Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2020. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27...

Police: Suspect accused of wounding officer is fatally shot

EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Police fatally shot a suspect accused of shooting a Tennessee officer during a traffic stop, authorities said. East Ridge Police Corporal Terry Prescott was ...

Feds unveil plan to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get approved coronavirus vaccines to nursing home residents free of cost, with the aid of two national pharmacy chains. ...

UnitedHealth tops forecasts, finally hikes 2020 outlook

UnitedHealth Group beat forecasts for its earnings in the third quarter, and the U.S.'s largest health insurance provider finally hiked its 2020 outlook after holding off while trying to sort out COVI...

France launches flu vaccine campaign amid COVID-19 crisis

PARIS (AP) — France launched a flu vaccine campaign Tuesday in an effort to avoid facing another epidemic peak as the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the country. French health ...

Four Taiwanese indicted for fraudulent mask scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu District Prosecutors Office on Monday (Oct. 12) charged four people in connection with the Wholecome Pharmacy drugstore chain (合康連鎖藥局) who allegedly profited f...

Protests follow clearing of officer in killing of Black teen

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Residents of a Milwaukee suburb where protests turned violent after a Black police officer was cleared in the fatal shooting of a Black teenager outside a shopping mall were out e...

Afghan refugees in India cast adrift amid coronavirus pandemic

It's a busy weekend for Ahmad Ghani as he drives through New Delhi's Lajpat Nagar neighborhood (pictured above). Although Ghani is recovering from a COVID-19 infection, as the head of the Afg...

Coronavirus: Fear and confusion over looming border closures

It's a lovely autumn day on the Vaalserberg, a hilly forest area shared by three countries: Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Tourists are strolling around. The borders are invisible, people ...

Rite Aid tops Street 2Q expectations, revises forecast

Rite Aid topped Wall Street expectations for the fiscal second quarter and gave a revised annual forecast, one quarter after withdrawing it due to COVID-19 uncertainty. The drugstore...

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. ...

Taipei drugstore chain caught selling rationed masks made in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese drugstore chain Great Tree Pharmacy (大樹連鎖藥局) on Wednesday (Sept. 16) admitted that employees at one branch had sold masks made in the Philippines to customers wh...

Bulgarian politician gets 4-year sentence for extortion

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A district court in Bulgaria imposed a four-year prison sentence Tuesday on a deputy parliament speaker and head of a small opposition party who was convicted of extorting money...

Volunteers feed COVID-19 patients, doctors in Nepal hospital

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — From his pharmacy outside Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Bikram Bhadel saw what happened when coronavirus lockdowns closed the facility’s cafeteria and nearby cafes. ...

Dem report: Postal Service changes delay prescription drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivery of mail-order prescription drugs was delayed significantly this summer after the new postmaster general ordered major changes in U.S. Postal Service operations, according to...