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Progressive ousts Biden-backed Schrader in Oregon primary

May. 27, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, a centrist who was endorsed by President Joe Biden, has been ousted in the Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner after results were delayed more than a week by a ballot-printing issue. ...

US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites

May. 26, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat...

19 diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease in Bronx; 1 death

May. 25, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in a Bronx neighborhood has sickened 19 people since the beginning of the month, with one person dying, city health officials said Wednesday. The Health Department said cooling towers in the borough's Highbridge section had been...

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

May. 25, 2022 12:30 PM 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...

Steven Tyler enters treatment, Aerosmith cancels shows

May. 25, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program, forcing the Boston-based rock band to cancel the first portion of its upcoming Las Vegas residency. Tyler, 74, has made no secret of his lifelong struggle with substance abuse disorder....

Montana bars birth certificate changes, even with surgery

May. 24, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration says transgender people can not change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that temporarily blocked the Republican state's bid to restrict transgender rights. ...

Feds investigating treatment of mentally ill in Louisville

May. 24, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into how Kentucky cares for mentally ill adults in the Louisville area. The probe will look into potential violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Investigators are looking at whether the state...

Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoes marijuana legalization bill

May. 24, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use, drawing the wrath of fellow Democrats who have fought for years to make weed legal. In vetoing the measure, Carney reiterated...

4 HBCU medical schools join NFL diversity initiative

May. 24, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Students from four Historically Black College and University medical schools will be selected for clinical rotations with NFL team medical staffs this year. The joint program with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS) aims to...

Semenya says she offered to show track officials her body

May. 23, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya said she offered to show her vagina to athletics officials when she was just 18 years old to prove she was a female. In an interview with HBO Real Sports, she also accused track and field's world governing body of making her take medication if she wanted to...