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The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric says the decision by a top court in France to overrule a town's burkini ban was a welcome development

There are no winners in the spat between Hope Solo and U.S. Soccer.

Donald Trump's new campaign CEO faced a domestic violence charge in the 1990s following an altercation with his ex-wife

A photograph of a wheelchair-bound, crying elderly Canadian couple separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together has received international attention

The gay dating app has the clergy concerned.

Gov. Mark Dayton is extending a little Minnesota nice to the state's declining honeybee population by issuing an executive order limiting certain pesticides that harm them

Aborting babies with detected disabilities is incompatible with equality.

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

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic says he injured his left wrist in Rio de Janeiro a few days before the start of the Olympic tournament

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

Stocks were mostly lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading, giving up a modest gain following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen

A first-year teacher who made a music video to welcome his students says it turned him into a bit of a star with the fourth-graders before they even met him

A person familiar with Eric Berry's plans tells The Associated Press that the All-Pro safety will report to practice Sunday

Yellen says 'the case for an increase' in rates has strengthened but offers no timetable

The CDC also reported that people without typical Zika symptoms can still develop Guillain-Barre syndrome.

A 35-year-old Toronto man is facing murder charges in the deaths of three people suffering from what appeared to be crossbow wounds

The U.S. wants to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can drive on the nation's highways

Strong aftershocks have damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people

Has Col. Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire?

Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia

Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit home town of the hearty dish

The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate who was the subject of the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" says she plans to seek further evidence testing that she believes will show he's innocent

Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge

Ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through a grueling desert race in China

Some economists argue fewer work days means less energy consumption.

Italian authorities say the death toll in central Italy's devastating earthquake has risen to 278

Charges that 'stupidity is endless,' are among the highlights in second day of trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Again and again, Donald Trump has shown flexibility when it comes to his positions _ reversing his stances in the face of criticism and in front of different audiences

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with scientific gifts from the International Space Station

The Fed chair and her colleagues on Friday offered insights into the Fed's take on the economy.

A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across the U.S. and Canada with a 22-foot-tall totem pole to galvanize opposition to the development of fossil fuel infrastructure.

The composer for "Game of Thrones" is trading the sword-filled realm of Westeros for the alien-plagued world of Sera

Colombia's president is rushing to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the text of the deal to congress and declaring a definitive cease-fire with guerrillas

U.S. health officials are reporting the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease

Trump and Clinton court different parts of diverse religious electorate

Researchers say they have discovered a new gene that is linked to coffee consumption.

AP Explains: Factors behind the trial to decide whether to remove Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from office

The Turkish prime minister is vowing to continue military operations in Syria until there is no "terrorist" threat to Turkey from the war-torn neighbor

Neighbors tell The Guardian Steve Bannon never lived at the address.

Zimbabwe police crush an anti-government protest in the capital despite court order; another demonstration planned for next week

Entrepreneur Richard Branson says he thought he was going to die in a bicycle accident in the British Virgin Islands.

The mysterious disappearance of a Swedish count reputed to have had an affair with the wife of George Ludwig of Hannover, later George I of Great Britain, may soon be solved

When the U.S. Open draw sets the first-round matchups, a top player could find himself with a daunting task

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."

The retreat of rebels in Daraya comes as Assad faces new chemical weapons accusations.

Hungary's prime minister urged the European Union on Friday to make security a priority and build an army of its own

How Minneapolis is winning the fight against terrorist recruiting.

The Canadian government is restoring the country's traditional U.N. peacekeeping role by providing up to 600 soldiers for missions around the world

Philippine communist rebels have announced an indefinite cease-fire in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies

Turkish officials say Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin have agreed to "speed up" efforts to deliver aid to Aleppo

A Florida man who survived a lightning strike and spider and snake bites in the past four years says maybe he's been 'in the wrong place at the wrong time my whole life.' Thirty-one-year-old Kyle Cook says maybe he needs to get a protective bubble

Turkish officials and the state-run news agency say Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people

The gruesome killing of a 10-year-old New Mexico kill has stunned her neighbors and authorities, who call it one of the worst they've ever seen

Gabon's president is looking to extend his family's rule of the central African nation past the 50-year mark by winning a second term in elections

France's top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches.

A central Florida man is proving to be a survivor

A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows Clinton 10 points ahead of Trump nationally.

Organizers of the 6th annual Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival have invited music lovers to open their homes for festival concerts

In Syria, buses, ambulances and trucks have lined up at the entrance of a blockaded Damascus suburb to evacuate rebels and civilians

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator.

Hillary Clinton is defending her family's foundation on Friday, saying that the charitable work it has conducted is in line with American values.

It was another record-breaking night for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with a few surprises thrown in at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.

U.S. economic growth clocked in at a meager 1.1 percent in the second quarter.

US economy grew at sluggish 1.1 percent annual pace in April-June quarter, slightly below earlier estimate

Eleven 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

The composer for "Game of Thrones" is trading the sword-filled realm of Westeros for the alien-plagued world of Sera

The Erdogan government immediately blamed long-time foe Kurdish separatist group PKK.

An international rights group has urged Russia to release a Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov who has been sent to a psychiatric hospital

US, Russia renew efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria after months of hesitation and failed attempts to forge a truce

Obama will quadruple in size a marine national monument created by President George W. Bush a decade ago.

Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed

Yemen's rebel-run news agency says airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition have killed 11 civilians and wounded others in the northern city of Saada

South African judge denies appeal for harsher sentence against Oscar Pistorius

A woman jostled on a New York City subway train dropped the crickets and worms she was trying to sell, causing some to land on other passengers

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

GOP nominee's position seems to be in flux.

European shares are mostly lower following mixed trading in Asia, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech later in the day for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike

Friends say two nuns who were found slain in their Mississippi home 'would do anything for anybody.'

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is sticking to his low-key style less than three months before his re-election bid despite a unfavorable climate for Republicans and a spirited campaign from his Democratic challenger

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Kenya to launch summit on African development; 35 heads of state expected to attend

The world's largest brewer, AB Inbev, says it expects to cut about 3 percent of the combined workforce once it completes its huge merger with its closest rival, SABMiller.

When it comes to medical religious liberty arguments, the answer might be a middle ground: referrals.

Donald Trump put Hillary Clinton on the defensive this week over the email scandal.

The next president could change the nation for the better by reaching out to the other side.

Activists say the Federal Reserve needs immediate change, but propose different reforms.

The negative campaign and erosion of trust in government could keep voters at home Nov. 8th.

Federal officials are announcing new funding for Amtrak's passenger rail system and stressing the need for continued investment in America's transportation infrastructure

A family that traces 500 years of its noble history to a home at the foot of the Apennines wonders if they'll ever set foot inside again following a massive earthquake

Volkswagen's employee council chief is suggesting that the automaker consider taking stakes in suppliers after a dispute disrupted production in Germany

Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanket a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze

What's a Republican fundraiser to do in the Trump era

It's been 30 years since the United States embarked on a major immigration overhaul, and the ambivalence of voters is one reason why

A judge whose six-month sentence in the sexual assault case of a former Stanford swimmer has removed himself from handling criminal matters, but the outrage, and the efforts to recall him, remain

LEADING OFF: Ruiz joins Dodgers, Wright returns to Red Sox, Sanchez aims to keep up slugging run

The campaign chief for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff has questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman 10 days before a primary election

The FedEx Cup is all about the $10 million bonus at the end of the four playoff events

A jury has convicted a Russian man of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars

Kuwait dissolves Olympic committee, national soccer association, deepening an ongoing dispute

San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night