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Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the...

The Latest: Washington state to require face masks in public

OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state will require people to wear facial coverings in public settings, under a statewide public health order announced by Gov....

The Latest: Fauci offers advice to colleges reopening

WASHINGTON - Dr. Anthony Fauci is offering some advice for colleges attempting to reopen classes this fall: tailor plans to local conditions, make sure...

The Latest: US drug agency head vows vaccine independence

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says his agency is maintaining an arm’s-length relationship with a White House-led effort...

The Latest: FDA chief denies feeling pressure on virus drugs

WASHINGTON-- The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tells House lawmakers he hasn't felt any political pressure from the Trump administration to...

The Latest: Fauci, FDA chief vow not to rush unsafe vaccine

WASHINGTON - Dr. Anthony Fauci has told members of Congress that the the U.S. needs to be careful to establish the safety and effectiveness...

The Latest: Judge orders Brazil’s Bolsonaro to keep mask on

WASHINGTON - The top infectious disease expert in the United States has told House lawmakers it’s a question of “when, not if” the United...

The Latest: Emergency requests to hunt show Alaska food fear

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska Native tribal governments and other communities have submitted emergency requests to hunt out of season as the coronavirus pandemic causes...

The Latest: WHO chief warns virus pandemic ‘accelerating’

GENEVA - The head of the World Health Organization said the coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating” and that more than 150,000 cases were reported yesterday...

The Latest: Virus was in Italy’s wastewater before Christmas

ROME - A study by Italy’s National Institute of Health has found that the new coronavirus was in circulation in wastewater in the northern...