FDA panel backs highly controversial ALS drug in rare 2nd review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal health advisers voted Wednesday to recommend approval of an experimental drug to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease, a remarkable turnaround for the highly controversial drug which was previously rejected by the same group earlier this year. Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 7 to 2 that Amylyx Pharma’s data … Read more

Obamas back in White House unveil official portraits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, returned to the White House on Wednesday, unveiling an official portraits with a modern vibe in an event that pitted humor and nostalgia for his presidency against the current harsh political discourse about the survival of democracy. As her husband cracked a few jokes … Read more

Putin, Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to meet next week in Uzbekistan, a Russian official said on Wednesday, announcing a summit that could mark a new stage in warming ties between two powers that clash from increasingly against the West. The meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a political, economic … Read more

Steve Bannon expects to face a new criminal charge in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he expects to be charged soon in a state criminal case in New York. Bannon, 68, plans to surrender on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person insisted on anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. … Read more

Healey could go down in history as the first openly gay governor of the Mass

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey won the Democratic primary for governor in Massachusetts on Tuesday, bringing her one step closer to becoming the first openly gay candidate and the first woman elected to the state’s highest political office – eight years after being elected the nation. first openly gay attorney general. Healey, whose … Read more

The video details the alleged violation of the Ga electoral system.

ATLANTA (AP) — Two months after the 2020 presidential election, a team of computer experts traveled to southern Georgia to copy software and data from voting equipment into a apparent violation of a county electoral system. They were greeted outside by the leader of the local Republican Party, who was part of then-President Donald Trump’s … Read more

Boris Johnson arrives at the Queen’s Estate to tender his resignation

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Queen Elizabeth II’s estate in Scotland to formally tender his resignation to pave the way for Liz Truss to succeed him amid an acute cost of living crisis facing the country. Johnson will eventually leave office following a carefully choreographed audience with the monarch … Read more

Israeli army: “high probability” soldier killed journalist

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Monday announced the long-awaited results of its investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying there was a “high probability” that a Israeli soldier mistakenly killed her during a raid in the occupied West Bank last May. This is the closest Israel has … Read more

Liz Truss set to become Britain’s new Conservative Prime Minister

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss has been elected the new leader of the Conservative Party, the party announced on Monday, and will take office on Tuesday as Britain’s new prime minister to lead the country through an acute cost of living crisis. Truss, 47, who is currently Foreign Secretary, beat former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak … Read more

Biden slams ‘extreme’ GOP on trips to swing Labor Day state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Joe Biden excoriated “MAGA Republicans” and the far-right on Monday, issuing personal Labor Day appeals to swing-state union members who he hopes will show up in force for his party in November. “The middle class built America,” Biden said at a rally of workers in a park in Milwaukee. “Everyone knows … Read more