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MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's Zika worries have expanded. Officials say five cases of Zika have been connected to mosquitoes in Miami Beach, bringing the state's caseload to 36 infections not related to travel outside the U.S. South Beach has been identified as a second site of Zika transmission by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. Aerial spraying there is impractical because of high-rise buildings and strong winds.

PHELAN, Calif. (AP) — Crews had their best day yet fighting a wildfire in Southern California east of Los Angeles which has destroyed 96 homes and 213 outbuildings. The blaze was 40 percent contained by the end of Friday and many evacuees were allowed to return to their homes in the city of Phelan. More damage might still be discovered as firefighters pore through the aftermath of the blaze.

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Signs of recovery are emerging in pockets of south Louisiana that have been devastated by floods that prompted more than 30,000 rescues and left an estimated 40,000 homes damaged. Also evident are the mental scars on the youngest victims of the disaster. Michelle Parrott's says her children hear thunder when there is no storm. They worry when rain falls. President Barack Obama plans to visit on Tuesday.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who was not the shooter in a fatal robbery has been spared execution for now. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 7-2 on Friday to put Jeffery Wood's execution on hold in a case that has drawn highly unusual opposition from Republican lawmakers. It also has captured attention across the U.S. over Wood's culpability and criticism surrounding his original trial.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was a golden goodbye for Usain Bolt who led his Jamaican teammates to victory in the men's 4x100 relay. It was the last race of his Olympic career and his ninth Olympic medal. The U.S. men finished third but were disqualified. Swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized on Instagram for concocting a robbery story after an incident at a gas station.

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