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NORMANDY, France — We had been airborne aboard the C-47 dubbed “Pegasus” less than 10 minutes when our jumpmaster shouted, “Get Ready!” We stood up, hooking our static lines in the cavernous interior of the World War II troop carrier. Six minutes, three, one, and “Go!”

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Three men are missing and presumed dead in California after a child was caught in a river current and they swam out in an attempt to rescue him, authorities said.

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TOKYO (AP) — Many users of Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. were still having trouble making calls, Monday, after a massive outage throughout the weekend that affected nearly 40 million people, disrupting deliveries, weather reports and other services across the country.

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A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday’s celebrations across the US and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said, Sunday, at a news conference.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will purchase four battery-electric support vehicles for fixed route transit operations from Antelope Valley Chevrolet, for an amount not to exceed $145,999, plus applicable sales tax.

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PALMDALE — Nearly two months into new water use restrictions, Palmdale Water District customers are saving water and well on the way to meeting the state-mandated reductions.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Transit Authority will lease three 2017 40-foot BYD buses for a period of three years at a cost of $6,500 a month per bus.

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BAKERSFIELD — Residents in the unincorporated areas of Kern County — including the communities of Rosamond, Mojave and Boron — will be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax, in November, with the proceeds to support vital county services in those areas, such as public safety and economic dev…

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LANCASTER — The City of Lancaster will work with AV EDGE (Antelope Valley Economic Development and Growth Enterprise) on regional economic development initiatives under a Memorandum of Understanding valued up to $650,000 over three fiscal years, through June 2025.

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BOSTON (AP) — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton, in 1780, and believed stolen, decades ago, from the Massachusetts state archives is going back on display — though not exactly in the room where it happened.

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ROME (AP) — A large chunk of an Alpine glacier broke loose, Sunday, and roared down a mountain in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring nine, authorities said, warning that the toll might climb.

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PALMDALE — Starting Tuesday, residents are required to separate all organic waste — including kitchen scraps and pizza boxes — into their green waste bins, to comply with new state regulations.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College’s Wildland Firefighter Academy marked its 17th graduating class, on June 23, the first graduating class since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than two years ago.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said, Thursday, the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in US immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address the growing number of people seeking refuge at Ame…

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LOS ANGELES — In a sometimes-raucous meeting that was repeatedly interrupted by shouting from the audience, the Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved an ordinance, Friday, banning homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.

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LOS ANGELES — After weeks of silence, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo conceded defeat, Friday, in his bid for re-election, with final election tallies confirming an upset victory for community activist and public policy advocate Eunisses Hernandez.

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LOS ANGELES — The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, on Friday, postponed again the implementation of a fee on companies whose import containers linger at marine terminals, with the assessment now potentially taking effect, if necessary, next Friday.

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned a former inmate who received a life sentence when she was a teenager for killing her former pimp.

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HAVANA — Gen. Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, one of the most trusted advisers to former Cuban President Raul Castro and head of the country’s military business division, died ,on Friday, at age 62.

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast, on Saturday, bringing the threat of rain and high winds for a day or two during the holiday weekend before improving, for Monday’s July Fourth celebrations.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County health officials said, Friday, are aligning with federal guidelines on distribution of monkeypox vaccines, offering the shots to people who have had confirmed contact with an existing case or who attended an event where there was a high risk of exposure.

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SACRAMENTO — California, on Thursday, became the first state to guarantee free health care for all low-income immigrants living in the country illegally, a move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year.

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SACRAMENTO — A 75-year-old man who officials said was armed with a knife and was threatening to kill his wife was fatally shot by police, Saturday, inside the couple’s Sacramento home, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom, on Friday, signed a new state law that will stop police from arresting people for loitering for prostitution, an issue that divided sex workers and advocates during a rare nine-month delay since state lawmakers passed the bill last year.