FDA OKs third antibody drug for COVID-19 cases

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials have granted emergency authorization to a third antibody drug to help reduce hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19. The FDA said Wednesday it authorized the drug from GlaxoSmithKline and Vir…

LEADING OFF: Yanks’ dominant pitching, Rays get rookie boost

The Associated Press A look at what’s happening around the majors on Sunday: PINSTRIPE PITCHING Jameson Taillon (1-3, 5.73 ERA) tries to extend a streak of dominant starting pitching by the Yankees when he opposes Dallas Keuchel (3-1,…

Fauci says pandemic highlights racism’s impact

The Associated Press ATLANTA — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native…

Yemen’s national soccer coach dies of COVID-19

The Associated Press SANAA, Yemen – Yemen’s soccer association said the country’s national team coach died Sunday from COVID-19. The Yemen Football Association says Sami al-Naash died in a hospital in the southern port city of Aden. Local…

Czech Republic eases restrictions, opens bars

The Associated Press PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is further easing coronavirus restrictions, opening bars and restaurants for outdoor dining amid falling numbers of coronavirus infections. Industry and Trade Minister Karel Havlicek says the establishments will reopen on…

LA, San Fran opening business despite infections

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles and San Francisco are reopening for more business under California’s least restrictive coronavirus safety rules, even though these counties have more infections than many others. State data shows nearby Orange…

Washington expects full house for NFL home games

The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Washington is the latest NFL team to say it expects to have a full stadium for home games next season. Maryland…

Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective

The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health. Among…

Harry, Meghan to lead ‘Vax Live’ concert in LA

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Prince Harry and Meghan will serve as the campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s effort to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to medical workers in the world’s poorest countries. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex…

The Latest: Alderson says some Mets hesitating to get shots

The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Some New York Mets players have hesitated to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, causing the team to set up education…