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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster is questionable for Sunday's game at Oakland after a small cut on his ankle turned into an infection after last week's game against Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press investigation shows that a Florida man who disappeared nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA as part of an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission. Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson vanished in March 2007 on the Iranian island of Kish. For years, the U.S. has described him as a private citizen traveling on private business.
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a 4-year-old Pasco County boy died from bacterial meningitis.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Local authorities in Madagascar say 20 people have died since last week because of what they suspect to be an outbreak of bubonic plague.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping today as investors assess weak earnings reports from several U.S. companies. Some of the biggest declines are in health care stocks, but the broader market also dipped. Analysts say the market may be succumbing to "buyer's fatigue" after a big rally this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is lower this morning as investors weigh a budget deal out of Washington and a batch of corporate news. Many are also moving to the sidelines ahead of the next meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Dow was off as much as 70 points after the first hour of trading, while the S&P 500 was down nearly 10 and the Nasdaq had lost about 20.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — As many Florida citrus growers have feared, the smallest orange crop in 24 years will get smaller as pre-harvest fruit drop continues to plague groves.
In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis on preventing serious illnesses. From annual physicals to a focus on healthy diet and regular exercise, the goal is to help people live healthier and more productive lives.
PRAGUE (AP) — U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says its news services have been disrupted by a cyberattack for the second time in two months.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has started its mass vaccination of students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) today announced updated overall survival data from two ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) pivotal Phase 2 clinical trials in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (R/R HL) and relapsed/refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (R/R sALCL) were presented at the 55 th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place in New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2013. ADCETRIS is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) directed to CD30. Median overall survival (OS) of 40.5 months was reported in R/R HL, and was not yet reached in R/R sALCL.
Researchers have previously found that mice whose mothers suffered from infection or inflammation during pregnancy are at a greater risk for developing behaviors similar to those seen in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now, researchers have linked those neurodevelopmental symptoms in the mice to changes in the bacteria living in the animals’ guts.
CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2013--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that researchers presented data from clinical trials demonstrating the clinical benefits of chronic Soliris ® (eculizumab) treatment in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) as well as new patient registry data providing further insight into optimal care for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 55th Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. Data included:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams sat out the 76ers' game Saturday night against Denver, the second straight game he has missed because of a skin infection on of his right knee.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — While Ukrainian opposition leaders continued calls for ousting the country's president, Yuri Onishchenko, the acting head of a huge protest camp in the heart of Kiev had another pressing concern to keep demonstrations alive: wool socks.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — While thousands of demonstrators call for ousting Ukraine's leaders, Yuri Onishchenko is also worrying about matters more pedestrian, such as where to find wool socks to help the demonstrators keep warm in snowy December weather.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore., who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing sharply higher after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped nearly 199 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,020. The S&P 500 index rose 20 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,805. And the Nasdaq composite rose 29 points to 4,062. It was the first increase for the market after five days of losses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gilead Sciences Inc. says the federal government has approved its highly anticipated hepatitis C drug that is expected to offer a faster cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sovaldi™ (sofosbuvir) 400 mg tablets, a once-daily oral nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection as a component of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. Sovaldi’s efficacy has been established in subjects with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1, 2, 3 or 4 infection, including those with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting Milan criteria (awaiting liver transplantation) and those with HCV/HIV-1 co-infection. Recommended regimens and treatment duration for Sovaldi combination therapy in HCV mono-infected or HCV/HIV-1 co-infected patients follows:
LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Experts from policy, academia and industry convened during a satellite session at the American Society for Nutrition’s 2013 Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Dec. 5, to review new and existing evidence underscoring the positive effects of cranberry consumption. Long associated with urinary tract health, the latest research on the polyphenol-rich fruit bears weighty considerations in advance of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
MANATEE CO., Fla. - There appears to be a growing trend at dog shelters around the nation, where photographers are using their talent to help save K-9 lives.
For most of the world, his name is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Leaders and citizens, athletes and artists remembered Nelson Mandela on Friday — though many struggled to find words big enough to describe the man who changed the face of South Africa and inspired a continent and a world: a colossus, a father figure, a giant baobab tree providing shade for an entire nation.