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US regulators approve new type of contraceptive gel

May 22, 2020

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a birth control gel that works in a new way to prevent pregnancy.

Phexxi comes in an applicator that women insert before sex. more »»

Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam but await fate

May 22, 2020

“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California... more »»

As Memorial Day tempts people outdoors, virus rebound feared

May 22, 2020

Millions of Americans are set to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and take tentative steps outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family gatherings, raising concern... more »»

AP-NORC poll: Many in US won't return to gym or dining out

May 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly... more »»

Recording Academy records John Prine song for charity

May 22, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine's “Angel From Montgomery" with proceeds going to support the MusiCares COVID-19 Reli. more »»

Loughlin, Giannulli to plead guilty to college bribes scheme

May 22, 2020

For more than a year, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, insisted they were innocent of charges in the college admissions bribery case. more »»

In virus chaos, some find solace, purpose in helping others

May 22, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In April, as the coronavirus was ravaging New York, Susan Jones learned her older brother had been diagnosed with a blood cancer. more »»

San Francisco sanctions once-shunned homeless encampments

May 22, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is joining other U.S. more »»

Texas court holds first US jury trial via videoconferencing

May 22, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — The potential jurors popped onto the screen one by one. They confirmed their names and told the judge how they were connecting to the court: on laptops, tablets and iPhones. more »»

Grand jury charges man with threatening to spread virus

May 22, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of coughing on and spitting at police officers while claiming to be infected with the coronavirus was indicted on a federal terrorism charge. more »»

Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site

May 22, 2020

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It took seven years to settle on a plan for cleansing two rivers and floodplains polluted with dioxins from a Dow Chemical Co. plant in central Michigan. more »»

Nearly 39 million have lost jobs in US since virus took hold

May 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took hold in the U.. more »»

FBI says Texas naval base shooting is 'terrorism-related'

May 22, 2020

A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead early Thursday was being investigated as “terrorism-related,” the FBI said, but divulged few details as to... more »»

US begins crackdown on unvetted virus blood tests

May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators are moving ahead with a crackdown on scores of antibody tests for the coronavirus that have not yet been shown to work. more »»



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