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FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

| | Aug 26 2016 - 10:21am | Comments

WASHINGTON — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

  1. | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:06am

    NEW YORK — Republican Donald Trump promised on Monday to be “fair, but firm” toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he’s backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.

  2. | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey vowed Monday to fight Islamic State militants at home and to “cleanse” the group from its borders after a weekend suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding, an attack that came amid recent gains by Syrian Kurdish militia forces against the extremists in neighboring Syria.

  3. | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    VASTERFARNEBO, Sweden — Love, not war, sent an Afghan family fleeing from Iran during last summer’s chaotic mass migration to Europe. Luck reunited them a year later, after a dark night in a Turkish forest separated 14-year-old Mahdi Azizi from his parents and sisters.

  4. Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage

  5. | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over.

  6. Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 5:40pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse, the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general said Thursday.

  7. | Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The prosecutor calls it “bomb week,” his shorthand for eight school threats — many written in school bathrooms or on notes — over a few days in May that set off evacuations and investigations, parental panic, and the rumor mill of students linked by cellphones and social media in his Ohio county.

  8. Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Kenya’s Kipchoge wins gold in marathon, 1 color he’d lacked

  9. | Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    LANSING, Mich. — The prosecution of current and former state of Michigan employees for their role in Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis likely will face an early test over whether one of the most serious charges can even be levied against the middle- and lower-level government officials.

  10. | Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation’s long-running political drama over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

  11. | Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Hillary Clinton “owes the state of North Carolina a very big apology,” Donald Trump thundered, condemning the loss of manufacturing jobs due to free-trade deals supported by the Democratic presidential nominee.

  12. | Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    PHELAN, Calif. — More people returned to their homes Friday as firefighters made significant progress against a huge wildfire burning in Southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest, but that was tempered by the announcement that at least 96 homes and 213 outbuildings were destroyed.

  13. | Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    ANKARA, Turkey — A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey on Saturday killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said.

  14. | Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    ST. AMANT, La. -- Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so powerful in some cases it disturbed the dead and sent caskets floating from cemeteries.

  15. | Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is on the clock.