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Explosion injures 9 in Acapulco, Mexico's main square

Nine people were injured by an explosion in the main square of Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, officials said Monday. Prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero did not specify what caused the explosion late Sunday, but some of the injured had burns, suggesting a flammable device. One of the victims, a baby, was in serious condition. MEXICAN KIDNAPPERS …

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New study reveals how humans harnessed the lineage of ancient horses, scientists say

The horse transformed human history – and now scientists have a clearer idea of when humans began to transform the horse. Around 4,200 years ago, one particular lineage of horse quickly became dominant across Eurasia, suggesting that’s when humans started to spread domesticated horses around the world, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature. There was something special …

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WHO confirms first human death from A(H5N2) bird flu

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday a death was caused by the first laboratory-confirmed human case of infection with a subtype of avian influenza. BIRD FLU VIRUS FOUND IN GROCERY STORE MILK, BUT NO RISK TO CUSTOMERS, FDA SAYS WHO said the 59-year-old resident of Mexico had died on April 24 after developing a fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, …

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'Garfield,' 'Furiosa' continue topping box office charts amid slow summer start

It was a quiet weekend at North American movie theaters, dominated once again by Sony’s “The Garfield Movie,” Warner Bros.’ “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and a slew of holdovers. Flipping the script from their Memorial weekend openings, the animated orange cat crept ahead of the wasteland warrior in their second outing. ” The Garfield Movie” earned a chart-topping $14 …

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Climber found dead on Alaska's Denali, the highest peak in North America

A climber was found dead on North America’s tallest peak, Denali, on Monday, a day after a family member told rangers they had not heard from them in days, authorities said. The climber was using a satellite communication device to keep in contact with their family during a solo attempt to climb Denali, according to a statement from Denali National …

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Prehistoric lake sturgeon denied endangered species status, US wildlife officials say

Lake sturgeon don’t need Endangered Species Act protections, federal wildlife officials announced Monday, saying that stocking programs have helped the prehistoric fish return to areas where they had vanished. The decision ends the Arizona-based Center of Biological Diversity’s petition filed in May 2018 asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list lake sturgeon as endangered or threatened. Such listings …

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Mexico faces dire medical fentanyl shortage despite being world's top illegal producer

A report released by the Mexican government Friday says the country is facing a dire shortage of fentanyl for medical use, even as Mexican cartels pump out tons of the illicit narcotic. The paradox was reported in a study by Mexico’s National Commission on Mental Health and Addictions. The study did not give a reason for the shortage of the …

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AMLO 'offended' by preferred candidate's debate performance

There were plenty of reasons to criticize Mexico’s first presidential debate leading up to the June 2 election. The format was a bit constrictive, and the candidates’ timer wasn’t working at some points, leaving it unclear how much longer they could speak. But President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday he had a novel reason for disliking Sunday’s debate: It …

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3 migrants, 2 from Cameroon, dead in Mexico highway crash

Three migrants died in a highway accident in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca, authorities said Thursday. At least two of the dead — a man and a woman — are from the African nation of Cameroon, and the identity of the third is being checked. Five more migrants were injured and are being treated at local hospitals. The country’s …

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Ohio woman, 94, sets out to visit all 7 continents with her grandson's help: 'Always think positive'

A 94-year-old adventurer — who made headlines last year for being the oldest person to visit all 63 U.S. National Parks — just returned from Chile and the Galápagos Islands on her newest quest: to conquer all seven continents. “When you get to a certain age, everybody starts saying, ‘Oh, you can’t do that. You’re too old to do that …

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