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China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi

China's ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces."
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A protester holds up a paper which reads "Not foreign forces but internal forcers" and "Abuse of Government power plunge the people into misery and suffering" during a gathering at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. On Tuesday, about a dozen people gathered at the University of Hong Kong, chanting against virus restrictions and holding up sheets of paper with critical slogans. Most were from the mainland, which has a separate legal system from the Chinese territory of Hong Kong, and some spectators joined in their chants. (AP Photo/Bertha Wang)
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China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi

China's ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces."
44 minutes ago
A protester holds up a paper which reads "Not foreign forces but internal forcers" and "Abuse of Government power plunge the people into misery and suffering" during a gathering at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. On Tuesday, about a dozen people gathered at the University of Hong Kong, chanting against virus restrictions and holding up sheets of paper with critical slogans. Most were from the mainland, which has a separate legal system from the Chinese territory of Hong Kong, and some spectators joined in their chants. (AP Photo/Bertha Wang)
1 hour ago

Drug slows Alzheimer's but can it make a real difference?

New data shows an experimental Alzheimer's drug modestly slowed the brain disease's inevitable worsening
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Companies announce promising data showing Alzheimer's drug can slow cognitive decline

The drug slowed the rate of cognitive decline in patients with early disease.
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A sign at Biogen Inc. headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., June 7, 2021.
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Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Twitter is no longer enforcing its policy against misinformation about COVID-19
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A sign at Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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EXPLAINER: Why are China's COVID rules so strict?

At the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China set out its “zero-COVID” measures that were harsh, but not out of line with what many other countries were doing to try and contain the virus
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FILE - A worker in protective suit walks through the caution tapes along metal barricades retail shops that has been locked down as part of COVID-19 controls in Beijing, Sunday, June 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
November 29

Plea deal in attacks on California Planned Parenthood clinic

Federal prosecutors say a Southern California man has admitted to firing BB guns at a Planned Parenthood clinic at least 11 times and agreed to plead guilty to two crimes
November 29
November 29

Big tobacco tries to stop California flavored tobacco ban

R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies filed a request Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to impose an emergency order to stop California from enforcing a ban on flavored tobacco products.
November 29
November 29

Study: U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades

A new study says the U.S. gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly three decades
November 29
FILE - A collection of illegal guns is displayed during a gun buyback event, Saturday May 22, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Individuals received pre-paid card payments of $25 up to $250 for firearms - with a bonus iPad for certain handguns or assault rifles, at the no-questions-asked event, co-sponsored by state and county attorney generals and the NYPD. According to a study published by JAMA Network Open on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, the U.S. gun death rate in 2021 hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
November 29

Mayor says NYC will treat mentally ill, even if they refuse

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced a new initiative that would allow authorities to more aggressively intervene to help people in need of mental health treatment
November 29
FILE - Homeless Outreach personnel reach out to a person sleeping on a bench in the Manhattan subway system, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in New York. In New York City's latest effort to address a mental health crisis on its streets and subways, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday, Nov. 29, that authorities would more aggressively intervene to help people in need of treatment, saying there was "a moral obligation" to do so, even if it means providing care to those who don't ask for it. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
November 29

What to know about the deadliest bird flu outbreak in history

Avian influenza poses a low risk to humans, experts say.
November 29
Avian influenza poses a low risk to humans, experts say.
November 29

ND high court asked to lift injunction against abortion ban

An attorney for North Dakota has asked the state Supreme Court to strike down an injunction that had blocked the state’s abortion ban, saying a lower court judge was wrong to grant it
November 29
Meetra Mehdizadeh, staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, argues before the North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Bismarck, N.D. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
November 29

Flu cases on the rise across the US

Nearly two-thirds of the states across the country are reporting either “high” or “very high” levels of influenza-like activity, according to the CDC.
November 29
Nearly two-thirds of the states across the country are reporting either “high” or “very high” levels of influenza-like activity, according to the CDC.
November 29

'Very high' or 'high' flu-like activity reported in two-thirds of states

Last year, just two states were reporting "high" levels.
November 29
A sign outside of a supermarket advertises flu shots, Nov. 21, 2022, in Williamsport, Pa.
November 29

The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns

The head of the International Monetary Fund says it’s time for China to move away from mass lockdowns under its “zero-COVID” approach
November 29
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 29

At least 53,000 currently hospitalized with flu: CDC

There have been nearly 3,000 flu-related deaths since October with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying deaths are at their highest rate in 10 years for this time of year.
November 29
VIDEO: At least 53,000 currently hospitalized with flu: CDC
November 29

Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 million

More than 2 million people were advised to boil their water before drinking.
November 29
Water is stocked at Walmart after a boil water notice was issued for the entire city of Houston, Nov. 27, 2022.
November 29

Houston officials lift boil-water order affecting more than 2 million people, say supply is now safe

Houston officials lift boil-water order affecting more than 2 million people, say supply is now safe
November 29
November 29

AP Interview: IMF chief urges targeted COVID policy in China

The head of the International Monetary Fund says it’s time for China to move away from mass lockdowns under its “zero-COVID” approach
November 29
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 29

IMF chief tells AP: China should be "moving away from massive lockdowns," urges "recalibration" of zero-COVID policy

IMF chief tells AP: China should be "moving away from massive lockdowns," urges "recalibration" of zero-COVID policy
November 29
November 29

China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

Chinese authorities have eased anti-virus rules in scattered areas across China.
November 29
Protesters hold up blank white papers during a commemoration for victims of a recent Urumqi deadly fire in Central in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” in a protest against China’s anti-virus controls after crowds in mainland cities called for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. (AP Photo/Kanis Leung)
November 28

China's 'zero-COVID' limits saved lives but no clear exit

China’s strategy of controlling the coronavirus with lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines has provoked the greatest show of public dissent against the ruling Communist Party in decades
November 28
November 28

Poles vent anger at leader over his policies, ideas on women

Hundreds of people have protested outside the house of Poland’s ruling party leader to voice anger at what's widely seen as the erosion of women’s rights under the conservative government and the leader's recent remark about women using alcohol
November 28
Protesters gather in front of the home of Poland’s ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, to voice anger at what they regard as an erosion of women’s rights under his conservative government and a recent remark about women using alcohol. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
November 28

What to know about the deadliest bird flu outbreak in US history

Avian influenza poses a low risk to humans, experts say.
November 28
Cage-free chickens are shown inside a facility in Lakeside, California, April 19, 2022.
November 28

Surges in COVID, flu and RSV cases overwhelm hospitals ahead of holidays

ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein joins ABC News Live with tips to stay safe and healthy through the holiday season.
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November 28

Polio is back in Indonesia, sparking vaccination campaign

Indonesia has begun vaccinating children for the polio virus in the country's conservative province after four were infected with the highly contagious disease that was declared eliminated less than a decade ago
November 28
A girl receives drops of vaccine from a medical worker during a polio immunization campaign at Sigli Town Square in Pidie, Aceh province, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Indonesia has begun a campaign against the poliovirus in the the country's conservative province after several children were found infected with the highly-contagious disease that was declared eradicated in the country less than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Riska Munawarah)
November 28

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid spike in cases

Heath officials say Pakistan has launched a new nationwide anti-polio drive amid a spike in new cases among children
November 28
A health worker administers a polio vaccine to at a neighborhood of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Pakistani authorities launched a new nationwide anti-polio drive on Monday amid a spike in new cases among children, health officials said. It is the sixth such campaign this year and will last for five days, aiming to inoculate children under the age of 5 in high-risk areas. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
November 27

Crowds angered by lockdowns call for China's Xi to step down

Protesters in Shanghai have been pushed to the brink by China’s strict measures.
November 27
In this photo provided Nov 23, 2022, protesters face off against security personnel in white protective clothing at the factory compound operated by Foxconn Technology Group who runs the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province. Employees at the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. (AP)
November 27

Protests of strict lockdown hit Shanghai, other China cities

A protest against China’s strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai on Sunday afternoon even after police cleared away hundreds of demonstrators in the early morning with force and pepper spray
November 27
Residents stand in line to enter a store which controls the flow of shoppers in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Protests against China's overzealous zero-COVID policies in Shanghai continued on Saturday afternoon, after police cleared away hundreds of protesters in the early morning hours with force and pepper spray. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 27

Protests over China's COVID controls spread across country

Protests against China’s anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints the death toll in a fire in China’s northwest might have been worsened by the restrictions
November 27
A man wearing a mask waits outside a community under lockdown in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 25

How to stay healthy during the holiday season

Dr. Alok Patel discusses how to stay healthy this holiday season amid the rise of flu, RSV and COVID-19.
November 25
VIDEO: How to stay healthy during the holiday season
November 25

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

The omicron variant is driving U.S. COVID-19 case counts higher.
November 25
November 25

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

The omicron variant is driving U.S. COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just in time for the holiday season
November 25
Carey Johnson and her son Fabian Swain are photographed wearing face masks in their Germantown, Md., home on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Both Carey and Fabian have recovered from COVID. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 25

Panic-buying in Beijing as city adds new quarantine centers

The city government ordered accelerated construction of quarantine centers.
November 25
A worker in protective suit keeps watch as a worker welds on a steel frame to install metal barriers in a locked down neighborhood as part of COVID-19 controls in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. China is expanding lockdowns, including in a central city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as its number of COVID-19 cases hit a daily record.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 24

France takes 1st step to add abortion right to constitution

Lawmakers in France’s lower house of parliament have adopted a bill that would enshrine abortion rights in the country’s constitution
November 24
FILE- French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne delivers a speech in the National Assembly in Paris, France, July 6, 2022. Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament began debating a proposal Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, to enshrine abortion rights in the country’s constitution, the first step in a lengthy and uncertain legislative battle prompted by the rollback of abortion rights in the United States. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 24

Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

The company that assembles Apple Inc.’s iPhones has apologized for a pay dispute that set off employee protests at a factory where anti-virus controls have slowed production
November 24
In this photo provided Nov 23, 2022, security personnel in protective clothing were seen taking away a person during protest at the factory compound operated by Foxconn Technology Group who runs the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province. Employees at the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. (AP)
November 24

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

China is expanding pandemic lockdowns, including in a city where factory workers clashed with police this week, as its number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record
November 24
FILE - Residents wearing face masks chat with each other near the barriers set up in a locked down neighborhood as part of COVID-19 controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
November 23

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple’s iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases
November 23
FILE - Workers line up to get tested for COVID-19 at the Foxconn factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Aug. 5, 2021. Employees at the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory have been beaten and detained in protests over contract disputes amid anti-virus controls, according to employees and videos posted on social media Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Videos on Chinese social media that said they were filmed at the factory in the central city of Zhengzhou showed thousands of people in masks facing rows of police in white protective suits with plastic riot shields.(Chinatopix via AP, File)
November 23

Russian rocket kills newborn in repeat attack on small town

Russian rockets have rained down on a small town in eastern Ukraine for the second time in a week, killing a newborn boy and destroying the municipal hospital
November 23
Ukrainian firefighters work at a damaged hospital maternity ward in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. A Russian rocket struck the maternity wing of a hospital in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing a newborn boy and critically injuring a doctor. (AP Photo/Kateryna Klochko)
November 23

NIH launches website for reporting at-home COVID test results

The website is a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and a health care technology company, CareEvolution.
November 23
The website is a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and a health care technology company, CareEvolution.
November 23

Plea hearing scheduled in 'Gasland' drilling pollution case

A plea hearing has been scheduled for next week in the case of a natural gas driller facing felony charges in Pennsylvania over allegations it polluted a small community's drinking water
November 23
November 23

NIH launches website to report COVID test results

The data collected will be anonymous and sent to public health systems.
November 23
Medical director of infection prevention and employee health Dr. Seth Cohen shows a sample test kit at a drive-through clinic for coronavirus, flu and RSV, at UW Medical Center Northwest in Seattle, Washington, March 9, 2020.
November 23

Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

The Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy
November 23
A small group, including Stephanie Batchelor, left, sits on the steps of the Georgia state Capitol protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade, June 26, 2022.
November 23

UN: Children in Haiti hit by cholera as malnutrition rises

UNICEF officials say a cholera outbreak sweeping through Haiti is claiming a growing number of children amid a surge in malnutrition
November 23
A baby stricken with cholera receives treatment at a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
November 23

Measles is an 'imminent threat' around the world, CDC and WHO report finds

A record nearly 40 million children missed the measles vaccine in 2021.
November 23
MMR vaccine holding in hand with injection syringe at the background
November 23

Abortions decrease over past decade: CDC

Abortion rates have decreased over the past decade, but abortion rates for Black women are nearly four times that of white women.
November 23
Abortion rates have decreased over the past decade, but abortion rates for Black women are nearly four times that of white women.
November 23

CDC data finds number of abortions performed in US declined in 2020

Between 2011 and 2020, the number of abortions performed fell by 15%.
November 23
Protester outside the Kentucky Supreme Court chambers rally in favor of abortion rights as the Kentucky Supreme Court hears arguments whether to temporarily pause the state's abortion ban in Frankfort, Ky., on Nov. 15, 2022.
November 23

How the holidays can be a time of increased stress, loneliness

According to an American Psychological Association study, 38% of people surveyed said they experience an increased level of stress around the holidays.
November 23
VIDEO: How the holidays can be a time of increased stress, loneliness
November 23

Georgia Supreme Court reinstates state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy

Georgia Supreme Court reinstates state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy
November 23
November 23

After midterms, states weighing abortion protections, bans

Election wins for abortion rights and Democrats could translate into abortion protections in some states
November 23
FILE - Abortion rights advocates demonstrate at City Hall in Philadelphia on June 24, 2022. Election wins for abortion rights and Democrats could translate into abortion protections in some states. But more restrictions could still be coming elsewhere. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)