Moderna Inc. stock rose more than 1% in the extended session Wednesday after the biotechnology company said that a single-dose booster COVID-19 vaccine worked against the novel coronavirus' variants, according to initial data from a Phase 2 study. The booster was effective against the variant first identified in South Africa and the variant first identified in Brazil, Moderna said. The company is submitting the preliminary results to peer-reviewed publication. "As we seek to defeat the ongoing pandemic, we remain committed to being proactive as the virus evolves. We are encouraged by these new data, which reinforce our confidence that our booster strategy should be protective against these newly detected variants," Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel said in a statement. Moderna stock ended the regular trading day down 6%.
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Aiden Leos case: California man in suspected road rage killing admitted to firing gun, prosecutors say
The suspect charged with killing Aiden Leos, 6, in a suspected road rage incident told police he shot at the car, according to prosecutors.
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A 2020 call appears to have played a key role in shaping views of scientists who contributed to shutting down talk of whether a lab leak caused COVID.
Kim Kardashian admits she broke up with Kris Humphries in 'the worst way' and 'absolutely' owes him an apology
Kim Kardashian married former NBA player Kris Humphries in a televised wedding in 2011. The couple split up 72 days later.
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For those fortunate enough to own a home in a Bahria Town development, the elite suburb promises to offer a respite from the clamour of life in much of Pakistan. Prospective residents from Karachi are lured with assurances that they can swap the blackouts, floods and rubbish heaps of the port metropolis for a luxury lifestyle in a manicured architectural fantasia. Brochures offer world class amenities, a floodlit golf course and even a replica Parthenon. Yet two weeks ago the haven of Bahria Tow
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“It’s just sad that someone would be such a monster and so cruel.”
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Dallas Mavericks hell week continues; coach Rick Carlisle quits 10 days after saying he wants to return
There have been several Angels since the start of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Here's how they've changed over the last two decades.
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Miegellic Young was forced to stand for days in a laundry room as punishment before she died, according to a warrant.
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With its glitzy but dated fashion show in the rearview, Victoria's Secret relaunches with ambassadors such as Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Megan Rapinoe.
- Miami Herald
We’re getting more Bennifer intel as the days wear on. Paps have been flashing away so we know that JLo and Ben Affleck are officially together.
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“I want this guy to go out and do well for our country,” Trump said of Biden.
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The English singer now owns three homes in the 90210 zip code
Yankees $324 million pitcher Gerrit Cole says gripping the baseball is too hard, begs MLB to let him use banned substances
Gerrit Cole said gripping the ball is "so hard" after his first start since MLB announced a strict penalty for pitchers who use sticky substances.
Piers Morgan says he was surprised he was asked to apologize to Meghan Markle over his comments on 'Good Morning Britain' - and not given an award
Piers Morgan quit "Good Morning Britain" in March after speaking with ITV about his comments about Meghan Markle.
Kevin Durant may have finally wrestled the title of best NBA player from LeBron James after he used to stew over a lack of credit
Kevin Durant used to be bitter over a lack of recognition for out-playing LeBron James in the 2017 Finals. Now he's getting his chance to shine.
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The leading voting rights activist said Thursday that she supported the West Virginia senator’s compromise.
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The hiker, 55-year-old Fina Kiefer, was reported missing early Tuesday morning. One day later, she was found by a search volunteer.
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Costa Rica rejected a Chinese vaccine, saying it is not effective enough, as China's shot come under increased scrutiny
Questions about the vaccine's efficacy linger, as somecountries using the shot are seeing less protection that they had hoped.
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Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law
The case, filed by a coalition of states led by Texas, challenged the "individual mandate" provision of the Affordable Care Act.