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S Korea test launches 1st domestically made space rocket

Oct. 21, 2021 06:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch on Thursday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in still described the test as an...

US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced. The Biden administration aims to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use, which critics say diverts...

Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging?

Oct. 21, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging? Yes, as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn’t mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they’ll be more dangerous. ...

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

Oct. 20, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food...

Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise

Oct. 20, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

Health problems tied to climate change are all getting worse, according to two reports published Wednesday. The annual reports commissioned by the medical journal Lancet tracked 44 global health indicators connected to climate change, including heat deaths, infectious...

Study: Warming climate means shortages on Pecos River

Oct. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal water managers warned Wednesday that like other basins across the western U.S., the Pecos River Basin in New Mexico is likely to experience growing water shortages as temperatures continue to rise over the next century. The U.S. Bureau...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Voters should pick Democrat Sharief in U.S. 20 primary to succeed Hastings Democratic Primary: Barbara Sharief The voters in Florida’s 20th congressional district can take solace in...

Telescope protesters march to university president's home

Oct. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In the ongoing protest over a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain, a group marched to the state university system president's home. Tuesday's march of about 70 protesters marked 2,400 days since heavy equipment first arrived on Mauna...

Biden administration move could block Minnesota copper mine

Oct. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Biden administration dealt a serious blow Wednesday to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, ordering a study that could lead to a 20-year ban on mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The...

Biogen CEO: 'Major bottleneck' still limits Alzheimer's drug

Oct. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

A new Alzheimer’s drug from Biogen brought in only $300,000 in sales during its first full quarter on the market, extending a slow debut complicated by coverage questions and doctor concerns. The infused drug, hailed as a potential breakthrough treatment for a fatal...