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FDA: Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday, Oct. 22, as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group. (Pfizer via AP)

Federal scientists say kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections among elementary school children

U.S. military says airstrike killed senior al-Qaida leader in Syria

A U.S.-led airstrike in northwest Syria on Friday killed senior al-Qaida leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, according to the U.S. Central Command.

Pentagon: Climate change hurting U.S. military

Climate change is already affecting the combat readiness of the U.S. military and providing opportunities for China to exploit, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Friday.

Baldwin was told gun had no live ammo before movie set shooting

Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film

An assistant director of the film “Rust” told Alec Baldwin that a weapon he gave him was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, according to court documents in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law but grants expedited review for Nov. 1

The Supreme Court is seen at dusk in Washington, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The justices have allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in effect for now, but they want to hear arguments on Nov. 1 will help the justices decide whether the law should be blocked while legal challenges continue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider legal arguments over the Texas abortion law that is the nation's most restrictive on Nov. 1, and that the law will remain in effect.

EXPLAINER: Where does Gabby Petito slaying probe go next?

This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle

Now that the decomposed remains of Brian Laundrie have been found, where does the investigation into the strangling of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, go from here

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children

CDC signs off on Moderna, J&J boosters; people can get a shot different from their original one

This Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, file photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first round of staff vaccinations at a hospital in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tens of millions of Americans can sign up to get Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters beginning Friday after the nation's top public health official endorsed recommendations from expert advisers that the shots are safe and effective at...

Supply chain meltdown will make holiday shopping messy. Here's what you need to know.

Cargo containers sit stacked on ships at the Port of Los Angeles, Oct. 20, 2021, in San Pedro, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The pandemic is haunting the global supply chain and, by extension, shoppers.

Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of U.S.

This Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, file photo shows the Pineview Reservoir, a popular recreation spot in Ogden Valley in Utah, at a quarter full. Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, the National Weather Service said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Government forecasters say that they expect two-thirds of the U.S. to have a warmer winter than normal

Pfizer: Our booster shot restores full COVID protection

In this Oct. 5, 2021, file photo a health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said a booster shot of their Covid-19 vaccine restored full protection in a large study, results that are likely to bolster the argument for giving a third dose more widely.

FBI: Remains found in Florida park ID'd as Brian Laundrie

This Aug. 12, 2021, file photo from video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle

Authorities say remains found in a Florida wilderness park are those of Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito

US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 27, 2021 file photo, a medical worker prepares a shot of the Moderna vaccine during a vaccination campaign at Saint Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The White House says the U.S. has donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world. The Biden administration is aiming to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn, file)

The White House says the U.S. has donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world

FBI: Items linked to Laundrie, potential human remains found

FILE - This Aug. 12, 2021 file photo from video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle

The FBI and a family attorney say items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie and potential human remains have been found in a Florida wilderness park during the search for clues in the slaying of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

FILE - In this May 19, 2021 file photo, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses are prepared for members of the community 12 years and up, at a clinic held by Community of Hope, outside the Washington School for Girls in southeast Washington. Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school. The White House is detailing plans Wednesday for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

FILE - This Dec. 23, 2020 file photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the first round of staff vaccinations at a hospital in Denver. Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

U.S. regulators are extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table with defense attorney David Wheeler before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021,  at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018,  Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 massacre that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Florida, high school

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

FILE - In this June 6, 2021 file photo, a youth receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the central Israeli city of Rishon LeZion. The pharmaceuticals Pfizer and BioNTech say they have requested that their coronavirus vaccine be licensed for children aged 5 to 11 across the European Union. If authorized, it would be the first opportunity for younger children in Europe to be get immunized against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school

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