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Fargo company conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Aug. 5, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A medical research company in Fargo will conduct two clinical trials that could lead to a vaccine for COVID-19. Lillestol Research is among several facilities across the nation participating in “Operation Warp Speed,” the federal government’s plan to provide 300...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

FILE - This Jan. 25, 2011 file photo shows a Kodak slide projector in Philadelphia.  Photography company Eastman Kodak is set to receive a $765 million government loan to create a new division that will help make ingredients for use in generic drugs. Kodak Pharmaceuticals will make critical pharmaceutical ingredients that have been identified as essential but have lapsed into chronic national shortage, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Questions being raised after Kodak's stock has a big moment

Aug. 4, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

Eastman Kodak's potentially lucrative deal to help the U.S. government make more generic drugs domestically is threatening to turn into a regulatory headache for the fallen photography giant. Kodak's depressed stock price surged last week before the company announced its plans to work with President Donald...

Masks required at Maine day cares; island cases cause worry

Aug. 4, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

UNITY, Maine (AP) — Staff and children at Maine's day care facilities must now wear masks per new guidelines from the state. The guidelines require mask use for children ages 5 and older and recommend it for those 2 through 4, WCSH-TV reported. The new rules went into effect on Monday. The Maine Office of...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

A person wearing a face mask is seen in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state was declared a disaster with sweeping new coronavirus restrictions imposed across Melbourne and elsewhere from Sunday night. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Asia Today: More restrictions in Australia's Victoria state

Aug. 3, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Victoria state, Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said nonessential businesses will close starting late Wednesday in Melbourne,...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

Apple, Merck rise; Caterpillar, Expedia fall

Jul. 31, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Exxon Mobil Corp., up 21 cents to $42.08. The company lost $1.1 billion and its revenue dropped by half in the second quarter as the pandemic kept households on lockdown. Expedia Group Inc., down $3.92 to $81.01. The company...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, a student wearing a mask has his temperature checked by a teacher before entering a school for summer classes in Texas. On Friday, July 31, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body temperature without direct contact, point an infrared light directly at the brain’s pineal gland, exposing it to harmful radiation. Infrared thermometers don’t emit radiation into the brain; they sense heat emitted by the body. They pose no risk to the pineal gland, which is located deep within the brain, according to Dr. Haris Sair, director of neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins University. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what happened this week

Jul. 31, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body...

FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron listens to a researcher as he visits an industrial development laboratory at French drugmaker's vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur plant in Marcy-l'Etoile, near Lyon, central France. As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, many rich countries are rushing to the front of the line by placing advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens are immunized first. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)

US sinks another $2.1 billion into a potential vaccine

Jul. 31, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies in hopes of securing a candidate that works. The United States will pay up to $2.1 billion “for...