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Protesters gather at the Bureau of Land Management's base camp near Bunkerville, NevadaJerry DeLemus, 61, and Blaine Cooper, 36, pleaded guilty during separate hearings on Thursday in federal court in Las Vegas, according to court records and a statement from prosecutors. The standoff, which began when federal agents seized cattle at Bundy's ranch over unpaid grazing fees, came to symbolize opposition to federal management of public lands in the American West.


File photo shows an Aedes aegypti mosquito inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring MonterreyBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its move to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about increasing cases of local transmission in Florida, the growing number of travel-related infections and concerns that Zika-tainted blood could unwittingly be given to a pregnant woman, putting her unborn baby at risk of severe birth defects. “The transfusion of a pregnant woman with blood infected with the Zika virus could have terrible consequences,” Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a conference call with reporters.


Sumner Redstone arrives at premiere of The Guilt Trip in Los AngelesA Massachusetts judge on Friday told attorneys to see if they could agree to resolve at least parts of a lingering family dispute over the fate of the empire built by Sumner Redstone, the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc . Judge George Phelan gave the instruction before declaring a break in a hearing on Friday that is part of the ongoing legal saga over whether Redstone was mentally competent when he removed former Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams from a trust that will determine the fate of his media empire. The proceedings likely will not affect the removal of Dauman and Abrams from Viacom and Redstone's trust, according to people familiar with the situation.


ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI has decided not to pursue hate crime charges against a Georgia man found guilty of throwing scalding water on a sleeping gay couple.
The statement comes amid speculation within the industry that Viacom may replace Grey on the heels of a shakeup at the media company, which owns Paramount, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. On Saturday, Viacom announced a settlement with controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, by which its Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman had been replaced by his longtime right-hand man, Chief Operating Officer Thomas Dooley.
BOSTON (Reuters) - The granddaughter of Viacom Inc's controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone has agreed to let a Massachusetts court dismiss claims brought by former company leaders, a step that will help end a battle over the fate of the media empire.

Missing girl, 3, found safe in New York, Amber Alert canceledA missing 3-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Friday has been found safe.


FILE - This Aug. 20, 2013 file photo shows blood donated in Indianapolis. On Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that all U.S. blood banks start screening for the Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)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.


A bus passes in front of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, TexasTrucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. The department will weigh setting speed limits at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour for heavy commercial vehicles, but said it will consider other speeds based on comments from the public. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 mph (137 km per hour), though many states have lower maximum speeds for trucks.


"Sister Paula was an angel," says Joe Morgan Jr., of Lexington, Miss., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, standing at a businesses adjacent to the Lexington Medical Clinic where he was a patient of Sister Paula Merrill, one of two nurse practitioners who were found slain Thursday in their Durant, Miss., home, a few miles away. Merrill and Sister Margaret Held, were known for their kindness and community involvement in the mostly rural Mississippi Delta towns. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — In the poverty-stricken Mississippi community where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.


In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 photo, rescue personnel help at the scene where a small plane crashed into a house a few miles north of Terre Haute, Ind., near Sky King Airport. Authorities say two people were rescued from the plane wreckage and flown to a hospital. A resident says no one was inside the house when the plane struck. (Jim Avelis/The Tribune-Star via AP)TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A small plane slammed into a home near a western Indiana airport, injuring two people on the aircraft.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighboring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — State officials promised $4.5 million for job creation and other economic assistance for Milwaukee's north side on Friday, hours before nearly 2,000 people showed up for the funeral of a black man fatally shot by police.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local):

FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. On Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, U.S. health officials reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man who had no symptoms of the disease. In other cases of sexual transmission, the virus was spread by someone who at some point had symptoms. The Maryland man went to the Dominican Republic, where there is a Zika outbreak. He didn’t get sick but his sex partner did and recovered. (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP)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.


Reward up to $11,000 in shooting of girl, 8, in CamdenThe search continues for the gunman who opened fire on a Camden street, shooting an 8-year-old girl.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the killing of a black man by Milwaukee police that sparked two nights of violence (all times local):

This undated booking photo released by the Pueblo, Colo., Police Department shows Joshua Robertson, and Brittany Humphrey. Eleven days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, the couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado. Robertson, and Humphrey, were arrested Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 without incident in Pueblo, Colo. about 40 miles south of Colorado Springs. The couple was wanted in connection with the death of Humphrey's half-sister, Kimberly Harvill, whose body was found with multiple gunshot wounds along a road in a remote area of Los Angeles County on Aug. 14. (Pueblo Police Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three young children kidnapped from the Los Angeles area after their mother was killed have been returned to California from New Mexico as investigators shift their focus to filling in the gaps in the case.


Miller Shealy, a professor at the Charleston School of Law, announces at the school in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, that attorneys plan to bring a civil rights lawsuit stemming from the 1944 execution of George Stinney. Stinney, executed in Columbia, S.C., was one of the youngest defendants executed in American history and the youngest executed in the 20th century. An all-white jury took only 10 minutes to decide Stinney's fate in the summer of 1944. A South Carolina state judge vacated the conviction almost two years ago. Attorneys announced Friday they will be working with law school students to file a lawsuit on behalf of Stinney's family. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Hindu man was sentenced to probation in Kansas for trying to kill his wife with a pocketknife after his attorney argued sending him to prison could cause the man's family to be ostracized as part of their culture.

Durant Police Chief John Haynes, left, and assistant Police Chief James Lee reassure Lexington Medical Clinic employees Lisa Dew, right, and Viola Turner, seated, that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was giving the home of two slain Catholic nuns who worked as nurses at the clinic a through crime scene investigation, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Durant. The clinic office manager and a Durant police officer discovered their bodies inside the house after both nuns did not report for work. Authorities said there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):


FILE - In this file photo released in August 2012 by the Brattleboro Police Department, a poster bears photos of missing Brattleboro, Vt., resident Marble Arvidson. On Aug. 27, 2011, the day before Tropical Storm Irene swept into Vermont -- Arvidson left a note for his roommate that he was headed out and would be back within a couple of hours. But he hasn't been seen since. (AP Photo/ Brattleboro Police Department, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Relatives of a teenager who walked out of his foster home on the eve of Tropical Storm Irene and hasn't been seen since hope the storm's fifth anniversary will prompt anyone who knows what might have happened to come forward and help solve the lingering mystery.


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal officials say the government will make a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements on the Northeast corridor.

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks rose in early trading Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, following two days of declines after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of decliners. AT&T and Verizon each fell more than 1 percent.


This Aug. 25, 2016 booking photo provided by the Metropolitan Detention Center shows Michelle Martens. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says what happened to the little girl "is unspeakable and justice should come down like a hammer" on whoever is responsible. Officer Tanner Tixier said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 24, that charges are being filed against Martens, Fabian Gonzales, and Jessica Kelley.(Metropolitan Detention Center via AP)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local):


ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a man to serve nearly five years in federal prison for lying on his citizenship application after prosecutors said he failed to disclose he was a guard at a detention camp during the Bosnian War.
A California judge on Friday refused to suspend a new state law allowing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, citing the need to protect them from pain, but he allowed a legal challenge to proceed. "The court won't be deterred when there's a matter of public interest this large," Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia said on Friday. A group of doctors in Riverside, east of Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit to overturn the so-called California End of Life Option, which was passed by the state legislature last year and went into effect in June.

Road closures for Made in America festival announced; begin SundayPhiladelphia officials announced the road closures that will be in effect for the 'Made in America' festival on Labor Day weekend.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on slain American hostage Kayla Mueller's time as a prisoner of Islamic State (all times local):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys want more time to figure out the next steps after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video, despite repeated assurances from the penitentiary that the conversations were private.

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