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Trial drug shows 'impressive' Alzheimer's action: study
An experimental drug cleared protein buildup in the brains of people with mild Alzheimer's disease and slowed their mental decline, the results of a preliminary trial showed. "Although potentially this is an exciting story, it is important to temper any excitement with considerable caution," said Robert Howard, a professor of old age psychiatry at University College London. Researchers in the United States and Switzerland tested aducanumab, developed by biotech firm Biogen, on 165 people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease for a period of one year.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:23:34 -0400
The Latest: Forecasters issue hurricane warning in Florida
Apple case highlights huge untaxed profits of corporate giants
The huge back-tax bill European authorities slapped on Apple has put a spotlight on $2.4 trillion in untaxed earnings parked offshore by US companies, a tempting target for governments seeking to strengthen their finances. While Washington lays claim to rights to tax the money, critics say it represents profits transferred out of other countries' jurisdictions by accounting tricks. On Tuesday the European Commission ruled that Ireland's deep tax breaks for Apple were not allowed under EU rules and told the company to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:18:44 -0400
Brady to be honorary captain at Michigan during suspension
Brown shines, Redskins beat Buccaneers in preseason finale
Hit by cramps, Raonic loses to qualifier Harrison at US Open
Open and shut! US Open closes roof for 1st time during match
Lawmakers urge US crackdown on Afghan child sex slavery
US lawmakers are pressing Washington to get tough on institutionalized sexual slavery of boys by Afghan forces, with some invoking a human rights law that prohibits American aid to foreign military units committing such violations. The call follows an AFP report in June which revealed the Taliban are exploiting the entrenched practice of paedophilic "bacha bazi" -- literally "boy play" -- in the Afghan police to mount deadly insider attacks in the country's volatile south. The revelation prompted congressman Duncan Hunter to demand US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter take "immediate steps to stop child rape" amid an American military presence in Afghanistan.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:01:07 -0400
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on immigration
The Latest: US Open's roof closed during match for 1st time