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FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to p... Full Story

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  • FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
    FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

  • Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are reporting the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

  • Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors
    Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man sporting a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts.

  • Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served
    Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served

    LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — The two nuns who were killed in Mississippi were by all accounts some of the most friendly, helpful people in town, cooking and caring for anyone in their poor community — making their slayings all the more puzzling.

  • Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest
    Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.

  • Maine governor leaves obscene tirade on lawmaker's voicemail
    Maine governor leaves obscene tirade on lawmaker's voicemail

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage has unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said "I am after you" and telling reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge the lawmaker to a duel and point a gun between his eyes.

  • Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado
    Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado.

  • Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'
    Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'

    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians.

  • Biden announces new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal officials are announcing new funding for Amtrak's passenger rail system and stressing the need for continued investment in America's transportation infrastructure.

  • Goodbye, herring? Biotech bait gives lobstermen alternative
    Goodbye, herring? Biotech bait gives lobstermen alternative

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster and crab fishermen have baited traps with dead herring for generations, but an effort to find a synthetic substitute for forage fish is nearing fruition just as the little fish are in short supply, threatening livelihoods in a lucrative industry.

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