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Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away. It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public health history and defeated attempts to wipe it out. The mosquito is behind the...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on a 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl accused of slitting her brother's girlfriend's throat (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The mother of a 14-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of slitting her brother's girlfriend's throat says the family saw...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother's girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was a psychopath looking for her first kill, according to investigators. The girl from New Richmond, which is about 35 miles...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says potential visitors to Florida shouldn't think twice about coming to the Sunshine State. Jacob's jurisdiction covers the Orlando area's major theme...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston will review city rules on the treatment of carriage horses and mules after receiving dozens of complaints about the animals working in the heat this summer. Dan Riccio the director of the city's Department of Livability and Tourism tells The...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Black Lives Matter activists in New York are protesting the arrest of an anti-violence advocate who was taken into custody while making a video of two officers frisking a handcuffed motorist. Maurice Crawley was standing across the street from a traffic...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general has charged six more state employees with crimes related to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint. The Flint Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/2ajtAwQ ) a judge Friday authorized the charges filed by the office of Bill Schuette...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A traffic stop led to a gunbattle that killed an anti-gang police officer and seriously wounded another, authorities said Friday. A suspect was shot and taken into custody while authorities searched for others who may have been involved. The slain officer, a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Every morning, three young sisters wake up together with their mom in one bed in a Brooklyn homeless shelter. Every afternoon, they train in a sport that they hope will put them on a path to a better life. Tai Sheppard, 11, and sisters Rainn, 10, and Brooke, 8,...