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Missouri doctor indicted in alleged fentanyl fraud scheme A federal grand jury has indicted a 63-year-old southwest Missouri physician accused of receiving kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company for prescribing fentanyl spray
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Reporters wait for the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee meeting on what scientists have identified as a new coronavirus, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus from China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN agency: China virus 'too early' for emergency declarationThe World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down three cities is not yet a global health emergency
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)
AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasionLocusts by the millions are chomping their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years
The Associated Press14 hours ago
People walk past the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Overnight, Wuhan authorities announced that the airport and train stations would be closed, and all public transportation suspended by 10 a.m. Friday. Unless they had a special reason, the government said, residents should not leave Wuhan, the sprawling central Chinese city of 11 million that's the epicenter of an epidemic that has infected nearly 600 people. (Chinatopix via AP)
The Latest: WHO says China virus not global health emergencyThe World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency
The Associated Press15 hours ago
China Seals Off, Locks Down City of 11MIn a step apparently unprecedented in the history of disease control, China has sealed off and locked down a city bigger than New York or London. Authorities announced Wednesday that public transportation was being shut down in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the center of the coronavirus...
Newser16 hours ago
Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor arrives for sentencing at federal court on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boston. Kapoor was convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. He and others in the company were accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to doctors across the nation to prescribe the company's highly addictive fentanyl spray, known as Subsys. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Ex-pharmaceutical exec to be sentenced for pushing opioidThe founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company has arrived at federal court in Boston to be sentenced for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, an Emirates jetliner comes in for landing at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, that it is taking special precautions to screen the droves of Chinese tourists expected for the Lunar New Year holiday after the outbreak of a pneumonia-like virus that has led to China's lockdown of the entire city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Airports taking precautions after China virus outbreakAirports are adding passenger screenings and taking other precautions to prevent a new virus from being spread by Chinese tourists going abroad for the Lunar New Year holidays
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday Sept, 19, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwean medical staff march on the streets of Harare. A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles, and a doctors' group on Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, said it was encouraging members to embrace the money and return to work. But Dr. Masimba Ndoro, vice president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, warned that “nothing much has changed” in the conditions at public hospitals that include the lack of basic items such as bandages and gloves. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Billionaire's cash helps Zimbabwe's doctors back from strikeA billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Health Officials in hazmat suits check body temperatures of passengers arriving from the city of Wuhan Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the airport in Beijing, China. Nearly two decades after the disastrously-handled SARS epidemic, China’s more-open response to a new virus signals its growing confidence and a greater awareness of the pitfalls of censorship, even while the government is as authoritarian as ever. (AP Photo Emily Wang)
Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreakShortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World Health Organization sent a team to check conditions on the ground in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Top Arizona court: Divorced woman can't use frozen embryosThe Arizona Supreme Court says a woman can't use her frozen embryos to have a baby because her ex-husband doesn't want to have children
The Associated Press1 day ago
A traveler wears a face mask as he naps at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreakChina has moved to lock down at least three big cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world
The Associated Press1 day ago
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