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Los Angeles dentist charged with sex assaults on patients

A Los Angeles dentist has been charged with sexually abusing nine women while they were undergoing procedures
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The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19
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People are seen at the "Monbijoupark" (Monbijou Park) during a warm summer evening in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 14

Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West

Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S. West
June 14
Arizona Burn Center Valleywise Health Director Dr. Kevin Foster in a Burn Center hospital room Monday, June 14, 2021, in Phoenix. Emergency rooms like the one at the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix, where director Foster said 104 people were admitted in June, July and August 2020 with serious burn injuries due to contact with hot surfaces. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 14

California adds vacation incentive to spur vaccinations

California will offer six “dream vacation” incentives to spur more people to get coronavirus vaccinations
June 14
FILE - In this Friday, April 30, 2021, file photo, visitors exit The Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. California will offer six "dream vacation" incentives to spur more people to get coronavirus vaccinations, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, June 14, 2021, on the eve of the state's awarding of $15 million in cash prizes. Goodies in the package include floor seats at an NBA game with the LA Lakers, and tickets to Disneyland, Legoland, SeaWorld and a symphony, he said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 14

Groups ask judge to block Arkansas' near-total abortion ban

Abortion rights supporters are asking a federal judge to prevent Arkansas' near-total ban on the procedure from taking effect while they challenge its constitutionality
June 14
June 14

Extra COVID vaccine may help protect transplant patients

A small study offers a hint that an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccines just might give some organ transplant recipients a needed boost in protection
June 14
June 14

Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it’s wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs
June 14
FILE - In this June 7, 2021, file photo, demonstrators at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas, wave at cars that honk at them to support their protest against a policy that says hospital employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. A federal judge dismissed their lawsuit, saying if workers don’t like the rule, they can go find another job. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 14

Panic attacks highlight stress at shelters for migrant kids

The conditions were described by a federal volunteer who spent two weeks there.
June 14
FILE - In this March 30, 2021, file photo, minors are shown inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas. A federal volunteer at the Biden administration's largest shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children says paramedics were called regularly during her the two weeks she worked there. She said panic attacks would occur often after some of the children were taken away to be reunited with their families, dashing the hopes of those left behind. The conditions described by the volunteer highlight the stress of children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone and now find themselves held at unlicensed mass-scale facilities waiting to reunite with relatives. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool,File)
June 14

State becomes 1st to cross major vaccine milestone

"Vermonters can be proud of what they've done," the governor said.
June 14
A registered nurse with Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, in Townshend, Vt., administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Timothy Shafer, clinical physician and president of the medical staff, on Dec. 16, 2020.
June 14

How the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine works and what to know about it

How the United States' potential fourth vaccine stacks up against existing ones.
June 14
A Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer is given an injection at St George's University hospital in London, Oct. 7, 2020.
June 14

As US COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, racial gaps persist

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is approaching 600,000, with the virus taking advantage of inequalities across the country
June 14
Family members of Jerry Ramos become emotional when looking at a photo of him at the family home in Watsonville, Calif., Sunday, June 6, 2021. He died Feb. 15 at age 32, becoming not just one of the roughly 600,000 Americans who have now perished in the outbreak but another example of the virus’s strikingly uneven and ever-shifting toll on the nation’s racial and ethnic groups. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
June 14

'Freedom Day' for England pushed back 4 weeks to July 19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks until July 19, as a result of the spread of the delta variant
June 14
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, a waiter wears a face mask as people eat and drink outside restaurants in Soho, in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm Monday June 14, 2021, that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
June 14

VP Harris in South Carolina to push COVID vaccination drive

Vice President Kamala Harris is stopping in South Carolina as part of a monthlong push by the White House to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 before the July 4 holiday
June 14
June 14

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delays next lockdown easing for England by 4 weeks, until July 19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delays next lockdown easing for England by 4 weeks, until July 19
June 14
June 14

Calls to investigate Wuhan lab grow in search for answers on COVID-19 origins

Most scientists say they believe the virus emerged naturally, but U.S. intelligence says secret research may have taken place at the lab.
June 14
VIDEO: Calls to investigate Wuhan lab grow in search for answers on COVID-19 origins
June 14

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax says its shot is highly effective against COVID-19 and also protects against variants
June 14
June 14

Novavax announces its COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective

The vaccine also provided 100% protection against moderate and severe disease.
June 14
In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo, a Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer is given an injection at St George's University hospital in London.
June 14

Novavax says its vaccine is highly effective against COVID-19 in a large study and also protects against variants

Novavax says its vaccine is highly effective against COVID-19 in a large study and also protects against variants
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June 13

Judge tosses hospital workers' vaccine requirement challenge

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19
June 13
People bring signs to protest Houston Methodist Hospital system's rule of firing any employee who is not immunized by Monday, June 7, 2021, at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas. Houston Methodist staff who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine so far and their supporters participated in a gathering and march. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 13

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations
June 13
FILE - Workers at a mostly empty COVID-19 vaccination clinic located at Cathedral of the Cross A.O.H. Church of God in Birmingham, Ala., are shown in this Monday, May 3, 2021, file photo. New COVID-19 cases are declining across the most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend have lower-than-average vaccination rates, and experts warn that relief from the pandemic could be fleeting in regions where few people get inoculated. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
June 13

The Latest: Lebanon marks daily record of vaccinations

Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising the total number of shots administered around the country against the virus to more than 1 million
June 13
Rajkumar Haryani, 38, receives a dose of Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, June 12, 2021. Rajkumar painted his body to create awareness about vaccination. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
June 13

From vaccine sharing to climate, G-7 talks yield agreements

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have wrapped up their first face-to-face summit in two years at a seaside resort in southwest England
June 13
President Joe Biden departs after speaking at a news conference after attending the G-7 summit, Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Cornwall Airport in Newquay, England. Biden is en route to Windsor, England, to meet with Queen Elizabeth II, and then on to Brussels to attend the NATO summit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 13

No one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to COVID and kids: OPINION

How parents are dealing with COVID and kids as society opens back up.
June 13
A child is vaccinated in an undated stock image.
June 13

Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

Pope Francis is demanding that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food and other assistance
June 13
Pope Francis delivers his message during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 13, 2021. Francis demanded during his speech for humanitarian aid to reach residents of the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food and other assistance. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 13

G-7 leaders agree to call on China to respect human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong

G-7 leaders agree to call on China to respect human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong
June 13
June 13

UK PM Johnson praises “fantastic degree of harmony” among G-7 leaders on climate, democratic values, fighting pandemic

UK PM Johnson praises “fantastic degree of harmony” among G-7 leaders on climate, democratic values, fighting pandemic
June 13
June 13

UK PM Boris Johnson: G-7 leaders at summit have pledged over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations

UK PM Boris Johnson: G-7 leaders at summit have pledged over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations
June 13
June 12

Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic has jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day
June 12
Dan O'Conor, the "Great Lake Jumper," makes his 365th leap into Lake Michigan, Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Chicago's Montrose Point. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)
June 12

The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask, in violation of local pandemic restrictions
June 12
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2021, file photo, a woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a screen showing China and U.S. flags as she listens to a speech at the Lanting Forum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. Senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi and Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a phone call Friday, June 11, 2021 that revealed wide divisions in a number of contentious areas including the curtailing of freedoms in Hong Kong and the mass detention of Muslims in the northwestern Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 12

Moscow orders new restrictions as COVID-19 infections soar

Moscow’s mayor has ordered a week off for some workplaces and imposed restrictions on many businesses to fight coronavirus infections that have more than doubled in the past week
June 12
FILE - In this Thursday, July 10, 2021 file photo, a woman wearing a face walks in a street in Moscow, Russia. Moscow’s mayor on Saturday, June 12 ordered a week off for some workplaces and imposed restrictions on many businesses to fight coronavirus infections that have more than doubled in the past week. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
June 12

Johnson voices caution over next lockdown easing in England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hinted that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England this month will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India
June 12
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, Saturday June 12, 2021. (Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP)
June 12

Aid groups appeal to G-7 for cash to get shots into arms

Public health experts and humanitarian groups are calling for money, increased vaccine production and logistical support to help developing countries where the virus is still raging
June 12
Campaigners attend a vigil to remember the millions who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic, organised by 'Crack the Crisis Coalition' in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, Friday, June 11, 2021. Leaders of the G7 began their first of three days of meetings on Friday in Carbis Bay, in which they will discuss COVID-19, climate, foreign policy and the economy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 12

What to know about the delta variant first detected in India

Getting your second vaccine dose is especially important for this variant.
June 12
Members of the Armed Forces speak to people, outside a mobile COVID-19 vaccination center outside Bolton Town Hall, in Bolton, England, June 9, 2021, where case numbers of the Delta variant first identified in India have been relatively high.
June 12

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices
June 12
FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices, but they're still disagreeing on how to cut costs for patients and taxpayers while preserving profits that lure investors to back potentially promising treatments. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
June 12

Pandemic relapse spells trouble for India's middle class

India’s economy was on the cusp of recovery when a new wave of infections swept the country, infecting millions, killing hundreds of thousands and forcing others to stay home
June 12
Bijender and Kanika Gautam, owners of the Ultra Bodies Fitness Studio, take online class from their closed Gyms on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 10, 2021. Gyms were among the last types of venues allowed to reopen from the 2020 lockdown and they were closed again during the latest outbreaks. The Gautams had been thriving on income from their 100 gym members, making enough to rent their two-story space and pay five trainers. Now, they're relying on whatever they can scrape together from offering online fitness training, and struggling to afford rent and school fees for their two children. (AP Photo/Rishabh R. Jain)
June 12

California selects another 15 winners in vaccine lottery

California has selected another 15 people to win $50,000 each just for getting the coronavirus vaccine
June 12
Gov. Gavin Newsom presents a check to Nancy Gutierrez, the winner of $50K lottery for getting vaccinated as Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, right looks on in San Diego, Calif. on Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
June 11

Sharp uptick seen in suspected suicide attempts among teenage girls: CDC

There was a 51% rise seen in girls versus a 4% rise among boys.
June 11
June 11

G-7 pledge to share, but jostle for ground in the sandbox

Leaders from the seven industrialized nations are to donate 1billion vaccines.
June 11
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are greeted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson before posing for photos at the G-7 summit, Friday, June 11, 2021, in Carbis Bay, England. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
June 11

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules
June 11
Students and parents leave after being administered their a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic hosted by Jewel Osco at London Middle School in Wheeling, Ill., Friday, June 11, 2021. After nearly 15 months of shutdowns, limited capacity and sheltering at home, the State of Illinois, including Chicago, fully reopened today. Businesses still can have their own rules for capacity, masks and social distancing. Masks are still required on public transportation and in airports, schools and hospitals. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 11

California governor signs orders to roll back virus rules

Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order.
June 11
FILE - In this June 3, 2021 file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questions during a news conference in San Francisco. Most of California's coronavirus rules governing public gatherings will disappear on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, after Newsom signed an executive order Friday afternoon that heralds the end of the pandemic's hold on much of public life for the nation's most populous state. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 11

Some J&J vaccine doses can be used, but many must be tossed

U.S. regulators are allowing the release of about 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory
June 11
FILE - This Saturday, March 6, 2021 file photo shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Denver. On Thursday, June 10, 2021, Johnson & Johnson said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by an extra six weeks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 11

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

The U.S. is confronted with an ever-growing surplus of COVID-19 vaccines, looming expiration dates and stubbornly lagging demand at a time when the developing world is clamoring for doses to stem a rise in infections
June 11
June 11

Doctors urge delay in next lockdown easing in England

Britain’s main doctors’ union has joined calls for the next planned lockdown easing in England to be delayed as figures showed new coronavirus cases across the U.K. running at their highest level since late February
June 11
A man waits outside a mobile COVID-19 vaccination centre outside Bolton Town Hall, in Bolton, England, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, where case numbers of the Delta variant first identified in India have been relatively high. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
June 11

VP Harris making Southern stops to promote vaccination

Vice President Kamala Harris and the Biden administration’s top environmental official are making stops in several Southern states to promote an intensive White House coronavirus vaccination effort
June 11
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the media, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 11

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in the Philippines

Two U.N. agencies have declared the end of a polio outbreak in the Philippines and praised the government's efforts to continue fighting the disease despite the COVID-19 pandemic
June 11
FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2019 photo, a baby gets an oral anti-polio vaccine during the launch of a campaign to end the resurgence of polio after health authorities confirmed a polio case in the country in Quezon city, Philippines. A polio outbreak in the Philippines has ended, according to the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, Friday June 11, 2021 which praised government efforts to fight the disease despite the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
June 11

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children are going to have to start rolling up their sleeves
June 11
Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and a child walk by a billboard showing the words "All people participate in building a line of defense against the epidemic, please get the vaccine in time" on display outside a shopping mall in Beijing on May 24, 2021. If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 11

Thousands of students remain 'missing' from schools

School officials say there are still thousands of students unaccounted for.
June 11
Fourth grade teacher Kelly Brant stands in her classroom as she talks to her students who were learning remotely, Jan. 19, 2021, at Park Brook Elementary School in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
June 11

These cities have reached Biden's 70% vaccination goal -- and beyond

The president wants to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4.
June 11
Staff and volunteers work vaccination stations during opening day of the Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle, on March 13, 2021.
June 11

The Latest: Illinois lifting capacity limits for businesses

Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues Friday, nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic
June 11
FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo, shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. U.S. health officials are investigating what appear to be higher than expected reports of heart inflammation in mostly male teens and young adults after they get a second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File)
June 10

Benefits of vaccinating children outweigh risks, doctor says

ABC News contributor and epidemiologist Dr. John Brownstein discusses the vaccination of children and the importance of donating vaccines to other countries.
June 10
VIDEO: Benefits of vaccinating children outweigh risks, doctor says