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Seeds from Taiwan plant species launched to space station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cargo capsule carrying seeds from four plant species provided by Taiwan is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) after launching from the U.S. state of Flo...

Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee...

Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, read...

Post Holdings, Gilead Sciences fall; Pfizer, Hibbett rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Pfizer Inc., up 51 cents to $36.70. The drug developer is asking U.S. regulators to allow ...

Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday...

Unwelcome milestone: California nears million COVID-19 cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month ago, Antonio Gomez III was a healthy 46-year-old struggling like so many others to balance work and parenting during the coronavirus pandemic. This week, ...

Doctors may be better equipped to handle latest virus surge

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases appears to be much larger than the two previous ones, and it is all but certain to get worse — a lot worse. But experts say there are also re...

US allows 1st emergency use of a COVID-19 antibody drug

U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody-drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental approach against the virus that has killed more than 238,000 Ameri...

Public health may be US election loser as coronavirus surges

Regardless of the presidential election outcome, a vexing issue remains to be decided: Will the U.S. be able to tame a perilous pandemic that is surging as holidays, winter and other challenges approa...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of h...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of h...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of h...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 27 The Los Angeles Times on the Dodgers' World Series win: ...

Mexican border state of Chihuahua returns to lockdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. ...

Intel, American Express fall; Mattel, Boston Beer rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Gilead Sciences Inc., up 12 cents to $60.79. Regulators approved the company's antiviral m...