Frenemies reunited: Gavin Newsom names ex-LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to new post

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — 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 frenemies. Newsom… Continue reading Frenemies reunited: Gavin Newsom names ex-LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to new post

‘I’m about to do this’: For Micah Dew-Treadway and a handful of other hometown kids, the chance to play for the Chicago Bears will be monumental

There will be a moment Saturday morning, shortly after the Chicago Bears arrive at Soldier Field but well before kickoff, when Micah Dew-Treadway will make his way to the field for a moment of gratitude and reflection. He plans to take a few deep breaths and a long look around the stadium to appreciate the… Continue reading ‘I’m about to do this’: For Micah Dew-Treadway and a handful of other hometown kids, the chance to play for the Chicago Bears will be monumental

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1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shots fire in Southwest Miami-Dade

A deadly shooting involved teenagers in Southwest Miami-Dade. The incident happened overnight in the area of Southwest 263rd Terrace near 128th Court, Friday. Officials said they responded to a home on the street after reports of a person shot. Video footage showed a car riddled with bullets under a yellow tarp. The house where the… Continue reading 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shots fire in Southwest Miami-Dade

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Mexican soldiers in Sonora uncovered 1.5 tonnes of meth and 328 pounds of fentanyl

Following a tip, Mexican troops in the state of Sonora in the north of the country found over 1.5 tonnes of meth and 328 pounds of what seemed to be powdered fentanyl at a checkpoint, the army said on Thursday. Arizona and Sonora are border neighbours. Additionally, on Wednesday, soldiers discovered 816,486 tablets inside the… Continue reading Mexican soldiers in Sonora uncovered 1.5 tonnes of meth and 328 pounds of fentanyl

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15 fans of Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv arrested in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police have arrested 15 fans of Israeli soccer club Maccabi Tel Aviv after finding them in possession of smoke bombs, flares and firecrackers before a Europa Conference League match against Aris. Police say the fans were between the ages of 16 and 35 and were detained ahead of Thursday’s match… Continue reading 15 fans of Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv arrested in Greece

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European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe started arriving in France on Friday to help battle several wildfires, including a giant blaze ravaging pine forests in the southwest of the country. The firefighters’ brigade from the Gironde region said the spread of the forest fire was limited overnight due to little wind but conditions for… Continue reading European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

Telegram CEO will not be pleased with Apple, here is the rationale why

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov blamed Apple for its obscure App Store overview course of that’s delaying the encrypted messaging platform from releasing an replace to its app that may “revolutionise how people express themselves in messaging”. Also Read – Apple iPhone 14 provide chain unaffected, AirPods fashions might get USB-C charging port in 2023: Analyst… Continue reading Telegram CEO will not be pleased with Apple, here is the rationale why

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Kenya media council: ‘No one’ asked to stop election tallies

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of Kenya’s government-created media council says local media outlets haven’t been asked to stop their counting of presidential election results after observers noticed a dramatic slowdown in reporting on the close contest. Media Council of Kenya CEO David Omwoyo told The Associated Press on Friday that “no one has… Continue reading Kenya media council: ‘No one’ asked to stop election tallies