Scientists Offer New Hope About Ending Blindness
2020-03-05 01:07:21 UTC
Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases.
A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science Univer...
How the AP called California for Sanders
2020-03-04 21:10:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — As soon as polls closed in California at 8 p.m. Pacific Time, The Associated Press called Bernie Sanders the winner of the biggest prize on Super Tuesday.
The AP called the state’s Democratic presidential primary for the Vermont senator even though no votes from Tuesday had ...
Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Increase in US
2020-03-03 21:56:26 UTC
<p>SEATTLE (AP) — Tensions over how to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus intensified Tuesday in the United States as the death toll climbed to seven and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government’s ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal with the crisis.</p><p>All of ...
EU Is Facing a New Refugee Crisis
2020-03-03 19:04:53 UTC
<p>KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - European Union officials on Tuesday promised more cash for Greece during a visit to its border with Turkey which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees have been trying for days to breach.</p><p>The officials urged Turkey to abide by a 2016 deal which r...
Benjamin Netanyahu Holds Solid Lead in Israeli Election
2020-03-03 04:02:26 UTC
<p>JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party on Monday emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year, exit polls indicated, but it was unclear whether the embattled Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority as he p...
Amy Klobuchar to End Presidential Bid, Endorse Joe Biden
2020-03-02 19:20:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and plans to endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president’s White House bid.
She is flying to Dallas and plans to join Biden at his rally Mo...
Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...
Analysis: Biden positions himself as leading moderate
2020-03-01 13:40:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden bought himself time. It’s unclear how much.
Biden’s victory in South Carolina on Saturday was emphatic enough to let him make the claim that it had reordered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He can now credibly argue he is the overwhelming favori...
Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people.
The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number...
South Carolina primary 2020: Polls, News, Maps and Results
2020-03-01 00:37:55 UTC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden fought to rescue his presidential ambitions — and blunt Bernie Sanders' momentum — on Saturday as voters across South Carolina made their mark on the Democrats' nomination fight.
There were no reports of voting problems throughout the day. Polls across the state w...
US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war.
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,60...
Biden hopes South Carolina win could propel him to Super Tuesday
2020-02-28 22:22:28 UTC
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is confident that he is poised for victory in Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary, just weeks after his third presidential campaign left New Hampshire badly wounded and close to broke.
The question is whether Biden is correct that a win in South Caroli...
Stocks sink again, heading for the worst week since 2008
2020-02-28 21:16:55 UTC
U.S. stocks sank again on Wall Street Friday, pushing the S&P 500 index down another 2.8% and putting the market on track for its worst week since October 2008.
The virus outbreak has been shutting down industrial centers, emptying shops and severely crimping travel all over the world. More co...
Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi work on charity single in London
2020-02-28 14:47:24 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen.
The prince and the popstar greeted each ot...
Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
<p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that’s not been seen in recent times. </p><p>The spread of the vi...
New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China.
Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva.
He says it is reassur...
Joe Biden Downplays Expectations of New Hampshire Primary
2020-02-10 19:05:40 UTC
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his top backers are downplaying expectations on the eve of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, while his rivals for the nomination look to the Granite State for a new springboard.
“You’ve got to get 1,900 delegate...
Pelosi Tears Up Trump's Speech
2020-02-05 04:50:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address Tuesday to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his prede...
Iowa Results After Democratic Party caucuses Chaos
2020-02-04 22:32:46 UTC
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Pete Buttigieg took the lead in the first batch of long-delayed results from the chaotic Iowa Democratic Party caucuses on Tuesday, and former Vice President Joe Biden trailed badly in fourth place with about 62% of precincts reporting.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders ...
European Union Rejects Trump Middle East Peace Plan
2020-02-04 22:07:55 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union rejected parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, prompting an angry response from Israel which has strongly backed the U.S. proposal.
The plan, announced by Trump last week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne...
Data: US Economy Losing Momentum
2020-01-31 21:01:40 UTC
WASHINGTON Reuters - U.S. consumer spending rose steadily in December, but tepid income gains pointed to moderate consumption growth this year, which together with slumping business investment likely set the economy on a slower growth path this year.
While the report on Friday from the Commerc...
EU Parliament Gives Final Approval to Brexit Deal
2020-01-29 18:07:08 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to Britain’s divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for Brexit to take place on Friday.
The chamber broke into singing Auld Lang Syne, a traditional Scottish song to bid farewell, after voting 621 for versus ...
Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze
2020-01-28 18:37:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He declared it a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians.
The plan ends specula...
Russian Troops to Fill Void Left by US in Syria
2019-10-23 00:55:16 UTC
SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.
Hours after the deal was announced, the Turkis...
US Will Betray Kurds Again
2019-10-07 23:06:05 UTC
For decades, the United States has maintained a curious relationship with the Kurds. Americans have historically enlisted them to help fight in the Middle East, only to turn on them in the end. Despite a history of betrayal, the Kurds have yet again become an important long ally in the fight agai...