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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. . . more
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. . . more
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. . . more
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. . . more
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 02:28:00 -0500 
eSports goes mainstreamForget about football, there is another sport that's booming in the Bay Area -- professional video gaming. . . more
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. . . more
FILE - In this March 29, 2014 file photo, two women with Japanese traditional clothing or kimonos stroll to see cherry blossoms at Sumida Park near the Tokyo Skytree skyscraper in the background in Tokyo. Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. . . more
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. . . more
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. . . more
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sign is photographed at the agency's federal headquarters in Atlanta. A new government report on health insurance has implications for the presidential campaign. Out Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, the National Health Interview Survey says eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents without health insurance. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. . . more
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. . . more
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:10:00 -0500 
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. . . more
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:09:00 -0500 
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. . . more
AccuWeather: Winter Storm Warnings, Snow on the WayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking show showers arriving tonight and continuing through Tuesday night. . . more
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. . . more
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:54:00 -0500 
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. . . more
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Man murdered outside TGI Friday's in New CastleA man was murdered in a TGI Friday's parking lot in New Castle, Delaware. . . more