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Mexican border cities hit by burning vehicles, blockades

Aug. 13, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali along with Rosarito and Ensenada were hit by gang violence that included vehicles being set ablaze and road blockades. The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana instructed its employees “to shelter in place until...

Russian shelling heavy in east; Ukraine strikes key bridge

Aug. 13, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region,...

Lafayette Mayor-President completes 21-day rehab program

Aug. 13, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The mayor of a southwestern Louisiana city and parish is back after a 21-day stint from an in-person rehab program where he was getting treatment for alcohol addiction and post traumatic stress disorder. The Lafayette City Council and Parish Council were...

Fire at apartment complex in western Alaska kills 3 people

Aug. 12, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Three people were killed Friday in a fire that broke out at a low-income apartment complex in the western Alaska town of Bethel, authorities said. Another two people were taken to the hospital after the early morning fire at an Association of Village Council...

Supreme Court hearing set on Shreveport mayor reelection bid

Aug. 12, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court has set arguments for Tuesday on whether Shreveport’s mayor can run for reelection in November after using the wrong address when he signed up for the race. A lawsuit says Mayor Adrian Perkins did not use the address where he claims...

Milwaukee council approves site for new youth prison

Aug. 12, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Common Council on Friday overwhelmingly approved building a new youth prison in the city to replace a troubled one in northern Wisconsin that has been targeted for closure for years. Officials in Gov. Tony Evers’ administration...

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the...

Protests in northern Syria slam Turkish minister's remarks

Aug. 12, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian opposition supporters rallied Friday in northwestern Syria, including outside a Turkish army post, to denounce remarks by Turkey’s foreign minister urging for a reconciliation with Syrian President Bashar Assad. On Thursday, Turkish Foreign...

Newsom: California must boost water recycling, desalination

Aug. 11, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should invest tens of billions of dollars in water recycling, storage and desalination over the next two decades to shore up its supply as the state gets drier and hotter, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a proposal released Thursday. It comes as...

Frenemies reunited: Newsom names former LA mayor to new post

Aug. 11, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday appointed one-time nemesis and rival Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, to a new post helping steer a gusher of federal dollars to road, port and transit projects. These days, the two are more friends than...