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FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:44am

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

Maine governor leaves obscene tirade on lawmaker's voicemail

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:41am

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 legislator to a duel and point a gun between his eyes.

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Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:33am

Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

US flags to be reinstalled on NY firetrucks after outcry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:31am

American flags will be reinstalled on some firetrucks in a New York community after an outcry that followed fire commissioners' orders to take them down.

Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:23am

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.

Funerals begin for 3 victims of south Alabama massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:20am

Funerals are beginning for the five people killed in a weekend massacre in southwest Alabama.

Officer killed while responding to 2nd domestic call at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:10am

Authorities say a police officer who was fatally shot in eastern Tennessee was responding to the second domestic disturbance in the same day at the home.

Applause for these paws! Dog helps save trapped teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:00am

It wasn't quite Timmy in the well, but a dog named Tuxx is credited with helping save a South Carolina teen trapped in a collapsing hole.

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:00am

Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:20am

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.

Police seek man who posed as Uber driver, attacked woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:20am

Atlanta police investigating a woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver say they now believe the suspect posed as an Uber driver to lure her into his car.

The Latest: Ascension Parish cancels annual balloon festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:00am

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Remains of WWII Marine being returned to New York for burial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:00am

The remains of a U.S. Marine from New York are being returned for burial in his upstate hometown more than 70 years after he died during a Pacific island battle.

Man strips, drives pickup into Southwest plane in Nebraska

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:52am

Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board.

Drugs used to make methamphetamine seized at Charleston port

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:50am

Federal agents in South Carolina have seized 35 tons of a chemical used to make methamphetamine at the Port of Charleston and are investigating whether the contraband is tied to a drug operation.

October trial set for Florida man in terror support case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:21am

An October trial date has been set for a Florida Panhandle man accused of lying to FBI agents investigating his possible support for the Islamic State terror group.

'Make Clemson Great Again': Alt-right conservative invited

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:20am

An unofficial student group at Clemson University has rankled some by inviting alt-right conservative provocateur and Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the school during an event called "Make Clemson Great Again."

Dozens of Baltimore County schools closing for heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:10am

Dozens of Baltimore County schools that do not have air conditioning are closed Friday because of the heat.

Virginia TV station marks 1 year since fatal on-air shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:00am

A Virginia television station is marking a year since two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast watched by thousands of viewers.

Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:00am

In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said.