Liz Weston: How losing Obamacare could cost you

If the Supreme Court throws out the Affordable Care Act, your finances and your future could pay the price. Retiring early or starting a business might become too hazardous if your a...

UK expert: Racism not to blame for minorities' COVID risk

LONDON (AP) — A scientist newly appointed as an advisor to the British government has expressed skepticism about focusing on the role of structural racism in the disproportionate effect that the coron...

Lives Lost: A woman of uncommon kindness, unshackled again

She was the little girl whose vocabulary burgeoned as she devoured book after book, and the student who earned a degree and went back for one more. She was the woman who children flocked to and teens ...

Einvestment Fund: "COVID-19 Vaccine-Driven Stocks Surge as Vaccine Developers Approach The Final Stage of Testing"

LISBON, PORTUGAL - Media OutReach - 13 October 2020 -  Einvestment Fund has reported the continued growth of COVID-19 vaccine-driven stocks. This occurred after the leading global biotech firms have f...

Perdue, Ossoff set for 1st Georgia Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia is set to face Democrat Jon Ossoff in the first debate of their U.S. Senate race Monday afternoon. The debate will be held virt...

Philadelphia files court challenge of ban on local gun laws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia city leaders are again filing a court challenge to the state's prohibition on municipal gun regulations, this time joined by families of gun violence victims in Philad...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 7 The San Francisco Chronicle on President Donald Trump being diagnosed ...

Problem at Roche warehouse raises fears over UK COVID tests

LONDON (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche said Wednesday that problems at a U.K. warehouse are delaying shipments of testing products to clinics and hospitals, triggering concerns that COVID-19 te...

The Latest: Australian state worried about mall outbreak

MELBOURNE, Australia — The COVID-19 figures in Australia’s Victoria state continue to show improvement but officials are concerned about an outbreak at the country’s largest shopping center. ...

EU regulator starts safety review of coronavirus drug

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says it has started a safety review after some patients taking the coronavirus drug remdesivir reported serious kidney problems. In a stat...

US President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday (Oct. 2). Trump’s positive test comes just hours after th...

High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid 'twindemic'

October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the U.S. and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope is high demand as countries seek to avoid a “twindemic” with COVID-19. “Take...

Study: Neanderthal genes are a liability for COVID patients

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase the likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19. A study by Euro...

Changing absentee rules leave South Carolina voters confused

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A flurry of federal court rulings this month over whether South Carolinians need witnesses to sign their mail-in ballots this November has left many confused and frustrated as vo...

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study?

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study? Governments and companies are setting up websites where people can sign up. Enthusiasm is high: More than 400,000 ...