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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Fauci cautiously optimistic on COVID vaccine

Jul. 8, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The leading U.S. infectious disease expert says he is cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine with some degree of effectiveness will be successfully developed by the end of the year or the beginning of 2021. Dr. Anthony Fauci told a U.N. event Wednesday that Moderna’s...

Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Wednesday July 8, 2020. Johnny Depp is facing a second day of cross-examination by lawyers for British tabloid The Sun, which is defending a libel claim after calling the Hollywood star a “wife beater.” Depp is suing The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that said he’d been abusive to ex-wife Amber Heard. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

In UK court, Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'hoax' abuse claims

Jul. 8, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp denied an allegation by ex-wife Amber Heard that he is a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” monster who turned violent when he drank and took drugs, though he acknowledged in a London court on Wednesday that he may have done things he can't remember while he was under the...

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves number 11 Downing Street, to deliver a financial announcement to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak on Wednesday is set to announce a 2-billion-pound ($2.5 billion) program to create jobs for young people as the government tries to revive an economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK gets creative: Job bonus and eating out schemes announced

Jul. 8, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government unveiled a raft of measures Wednesday it hopes will limit an anticipated spike in unemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Most noteworthy were a new bonus plan aimed at getting firms to retain workers that have been idle for months, as well as tax cuts for...

The scene in Bow where a 20-metre crane collapsed on to a property leaving people trapped inside, in east London, Wednesday July 8, 2020. The London Fire Brigade says a 20-meter crane has collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London. The brigade’s Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis says urban search and rescue crews are undertaking “a complex rescue operation” and using specialized equipment to search the properties on Wednesday. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Crane collapses in east London, killing 1, injuring 4

Jul. 8, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 20-meter (65-foot) crane collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London, killing one person and injuring four others, authorities said Wednesday. “Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, a fifth person has been found and died at the...

This image released by Papercutz shows the cover image for “The Chieftain's Daughter,” the latest in the Asterix collection. Papercutz, which specializes in graphic novels for all ages, is republishing “Asterix” collections this summer with a new English translations — one specifically geared to American readers. Created by comic-strip artist Alberto Uderzo and writer Rene Goscinny in 1959, “Asterix” books have been translated into 111 languages, sold some 380 million albums worldwide and spawned multiple films. (Papercutz via AP)

Comic hero 'Asterix' plans friendly assault on the New World

Jul. 8, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have long adored things from France, like its bread, cheese and wine. But they've been stubbornly resistant to one of France's biggest imports: “Asterix.” The bite-sized, brawling hero of a series of treasured comic books is as invisible in America as the Eurovision...

FILE - San Francisco Police Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) volunteer David Flynn offers face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. California is creating roving

The Latest: New Zealand to charge patient who went shopping

Jul. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who escaped quarantine in Auckland and went shopping at a supermarket. Air Commodore Darryn Webb, the head of managed isolation and quarantine, said the 32-year-old man escaped through a fence at...

Actor Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  The libel case by Depp against a British tabloid newspaper started Tuesday over a 2018 article that branded him violent and abusive to then-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the claim. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

At libel trial, Depp blasts Amber Heard's 'sick' abuse claim

Jul. 7, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Tuesday that ex-wife Amber Heard had made “sick” claims of abuse and falsely branded him a monster, as the actor testified in a U.K. libel case that hinges on who was the aggressor in the celebrity couple’s violent, toxic relationship Depp is suing...

FILE - This March 4, 2019, file photo shows Timothy Ray Brown, nicknamed the Berlin patient, posed in Seattle. A Brazilian man who was infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors are reporting. If confirmed, this would be the first time HIV has been eliminated without a bone marrow or stem cell transplant like the ones that have cured two other men, nicknamed the Berlin and London patients for where they were treated. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

Jul. 7, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday. The case needs independent verification and it’s way too soon...

In this photo provided by Cho Ray Hospital, a doctor attends to

British pilot to leave Vietnam for home after virus recovery

Jul. 7, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient is virus free and has recovered enough to make the long flight home next Sunday, doctors said. A group of Vietnamese doctors who have been overseeing the treatment of the 42-year-old man from Scotland announced...

Tottenham's Son Heung-min, left, duels for the ball with Everton's Seamus Coleman during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Monday, July 6, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)

Mourinho delighted by Lloris-Son clash during Tottenham win

Jul. 6, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris confronted Son Heung-min on the field at halftime, Jose Mourinho was far from annoyed. The manager renowned for his own flashpoints and volatility was delighted to see tensions between teammates erupting in public view. “It was beautiful," he said....