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Ashley McMillen is ‘Coming Through’

Today’s a big day for Ashley McMillen. “Coming Through,” her new single and video, is being released, and the Morgantown, West Virginia, native, who recently moved to Nashville from Central Virginia, hopes it’ll launch her music career from “on the verge” to “on the fast track.”

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Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

- Associated Press

Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 - and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.

FILE - In this April 10, 2015, file photo, Blue Bell ice cream rests on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

Associated Press

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

- Associated Press

Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:

Mark Harrington, executive director of Treatment Action Group, poses for a picture at his offices in New York, Monday, April 20, 2015. In New York, a former epicenter of the AIDS epidemic, experts and advocates have written a blueprint for reducing new HIV infections and related deaths to the point of nearly ending them. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

APNewsBreak: NY blueprint lists steps to end AIDS scourge

- Associated Press

Experts and advocates in New York, a state hit hard in the AIDS epidemic, have drafted a blueprint for reducing new HIV infections and related deaths to the point of nearly ending them.

This August 13, 2014, photo by St. Louis Post Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen shows Edward Crawford returning a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.  Four days earlier, unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson. The killing ignited riots and unrest in the St. Louis area and across the nation. Cohen and members of the St. Louis Post Dispatch photo staff are winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography it was announced Monday, April 20, 2015, at Columbia University in New York. (Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Columbia University via AP)

S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer

- Associated Press

It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.

FILE - In this April 14, 2015 file photo, volunteer sheriff's deputy Robert Bates, right, arrives at the Tulsa County Jail with his attorney, Clark Brewster, in Tulsa, Okla. Bates,who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, apologized for the shooting but described the confusion as a common problem in law enforcement. Experts agree that this is a real but very rare phenomenon that probably happens less than once a year nationwide. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP, File)

Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons

- Associated Press

Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 26-May 2

- Associated Press

April 26: Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 82. Guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 77. Singer Maurice Williams of Maurice and the Zodiacs is 77. Singer Bobby Rydell is 73. Singer Gary Wright is 72. Actor Giancarlo Esposito ("Revolution," ''Breaking Bad") is 57. Drummer Roger Taylor of Duran Duran is 55. Drummer Chris Mars of The Replacements is 54. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 53. Actor Jet Li is 52. Guitarist Jimmy Stafford of Train is 51. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 50. Fiddler Joe Caverlee of Yankee Grey is 47. Singer T-Boz of TLC is 45. Bassist Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts is 44. Bassist Michael Jeffers of Pinmonkey is 43. Drummer Jose Pasillas of Incubus is 39. Actor Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") is 38. Actor Tom Welling ("Smallville") is 38. Actor Pablo Schreiber ("Weeds") is 37. Actress Jordana Brewster is 35. Actress Marnette Patterson ("Something So Right") is 35. Actor Channing Tatum is 35.

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, Patient Nina Pham speaks outside of National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. A Texas district judge on Monday, April 20, 2015, put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for Pham who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Judge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham

Associated Press

A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.

Daily Breeze of Torrance, Los Angeles Times win Pulitzers

Associated Press

The Daily Breeze of Torrance won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting Monday for a series of stories exposing corruption and cronyism in a small, cash-strapped California school district whose superintendent was ultimately fired.

This undated image released by Scribner shows Anthony Doerr, author of "All the Light We Cannot See."  The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, April 20, 2015 for fiction. (Shauna Doerr/Scribner via AP)

Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

- Associated Press

Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.