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White House Brief: Things to know about Ben Carson

DETROIT (AP) — Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon turned conservative politician, says he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here are some key things to know about the highly regarded physician and little-known candidate:

New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific

LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.

Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press.

The Latest on Nepal: 109 foreigners still missing; 57 died

09:20 p.m. (1535 GMT)

The Latest on Nepal: Diarrhea fears in worst-hit quake areas

10:10 a.m. (0425 GMT)

Former player seeks solution for NFL's concussion problem

CHICAGO (AP) — Former NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington looks at Saturday's sports schedule and doesn't see such a spectacular lineup.

Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and egg-laying chicken populations that supply much of the nation.

The Latest on Nepal: Quake death toll climbs past 6,600

9 a.m. (0315 GMT)

Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs.

Dr. Oz's 'A Daily Dose' switches radio distributors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz's radio show, "A Daily Dose with Dr. Oz," is getting a new home.

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