An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.
In all, 82 percent of patients had their cancer shrink at least by half at some point in the study.
Its sponsor, California-based Kite Pharma, is racing Novartis AG to become the first to win approval of the treatment, called CAR-T cell therapy, in the U.S. It could become the nation's first approved gene therapy.
A dozen members of a marching band were injured Tuesday after an SUV "accelerated and struck them" at the start of a Mardi Gras parade in Gulf Shores, Alabama, a city spokesman said.
Four of the injured are in critical condition at local hospitals, Gulf Shores spokesman Grant Brown said in a news conference.
The 73-year-old driver is being interviewed by police, who do not believe the act was intentional. There was no indication he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Brown said. The man is undergoing testing.
YouTube is giving viewers a way to tune in live to their favorite shows, without a cable or satellite subscription, CNBC.com reported.
The company announced a live and on-demand streaming TV service called "YouTubeTV" on Tuesday. The subscription, which will cost $35 a month for a family plan of up to six accounts, is expected to launch in the next few months in the U.S. Currently there are no plans for international service.
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A close ally of President Donald Trump is under fire for a tweet about the recent rash of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers that Democrats charged pointed to them as the culprits, NBC News reported.
Anthony Scaramucci tweeted that "it's not yet clear who the #JCC offenders are" but he noted the "Democrats effort to incite violence at Trump rallies." The tweet included a Breitbart article, which in turn embedded a video where conservative activist James O'Keefe insisted that Democrats had hired “trained provocateurs” to encourage destructive acts at Trump rallies during the 2016 election. NBC News has not confirmed the allegations.
“Don't forget @TheDemocrats effort to incite violence at Trump rallies,” Scaramucci wrote.
The Trump ally faced criticism for his accusations, including a message from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who tweeted that Scaramucci’s words were “vile” and he should resign from his role at the White House.
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Russia and China have vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution that would have imposed sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged country.
The defeated Security Council resolution would also have banned all countries from supplying Syria's government with helicopters, which investigators have determined were used in chemical attacks.
A presidential address to Congress is always part policy speech, part political theater. With President Donald Trump, a former reality TV star, there's extra potential for drama as he makes his first address to Congress. After a chaotic start to his presidency, Trump will be trying to project his administration as ready to stride forward on top priorities such as changes to President Barack Obama's health care law and a tax overhaul. Congressional Democrats, in turn, will be trying to calibrate how strongly to oppose the Republican president in the staid setting of the House chamber, where manners still matter. From details to a "Kumbaya" moment, here are some things to watch for Tuesday night.
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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is proposing deep cuts in spending for diplomacy and foreign aid programs to help pay for increased military spending, but Sen. Lindsey Graham says those cuts will never get through Congress.
"It's dead on arrival," the South Carolina Republican and occasional critic of President Donald Trump said on MSNBC Tuesday. "It's not going to happen, it would be a disaster."
Officials familiar with the proposal, a way to pay for a $54 billion hike in defense spending, say it calls for slashing 37 percent of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development budgets. Development assistance would take the biggest hit. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the spending plan publicly before it is presented to Congress.
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President Donald Trump's first joint address to Congress could include a call for an immigration bill, a senior White House official tells NBC News.
"The time is right for an immigration bill if both sides are willing to compromise," Trump said.
The official signaled that the White House is open to legal status for undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes. Those individuals would not need to leave the country first.
One of the president's signature campaign promises included building a wall along the Southern border and curbing illegal immigration into the United States from countries like Mexico.
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating the review of a rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution.
Trump said at a White House signing ceremony that the rule is one of the "worst examples of federal regulation" and that "it has truly run amok."
He also said the rule has been "a disaster."
Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.
Conway is seen perched on her knees on the couch with her feet behind her in photos taken Monday while President Donald Trump met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities. Other photos show Conway leaning over to take a smartphone picture of the event.
Some Twitter users were quick to highlight the photos as evidence of a lack of respect for the office from Conway and the Trump administration. Other users have countered with numerous photos of former President Barack Obama resting his feet on the office's famed Resolute desk at various times during his eight years in office.
The Bahamian government has banned tourists from feeding its famous Exuma swimming pigs after more than half a dozen porcine creatures were found dead.
A draw for tourists, Exuma's Pig Beach on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay has been populated by doggy-paddling beach Babes for the last 30 years, according to the government's ministry of tourism.
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El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.
Even among a population numbed by a staggering human death toll due to gang violence in recent years, the animal's death late Sunday stirred outrage.
Salvadorans mourned through social media and some left flowers at the gate of the zoo, which has been closed until further notice. "Here we're used to seeing the dead every day," Martin Castillo, a street vendor in the capital's historic downtown, said Monday.
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President Donald Trump has projected plenty of confidence about taking American in a bold new direction, but more than a month into his first term, no one seems to know exactly what direction that is, NBC News reported.
He's given limited or contradictory guidance to Congress on three major parts of his agenda: health care, tax reform and infrastructure. That puts pressure on his White House to fill in the blanks when he speaks to Congress at the Capitol Tuesday night.
The speech is traditionally a platform for laying out the president's policy wish list, and Republicans will be paying close attention to how his many promises from the campaign trail will be turned into action, especially with divisions starting to show on health care reform.
"I don't think you can do big reforms without White House leadership and air cover," Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an economist and longtime adviser to Republican leaders, told NBC News. "They have to establish priorities."
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A police sharpshooter accidentally fired his weapon during a speech by French President Francois Hollande and two people were slightly injured, the top official of France's Charente region said Tuesday.
Pierre N'Gahane said the incident occurred while Hollande was inaugurating a new fast train line in the western town of Villognon.
Asked if the sharpshooter fired accidentally, N'Gahane responded: "Yes, without doubt."
When two straphangers found a full bottle of wine on their subway car, they decided to toast to the occasion.
Colleen Hagerty captured the New York moment, which took place on an uptown 6 train between Union Square and Grand Central at about 1 a.m. Sunday.