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CHICAGO | APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

CHICAGO  — Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press. The announcement at a joint news conference will be a public display of bilateral cooperation amid ongoing tensions over President … Continue reading CHICAGO | APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

LOS ANGELES | Yosemite park reopens, but fire’s toll on tourism still felt

LOS ANGELES — The reopening of Yosemite National Park can’t come soon enough for Douglas Shaw. The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in the U.S. cost Shaw $200,000 in lost revenue at his hotel just outside Yosemite. Most of the park reopened Tuesday. The nearly three-week closure was … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Yosemite park reopens, but fire’s toll on tourism still felt

DETROIT | Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

DETROIT — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports the moment came early in the show Monday night at Ford Field with Beyoncé saying, “We love you” and thanking the ailing 76-year-old for … Continue reading DETROIT | Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

Ed Bledsoe swears the sound of angels was the last thing he heard before a call from his great-grandson abruptly ended and a wildfire killed the 5-year-old boy, his 4-year-old sister and their great grandmother while consuming their Redding, California, home. So the irony, the message or whatever you want to call it wasn’t lost … Continue reading California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | ‘Touch the sun’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | ‘Touch the sun’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. The Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

NEW YORK | GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins ended his re-election bid Saturday, days after his indictment on insider trading charges, a move that raised questions about how the Republican Party might replace him with another nominee in one of New York’s most conservative districts. The move came after Collins had defiantly said he would forge ahead … Continue reading NEW YORK | GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid