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AP Top U.S. News at 12:44 a.m. EDT

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease....

Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November....

Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
CHICAGO (AP) -- NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children....

Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths....

Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse....

Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) -- In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted....

US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways....

Lawmakers call Maine governor unhinged after obscene tirade
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention....

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."...

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