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FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

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. Friday's advisory means...

4 hours ago

Longtime Iowa Sportswriter Dies in Newsroom

Longtime Iowa Sportswriter Dies in Newsroom

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says its longtime sportswriter, Jim Sullivan, has died of an apparent heart attack just after completing work on the newspaper's sports pages.

13 minutes ago

Maine Gov. Threatens 'Snot-Nosed' Lawmaker in Profanity-Laced Voicemail

Maine Gov. Threatens 'Snot-Nosed' Lawmaker in Profanity-Laced Voicemail

Maine Gov. Paul LePage issued a partial apology on Friday after unleashing an obscene tirade on a state legislator, leaving him an expletive-laden and threatening message and telling reporters he wished it were...

5 hours ago

Fed Chair Signals Rate Hikes Ahead

Fed Chair Signals Rate Hikes Ahead

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising short-term interest rates "has strengthened in recent months," NBC News reported. Yellen, speaking at the central bank's summit in Jackson...

5 hours ago

Pet Owners Weigh the Pros and Cons of Their Furry Friends

Pet Owners Weigh the Pros and Cons of Their Furry Friends

Many a pet owner will tell you that taking home a furry friend is one of the best decisions you can make. But becoming a pet parent is a big commitment and it's important to consider the pros and cons.

6 hours ago

53-Year-Old Semi Driver Killed in I-80/94 Rollover

53-Year-Old Semi Driver Killed in  I-80/94 Rollover

A semi driver was killed when the truck he was driving collided with two other vehicles and rolled over early Friday on Interstate 80/94 near Hammond, Indiana.

6 hours ago

Human Rights Lawyer Applauds Burkini Ban Reversal in France

Human Rights Lawyer Applauds Burkini Ban Reversal in France

A human rights lawyer says the decision by France's top administrative court to overturn a ban on burkini swimsuits should set a legal precedent for the whole country.

5 hours ago

Months of Recovery Ahead for Louisiana Flood Victims

Months of Recovery Ahead for Louisiana Flood Victims

Clean-up will take months following deadly and devastating flooding in and around Baton Rouge.

6 hours ago

Clinton Defends Work of Family Foundation

Clinton Defends Work of Family Foundation

Hillary Clinton is defending the work of her family foundation, saying the organization needs more time to ensure the continuity of their programs. If elected, Clinton said she'll take additional steps to make...

5 hours ago

Home Invasion Survivor Talks Running for Connecticut Office

Home Invasion Survivor Talks Running for Connecticut Office

Dr. William Petit, the sole survivor of the home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut, opened up during an exclusive interview with NBC's "Today" show about the decision to run for the state House of...

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