Moderna tests revamped COVID-19 vaccine to target South Africa strain

Drugmaker Moderna said Monday its vaccine protects against emerging strains of the coronavirus but is less effective against the South African mutation than the U.K. variant, so it is exploring a revamped booster shot. The Massachusetts company tested ...

Sadiq Khan declares ‘major incident’ over COVID-19

The mayor of London on Friday declared the COVID-19 crisis a "major incident" that poses a serious risk to life and will require agencies to go beyond "business-as-usual" operations. Mayor Sadiq Khan said an estimated one in 30 Londoners has the virus....

Joe Biden would implement public mask mandate

Russia loomed over the U.S. elections four years ago, but here's a 2020 twist no one saw coming: Vladimir Putin and Joseph R. Biden both want everyone in their vast nations to mask up in public. Mr. Putin issued a mandate requiring masks on public tran...

Coronavirus case-fatality rate down despite surge in cases

Deaths from COVID-19 are ticking up slightly in the U.S. alongside record highs for recorded cases, with California, Texas and Florida reporting the most fatalities overall in the past week while the Dakotas and Montana report the most deaths as a shar...

Trump ventilator production order creates surplus

The U.S. has donated over 4,500 ventilators to 27 countries through its global aid agency as part of President Trump's push to make America the "king of ventilators" after a crush of springtime COVID-19 cases led to fears of catastrophic shortages. Har...

Donald Trump says NBA turning into a ‘political organization’

President Trump on Thursday said the National Basketball Association is turning into a "political organization" in the wake of players' decision to strike late Wednesday amid tensions over a police shooting in Wisconsin. "I don't know much about the NB...

Donald Trump says he’ll be ‘very aggressive’ with Hurricane Laura recovery

President Trump on Thursday said Hurricane Laura did not inflict as much pain as feared, but he will head to the Gulf Coast this weekend to survey damage from the storm that struck overnight with 150 mph winds. "We'll be going Saturday or Sunday," he s...

Kristi Noem, South Dakota governor: Founding principles are ‘under attack’

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday said America's founding principles are "under attack" and that President Trump is the right candidate to defend them. She said the Republican party will preserve limited government and constitutional rights, n...

Eric Trump says father will prove doubters wrong again

The president's second son, Eric Trump, said Tuesday his family "lost friends" after his father's victory but it's only "pushed us to fight harder" for another victory after President Trump was counted out in 2016. "My father ran, not because he needed...

Kim Reynolds: Trump helped Iowa on derecho, flood

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds credited President Trump late Tuesday with helping her state recover from a high-wind derecho that destroyed millions of acres of crops on Aug. 10. "Iowans did what you expect Iowans to do. They helped each other. They took care ...