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President Donald Trump visits Saint John Paul II National Shrine with first lady Melania Trump, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Doctors kept close eye on Trump's use of malaria drug

Jun. 3, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House medical team kept a close eye on President Donald Trump's heart rhythms, including at least one electrocardiogram, to watch for potential side effects when he took a two-week course of a malaria drug to try to prevent the coronavirus, his doctor reported Wednesday....

A man, wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, waits in a bus line in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. After 80 days of an almost complete shutdown, the capital city lowers its warning alert from red to yellow allowing for the freer movement of people and the opening of many businesses. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

The Latest: UN warns Asia-Pacific governments of censorship

Jun. 3, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ GENEVA — The top U.N. human rights official is urging some Asia-Pacific governments...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a pharmacist holds a bottle of the drug hydroxychloroquine in Oakland, Calif. Results published Wednesday, June 3, 2020, by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the COVID-19 coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though - about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Jun. 3, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease. Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Pittsburgh. Archer won't pitch for the Pirates in 2020 and his time with the club may be over. Pittsburgh announced Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that 31-year-old Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. The procedure was conducted on Tuesday in St. Louis, and the Pirates said Archer will not be available this season if Major League Baseball finds a way to put together a truncated schedule.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FIle)

Pirates' Archer out for the season following surgery

Jun. 3, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer won't pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020, and his time with the club may be over. The 31-year-old right-hander had surgery Tuesday in St. Louis with Dr. Robert Thompson to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. Archer will not be available this season if Major...

1 of few black-owned pot shops in the US robbed in Boston

Jun. 2, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's lone retail marijuana shop is dealing with another setback. Pure Oasis, one of the few black-owned shops in the country, was robbed early Monday morning, as mostly peaceful protests against police brutality ended in violence miles away in downtown Boston, police said this week. More...

FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, concerns are mounting about studies in two influential medical journals on drugs used in people with coronavirus, including one that led multiple countries to stop testing a malaria pill. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

Concerns mount about two studies on drugs for coronavirus

Jun. 2, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Concerns are mounting about studies in two influential medical journals on drugs used in people with coronavirus, including one that led multiple countries to stop testing a malaria pill. The New England Journal of Medicine issued an “ expression of concern ” Tuesday on a study it published May 1...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

Reps. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, left; Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, center; and Jerome

Louisiana lawmakers finish regular session without budget

Jun. 1, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Wrapping up a shortened regular session interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana lawmakers Monday handed business groups the limits on car wreck lawsuits that they've sought for years while punting completion of next year's budget to another session. The House and Senate...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, marijuana plants are pictured at Baker Medical in Oklahoma City. Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma are continuing to smash records. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma medical marijuana sales continue to smash records

Jun. 1, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma topped $73 million last month, the highest monthly total yet, the Oklahoma Tax Commission reported on Monday. The data shows May sales generated more than $11.6 million in tax revenue last month, including $6.5 million in state and local taxes...

FILE - This is an April 30, 2020, file photo showing Gilead Sciences headquarters in Foster City, Calif. A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Gilead Sciences gave few details on Monday, June 1, 2020, but said full results would soon be published in a medical journal. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients

Jun. 1, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Gilead Sciences gave few details on Monday but said full results would soon be published in a medical journal. Remdesivir is the only treatment...