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Vaccine makers have warned US officials that temporarily scrapping patents for Covid-19 shots would risk handing novel technology to China and Russia, according to people familiar with the talks.  As industry lobbying has escalated in Washington, companies have warned in private meetings with US trade and White House officials that giving up the intellectual property …

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is likely to miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his left hand during Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Beverley was going for a rebound in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ 113-103 victory when he broke the fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand. The Clippers announced …

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After more than a year of isolation, mental health remains a concern for students across the Las Vegas valley. Although getting professional treatment is beneficial, kids sometimes need another avenue to seek help. Some organizations are getting teens involved in providing peer-to-peer resources, when it comes to conversations about mental health …

Typically, the football would be handed off to another military aide standing on or nearby the inauguration viewing stand as Biden takes his oath of office. But on Wednesday, that exchange will happen a bit differently as Trump is currently expected to depart Washington, DC, for Florida before Biden’s inauguration ceremony. The nuclear football will …

When hand sanitizer was in short supply in March, hundreds of distilleries jumped in and made it themselves. In order to do so, they had to register as drug makers, which have to pay user fees every year to the government. Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration, an agency within the Department …

UC Berkeley researchers have created a new device that combines wearable biosensors with artificial intelligence software to help recognize what hand gesture a person intends to make. Image Credit: Courtesy: Rabaey Lab/IANS New York: Imagine typing on a computer without a keyboard, playing a video game without a controller or driving a car without a …

CLOSE President Trump and President George W. Bush won the electoral vote during the election, but not the popular vote. How does the electoral college work? USA TODAY WASHINGTON — After all the failed lawsuits, the recounts, the falsehoods and conspiracy theories, President Donald Trump will finally meet his electoral fate Monday. Across all statehouses amid a global …

In a blue-blooded battle between two top-10 teams, No. 8 Michigan State claimed one of the most impressive wins of the young college basketball season by taking out No. 6 Duke 75-69 inside Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. The Spartans (3-0) started slow but successfully dug themselves out of an early 10-point first-half deficit by …

Still, the enthusiasm Mr. Trump stirs in his supporters remains a factor in the election. Linda Shoop, of Halifax, Pa., said she did not vote in 2016 but not for lack of a preference: A Trump supporter, Ms. Shoop has arthritis and struggles to get around. But with absentee voting more widely accessible this year, …

Name: Hand gestures. Age: Older than language. Appearance: Demonstrative hand signals encoding commonly understood meanings. I don’t follow you. Can you give me an example of what you’re talking about? Certainly: placing a fist alongside your head, thumb and little finger extended, in the manner of a man trying to scratch his chin and his …