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Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home

Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in the city of Tehachapi and made quite a mess.
Sheriff: Girl shoots 3 at Idaho school; teacher disarms her

Sheriff: Girl shoots 3 at Idaho school; teacher disarms her

BOISE, Idaho — A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher Thursday, authorities said.
R&B singer Aaron Neville, 80, retires from touring

R&B singer Aaron Neville, 80, retires from touring

NEW ORLEANS — Fans of the sweet, melodic sounds of New Orleans' legendary vocalist Aaron Neville won't have many opportunities to hear him live from now on.
David Oyelowo fulfills new directing passion in 'Water Man'

David Oyelowo fulfills new directing passion in 'Water Man'

LOS ANGELES — While starring in films like “Selma” and “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” actor David Oyelowo discovered a new passion: directing.
Pizza chef Bruno DiFabio gets prison time for tax evasion

Pizza chef Bruno DiFabio gets prison time for tax evasion

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bruno DiFabio, a celebrity pizza chef who owns restaurants in Connecticut and New York, was sentenced to 30 days in prison Thursday for tax evasion.
US sends more warplanes to protect pullout from Afghanistan

US sends more warplanes to protect pullout from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The United States has deployed a dozen additional warplanes to bolster protection of American and coalition troops making a final withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents step up pressure on Afghan government forces, top Pentago
Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine amid Russia tension

Blinken reaffirms US support for Ukraine amid Russia tension

KYIV, Ukraine — U.S.
Rights report: State of Afghan women's health care grim

Rights report: State of Afghan women's health care grim

KABUL — After nearly 20 years since the ouster of the Taliban and billions of dollars spent on infrastructure and aid, many Afghan women still have desperately poor access to health facilities and adequate health care, a leading rights group said Thu
US proposes ending rule that weakened wild bird protections

US proposes ending rule that weakened wild bird protections

BILLINGS, Mont. — Longstanding protections for wild birds would be restored under a proposal unveiled Thursday to bring back prosecutions of avian deaths by industry that were ended under former President Donald Trump.

AP source: Sheldon Silver ordered back to federal prison

WASHINGTON — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will be returned to federal prison after federal authorities denied him home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.