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FILE - This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. U.S. birth rates dropped for the fifth year in a row in 2019, producing the smallest number of babies in 35 years, according to numbers which were released Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

May. 20, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. ‘UNLIKE ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN’ Rapidly rising water overtakes dams and forces the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, with the city of Midland facing catastrophic flooding. 2. US BIRTHS FALL TO 35-YEAR LOW The decline is...

FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. Johnson & Johnson is ending production of its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder, which has been embroiled in thousands of lawsuits claiming it caused cancer. The world’s biggest maker of health care products said Tuesday, May 19, 2020 that the discontinuation only affects the U.S. and Canada, where demand has been declining. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US, Canada

May. 19, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, where demand has dwindled amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it has caused cancer. The world’s biggest maker of health care products said Tuesday the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 8, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Dr. Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson; Dr. George Yancopoulos, president of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. ___ NBC’s...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey speaks at a news conference in Martinsburg, W.Va. Morrisey announced Monday, May 4, 2010, that West Virginia has reached a $3.9 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit over the company's marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women. (Matthew Umstead/The Herald-Mail via AP, File)

Johnson & Johnsons settles West Virginia pelvic mesh lawsuit

May. 4, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $3.9 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit over the company's marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday. Morrisey filed a consumer protection case...

In this screen grab from video issued by Britain's Oxford University, a volunteer is injected with either an experimental COVID-19 vaccine or a comparison shot as part of the first human trials in the U.K. to test a potential vaccine, led by Oxford University in England on April 25, 2020. About 100 research groups around the world are pursuing vaccines against the coronavirus, with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start. (University of Oxford via AP)

COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

May. 4, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups...

Oklahoma AG refiles opioid litigation in rural county

May. 1, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter refiled lawsuits Friday against three opioid distributors in one of the state's counties hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The litigation previously filed as one case in Cleveland County was refiled as three separate cases in Bryan County in...

2 more Ohio counties to be subject of another opioid trial

Apr. 30, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

A judge has added claims from two Ohio counties against pharmacies to the growing list of trials on governments' claims that the drug industry should be held liable for the U.S. opioid epidemic. U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster ruled Thursday that Lake and Trumbull counties should be the plaintiffs in a test...

A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 16, 2020. Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after unexpectedly weak U.S. retail and other data added to gloom about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian stocks slide after weak US data add to global gloom

Apr. 15, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after unexpectedly weak U.S. retail and other data added to gloom about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai declined. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 index sank 2.2% after the U.S. government...

A masked man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Asian stocks edged lower Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund said the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian stocks sink after IMF says global economy will shrink

Apr. 15, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

Asian stocks edged lower Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund said the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong were flat while Shanghai and Sydney declined despite Wall Street's overnight gain...

Johnson & Johnson, Fastenal rise; Wells Fargo, Hess fall

Apr. 14, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Johnson & Johnson, up $6.26 to $146.03. The world’s biggest maker of health care products beat Wall Street's first-quarter profit forecasts and raised its dividend. Roku Inc., up $9.97 to $106.53. The television...