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FDA chief: COVID, mail mix-up delayed action on baby formula

May. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that efforts to investigate problems at a baby formula plant linked to the nationwide shortage were slowed by COVID-19, scheduling conflicts and even a missing piece of mail. FDA Commissioner Robert...

Davos updates | Israeli president seeks economic partnership

May. 25, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog is calling on other nations to consider a “renewable Middle East” as a resource for sustainable food, water and energy solutions. At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Herzog appealed Wednesday for a new...

Pfizer to offer low-cost medicines, vaccines to poor nations

May. 25, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

Pfizer said Wednesday that it will provide nearly two dozen products, including its top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, at not-for-profit prices in some of the world’s poorest countries. The drugmaker announced the program at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in...

This refreshing airline amenity is making a comeback

May. 25, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service. Early on in the pandemic, many airlines completely cut in-flight refreshment offerings (aside from perhaps a hasty water...

Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

May. 25, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile and two shorter-range weapons toward its eastern waters Wednesday, South Korea said, hours after President Joe Biden ended a trip to Asia where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend its allies...

Davos gathering overshadowed by global economic worries

May. 25, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Soaring inflation. Russia’s war in Ukraine. Squeezed supply chains. The threat of food insecurity around the world. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The risks to the global economy are many, leading to an increasingly gloomy view of the months ahead for...

Marcos Jr proclaimed next Philippine president with huge win

May. 25, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines by a joint session of Congress on Wednesday following a landslide election triumph 36 years after his dictator father was ousted in a pro-democracy uprising. The Senate and House of...

Germany: Fake doctor gets life in prison for patient deaths

May. 25, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Wednesday sentenced a woman who posed as a doctor to life in prison for causing the deaths of several people she treated. Judges at the regional court in Kassel said the evidence showed the 51-year-old woman, whose name was not given in line with...

High court weighs end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

May. 25, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In June 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine ended Ohio's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments. Attorneys for the Republican governor argue he had the legal authority to do so. People who lost...

Germany to loosen COVID-19 entry rules over the summer

May. 25, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister says the government plans to suspend a pandemic rule requiring people to show proof of vaccination, a negative test result or recent recovery from COVID-19 to enter the country over the summer. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach told the Funke...