto the gridiron, and played football. The Carolina Panthers (1-1) quarterback made his preseason debut on Sunday night in a 28-16 win over Kansas City (1-1).

Newton was reasonably rusty to open the game, starting with three straight three-and-outs. He missed five of his first six passes and was sacked for a 13-yard loss as part of those three drives. Carolina did rebound though when Jonathan Stewart was inserted into the running back position.

Stewart ran for only 26 yards on four carries, but capped off consecutive scoring possessions with touchdown scampers.

“If we can run the ball effectively with the backs and not have to rely on [Cam] running we would much rather do that,” said head coach Ron Rivera on the running attack.

Newton also settled down a bit towards the end of his day. The four-year veteran completed four of nine passes for only 65 yards but connected on his last three attempts.

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