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US-Mexico border bridge reopens after migrant campout

Oct. 10, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Migrants wanting to request asylum camped out on a U.S.-Mexico border bridge Thursday, leading to a half-day closure of a span linking the Mexican city of Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. Hundreds of migrants from Central America and elsewhere stretched out on the bridge before...

Lights out: Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

Oct. 10, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — More than a million people in California were without electricity Wednesday as the state's largest utility pulled the plug to prevent a repeat of the past two years when windblown power lines sparked deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes. The unpopular move that disrupted...

Michigan governor signs budget with $1B in line-item vetoes

Sep. 30, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the next state budget Monday hours before the deadline to fund government, while using line-item vetoes to block nearly $1 billion in spending proposed by the Republican-led Legislature. The Democrat enacted the plan amid a standoff with GOP...

Karen exits Caribbean after toppling bridge, cutting power

Sep. 25, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported a downed bridge, limited power outages, flooding and landslides as Tropical Storm Karen swirled away from the northeast Caribbean on Wednesday. Schools remained closed in Puerto Rico, although government offices...

Thomas Cook's German, Polish units enter bankruptcy

Sep. 25, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German and Polish units of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook said Wednesday they were entering bankruptcy proceedings and shutting down normal business operations in the wake of the parent company entering liquidation in Britain. Germany's Thomas Cook said it was working...

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...

Mountain lion fatally struck trying to cross LA freeway

Sep. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A male mountain lion who successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles two months ago was struck and killed Saturday on the same section of the freeway. The 4-year-old big cat known as P-61 was hit around 4 a.m. in the Sepulveda Pass section of Interstate 405, National Park...

Anonymous flyer denies 'Sasquatch' reason for bridge closure

Aug. 31, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a Vermont town has got locals talking about the mythical forest creatures. The flyer first spotted at the Bradford post office said the prolonged closure of the Creamery Bridge over the Waits River...