17-year-old girl shot to death in West Elsdon

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old girl was shot to death while sitting in a parked car in the city’s West Elsdon community area Saturday night, according to police.

Police said the girl was sitting in a parked car in the 5400 …

CDC head acknowledges confusion over boosters

WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says she recognizes there’s some confusion now in the United States about who should get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

For starters, the just-approved booster is intended for people …

UMass Lowell professor gets $2.7M Alzheimer’s research grant

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher has received a $2.7 million federal grant to continue her research into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

The National Institutes of Health grant will help engineering associate professor Joyita Dutta …