National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2016-07-29T10:55:53Z National News Florida reports evidence of local Zika transmission in U.S. By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's governor on Friday reported the first evidence of local Zika virus transmission in the continental United States, saying testing of four residents showed they were likely infected by mosquito bites. Governor Rick Scott said the state believed active transmission of the virus was occurring in a small area of the populous Miami-Dade county. While health officials have yet to identify mosquitoes carrying the virus, the state has ruled out other means of transmission, including travel to another country with a Zika outbreak, and sexual contact. Michigan prosecutor charges six in Flint water scandal: report The criminal charges were filed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette against three employees apiece from the state's health and environmental departments, the newspaper said. The accusations mark the second round of charges related to the investigation into the Flint water crisis. Flint, with a population of about 100,000, was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its water source from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money. San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another wounded (Reuters) - A San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded at a traffic stop late on Thursday, police said on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody. The officers, members of the department's gang suppression unit, were shot during the traffic stop at about 11 p.m. PDT (0600 GMT) in Southcrest, a neighborhood in southeast San Diego, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The police department said it was searching for suspects in addition to the one in custody. 6 Michigan state workers charged in Flint water crisis FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general's office on Friday charged six state employees with misconduct in office and other crimes stemming from the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint. The Latest: Trump goes after "Little Michael Bloomberg" WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT): Police: Girl, 14, slits teen's throat in hope of 1st kill HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who told police she was a psychopath looking for her first kill is accused of cycling to the home of her brother's girlfriend, beating the girl and slitting her throat. Black Lives Matter condemns arrest of man filming police 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. TODAY: Hillary Clinton holds rally at Temple University Hillary Clinton will be holding a rally Friday at Temple University. AB InBev gets last regulatory OK for troubled mega merger LONDON (AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev has cleared the last regulatory hurdle to its mega merger with rival SABMiller in a deal that has hit new snags this week, when some shareholders sought an improved offer due to shifts in currency values. Man dies after struggle with eastern Tennessee deputy KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An eastern Tennessee man has died after deputies say he hit his head against the pavement while resisting arrest. Eurozone likely to get more stimulus as growth halves LONDON (AP) — It seems that the strong start to the year was another false dawn for the eurozone economy and that the European Central Bank will have more to do in the months ahead to shore up growth. U.S. court rejects NJ senator Menendez's bid to dismiss indictment Menendez, a Democrat, had been accused of abusing his power as a U.S. senator to advance the interests of a leading donor, in exchange for gifts and other perks. Prosecutors said Menendez interceded on behalf of Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen in an $8.9 million billing dispute with Medicare and a contract dispute with the government of the Dominican Republic, while accepting gifts including a stay at a Caribbean villa and flights on private jets. Menendez had argued that his actions were protected by the Constitution's "speech or debate" clause, which offers members of Congress broad protection against prosecution for actions they undertake as legislators. Michigan attorney general charges six more state employees in lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan attorney general charges six more state employees in lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint. Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp CHICAGO (AP) — It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Powerball weekend jackpot climbs to $478 million DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball players will have a shot at the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot this weekend, but they'll face long odds that have resulted in nearly three months without a winner. The Latest: California coastline wildfire rages on BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): Marine Corps warplane crashes in California, killing pilot TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps F/A-18C warplane crashed in the California desert and the pilot was killed, the service said Friday. Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state's governor said Friday. Police: McDonald's worker fired for refusing officer service BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Houston say a McDonald's worker has been fired for refusing to serve an officer. Marine pilot killed in F/A-18 crash in California WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet warplane crashed late on Thursday during a training mission in California, killing the pilot, the Marine Corps said in a statement on Friday. Suspect in custody after police targeted in Pennsylvania Police in a central Pennsylvania borough say a suspect is in custody and another person is being questioned as a person of interest after shots were fired - some at police. Memorial to 1st black Marines dedicated at Camp Lejeune RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagines his mind will recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. After charges dropped, mystery of Levy's death unresolved In the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy was the biggest story in the U.S. Speculation swirled about her relationship with a California congressman, Gary Condit. Asheville police cite activists who protested shooting death ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have begun delivering citations to activists who last week protested the shooting death of a black man by an Asheville officer, a move that one city council member says "raises the specter of a police state." Deadly Chicago police-involved shooting under investigation CHICAGO (AP) — A top Chicago police official says the department has "quite a few questions" after officers shot and killed a suspect in a stolen vehicle investigation. Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a jail cell after a traffic stop, says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny. Kelley said he was never contacted by special prosecutors handling the case, and the Waller County district attorney’s top assistant said there would be repercussions if he spoke to a Bland family attorney. Prosecutors have strongly denied Kelley’s allegations. 3 ex-bankers jailed over Ireland's biggest accounting fraud DUBLIN (AP) — Three former senior bankers were sent to prison Friday for their roles in concealing the loss of billions in deposits at the defunct Anglo Irish Bank, the biggest accounting fraud in Irish corporate history. Governor: Florida could have 1st cases of Zika contracted from local mosquitoes ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Governor: Florida could have 1st cases of Zika contracted from local mosquitoes. Scars of Ferguson protests shape Missouri governor's race Protests over a police killing of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago forged a new national civil rights movement, and are now shaping a law-and-order message from Republican candidates for state governor. Four Republicans and four Democrats are campaigning ahead of Tuesday's primary vote, vying to be their party's gubernatorial candidate in the conservative heartland state where tax cuts and limiting the power of labor unions are among the top issues. Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, who is ending his second four-year term, must step down due to term limits. 'Pokemon Go' creators working to be 'respectful' of reality LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creators of "Pokemon Go" say they're working to remove real-world locations that don't wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation. FDA: No Miami-area blood donations during Zika investigation Federal authorities have told blood centers in two Florida counties to suspend collections amid investigations into four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. WRHL 2016-07-29T15:55:53Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491