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Puerto Ricans press for Gov. Rossello's resignation ahead of major protest Monday

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Alexa Padilla stood near the Puerto Rico governor's official residence, a historic 16th century structure known as La Fortaleza, on Saturday checking her phone for any word on whether Ricardo Rossello would resign.


"It feels like torture," said the 17-year-old, who traveled an hour from Arecibo with her father...Read more

California congresswoman describes tour of Border Patrol detention center

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As U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces growing criticism over migrant detention conditions, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and dozens of members of Congress visited the agency's largest migrant detention facility Friday in McAllen, Texas.

Among them was Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., who serves on the House Committee ...Read more

US housing officials withhold $80 million from Los Angeles, alleging discrimination

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LOS ANGELES -- In an unwelcome turn for a city suffering from a homelessness crisis, federal housing officials said they have denied Los Angeles $80 million in funds, citing long-standing failures by local leaders to ensure that properties built with government money are accessible to those who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities.

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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo as security precaution

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LONDON -- British Airways on Saturday abruptly suspended all flights to Cairo for seven days, with the airline citing unspecified security concerns.

The safety of passengers and crew was the airline's top priority, a British Airways spokeswoman said, without giving details about the security issue that prompted the cancellations.

Passengers ...Read more

Los Angeles International Airport's Global Entry Enrollment Center is closed because staff is at the border

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LOS ANGELES -- The Global Entry enrollment center at the Los Angeles International Airport, designed to ease passage for travelers after an international flight, has closed its offices indefinitely to free Customs and Border Protection workers to work on "the humanitarian and security crisis on our southwest border," an agency representative ...Read more

LAPD investigates claims of secret recordings at Councilman Jose Huizar's office

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LOS ANGELES -- An aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has been placed on leave amid a police investigation into possible illegal recordings made inside one of Huizar's offices, authorities said Saturday.

Los Angles Police Department Capt. Gisselle Espinoza said her department launched an investigation this month into reports that a ...Read more

Apollo 11, 50 years later: Celebrating a giant leap

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CAPE CANAVERAL -- Sure it was corny. Sure they were watching a recording a half century after the fact. The man saying the historic words has been dead nearly seven years. No one cared.

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

And people clapped.

On Saturday, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, several dozen ...Read more

Video shows Murrieta gas explosion that killed a utility worker and injured 15 others

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A security camera captured a gas line explosion at a Murrieta, Calif., home on Monday that left a utility worker dead and 15 others injured.

The video, captured on a neighbor's Ring camera and obtained by KABC-TV, shows the moment the blast rocked the Riverside County neighborhood.

Wade Kilpatrick, 31, a construction technician for Southern ...Read more

Britain mounts diplomatic response for Iran to release tanker

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LONDON -- Britain mobilized a diplomatic broadside -- but no immediate military action -- against Iran on Saturday in retaliation for its seizure of the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's top diplomat in London was summoned to the foreign office, while British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt expressed "his ...Read more

Venezuela claims US military aircraft violated its airspace

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- A U.S. intelligence aircraft flew over Venezuelan airspace on Friday in "a clear provocation" and in violation of international treaties, officials with President Nicolas Maduro's defense ministry said.

The alleged incident may further roil Washington-Caracas relations at a time Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting ...Read more

Putin hints at rapprochement with Ukraine on eve of vote

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Virtually on the eve of Ukraine's parliamentary elections, the Kremlin released comments by President Vladimir Putin, saying that the two countries will mend ties despite their five-year conflict.

Putin went as far as to say that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. "We have many things in common, we can use this as our competitive advantage...Read more

Some salads sold at stores like Target and Fresh Market recalled after listeria found

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The Fresh Market and Target are among the chains hit by a listeria recall of egg salad, tuna salad, Thai lobster salad and deviled egg sandwiches made Thursday and sold under various brand names or sold free form.

A Friday night email from Fresh Market said the Thai Lobster Salad sold by the pound at the self-serve salad bar was included in the...Read more

Britain voices 'disappointment' as Iran doubles down on seized tanker

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LONDON/TEHRAN -- Britain and Iran's worsening row over seized oil tankers showed no sign of letting up on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats emerged from a phone call as adversarial as ever.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt wrote on Twitter that he "expressed extreme disappointment" to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ...Read more

Judge told Tesla to release evidence in short seller trial. Instead, Tesla dropped the case

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Tesla claimed Randeep Hothi was a dangerous stalker who injured a security guard and endangered Tesla employees with his car. It asked a judge to slap Hothi with a restraining order.

But Tesla dropped the suit Friday after the judge ordered the company to turn over video and audio evidence to prove its case. The company said it...Read more

Jeffrey Epstein case: No easy solution to fixing breach of victims' rights

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Money awards to victims could be affected if Judge Kenneth Marra could throw out the non-prosecution agreement, lawyers say.

Recent criticism of federal prosecutors' once-secret plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has already sparked a New York-based criminal investigation that led to fresh charges for the 66-year-old financier and ...Read more

Warren outshines Biden in race to build Iowa 2020 ground game

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Boxes of printers and office supplies lay scattered on the ground. Campaign staff sat on the floor in mostly unfurnished offices as they were just starting to occupy Joe Biden's Iowa headquarters in Des Moines after weeks of working remotely in coffee shops around the city.

The delayed headquarters opening is just one of the many ways Biden is ...Read more

CBS stations blacked out for DirecTV customers after deal with AT&T fails

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Millions of DirecTV subscribers lost access to CBS programming late Friday after talks over a new distribution deal collapsed.

CBS Corp. and AT&T Inc., which owns DirecTV, failed to reach an agreement by an 11 p.m. Pacific deadline. Without a contract in place, AT&T no longer had authorization to include CBS station signals in its television ...Read more

Trump tells Sweden he'll vouch bail for jailed rapper A$AP Rocky

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President Donald Trump said he received assurances from Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven that detained American rapper A$AP Rocky would be "treated fairly" after promising to "personally vouch" for the bail of the hip-hop artist.

The leader-to-leader phone call came after recording artist Kanye West lobbied Trump to help secure the release ...Read more

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