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Press briefing on the Zika virus at the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton and Ben Hirschler WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus. Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil, and public health officials' concern is focused on pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. Obama's request to Congress includes $200 million for research, development and commercialization of new vaccines and diagnostic tests for the virus.


Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency on Monday outlined a reorganization that will consolidate its spying and domestic cyber-security operations, despite recommendations by a presidential panel that the agency focus solely on espionage. The NSA said the reorganization, known as “NSA21,” or NSA in the 21st century, will take two years to complete, well into the first term of whoever is elected president in November. A review board appointed by President Barack Obama recommended in December 2013 that the NSA concentrate solely on foreign intelligence gathering.


By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied for the second time a request by Texas to bar relief agencies from bringing Syrian refugees into the state, a decision that could have a bearing on the attempts of 30 other governors to block refugees from their states. U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the Republican leaders who have fought the resettlement have not shown Texas would suffer irreparable harm. The same judge rejected in December the state's request for a restraining order saying the evidence presented was "largely speculative hearsay." "The Court does not deny that the Syrian refugees pose some risk.

This image made available by Flavio Cadegiani shows damage to Royal Caribbean's ship Anthem of the Seas, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing passengers into their cabins overnight. No injuries were reported and only minor damage to some public areas. The ship is turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey. (Flavio Cadegiani via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.


FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses for photographers before Chanel's Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris. Opening statements have begun in the trial of a man charged with stalking Paltrow. A prosecutor says Dante Soiu has hunted Paltrow for 17 years and sent her 66 letters between 2009 and 2015. Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall said Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that Soiu has shattered Paltrow's sense of security. Soiu was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2000 in a previous trial and was sent to a mental institution for several years. He was re-arrested last year after sending Paltrow new correspondence. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The letters addressed to Gwyneth Paltrow came for years, often with unsolicited items ranging from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and clothes.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of plotting to attack a Milwaukee Masonic temple in the name of Islam is due to appear in federal court.

eSports goes mainstreamForget about football, there is another sport that's booming in the Bay Area -- professional video gaming.


Three killed following brief police chase, fiery crash in San Francisco identifiedThree men who died in a fiery crash following a brief police chase after they attended NFL Experience in San Francisco Saturday have been identified.


Beyonce pays tribute to Black Panther Party during Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa ClaraThis weekend's Super Bowl performances included star studded support for Mario Woods and others killed by police.


Sylvia Palmer, mother of Akai Gurley, speaks outside state Supreme Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday, Feb 8, 2016, after hearing NYPD Officer Peter Liang testify about Gurley's 2014 death in a housing project stairwell. Lawyers for Liang say the evidence doesn't meet legal requirements for the charges, which accuse him of disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk of serious injury or death, and have asked the judge to dismiss the case. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)NEW YORK (AP) — The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.


I-TEAM: Searching for San Francisco home mail theft suspectA $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of taking mail from a San Francisco home while wearing a PG&E vest.


Web Extra: Healthcare Problem SolverIf you've ever received a surprise medical bill you know it can be difficult to figure out where it came from, and if it was something that should have been covered by insurance. What you may not realize is that your benefits package may include a free service that could have helped you through the process. And even if you have to pay for it, it might be worth it.


Troubleshooters: Resolving Medical Billing IssuesMounting medical bills can sink anyone into a deep well of debt. In fact, some studies show medical bills are the single biggest cause of consumer debt across the country. Sometimes those bills come as a surprise and sometimes they're incorrect.


AccuWeather: Winter Storm Warnings, Snow on the WayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking show showers arriving tonight and continuing through Tuesday night.


Trustees vote to move forward on Temple Univ. stadiumTemple University's Board of Trustees has voted to move forward with building a stadium on the North Philadelphia Campus.


Snowy conditions for New Hampshire primaryHillary Clinton faces a big challenge Tuesday. Can she make a stronger-than-expected showing in Bernie Sanders' backyard and regain some of the momentum lost after her narrow Iowa victory.


Man murdered outside TGI Friday's in New CastleA man was murdered in a TGI Friday's parking lot in New Castle, Delaware.


Sources: LeSean McCoy investigated for assault on Philadelphia copsSources tell Action News that former Eagles player and current Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation.


A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Southern California jail last month has been captured in Nevada, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said on Monday. Authorities had offered a $20,000 reward for help locating Steven Lawrence Wright, 37, who was awaiting trial for a gang-related murder when he was erroneously freed from a Los Angeles jail facility on Jan. 30, authorities said. Wright was taken into custody at a hotel in Boulder City, Nevada, after a search by multiple law enforcement agencies and tips from the public, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Chipotle stores across U.S. closed for lunch, but offered free burritoChipotle restaurants across the U.S. closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, so workers could attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares.


Bay Area getting high praise for hosting Super Bowl 50Life is beginning to return to normal in parts of the Bay Area after the biggest spectacle in American sports came to a close.


Bay Area officials hope to host another Super BowlThe success of the Super Bowl has the Host Committee organizers optimistic that the Bay Area will be in line for future Super Bowls.


Joe Conlon, technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association, discusses challenges associated with fighting the mosquito that carry the Zika virus during the association's annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Experts say the mosquito species known to spread the Zika virus live and breed in people's homes and yards, making them tough to reach with sprays and often requiring labor-intensive door-to-door interventions. (AP Photo/Ross Bynum)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses and yards of the people they bite, insect experts noted Monday.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."

Some SF businesses posting losses following Super Bowl 50Now that the crowds are gone, San Francisco is beginning to tally its winnings - if any. Some businesses didn't do as well as expected.


Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaignEyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary.


William Basore, co-owner of Centerfire Shooting Sports, stands for a photograph at the shooting range and firearms company in Olathe, Kan., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry, but the legislation the gun industry’s trade association is pushing wouldn't offer a blanket protection for all businesses, just those "engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms or ammunition products." (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The driver of a school bus that struck and killed an Indianapolis elementary school principal had left the driver's seat without putting on the parking brake, according to an Indianapolis police report made available Monday.

Daly City police shoot suspect in domestic violence disputePolice officers who responded to a domestic dispute report pursued a suspect and eventually shot him in the backyard of a Daly City home Monday afternoon.


Pregnant teen and boyfriend killed in Boyle Heights' drive-by shooting, car crashA young couple, including a pregnant teen, was killed after someone opened fire into their car and their vehicle crashed into a Boyle Heights home Sunday morning.


Kathryn Knott gets 5 to 10 months in group attack on gay menA police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.


San Jose girl takes center stage at Super Bowl 50Marlo Mosely, 11, was back to school Monday morning after getting up close and personal with some of her favorite NFL stars.


FILE - This Jan. 30, 2016 file photo shows Tony Atencio of Burns, Oregon, holds a photo of rancher Robert ``LaVoy'' Finicum at a rally against in Burns, Ore. The funeral for Finicum, killed by law enforcement during the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge was expected to draw supporters Friday, Feb. 5, from around the West to a small Utah town. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents losers, shows a defensive perimeter they have built and takes a joyride in a government vehicle.


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