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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 - In this Aug. 14, 2018 file photo, a doctor looks at PET brain scans in Phoenix. A big study to help Medicare officials decide whether to start covering brain scans to check for Alzheimer’s disease missed its goals for curbing emergency room visits and hospitalizations. The results announced Thursday, July 30, 2020 call into question whether the costly tests are worth it for a disease that currently has no cure. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Medicare coverage for Alzheimer brain scans in question

Jul. 30, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

A big study to help Medicare officials decide whether to start covering brain scans to check for Alzheimer’s disease missed its goals for curbing health care costs, calling into question whether the pricey tests are worth it. The results announced Thursday are from a $100 million study of more than 25,000...

In this image from video provided by Washington University, researcher Nicolas Barthelemy works on a p-tau217 test for Alzheimer's disease at a laboratory in St. Louis, Mo., on Monday, July 27, 2020. Several companies and universities have developed versions of these tests, which look for a form of tau protein, one of the substances that can build up and damage the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. (Huy Mach/University of Washington via AP)

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer's disease

Jul. 28, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia. Developing such a test has been a long-sought goal, and...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign executive orders on lowering drug prices, in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With no new law to curb drug costs, Trump tries own changes

Jul. 25, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to land the big deal with Congress to curb drug costs, President Donald Trump has moved on his own to allow imports of cheaper medicines, along with other limited steps that could have some election-year appeal. At a White House ceremony Friday, Trump signed four executive orders....

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign executive orders on lowering drug prices, in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With no new law to curb drug costs, Trump tries own changes

Jul. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to land the big deal with Congress to curb drug costs, President Donald Trump on Friday moved on his own to allow imports of cheaper medicines, along with other limited steps that could have some election-year appeal. At a White House ceremony, Trump signed four executive orders....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic said Friday, July 24, 2020 that his health is bad and getting worse, as his lawyers sought another delay in a United Nations hearing in his appeal against convictions for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)

Lawyers for Bosnian War strongman seek court delay in appeal

Jul. 24, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic said Friday that his health is bad and getting worse, as his lawyers sought another delay for a United Nations hearing in the appeal of his genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity convictions. One lawyer warned...

President Donald Trump calls on members of the press during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cognitive Test. Trump. Biden. Campaign. Flashpoint.

Jul. 24, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It doesn’t quite have the ring of “Morning in America” and “I Like Ike.” But the phrase “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” is getting an unlikely moment in the spotlight as President Donald Trump has taken a detour into the politics of...

President Donald Trump calls on members of the press during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cognitive Test. Trump. Biden. Campaign. Flashpoint.

Jul. 23, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It doesn’t quite have the ring of “Morning in America” and “I Like Ike.” But the phrase “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” is getting an unlikely moment in the spotlight as President Donald Trump has taken a detour into the politics of...

US carries out its 2nd execution this week, killing by lethal injection a man whose lawyers argued he had dementia

Jul. 16, 2020 8:31 AM EDT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — US carries out its 2nd execution this week, killing by lethal injection a man whose lawyers argued he had dementia.

Judge halts 2nd federal execution set for Wednesday amid claims man suffers from dementia; US files appeal

Jul. 15, 2020 8:07 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge halts 2nd federal execution set for Wednesday amid claims man suffers from dementia; US files appeal.