A 22-year-old man who allegedly spoke of wanting to assassinate Chicago’s mayor was charged by federal prosecutors with plotting to detonate a bomb near Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
A daily dose of drugs made by Gilead Sciences Inc. to treat HIV helped prevent infection in two studies that bolster earlier research showing existing medication can work to keep the disease from spreading.
Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Truvada topped Time magazine’s list of medical breakthroughs for 2010 after a study showed it may achieve a goal pursued by scientists for a quarter-century: a pill to prevent HIV infection.
Millions of HIV infections could be averted by treating patients earlier than current guidelines recommend, after a study showed giving pills to patients as soon as they’re diagnosed can prevent them infecting others.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of trying to trade a U.S. Senate seat for personal favors or campaign cash, may face more prison time than the 6 1/2-year term his predecessor got for political corruption.