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'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

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MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday... Full Story

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  • 'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US
    'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

    MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • 2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop
    2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended after officers detained a second man who may hav been involved.

  • Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
    Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states

    CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.

  • 2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed
    2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago officers involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead were relieved of their police powers even as the case is still being investigated, police say.

  • Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur
    Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking Friday at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just to the north for aother month.

  • Eroding Alaska village to vote on whether to move or stay
    Eroding Alaska village to vote on whether to move or stay

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny island village on Alaska's storm-battered western coast is entering a new chapter in its decades-long pursuit to move the entire community from its badly eroding shores to safer ground.

  • New Sandy Hook school opens nearly 4 years after massacre
    New Sandy Hook school opens nearly 4 years after massacre

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The new Sandy Hook Elementary School, built to replace the one demolished after a massacre that took the lives of 20 children and six educators, features three courtyards, study spaces designed to look like treehouses and a moat-like raingarden.

  • Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014
    Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.

  • Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks
    Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks

    DALLAS (AP) — Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month.

  • Drew Peterson gets 40-year sentence in murder-for-hire case
    Drew Peterson gets 40-year sentence in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson was given an additional 40 years in prison Friday for trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for killing his third wife.

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