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Updated at 4:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The first commercial test for Zika virus has been granted emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration gave the authorization Thursday to test developer Quest Diagnostics, which said it could be available to doctors early next week. The company said the test results will initially be processed at a laboratory in California, with the potential of expanding to several dozen other locations. Previously Zika tests were...

Updated at 4:57 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority says the crashed helicopter's flight recorders, the so-called black...

Updated at 4:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on "The West Wing." She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday. Janney won four Emmy Awards playing C.J. Cregg and now stars on "Mom," for which she also won an...

Updated at 4:55 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research. Biden spoke at a conference on regenerative medicine and ended up sharing the stage...

Updated at 4:52 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory. Health Secretary Ana Rius said the victim is a 70-year-old...

Updated at 4:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands. By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate approved Gen. Lori Robinson to be commander of U.S.

Updated at 4:41 PM

GENEVA (AP) " It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized " temporarily " by a weasel. Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier says the world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN outside of...

Updated at 4:20 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " San Francisco's police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text...

Updated at 4:02 PM

DALLAS (AP) " Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent. Revenue tumbled 28 percent, and the oil giant lost money in its vaunted exploration and production...

Updated at 3:59 PM

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) " Raucous protesters of Donald Trump took to the streets in California in violent demonstrations leading to 17 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 3:44 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) " A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman says authorities "exaggerated big-time" in charging him with distributing pot from his restaurant and cannabis church. Ed Forchion also said his arrest has drawn...

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