West African leaders meet with coup-hit neighbors on agenda

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders attended a summit Sunday as their regional bloc pursues its efforts to resolve the political impasse in the coup-hit nations of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea. A summit last month of the Economic Community of West African States put off imposing further economic and financial sanctions on the… Continue reading West African leaders meet with coup-hit neighbors on agenda

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Heavy rains, floods prompt evacuations of Sydney suburbs

SYDNEY (AP) — Thousands of residents in Sydney suburbs were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday after heavy rains caused floodwaters to rise and rivers to overflow in what authorities called life-threatening emergencies. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and flash floods and winds of up to 90… Continue reading Heavy rains, floods prompt evacuations of Sydney suburbs

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Wimbledon updates | No rest for Djokovic, Alcaraz on Day 7

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 11:15 a.m. Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be back on Centre Court on Day 7 at Wimbledon as fourth-round play gets started. The traditional day of rest on the middle Sunday at the All England Club is no more. A British player,… Continue reading Wimbledon updates | No rest for Djokovic, Alcaraz on Day 7

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Neighbors up in arms over new Big Basin ‘front door’ proposal

BOULDER CREEK — The CZU Lightning Complex fires hit the “reset” button on Big Basin Redwoods State Park in August 2020, offering park leaders and the public a unique opportunity to reimagine how the 120-year-old attraction should look and feel to visitors. Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters in 2017. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz… Continue reading Neighbors up in arms over new Big Basin ‘front door’ proposal

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Prosecutors: ‘Tiger King’ star and Monterey County ranch operator trafficked endangered animals

By JEFFREY COLLINS | The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C.  — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday. Charles Sammut, the operator of Vision Quest Ranch in Salinas, exchanged two red ruffed lemurs… Continue reading Prosecutors: ‘Tiger King’ star and Monterey County ranch operator trafficked endangered animals

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Salinas High receiver Nyziah Hunter commits to Cal football

SALINAS — The offers were flattering — at times overwhelming for a 17-year-old to ponder. Anxiety was beginning to build for Nyziah Hunter, as offers from numerous Division I football programs were filtering in. One, however, left an imprint for arguably the highest recruited player from Salinas High since offensive tackle Brian Thure in 1991.… Continue reading Salinas High receiver Nyziah Hunter commits to Cal football

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ASK IRA: Is Heat approach to get it right rather than getting it done?

Q: Don’t understand the Heat fans worries that we missed out on good but not great free agents. Settling for good is how the Knicks have remained irrelevant for decades. – Bernardo, Fort Lauderdale. A: Don’t know if this can be classified as Question of the Week (considering it is not in question form), but… Continue reading ASK IRA: Is Heat approach to get it right rather than getting it done?

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Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

By ADAM BEAM | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed that seven questions will appear in… Continue reading Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

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