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Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

Aug. 12, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The polio virus has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the poliovirus in the...

Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated

Aug. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated.

India to miss renewable energy goal, officials, experts say

Aug. 12, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — India will miss its renewable energy target for the end of the year, with experts saying “multiple challenges” including a lack of financial help and taxes on imported components are stalling the clean energy industry. The country has installed just over...

J&J to end sales of baby powder with talc globally next year

Aug. 12, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder containing talc worldwide next year after it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it had caused cancer. Talc will be replaced by cornstarch, the company said. The company has faced...

More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

Aug. 12, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Black NFL retirees denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement now qualify for awards after their tests were rescored to eliminate racial bias. Changes to the settlement made last year are meant to make the tests race-blind. The use of...

Two years on, foundations stand by issuing bonds in pandemic

Aug. 12, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Ford Foundation took the unprecedented step in June 2020 of issuing $1 billion in debt to help stabilize other nonprofits, it delighted investors and inspired several other large foundations to follow suit. Two years later, the foundations all stand by...

Zeus: Raiders RB Zamir White overcomes lifetime of obstacles

Aug. 12, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Scotland High School coach Richard Bailey has watched a handful of players make it to the NFL out of Laurinburg, North Carolina, with none more special than Las Vegas Raiders rookie Zamir White. Shortly after the Raiders took White with the 122nd pick in the...

Senate climate bill has West Virginia written all over it

Aug. 12, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor. The package, passed with no Republican votes, could be read largely as an effort to help West Virginia look to the future without turning away entirely...

Germany: EU could OK combined COVID vaccines next month

Aug. 12, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Friday that European Union drug regulators may authorize the use of vaccines that are each effective against two variants of the coronavirus. German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said he expected the European Medicines Agency to meet...

Amsterdam's Schiphol compensating air travelers hit by chaos

Aug. 12, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has launched a compensation program for travelers who missed their flights because of lengthy delays that have plagued the busy European hub for months. Schiphol's announcement Thursday night heads off a possible mass claim...