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This screen grab from a Zoom call shows New York Mets general manager Jared Porter Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night, Jan. 18, 2021. (Zoom via AP, File)

Mets fire Porter after 38 days for explicit texts in 2016

Jan. 19, 2021 10:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Tuesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs. Sandy Alderson, who returned...

Striking workers gather outside the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi headquarters in Marcy l'Etoile, central France, Tuesday, Jan.19, 2021. Employees of pharmaceutical company Sanofi stage a protest against planned redundancies that they say could slow the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic . Sanofi had been developing Covid vaccines but will not be ready to roll out until late 2021. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Unions strike over job cuts at French vaccine maker Sanofi

Jan. 19, 2021 7:55 AM EST

MARCY L'ETOILE, France (AP) — Unions at French drug maker Sanofi held a one-day strike Tuesday at the lab where it is developing a COVID-19 vaccine and some other sites, to protest job cuts the company plans despite a boost in investment amid the pandemic. Some 200 workers with union flags and megaphones...

COVID-19 vaccine contender CureVac links up with Bayer

Jan. 7, 2021 3:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German company that is in the advanced stages of producing a vaccine against COVID-19 is linking up with pharmaceutical giant Bayer to help develop and distribute the product. CureVac, based in the German city of Tuebingen, said last month that it expects first results by the end of March...

Feds: Fraudster duped investors with false claims about NASA

Dec. 9, 2020 5:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a nanotechnology company was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges after authorities said he accepted over $12 million from investors who were told NASA was helping him develop a breathalyzer to detect cancer and narcotics. James Jeremy Barbera, 64, former chief executive of...

RI nonprofit wins financing for research hub in Portsmouth

Dec. 9, 2020 1:45 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island-based technology innovation nonprofit is expected to receive $1 million in tax credits and an extra $500,000 in funding to create a research and development lab and workspace for the textiles, composites and undersea defense industries in Portsmouth. The Rhode Island...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Virgin Galactic ground crew guide the company's carrier plane into the hangar at Spaceport America following a test flight over the desert near Upham, New Mexico. Virgin Galactic has been selected to provide regular access to flights for NASA payloads as the space agency conducts more research and development and plans for exploratory missions. NASA announced the partnership Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Virgin Galactic is preparing for its first test space flight from Spaceport America in New Mexico. The window for that flight opens Dec. 11. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Virgin Galactic gets NASA contract, prepares for test flight

Dec. 2, 2020 1:25 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has been selected to provide regular access to flights for NASA payloads as the space agency conducts more research and development and plans for future exploratory missions. NASA announced the partnership Monday, saying the flight and integration services will...

FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for conditional approval of their coronavirus vaccine with the European Medicines Agency. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

Dec. 1, 2020 1:47 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union drug agency said Tuesday it may need four more weeks to approve its first coronavirus vaccine, even as authorities in the United States and Britain continue to aim for a green light before Christmas. The European Medicines Agency plans to convene a meeting by Dec. 29 to...