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Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died in Saturday’s disaster and more than 20 ...

13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in west Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 13 police officers were killed and three others wounded Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the ...

Tribes want dams removed

THE DALLES, Ore. — Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago. The Yakama and ...

Torn pectoral muscle ends season for Tuitt

By WILL GRAVES Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of ...

It can happen here

I was maybe 10 years old when this happened. Mom is driving, I’m in the back seat. It’s night. She’s trying to cross Vermont, a busy L.A. thoroughfare, from a side street. Southbound traffic is jammed, but a guy in a truck makes a hole and waves us through. We’ve almost cleared the ...

Trump adds self-impeachment to his repertoire

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, an ongoing eruption of self-refuting statements (“I’m a very stable genius” with “a very good brain”), is adding self-impeachment to his repertoire. Spiraling downward in a tightening gyre, his increasingly unhinged public performances (Google the one ...

Dolly Parton marks 50 years at Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working “9 to 5,” and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played ...

Air Force base facing dilemma of aging workforce

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio air base is facing the increasingly common dilemma of an aging workforce. Around half of the 30,000 people who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton are nearing the end of their careers, the Dayton Daily News reported . Air Force Gen. Arnold Bunch ...

Looking to hop off the hamster wheel

Dear Annie: I guess my question is more just about the state of my life. I went to great schools, played college sports, got married to a wonderful woman, and we have four terrific children. We live in a nice house. Yet despite all these outward appearances of success, I don’t feel ...

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. ...