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First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:12pm

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers report and the shots are ready to begin final testing.

UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:57am

The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter was postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site.

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:31am

Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones.

Blame game? Cuomo takes heat over NY nursing home study

Jim Mustian and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:39pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over an internal report that found a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes was “not a significant factor” in some of the nation’s deadliest nursing home outbreaks.

Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:10pm

A new study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings.

Search resumes for mass graves from 1921 Tulsa race massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:17pm

A team of researchers and historians on Monday resumed test excavations of potential unmarked mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:09pm

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.

'Maskne': Why your face is breaking out under your mask and how to stop it

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Jul 12th - 7:48pm

If you're serious about protecting yourself — and others — from the very real dangers of Covid-19, you're wearing a mask when you go out around others.

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

Victoria Milko and Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 10:54pm

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of patients.

'A multisystem disease': How coronavirus affects the entire body

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:58am

Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients.

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

Andrew Harnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:22am

“Excuse me, can I ask what you’re doing here?” a resident in a southeast Washington neighborhood asks as Sean Kennedy and Erin Gleeson get out of their truck and scour the streets.

US coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 8:45am

A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Martha Mendoza and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:21am

they were aiming to change the developing world with quick, inexpensive injection devices that could save millions of lives.

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:38am

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail.

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Suman Naishadham, Cheyanne Mumphrey and Hilary Powell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:34am

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 12:44pm

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:00pm

Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped.

Germany aims to make its EU presidency 'climate neutral'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:06am

German is aiming to make its six-month presidency of the European Union “climate neutral,” by organizing events in such a way as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting any that can't be avoided, officials said Monday.

Justice Dept.: Ohio State researcher shared work with China

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:47am

A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China.