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


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 a rare but serious birth defect. | Video

San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another wounded

SAN DIEGO San Diego police on Friday surrounded a house in pursuit of a suspect in a shooting that killed one police officer and injured another, authorities said. | Video

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Two dead in California crash of medical transport plane

At least two people died in the crash of a medical transport plane in northern California on Friday after a report of cockpit smoke, authorities and a media report said.

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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 an investigation into dangerous lead levels in the city of Flint's drinking water.

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Delaware judge proposes October trial over removal of Viacom directors

A Delaware judge on Friday ruled that Sumner Redstone's lawyers must defend in a trial his move to oust five directors from Viacom Inc's board and suggested that he wants to get a better picture of the 93-year-old media mogul’s mental capacity.

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Pennsylvania attorney general announces Hershey trust reform deal

HARRISBURG, Penn. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office on Friday unveiled the terms of a reform agreement with the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co that includes a 10-year term limit for trustees and limits on their compensation to $110,000.

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North Carolina voter ID law struck down by U.S. appeals court

WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a North Carolina law that required voters to show photo identification when casting ballots, ruling that it intentionally discriminated against African-American residents.

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Tesla mulling two theories to explain 'Autopilot' crash: source

WASHINGTON Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday.

USDA confirms unapproved GMO wheat found in Washington state

Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday.

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