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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, Harvard University professor Charles Lieber leaves federal court in Boston following his arrest on allegations he hid his involvement in a program designed to recruit people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber, former chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard, pleaded not guilty via videoconference on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to lying about his ties to the Chinese-run recruitment program. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Harvard professor pleads not guilty to hiding ties to China

Jun. 16, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program. Charles Lieber appeared via videoconference before a federal court magistrate judge in Boston because of the coronavirus pandemic. He didn't speak, other than to answer...

Defense: Harvard professor charged in China case is 'victim'

Jun. 9, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

A Harvard University professor accused of lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program “is the victim” in the case, “not the perpetrator," his lawyer said Tuesday, after authorities announced his indictment on charges of making false statements. Charles Lieber, the former chair...

FILE- In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron smiles during a newsroom celebration after newspaper won two pulitzer prizes. Baron delivered the Harvard University commencement address virtually over a video feed to graduates on Thursday, May 28, 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WaPo editor to Harvard grads: Truth matter of 'life & death'

May. 28, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Washington Post's top editor told Harvard University graduates Thursday that facts and truth have become “matters of life and death,” yet he warned that some leaders continue to “undermine the very idea of objective fact, all in pursuit of political...

A man wears a face mask while walking on a pier in front of the Golden Gate Bridge during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Saturday, May 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Restaurants and racing can resume, but new rules abound

May. 16, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restaurants can reopen in New Orleans, a city famous for its cuisine, but they must take reservations and limit the number of diners. Auto and horse racing tracks in New York can resume competitions but without spectators. Officials cautiously eased more restrictions Saturday on...

Tina Nguyen, a nurse at at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle's International District, examines a nose swab while conducting walk- and drive-up testing for COVID-19, Friday, May 15, 2020. As testing supplies for coronavirus have become more abundant, the clinic has been able to offer testing to anyone in the community by appointment if they are experiencing symptoms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels

May. 15, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated Press...