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FDA advises Zika testing for all donated blood in the U.S.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance on Friday recommending universal testing of donated blood for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories.

Long-time Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio faces tough re-election bid
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio has long battled controversy over his tough stance on illegal immigration but may now face his toughest test as he seeks a seventh term as sheriff of the state's most populous county.

Panic on NY subway train as crickets, worms let loose
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It could have been a scene straight out of a horror movie.

Popping balloons trigger stampede at Florida mall; nine hurt
(Reuters) - Popping balloons during a fire inspection at a Florida mall panicked shoppers who mistook them for gunfire, triggering a stampede in which nine people were hurt, authorities said on Friday.

Cuba says U.S. commercial flights welcome
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Friday it was ready to receive U.S. commercial flights beginning next week and that it viewed their renewal after being suspended in 1961 as another positive step in a growing detente.

U.S. mulls rule to require speed-limiting devices for trucks, buses
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel.