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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 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: ___ Video...

Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

Jul. 23, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot. The governors of...

Earnings scheduled for the week of 7/26/2021

Jul. 23, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

Major companies tentatively scheduled to post quarterly earnings next week: MONDAY, July 26 Tesla Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close. TUESDAY, July 27 United Parcel Service Inc....

In venue fit for head of state, Japan PM seeks Pfizer doses

Jul. 23, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister met with Pfizer's CEO in an unusually high-profile setting Friday to make sure the drugmaker would deliver the COVID-19 vaccine as promised by this fall as the nation faces supply concerns and a growing outbreak. Pfizer Inc. CEO...

COVID surge: Steve Scalise, Little Freddie King vaccinated

Jul. 22, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A once-reluctant blues musician and a powerful Louisiana congressman are among those who have recently rolled up their sleeves amid climbing COVID-19 infections and an urgent push to increase the number of people vaccinated in the state. House...

South African firm to make Pfizer vaccine, first in Africa

Jul. 21, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the first time that the shot will be produced in Africa, Pfizer announced Wednesday. The Biovac Institute based in Cape Town will manufacture the vaccine for...

Vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses

Jul. 18, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No one disputes that the world is unfair. But no one expected a vaccine gap between the global rich and poor that was this bad, this far into the pandemic. Inequity is everywhere: Inoculations go begging in the United States while Haiti, a short plane ride...

New Merck pneumonia vaccine OK'd in US weeks after Pfizer's

Jul. 16, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

U.S. regulators have approved a new pneumonia vaccine from Merck, more than a month after OK'ing an improved version of rival Pfizer’s shot. Both new shots offer better protection against bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and blood infections, as well as...

Mask mandate back on in Los Angeles as virus cases rise

Jul. 16, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while the University of California system said that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the coronavirus to return to campuses. ...

With virus cases rising, mask mandate back on in Los Angeles

Jul. 15, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will again require masks be worn indoors in the nation's largest county, even by those vaccinated against the coronavirus, while the University of California system also said Thursday that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the...