South Africa has virus testing backlog of nearly 100,000

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says it has a backlog of nearly 100,000 unprocessed tests for the coronavirus, a striking example of the painful shortage of testing kits and reagents across Africa as...

7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At least seven people were shot Thursday night in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in ...

'Somebody shot my girlfriend': 911 call in police shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boyfriend of a Kentucky woman shot by police in her home told a 911 operator “somebody shot my girlfriend” after officers burst into the apartment. The 911...

Sheriff: Louisiana deputy fatally shoots man who pointed gun

MARRERO, La. (AP) — A Louisiana deputy fatally shot a man who led authorities on a chase and later pointed a gun at the deputy, officials said. Modesto Reyes, 35, was shot and kille...

Cancer, coronavirus are a dangerous mix, new studies find

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got ...

Suits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegall...

Cyprus curtails use of chloroquine over side-effect concerns

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Health Ministry on Thursday advised doctors to curtail the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine on some COVID-19 patients amid renewed concerns that the drugs could...

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Requiring patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill is needlessly risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of physician...

Taiwan finds Trump's 'miracle cure' ineffective against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Tuesday (26) that clinical trials of an anti-malarial drug Trump had touted as a "miracle cure" ...

Taiwan scientists find antibody that fights coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of scientists at Taiwan's Chang Gung University (CGU) has found a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that can inhibit the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) by over 90 percent...

Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands. Theatergoers leaving a celebrated revival of Kramer’s “The Normal Heart” in 2011 were greeted by the playwr...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames Obama for pricey drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tangled the facts when he asserted Tuesday at a White House Rose Garden event that “Obamacare” raised prescription drug costs for older people — the opposite i...

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap. The Fort Myers News-Pr...

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has d...

Isolation hotel residents drained by "crippling" solitude

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Schuster has faced combat, cancer and addiction, and after his most recent stint in rehab, he’s come away standing every time. The 42-year-old Air Force veteran has long believ...