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Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S.

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ORLANDO, Fla. Florida authorities on Friday reported what is believed to be the first evidence of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause rare but serious birth defects. | Video

San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another wounded

A San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another was injured at a traffic stop late on Thursday, police said on Friday, and a wounded suspect was taken into custody. | Video

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Minnesota prosecutor adds special attorney to team in black man's shooting

Minnesota prosecutors who will decide on charges in the fatal police shooting of a black motorist will include a special prosecutor to guarantee independence in the case, a county attorney said on Friday.

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Michigan prosecutor charges six in Flint water scandal

DETROIT Six Michigan state employees were charged on Friday in connection with dangerous levels of lead in the city of Flint's drinking water, prosecutors said.

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U.S. appeals court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law

WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a North Carolina law that would have required voters to show photo identification when casting their ballots in the November presidential election.

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Firefighters work to suppress California wildfire near Big Sur coast

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. Firefighters worked on Friday to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of summer travel season.

Environment 11:42am EDT

Tesla crash does little to sway public opinion on self-driving cars

DETROIT Consumers are more aware of self-driving cars, but slightly less interested in riding in them, according to two surveys conducted after a fatal crash of a Tesla equipped with self-driving technology.

Tech, Davos 12:42pm EDT

Scars of Ferguson protests shape Missouri governor's race

Protests over a police killing of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago forged a new national civil rights movement, and are now shaping a law-and-order message from Republican candidates for state governor.

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Court rejects NJ Senator Menendez's bid to end corruption case

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to dismiss a corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, rejecting the Democrat's claim that the U.S. Constitution shielded him from prosecution.

Election 2016, Politics 1:13pm EDT

Four police officers cleared in North Carolina shooting death

Four North Carolina police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man last year, according to a local prosecutor, a decision that comes amid a U.S. debate over use of excessive force by law enforcement.

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