DETROIT — Clinical trials are underway at two hospitals in Michigan for the cocktail of monoclonal antibodies that President Donald Trump has credited for his quick recovery from COVID-19.
Grand Rapid's Butterworth Hospital and Beaumont-Royal Oak Hospital are studying the treatment developed by Tarrytown, New York-based Regeneron ...Read more
MIAMI — In a challenge to denials of government involvement, the ex-U.S. special operations sergeant whose security firm took part in a botched Venezuelan coup last May said two Trump administration officials met with and expressed support to planners of Operation Gideon, a Bay of Pigs-type operation that tried to oust Venezuelan strongman ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida reported 5,592 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest total in 2 1/2 months, continuing an upward trend of COVID-19 infections across the state.
With the latest numbers, Florida now has a pandemic total of 800,216 people who have tested positive for the disease. Almost 17,000 of them have died.
This is ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The House Oversight committee is set to subpoena the nation's largest federal law enforcement agency as part of a probe into a social media scandal in which Border Patrol agents and officers posted and shared violent and xenophobic messages in secretive Facebook groups with thousands of members.
"They made these vile posts not ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Friday to continue confirming both U.S. district and circuit court judicial nominees through the lame-duck session and right up to the end of the 116th Congress, which must adjourn Jan. 3.
"We're going to run through the tape. We go through the end of the year, and so does the ...Read more
Surging coronavirus cases across Europe and North America are filling intensive care beds, straining hospitals and prompting some to warn of critical shortages, as the global pandemic takes a worrying turn.
Hospitalizations skyrocketed in more than a dozen countries in Europe, with admissions soaring beyond the peak reached last spring in a ...Read more
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A Lake County judge is expected to rule Friday on whether Kyle Rittenhouse will be sent to Wisconsin to face charges stemming from the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of a third during protests in Kenosha in August.
Judge Paul Novak made the announcement after lawyers gave brief technical arguments about whether ...Read more
STAMFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo told a Superior Court judge Friday morning he has decided not to retry Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in the 1975 Greenwich killing of Martha Moxley — a decision that closes the book on the notorious case.
Colangelo told the judge that the state cannot prove the case ...Read more
MIAMI — Science's steady march to find a vaccine capable of ending the coronavirus pandemic may come at the expense of another species: sharks.
Miami shark researchers say they're concerned about a key ingredient used to make vaccines more effective, squalene — an oily substance found in plants and even human skin — but is particularly ...Read more
Emmanuel Remy and his children looked out of their Columbus, Ohio, home window one morning last November to see a dozen tactical officers in their yard.
The officers were preparing to serve a warrant for the previous residents — suspected drug dealers. In the five months since Remy had bought the property, detectives already had shown up with...Read more
Nursing homes, small physician offices and rural clinics are being left behind in the rush for N95 masks and other protective gear, exposing some of the country's most vulnerable populations and their caregivers to COVID-19 while larger, wealthier health care facilities build equipment stockpiles.
Take Rhonda Bergeron, who owns three health ...Read more
The weeks of fear and uncertainty that Pam and Paul Alexander suffered as their adult daughter struggled against COVID-19 etched itself into the very roots of their hair, leaving behind bald patches by the time she left the hospital in early May.
Tisha Holt had been transferred by ambulance from a smaller hospital outside Nashville, Tennessee, ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida's popular Bright Futures Scholarship program could be behind a controversial decision that has left the state as the only one in the country insisting students sit for ACT or SAT tests during the pandemic in order to apply for admission to public universities.
Ally Schneider, a member of the board that oversees Florida...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Not far from Santa Catalina Island, in an ocean shared by divers and fishermen, kelp forests and whales, David Valentine decoded unusual signals underwater that gave him chills.
The University of California, Santa Barbara scientist was supposed to be studying methane seeps that day, but with a deep-sea robot on loan and a few ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The standoff over pandemic relief measures in the U.S. is winning new support for an old idea: that fiscal stimulus should be tied to the state of the economy, not left to the whims of politicians.
Spending programs that kick in automatically when the economy turns bad and phase out as it recovers, without any need for lawmakers ...Read more
With the demand for air travel still in a slump, the airline industry is promoting studies that suggest the risk of contracting the coronavirus while flying is low.
Although healthcare experts say the air filtration system in most commercial planes helps reduce the risk of being infected, they point out that the studies have limitations and the...Read more
WASHINGTON — White House officials hoped that sending states rapid COVID-19 tests would encourage their use in reopening schools, and while that's one way states are using the shipments, they say they need more resources and better data about how to best deploy testing.
Health officials in some states say they are beginning to offer testing ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Geological Survey violated the whistleblower protection law by retaliating against an agency employee who had filed a complaint about his conduct, according to the Interior Department's internal watchdog.
USGS Director James Reilly reassigned the unidentified employee soon after he learned the employee filed ...Read more
More information has been revealed about the death of Charles Morton, the Big Bear hotshot firefighter who died battling the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County.
Morton, 39, died Sept. 17 while conducting fire suppression efforts, according to an incident report filed by the U.S. Forest Service.
"It appears he was burned over by the fire ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The State Department notified Congress Thursday that it backs the proposed sale of as many as 50 F-35A fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates for $10.4 billion, according to four people familiar with the matter.
It's the latest step in the gulf nation's efforts to secure the stealthy Lockheed Martin Corp. fighters, the most ...Read more
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