December 11, 2020

White House threatens FDA chief's job over vaccine approval

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Friday pressed Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn to grant an emergency use authorization […]
December 11, 2020

EXPLAINER: The real math behind “net zero” carbon emissions

More than 100 countries — responsible for about two-thirds of the world’s heat-trapping gases — have announced plans to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to […]
December 11, 2020

California governor taps new senior staff amid tough stretch

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is adding seasoned political operatives after recent departures to his inner circle as he enters the second half […]
December 11, 2020

Cuomo reinstates NYC indoor dining ban to limit virus spread

NEW YORK — Indoor dining at New York City restaurants will be banned again in an effort to halt the coronavirus resurgence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]
December 11, 2020

Venezuelan official: Authorities thwart oil refinery attack

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s oil minister said Friday that security forces have thwarted an attack on a key refinery as the nation with vast oil […]
December 11, 2020

Sanofi, GSK say COVID-19 shot won't be ready until late 2021

LONDON — Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said Friday that their potential COVID-19 vaccine won’t be ready until late next year because they need to improve […]
December 11, 2020

Drugmaker Viatris to cut up to 20% of workforce

A recently formed pharmaceutical spinoff will slash 20% of its workforce as it tries to cut at least $1 billion in costs over the next […]
December 11, 2020

New York City bars, restaurants pursue adaptation to survive

NEW YORK — Olivier Conan didn’t see how it was going to work, keeping Barbès, his Brooklyn bar/performance space, open through the pandemic when live […]
December 11, 2020

Stocks extend losses as virus aid languishes in Congress

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell in midday trading Friday as prospects for another aid package from Washington faded while a surge in virus cases […]
December 11, 2020

Another delay granted for Harvey Weinstein extradition

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Convicted former movie producer Harvey Weinstein will remain in a New York prison for now after his lawyers and prosecutors agreed Friday […]