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Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what do we know about the illness?

Lewy body dementia was highlighted in the news twice this week with the death of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver from Lewy body dementia complications and the release of "Robin's Wish," a documentary about Robin Williams' final years, when the actor … more

A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope for survivor

BEIRUT - A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there. The effort … more

White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 - two days before the election - has met, not with exhilaration, … more

Portland police chief: Violent protests come 'at increased cost'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland's police chief has denounced protesters who broke windows and set fire to a business in the upscale apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives, labeling the events an escalation in the street violence that … more

HHS canceling ventilator contracts, stockpile is full

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is canceling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in the spring. The Department of Health and Human … more

Antibody study offers hope for vaccine efforts

Antibodies that people make to fight the new coronavirus last for at least four months after diagnosis and do not fade quickly as some earlier reports suggested, scientists have found. Tuesday's report, from tests on more than 30,000 people in … more

Biden's $360M August fundraising shatters record

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden raised $364 million for his election effort in August, a record-shattering sum that will give the Democrat ample resources to compete in the final two months of the campaign. Biden struggled to raise … more

Health officials worry nation is not ready for a COVID-19 vaccine

Millions of Americans are counting on a COVID-19 vaccine to curb the global pandemic and return life to normal. While one or more options could be available toward the end of this year or early next, the path to delivering vaccines to 330 million … more

House subpoenas embattled Postal Service leader over delays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for records about the widespread mail delivery delays that have pulled the Postal … more

Virus crisis easing across Sun Belt but could heat up again

The torrid coronavirus summer across the Sun Belt is easing after two disastrous months that brought more than 35,000 deaths. Whether the outbreak will heat up again after Labor Day and the resumption of school and football in the land of Friday … more

Black former franchisees sue McDonald's for discrimination

More than 50 Black former McDonald's franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn't give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees. The 52 plaintiffs, … more

Portland protests shift focus to mayor

PORTLAND, Ore. - Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, shifted their focus to the city's mayor, and police declared a riot as people broke windows, vandalized a business and set a fire inside the upscale apartment building where Mayor … more

Apple, Google build virus-tracing tech directly into phone software

Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary technology directly into phone software. That could make it much … more

Americans divided over armed civilians who flock to protests

BOISE, Idaho - The scenes have become commonplace in 2020: People gathered at state capitols with semiautomatic long guns strapped across their chests. A couple near St. Louis emerging from their mansion brandishing firearms as Black Lives Matter … more

Third virus vaccine reaches major hurdle: final U.S. testing

A handful of the dozens of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in human testing have reached the last and biggest hurdle - looking for the needed proof that they really work as a U.S. advisory panel suggested Tuesday a way to ration the first limited … more

Mnuchin says Trump still wants virus bill deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON - Pressed by Democrats to quickly negotiate a new coronavirus relief package, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the administration remains willing to work on a bipartisan agreement to help small businesses, the unemployed, … more

Trump visits Kenosha, calls violence 'domestic terrorism'

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stood at the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice Tuesday and came down squarely on the side of law enforcement, blaming "domestic … more

When Trump talks law and order, some Wis. voters listen

DE PERE, Wis. - Alexis Arnold says she's sympathetic toward protesters who have peacefully fought racial injustice this summer. But as some demonstrations spiral into violence, her anxiety is building. "Why are we so broken right now?" the … more

Health agencies' credibility at risk after week of blunders

WASHINGTON (AP) - The credibility of two of the nation's leading public health agencies is under fire this week after controversial decisions that outside experts say smack of political pressure from President Donald Trump as he attempts to move … more

Russian navy holds major war games near Alaska

MOSCOW - The Russian navy conducted major war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the military said Friday, the biggest such drills in the area since Soviet times. Russia's navy chief, Adm. Nikolai Yevmenov, said that more … more
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