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California investigating sick and dying brown pelicans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildlife authorities are trying to determine why large numbers of California brown pelicans are being found sick and dying. Hundreds of the pelicans, which are a protected species in the state, have been admitted to wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Southern and ...

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his 3-year-old's birthday cake. A father and die-hard Buffalo Bills fan who worked as a school bus aide. Those three victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket were laid to rest ...

Despite ample school security plan, Texas shooter found gaps

Robb Elementary School had measures in place to prevent this kind of violence. A fence lined the school property. Teachers were ordered to keep classroom doors closed and locked. Students faced regular lockdown and evacuation drills. But when an 18-year-old man arrived Tuesday at the school in ...

Dodgers’ Roberts misses game to attend daughter’s graduation

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts missed Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks to attend his daughter's high school graduation in Southern California. Bench coach Bob Geren will manage the team Friday. Roberts — in his seventh season managing the ...

The names: 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde school

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nineteen children were looking forward to a summer filled with Girl Scouts and soccer and video games. Two teachers were closing out a school year that they started with joy and that had held such promise. They're the 21 people who were killed Tuesday when an 18-year-old ...

Authorities: 13 wells leaked methane near California homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Crews have sealed 13 oil wells in California's San Joaquin Valley that leaked methane, some reportedly at levels that risk an explosion, a state official said Friday. "The wellheads have been repaired," and there were no readings of methane emissions in a nearby ...

Lieberman ends Democratic campaign for Arizona governor

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Aaron Lieberman ended his campaign for Arizona governor Friday, saying there's no viable path to victory. Lieberman, a former state lawmaker from Paradise Valley, struggled to gain traction against the Democratic front-runner, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has ...

San Francisco police say officers shot, killed 2 men

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police shot and killed two men in a confrontation last week after being called to help a man who was being attacked, police said Friday. Police Chief Bill Scott provided information about the shooting at a virtual town hall Friday after facing criticism for ...

Mentorship program works to grow more than a garden

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a patch of grass outside the fence that surrounds the community garden at Fred Alexander Park, a cherry tree is dying and Reggie Singleton knows why. The tree's brown, bare branches stand in stark contrast to the two peach trees planted next to it, already sprouting ...

Arrington ad aims to draw South Carolina contrast with Mace

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Trump-backed Republican challenger has taken to South Carolina's coastal airwaves with a "six-figure" digital and television ad buy seeking to contrast herself against incumbent Rep. Nancy Mace. Katie Arrington's 30-second spot, provided to The Associated Press ahead ...