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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a view of the AstraZeneca logo, on a building, in South San Francisco, Calif. Drug maker AstraZeneca secured its first agreements Thursday, May 21, 2020 for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

UK to start huge vaccine test; China reports promising hints

May. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Friday’s announcement came as Chinese scientists who are developing a similar vaccine reported...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Chicago Bears chairman Michael McCaskey is seen on the field before the Super Bowl XLI football game between the Bears and Indianapolis Colts in Miami. McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his grandfather George Halas, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer, the team said. He was 76. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Michael McCaskey, who succeeded Halas as Bears' leader, dies

May. 16, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Michael McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his grandfather George Halas, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer, the team said. He was 76. A Yale graduate and the oldest of Ed and team matriarch Virginia McCaskey’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, co-lead players' lawyer Christopher Seeger, left, and client former NFL player Shawn Wooden speak with members of the media after a hearing on the proposed NFL concussion settlement outside of the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. After several years of infighting over $112 million in legal fees in the NFL concussion case, a federal appeals court has approved a plan to give nearly half the money to Seeger's firm. The decision Thursday, May 7, 2020, grants New York-based Seeger Weiss over $51 million, more than 10 times the amount of any other firm, including the lawyers who filed the first cases in 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

1 law firm gets lion's share of $112M in NFL concussion fees

May. 8, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After years of infighting over $112 million in legal fees in the NFL concussion case, a federal appeals court has approved a plan that gives nearly half the money to a single law firm. The decision Thursday grants New York-based Seeger Weiss over $51 million, more than 10 times the...

Elk hoof disease found in California for first time

May. 8, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s first cases of elk hoof disease have been discovered in two animals in a herd of Roosevelt elk that live in Del Norte County, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said. The painful and potentially crippling disease causes deformed and overgrown hooves that...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Gate one at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is shown before a news conference announcing the sale of the race track, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Corporation in Indianapolis. It is finally May and acceptable to declare this a crummy year for Roger Penske to have purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

The Latest: Indy high school to hold graduation at Speedway

May. 6, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Speedway High School will hold this year’s graduation ceremony at the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Superintendent Kyle Trebley made the announcement on the town’s Facebook page after speedway officials...

Reward offered after pets, wildlife poisoned in Wisconsin

Apr. 30, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of someone who is poisoning pets and wildlife in northern Wisconsin. Four dogs have died in the past month in Forest County. Testing on two of the pets, a 4-year-old yellow Labrador...

Police find 17 Canada geese sick, dead in wildlife refuge

Apr. 27, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are seeking information from the public about 17 Canada geese found sickened or dead Friday in a wildlife refuge. Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers responded to the Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge and found the flock, the Statesman Journal reported. Authorities...

A sly move: Woman wrestles attacking fox into scalding pot

Apr. 24, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

GRAY, Maine (AP) — A fox that was attacking a Maine woman quickly found its goose was cooked when she wrestled into a pot meant for scalding chickens. Eliza Ruth Watson, 37, of Gray, tried to scare the fox away while she was gardening Thursday. Instead, the animal ran toward her, the Sun Journal reported....

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Can I get the coronavirus from my pet?

Apr. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

Can I get the coronavirus from my pet? There's no evidence pets are spreading the virus to people. However, there have been a few cases worldwide where animals likely got the virus from humans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A 4-year-old...

Students wearing a face mask have their temperature checked as a precaution against a new coronavirus as their university reopened following vacation, at Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Asia Today: Cases on ship in Japan; India to use wristbands

Apr. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese officials said Wednesday that 33 crew members on a docked cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus in one day of testing after the first case from the ship was reported. The Italian-operated Costa Atlantica has been docked in Nagasaki since late January for repairs and...