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FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in U.S.
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its move to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about increasing cases of local transmission in Florida, the growing number of travel-related infections and concerns that Zika-tainted blood could unwittingly be given to a pregnant woman, putting her unborn baby at risk of severe birth defects. The transfusion of a pregnant woman with blood infected with the Zika virus could have terrible consequences, Peter Marks, director of the FDAs Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a conference call with reporters.
FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
Striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) Striking Bolivian miners kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister in a shocking spasm of violence following weeks of tension over dwindling paychecks in a region hit hard by falling metal prices. The miners were demanding they be allowed to work for private companies, who promise to put more cash in their pockets.
Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community
'Making a Murderer' attorney seeks more evidence testing
MADISON, Wis. (AP) The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" filed a motion Friday seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he's innocent.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:38:12 -0400
Trump campaign CEO faced domestic violence charge in 1996
WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump's new campaign CEO faced domestic violence charges in the 1990s following an altercation with his then-wife. The charges were eventually dropped after she failed to appear for trial.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:37:00 -0400
US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria
Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:35:58 -0400
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Mom convicted of killing girl whose body was found in ravine
PITTSBURGH (AP) A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighboring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:34:18 -0400
US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika
Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned Friday amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the United States. "There is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika virus transmission," said Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in Reuters/Ipsos poll
By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by 5 percentage points among likely voters, down from a peak this month of 12 points, according to the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Friday. The Aug. 22-25 opinion poll found that 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, while 36 percent supported Trump. Some 23 percent would not pick either candidate and answered "refused," "other" or "wouldn't vote." Clinton, a former secretary of state, has led real estate developer Trump in the poll since Democrats and Republicans ended their national conventions and formally nominated their presidential candidates in July.
Apple issues update after cyber weapon captured
Apple iPhone owners on Friday were urged to install a quickly released security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by cyber arms dealers. Lookout and Citizen Lab worked with Apple on an iOS patch to defend against what was called "Trident" because of its triad of attack methods, the researchers said in a joint blog post.
Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention
Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:22:04 -0400