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Moderna sues Pfizer over patents behind COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna sues Pfizer over patents behind COVID-19 vaccine

(AP) -COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna is suing its main competitors Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing the rivals of copying Moderna’s technology in order to make their own vaccine. Moderna said Friday that Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine Comirnaty infringes on patents Moderna filed several years ago protecting the technology behind its preventive shot, Spikevax.…

Parade planned for Massapequa Little League teams

Parade planned for Massapequa Little League teams

Massapequa Park, NY- Officials in Nassau County have planned a parade to celebrate and honor the Massapequa Coast Little League teams and the Massapequa International Little League. Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County and the Village of Massapequa Park are celebrating the teams with a parade along Park Blvd in Massapequa Park on Wednesday, August…

Suffolk to unveil plans for school year

Suffolk to unveil plans for school year

Yaphank, NY- Officials in Suffolk County are expected to announce plans Friday for a safer school year. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Police Commissioner Harrison will hold a press conference at 11am at Police Headquarters in Yaphank where they are expected to announced enhanced patrols around school speed zones and also encourage schools to…

Facebook parent company culls large Proud Boys network from sites

Facebook parent company culls large Proud Boys network from sites

(AP) – Facebook parent Meta says it has removed a network of accounts linked to the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group it banned in 2018. Meta said on Thursday that it recently uncovered and removed about 480 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages and groups linked to the Proud Boys. That brought the total number…

Trump search redacted affidavit set to be released

Trump search redacted affidavit set to be released

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is set to release a heavily blacked-out document explaining the justification for an FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate earlier this month, when agents removed top secret government records and other classified documents. The document, expected by noon, is likely to offer at least some new details about…

Biden’s student loan plan: What we know (and what we don’t)

Biden’s student loan plan: What we know (and what we don’t)

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden says many Americans will be able to have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven in they make less than $125,000 a year. People who went to college on Pell grants can have up to $20,000 forgiven. Biden also says a pause on student loan payments…

Free animal adoptions all September, free rabies vaccine clinic 9/17

Free animal adoptions all September, free rabies vaccine clinic 9/17

East Farmingdale, NY- If you’ve been thinking about adding a new family member to your household, you may want to consider checking out the available pets at the Oyster Bay Town Animal Shelter. Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Steve Labriola say the shelter will be waiving adoption fees through the month of September. “I…

Police investigate after vehicle crashes through Farmingdale home

Police investigate after vehicle crashes through Farmingdale home

Farmingdale, NY- Residents at 36 Stafford Green in Farmingdale were woken up early Thursday morning after a vehicle crashed into their home, through their kitchen and landed in their living room. Nassau County Police say the driver initially fled the scene. Multiple news outlets say the driver was located, arrested and taken to a nearby…

Student loan forgiveness could help more than 40 million

Student loan forgiveness could help more than 40 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 million Americans could see their student loan debt reduced — and in many cases eliminated — under President Joe Biden’s long-awaited forgiveness plan. Biden’s announcement Wednesday was a historic but politically divisive move in the run-up to the midterm elections. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Biden is moving to erase…

Magic mushrooms might help heavy drinkers quit

Magic mushrooms might help heavy drinkers quit

(AP) – The compound in psychedelic mushrooms helped heavy drinkers cut back or quit entirely in the most rigorous test of psilocybin for alcoholism. The study was published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry. More research is needed to see if the effect lasts. The study involved 93 patients who took either psilocybin or a dummy medicine.…

Study: Pfizer pill showed no benefit for younger adults

Study: Pfizer pill showed no benefit for younger adults

(AP) – Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill appears to provide little or no benefit for younger adults. That’s according to a large study by Israeli researchers. The study of more than 100,000 patients showed the drug significantly reduced hospitalization and death among seniors, similar to past research. But younger adults didn’t show any measurable benefit in the…

Sephora settles customer data privacy suit

Sephora settles customer data privacy suit

(AP) – Sephora Inc. has settled a lawsuit claiming the company sold customer information without proper notice in violation of California’s landmark consumer privacy law. Attorney General Rob Bonta said Wednesday that the large cosmetics retailer agreed to pay $1.2 million and fix the problem. State officials say Sephora failed to tell customers that it…