Federal Trade Commission sues to block Microsoft’s $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard

Federal Trade Commission sues to block Microsoft’s $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard

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FTC sues to block Microsoft-Activision Blizzard $69B merger

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is suing to block Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business

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At least 63 children are sick with measles in Ohio

An ongoing measles outbreak in central Ohio has ballooned to 63 cases as of Thursday. Twenty-five children have been hospitalized. The state’s health system is also fighting the surge in…

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As COVID-19 becomes routine, Africa readies for next crisis

ABUJA, Nigeria — Building on the experience of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are strengthening health systems to prepare for the next health crisis, the World Health Organization’s Africa…

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Holmes’ former partner gets nearly 13 years in Theranos case

A judge has sentenced former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani to nearly 13 years in prison for his role in the company’s blood-testing hoax

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Memphis nonprofit puts money behind drive to curb gun deaths

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tanita Hilliard made a wish the night a shooter livestreamed himself driving around Memphis, firing at people: “I hope it isn’t one of my babies.” She paused…

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FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5

U.S. regulators on Thursday cleared doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than age 5. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision aims to better protect the littlest kids…

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FDA authorizes updated COVID-19 boosters for kids under 5

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized bivalent COVID-19 boosters for children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old Thursday. The booster, available from both Pfizer and…

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