Argentina

Prosecutor's death not suicide

The mystery surrounding the death of an Argentine special prosecutor deepened Thursday when President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner declared the investigator's death "was not a suicide." Alberto Nisman's body was found Sunday in his Buenos Aires apartment, a single gunshot wound to the head, days after he issued a report alleging that Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others in her government made an illegal deal in 2013 with Iranian officials absolving of them of blame in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Georgia

Painkillers during pregnancy

More than one-fourth of women who might become pregnant are getting prescriptions for opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, that can cause birth defects and other serious problems early in pregnancy, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the first time the CDC has looked into use of opioid painkillers specifically among women of childbearing age, which is important because half of all U.S. pregnancies are unplanned.

Montana

Use of tap water can resume

Thousands of people in an eastern Montana city were told they can resume using tap water after tests showed no further signs of contamination from Saturday's oil spill into a nearby river. The 6,000 residents of Glendive had relied on bottled water since Monday after cancer-causing benzene was found in the water supply.

Massachusetts

Bombing trial move request

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are making a third push to move his trial outside Massachusetts, citing a large number of prospective jurors who already believe he's guilty and the personal connections many have to the attack. Tsarnaev's lawyers renewed their bid for a change of venue Thursday, the same day court officials announced that opening statements will not be heard as expected on Monday because jury selection is taking longer than anticipated.

Utah

Bush and Romney huddle

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush flew to Utah to visit with 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, bringing together two of the Republican Party's top potential presidential candidates for a private meeting to discuss their plans. Kristy Campbell, a Bush adviser, said the huddle had been planned for weeks — before Romney surprised many Republicans by declaring interest in trying to run for the White House again in 2016. Aides to both former governors declined to provide details on the substance of their talks.

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