Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

Associated Press 08/12/2020

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to…

US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

Associated Press 08/10/2020

ROME — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met…

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

Associated Press 08/09/2020

TOKYO — The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons…

Huawei overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller–report

Associated Press 07/31/2020

LONDON — A technology research firm says Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone seller, as its home market in China emerged from the coronavirus pandemic better off than other economies. Analysts at Canalys…

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

Associated Press 07/30/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills, and lasers — blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the…

Governments around world eye tougher steps to fight virus

Associated Press 07/20/2020

Signs of governments reassessing their coronavirus response were scattered around the world Sunday, with the mayor of Los Angeles saying the city was reopened too quickly, Ohio’s governor warning his state is “going the wrong way,” Hong…

UN chief: World ‘at the breaking point’ due to inequalities

Associated Press 07/19/2020

JOHANNESBURG  — Saying “we are at the breaking point,” the U.N. secretary-general made a sweeping call Saturday to end the global inequalities that sparked this year’s massive anti-racism protests and have been further exposed by the coronavirus…

Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

Associated Press 07/19/2020

JOHANNESBURG  — South Africa on Saturday became one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, as breathtaking new infection numbers around the world were a reminder that a return to normal life is still…

What is Covid contact tracing, and how does it work?

Associated Press 07/17/2020

What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19? The goal of contact tracing is to alert people who may have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus, and prevent them from spreading it to…

Spacecraft snaps closest pictures of sun, ‘campfires’ abound

Associated Press 07/17/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — A European and NASA spacecraft has snapped the closest pictures ever taken of the sun, revealing countless little “campfires” flaring everywhere. Scientists on Thursday released the first images taken by Solar Orbiter, launched…

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Associated Press 07/16/2020

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus…

Four more years? Trump struggles to outline second term plan

Associated Press 07/16/2020

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is adamant that he wants another four years in office. It’s less clear what he would do with them. The president repeatedly assailed Democratic rival Joe Biden during a rambling, hourlong…

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