FIRST COMMERCIAL TEST FOR ZIKA VIRUS GIVEN FDA APPROVAL FOR EMERGENCY USE IN U.S. *

DEVELOPER QUEST DIAGNOSTICS SAYS TEST COULD BE AVAILABLE TO DOCS EARLY NEXT WEEK, WITH TEST RESULTS INITIALLY BEING PROCESSED AT LAB IN CA AND POTENTIALLY EXPANDING TO SEVERAL DOZEN OTHER LOCATIONS *

ZIKA TESTS WERE PREVIOUSLY ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH A HANDFUL OF GOVT-DESIGNATED LABS *

NASA SCIENTISTS PROJECT VIRUS COULD REACH EPIDEMIC STATUS IN FL THIS SUMMER *

INDIANA GOV MIKE PENCE (R) ENDORSES TED CRUZ IN STATE'S GOP PRES PRIMARY, CALLING CRUZ "A PRINCIPLED CONSERVATIVE" *

PENCE ALSO HAD PRAISE FOR GOP FRONTRUNNER DONALD TRUMP, SAYING HE WAS "GRATEFUL FOR HIS VOICE IN THE NATIONAL DEBATE" *

CRUZ IS SEEKING MOMENTUM IN HIS FIGHT TO BLOCK TRUMP FROM CLAIMING DELEGATE MAJORITY BEFORE GOP CONVENTION IN JULY *

TRUMP VICTORY IN INDIANA TUES WOULD ALL BUT ENSURE HE BECOMES PRESUMPTIVE GOP NOMINEE *

STATE DEPT SAYS CHINA RECENTLY DENIED REQUEST FROM U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER FOR PORT VISIT IN HONG KONG *

DEFENSE SECY ASH CARTER AND HIS PHILIPPINE COUNTERPART VISITED USS JOHN C. STENNIS IN DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA TWO WEEKS AGO, A MOVE THAT APPARENTLY PEEVED BEIJING *

CHINESE EMBASSY IN DC HASN'T COMMENTED, BUT CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY HAS REPORTEDLY SAID PORT CALLS BY U.S. WARSHIPS ARE EXAMINED ON A "CASE BY CASE BASIS" *

FIGHTING CONTINUES FRI IN AND AROUND SYRIAN CITY OF ALEPPO, WITH INSURGENTS SHELLING A MOSQUE, KILLING AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE AS THEY LEFT FRI PRAYERS *

SYRIAN GOVT AIRSTRIKES FRI ALSO STRUCK PARTS OF CITY *

VIOLENCE IN ALEPPO, SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY, HAS KILLED MORE THAN 200 CIVILIANS OVER PAST WEEK *

SYRIAN GOVT HAS UNILATERALLY DECLARED BRIEF TRUCE IN OTHER AREAS OF SYRIA, BUT NOT IN ALEPPO *

SENATE CONFIRMS AIR FORCE GEN. LORI ROBINSON TO BE FIRST FEMALE OFFICER TO LEAD ONE OF U.S. MILITARY'S WARFIGHTING COMMANDS *

ROBINSON, WHO JOINED AIR FORCE IN 1982 AFTER GRADUATING FROM UNIV OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, WILL HEAD U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, RESPONSIBLE FOR PREVENTING ATTACKS AGAINST U.S. *

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES DAY AFTER U.S. ARMY NAMED CAPT. KRISTEN GRIEST, ITS FIRST FEMALE INFANTRY OFFICER *

SENATE ALSO CONFIRMED ARMY GEN. CURTIS SCAPARROTTI TO BE TOP U.S. CMDR IN EUROPE AND ARMY GEN. VINCENT BROOKS TO LEAD U.S. FORCES IN KOREA *

LAWSUIT AGAINST NFL OVER NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD TO PUBLIC FOR 2014 SUPER BOWL MOVING FORWARD AFTER BEING DISMISSED LAST YEAR *

LAWSUIT FILED BY NJ MAN SEEKS CLASS-ACTION STATUS AND ALLEGES NFL VIOLATED NJ CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS WHEN IT MADE ONLY ABOUT 1% OF TICKETS TO THE GAME AT NJ'S METLIFE STADIUM AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC *

PLAINTIFF SAYS HE SPENT ABOUT $2,000 PER TICKET INSTEAD OF THE $800 FACE VALUE, WITH HIS ATTY ARGUING NFL'S POLICIES FORCED FANS TO PAY INFLATED PRICES ON SECONDARY MARKET *

NFL, WHICH HASN'T COMMENTED ON LAWSUIT, RELEASED ABOUT 900 TICKETS BY LOTTERY *

74.8% OF THE MORE THAN 82,000 TICKETS WERE SPLIT AMONG NFL TEAMS, AND 25.2% WENT TO CORPORATIONS, SPONSORS AND MEDIA *

RUSSIA CONDEMNS SHELLING OF ITS CONSULATE THURS IN SYRIAN CITY OF ALEPPO, CALLING IT A "TERRORIST ATTACK" *

NO ONE WAS INJURED WHEN ONE MORTAR HIT CONSULATE GROUNDS AND THREE MORE EXPLODED JUST OUTSIDE *

ALL RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS WERE TRANSFERRED OUT OF ALEPPO IN JAN 2013, WITH SYRIAN CITIZENS GUARDING CONSULATE SINCE THEN *

RUSSIA SAYS IT BELIEVES MORTAR ATTACK WAS CARRIED OUT BY AL QAEDA-AFFILIATED NUSRA FRONT AND ITS ALLIES *

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED VS U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL AS PENTAGON RELEASES FINAL REPORT ON LAST OCT'S DEADLY AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPS GUNSHIP ATTACK ON A MEDICAL FACILITY IN KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN *

FINAL REPORT STANDS BY EARLIER FINDINGS THAT ATTACK, WHICH KILLED 42 PEOPLE, WAS DUE TO HUMAN ERROR AND EQUIPMENT FAILURE *

OFFICIALS SAY NONE OF GUNSHIP'S CREW KNEW THEY WERE STRIKING TRAUMA CENTER OPERATED BY MEDICAL CHARITY DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS, WHICH HAS CALLED STRIKE A WAR CRIME *

U.S. TWO-STAR GENERAL AND NUMBER OF U.S. SPECIAL OPS FORCES ARE SAID TO BE AMONG ABOUT 16 U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL DISCIPLINED OVER ATTACK *

AC-130 HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN DISPATCHED TO HIT TALIBAN COMMAND CENTER 450 YARDS FROM THE HOSPITAL *

AIRCRAFT FIRED 211 SHELLS AT HOSPITAL COMPOUND OVER 29 MINS BEFORE CMDRS REALIZED MISTAKE AND ORDERED HALT *

SUPREME COURT DENIES EMERGENCY REQUEST FROM COALITION OF HISPANIC-AMERICAN GROUPS AND DEM LAWMAKERS TO BLOCK TX VOTER ID LAW *

STATE OFFICIALS AND U.S. JUSTICE DEPT SAY MORE THAN 600,000 ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN TX LACK ONE OF REQUIRED GOVT-ISSUED FORMS OF ID TO CAST BALLOT *

LAW, PASSED IN 2011, WAS USED DURING TX PRIMARY LAST MONTH, AS WELL AS 2014 ELECTIONS *

LAWSUIT CHALLENGING LAW IS STILL PENDING IN FED COURT AND COULD BE REVISITED BY SUPREME COURT IF LOWER COURT CHALLENGE REMAINS UNRESOLVED *

PROTESTS ERUPT FRI OUTSIDE GOP STATE CONVENTION IN SOUTHERN CA AGAINST FRONT-RUNNER DONALD TRUMP *

DOZENS OF PROTESTERS BROKE THROUGH STEEL BARRICADES SURROUNDING HOTEL WHERE TRUMP WAS SPEAKING *

POLICE WORE RIOT GEAR AND FORMED BARRIER BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND TRUMP SUPPORTERS WHO CLASHED OUTSIDE ORANGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN COSTA MESA *

SEVERAL TRUMP SUPPORTERS SAY THEY WERE ROUGHED UP BUT NO SERIOUS INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED *

FIVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED *

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