WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.
LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters ran out of traditional names for storms Friday, forcing them to begin using the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s, with more than two months left in the record-shattering hurricane season.
A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks.
A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. researchers who estimated that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are now investigating deaths that might have been missed and could be linked to infrastructure damaged by the Category 4 storm, officials announced.
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday, threatening the lives of people who didn't evacuate.
Today, the National Puerto Rican Agenda (NPRA) launched #BoriCuenta2020, a grassroots campaign to promote completion of the 2020 U.S. Census in Puerto Rico and in Puerto Rican communities across the nation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sometime next year, genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the Zika virus.
Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition ZULU at 8 a.m. Friday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, due to Tropical Storm Laura.
Two new tropical depressions formed in the Atlantic Basin — both on potential tracks to skirting Puerto Rico and then onward to the mainland United States.
Direct Relief announced that the non-profit entity has committed over three million dollars in Puerto Rico during the past five months due to the emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Coast Guard set Port Condition X-RAY at 2p.m. Wednesday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due to tropical wave Invest 98L possibly arriving to the islands within 48 hours.
The Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY for the maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands at 4 p.m. Tuesday, due to tropical wave Invest 98L possibly arriving to the islands within 72 hours.
The Puerto Rico Bankers Association (PRBA) called on citizens to fulfill their duty to respond to the 2020 Census. The PRBA is emphasizing the importance of citizens being able to complete the process as soon as possible, as this is in everyone’s interest.
MIAMI (AP) — Josephine weakened to a tropical depression Sunday morning and the system named Kyle became a post-tropical cyclone, forecasters said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Claudia Guzman suspected she had caught the coronavirus, her friends and family were full of advice: Don’t quarantine. Don’t get tested. A homemade tea will help cure you.
A broken cable caused severe damage at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory, causing a suspension of operations for one of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes, officials said.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday toward the U.S. East Coast as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year's Hurricane Dorian.
The Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewer Authority (Prasa) reported this morning that three gates at the Carraízo dam were opened due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias battered Puerto Rico on Thursday as it continued on a forecast track toward the U.S. mainland, unleashing small landslides and causing widespread flooding and power outages on an island still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes.