The trials will start at the NIH in Maryland. A vaccine is "the first step in a long process" to control Ebola, Dr. Anthony Fauci says. NBC reports.» Read More
"It's kind of an ideal situation," said Jorge Montalvo, director of the state's Office for New Americans. Idaho, Oregon and Arizona also have experimented with placing refugees on dairy farms in an effort to satisfy both the interests of the immigrants and the needs of their adopted states.
Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts.
NEW YORK— Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. If Moreno's six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she'll have bucked long odds.
Western intelligence services are worried about ISIS's extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: media.
MIAMI— When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. Some came from Tampa and Orlando, "says Juan Mario Patino, a vice president of 4 JS Management, the company's U.S. franchisee.
The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.
BALTIMORE— Casino hostess Helena Wong isn't having much luck. On Friday, a federal judge slapped the VIP hostess at the brand new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore with a preliminary injunction barring her from contacting a list of clients she collected at her last job, at the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover.
Shares of United Therapeutics closed up $26.14 at $117.83 on the Nasdaq, boosting the company's market value by about $1.24 billion to $5.57 billion.
In afternoon trading, United Therapeutics' shares were up $24.56, or 26.8 percent, at $116.25, after earlier rising as much as 28.7 percent to a record $118.00.
NEW YORK— Shares of United Therapeutics jumped Friday after the company said a court ruled in its favor in a patent dispute over its blood pressure drug Remodulin. United Therapeutics said a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that drugmaker Sandoz can't market a generic version of Remodulin until October 2017.
The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Aug 28- An experimental Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is being fast-tracked into human studies and the company plans to build a stockpile of up to 10,000 doses for emergency deployment, if results are good.
DENVER— The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.
The Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore opened its doors Tuesday night. Gambling experts say rust-belt towns like Philadelphia, Cleveland and now Baltimore have become desirable casino locations, especially as gambling destinations like Atlantic City continue to plunge into economic decline.
DETROIT— Bankrupt Detroit resumed shutting off water to people who have not paid bills after a month long suspension that followed international and local criticism that the practice was unduly harsh to residents of one of the nation's poorest cities.
Aug 25- Four monkeys survived the Ebola virus after being injected with Immunovaccine Inc's experimental vaccine, the tiny Canadian company said on Monday, an announcement that sent its stock soaring. The tests were performed by the U.S. Health Department's National Institutes of Health, based in Maryland.
Biotechs rallied after Roche Holding AG agreed to buy InterMune Inc for $8.3 billion in cash, the latest vote of confidence in a sector that many, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, are worried is overvalued. InterMune jumped 36 percent to $73.00, with the Nasdaq Biotech index up 2.4 percent.
WASHINGTON— The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
CLEVELAND— Cleveland authorities say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
Aug 22- Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets. Dynegy shares rose as much as 22.5 percent in early trading.