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Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in US

Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 12:17pm

There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections, according to public health experts.

Pfizer reports encouraging, very early vaccine test results

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 9:00am

although there's no guarantee. The Pfizer and BioNTech candidates use a piece of the coronavirus genetic code to prime the body to recognize and attack the virus.

Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 8:33am

NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again — to the end of July at the earliest — this time for a rocket issue.

Astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:31am

Astronauts completed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station.

Protest versus Africa's 1st COVID-19 vaccine test shows fear

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:22am

Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent.

Overstock.com's newest customer? The United States government

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 30th - 6:31pm

The General Services Administration announced Overstock.com is one of three companies that have been selected for a pilot program to provide an online marketplace for federal agencies.

Fauci: US 'going in wrong direction' in coronavirus outbreak

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 12:15pm

just as schools and colleges are wrestling with how to safely reopen.

'Pooled testing' for COVID-19 holds promise, pitfalls

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 11:42am

The nation's top health officials are banking on a new approach to dramatically boost U.S. screening for the coronavirus: combining test samples in batches instead of running them one by one.

Serious coronavirus-linked condition hit 285 US children

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 3:58pm

At least 285 U.S. children have developed a serious inflammatory condition linked to the coronavirus and while most recovered, the potential for long-term or permanent damage is unknown, two new studies suggest.

Reddit bans pro-Trump forum and other communities that promote hate

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted Jun 29th - 2:47pm

Reddit, one of the most controversial social sites, is now trying to tackle hateful content on its platform amid broader calls for racial justice.

Cape Cod officials warn of white sharks ahead of July Fourth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 2:36pm

Cape Cod's beaches and towns may be quieter because of the coronavirus pandemic, but officials are reminding visitors ahead of the July Fourth holiday that the famous Massachusetts destination remains a popular getaway for other summertime travelers: great white sharks.

Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 12:34pm

The commander of the International Space Station said Monday that losing a mirror during last week’s otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer.”

Worldwide slowdown in fishing unlikely to save rare species

Patrick Whittle and Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 11:12am

Commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will help endangered species of marine life recover.

Japan to boost space cooperation with US in revised policy

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 9:11am

Japan said Monday it will step up its defense capability in space and improve its ability to detect and track missiles, while cooperating with the United States in response to what it called a growing threat from North Korea and China.

Gilead's $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 29th - 5:24am

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries.

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 28th - 6:28am

“This isn’t a race of who gets there first. This is, get as many approved, safe and effective vaccines as you possibly can," Dr. Fauci said.

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:46pm

Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana.

UN agency: Source of radioactivity in Nordics still unclear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 8:21am

The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to human health or to the environment but it's still unclear what the cause was.

Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 7:46am

A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth's surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet's atmosphere.