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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 15 2016 - 12:05am

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home — in a neighborhood that had never seen water before.

  2. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    BEIRUT — On the streets of Manbij, men chanted slogans against the Islamic State group or clipped their beards and women walked with their faces uncovered for the first time in over two-and-a-half years, hours after the militant group was pushed out of the northern Syrian city.

  3. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    ALTOONA, Pa. — The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump.

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

    BERLIN — Police in Switzerland say a Swiss man set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country’s northeast, wounding six people as well as himself.

  5. | Posted: Aug 13 2016 - 9:40pm

    The leader of the Islamic State branch that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. airstrike July 26 in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Friday. It was the U.S. military’s second killing of an anti-American Islamist militant leader in the region in the past three months.

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

    WARREN, Mich. — Her political fortunes flourishing, Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump’s claim to working-class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy — himself included.

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

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses.

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

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The 10-year-old boy killed during a ride on the world’s tallest waterslide was decapitated in the accident, a person familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Authorities have yet to explain how it happened.

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

    ABINGDON, Va. — In the 2016 presidential campaign, it’s long been an article of faith: The rules of political gravity don’t apply to Donald Trump.

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

    WASHINGTON — Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey.

  11. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:06am

    QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistani militants struck at the heart of the country’s legal profession on Monday, killing a prominent attorney and then bombing the hospital where dozens of other lawyers had gathered to mourn. The twin attacks killed at least 70 people, most of them lawyers, authorities said.

  12. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:06am

    DETROIT — Promising to “jumpstart America” to a new era of prosperity, Donald Trump announced a revamped economic plan Monday aimed at revitalizing a stagnant U.S. economy by cutting taxes for workers and businesses. He assailed Hillary Clinton as a candidate who would merely extend a Democratic period of old ideas and weakness.

  13. Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:06am

    Family of Muslim teen arrested for homemade clock files suit

  14. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:06am

    DALLAS — At least half of all Delta Air Lines flights Monday were delayed or canceled after a power outage knocked out the airline’s computer systems worldwide.

  15. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:06am

    DALLAS — The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Texas school officials and others, saying the incident violated the 14-year-old boy’s civil rights, prompted death threats and forced them to leave the United States.