WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health advisers have narrowly endorsed an antiviral drug from Merck to treat COVID-19. It sets the stage for an expected authorization of the first pill that Americans could take at home for the coronavirus. A Food and Drug Administration panel voted Tuesday that the d…

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s Dr. Oz Show, is planning to run for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. That's according to two people familiar with his plans who spoke to The Associated Press. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Publicly, Oz — a longtime New Jersey resident — has only said through a TV show spokesperson that he had received encouragement to run. The announcement could come Tuesday night on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, which Hannity previewed by saying that Oz would make “a huge announcement."

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New state data shows hunters killed almost 8% fewer deer during this year's nine-day gun season than in 2020. The Department of Natural Resources released preliminary numbers Tuesday showing hunters killed 175,667 deer, down from 190,646 last year. The number of buck's killed declined 1.3% while the antlerless numbers dropped 13%. The northern forest was the only one of the state's four management zones where hunters killed more deer than in 2020, up 9.3%. The DNR had sold 564,440 licenses authorizing hunters to kill a deer with a gun during any of the state's 2021 deer seasons as of Sunday. That's down about 0.8% from last year.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s Dr. Oz Show, is planning to run for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. That's according to two people familiar with his plans who spoke to The Associated Press. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Publicly, Oz — a longtime New Jersey resident — has only said through a TV show spokesperson that he had received encouragement to run. The announcement could come Tuesday night on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, which Hannity previewed by saying that Oz would make “a huge announcement."