AstraZeneca: US data shows vaccine effective for all adults

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca says that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study. The results raised hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and were a step toward clearance for American use. AstraZeneca said Monday the vaccine was 79%…

Former GOP leader picked for University of Missouri board

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Republican Party Chairman Todd Graves has been appointed to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Republican Gov. Mike Parson says he’s sending Graves’ nomination to the Senate on Monday. The appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation. The board governs the four-campus University of Missouri System. Graves led…