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  • NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D.— Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream.

  • CHICAGO/ TAMPA, Fla., Aug 26- 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 decision to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about more cases...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 26- 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...

  • WASHINGTON— 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. Previously, blood testing was mostly limited to parts of Florida and Puerto Rico, where Zika is spreading. Peter Marks said in a Food and Drug Administration release.

  • Aug 25- Illinois' attorney general on Thursday sued Insys Therapeutics Inc, accusing it of deceptively marketing and selling an addictive fentanyl-based medication, intended to treat cancer pain, to doctors for off-label uses. The lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan in Cook County Circuit Court, comes as Insys faces a number of state and...

  • The shortage of cotton from Egypt, which commands a premium due to its superior quality, creates an incentive to blend it with other types of cotton without disclosing it or to counterfeit the label altogether, cotton traders said, exacerbating a problem that has plagued the industry for years. While other countries including the United States and Australia...

  • The shortage of cotton from Egypt, which commands a premium due to its superior quality, creates an incentive to blend it with other types of cotton without disclosing it or to counterfeit the label altogether, cotton traders said, exacerbating a problem that has plagued the industry for years. While other countries including the United States and Australia...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Katahdin Woods and Waters monument includes the East Branch of the Penobscot...

  • PHOENIX— A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face. Two days before the fatal shooting, 21- year-old Zachary Dale Penton posted a comment saying he needed to move out of the metropolitan Phoenix home where he was living before he killed his...

  • NEW YORK— With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and Southern California to get some sun, along with cooler weather locales such as New England and Canada.

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  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up by over half a cent to $2.17 a gallon for regular grade. The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade unleaded is $2.46 a gallon, and the average price of premium is $2.67 a gallon. The highest average price for regular gas in the contiguous U.S. is $2.67 a gallon in San Francisco.

  • A third prison company, Management and Training Corp., is a private company. The company was founded in 1983, went public in 1986 and was listed on the NYSE in 1994. The company went public in 1994 and was listed on the NYSE in 1996..

  • Aug 18- Switzerland's Daetwyler said on Thursday it would not make a higher offer for Premier Farnell, potentially paving the way for U.S. rival Avnet Inc to take over the British firm that makes the Raspberry Pi mini computer. Premier Farnell withdrew a recommendation for Daetwyler's cash offer of 165 pence per share last month, after receiving a 185 pence bid...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Two former Insys Therapeutics Inc employees pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that they engaged in a scheme to pay doctors kickbacks including speaker fees to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl. Jonathan Roper, a former Insys district sales manager, and Fernando Serrano, a former sales representative, entered their pleas...

  • Winick, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to commit wire fraud during a related scheme, was also ordered to pay $2.43 million in restitution and forfeit $5 million, according to the office of Brooklyn U.S. Winick, 58, was arrested in Thailand by country officials who were working with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in August 2013 on charges that...

  • To help speed development of self-driving cars, Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields on Tuesday said the company is hiking investments in Silicon Valley technology firms and more than doubling the size of its Palo Alto, California, research team. Among its investors are General Motors Co; Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride services firm and a partner of Uber; and...

  • HONOLULU— As a Native Hawaiian living in modern Hawaii, one of the times Shad Kane truly felt connected to his ancestors was when he traveled to a remote, 140,000- square-mile area of the Pacific where islands, atolls, islets and coral reefs make up a federally protected marine monument. "Going to Midway and being a part of gathering traditional birds in the manner...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— The Mississippi secretary of state says investment firm Morgan Stanley will pay up to $4.2 million to partially reimburse customers who suffered "inordinate losses" because a portfolio manager allegedly used high-risk investments for people who hadn't agreed to them. He says 194 accounts were in Mississippi and 25 in Louisiana.

  • NEW YORK— The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that's now changed. Even if Clinton wins, Democrats...