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'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79

'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 on Friday, a number the mayor called “heartbreaking” as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble.

Goat lottery planned to protect Hawaii historic park

HONOLULU (AP) — To protect historic lands from invasive goats, Hawaii officials will distribute the live animals to the public via a lottery.
Charlottesville set to remove Lee statue that sparked rally

Charlottesville set to remove Lee statue that sparked rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Confederate monument that helped spark a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville will be taken down this week, the city announced Friday.
Eye-popping 6,000 false lashes seized at New Orleans airport

Eye-popping 6,000 false lashes seized at New Orleans airport

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three thousand pairs of false eyelashes have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents after officials determined they were illegally imported from China to New Orleans.
Grizzly shot, killed after fatal attack of California woman

Grizzly shot, killed after fatal attack of California woman

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UN approves 1-year extension of aid from Turkey to Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday extending the delivery of humanitarian aid for a year from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria, where the U.N. says 3.
France to pull more than 2,000 troops from Africa's Sahel

France to pull more than 2,000 troops from Africa's Sahel

PARIS (AP) — France will withdraw more than 2,000 troops from an anti-extremism force in Africa’s Sahel region and pivot its military presence to specialized regional forces instead, President Emmanuel Macron said Friday.
Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital

Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is walking, working and has celebrated Mass at a Rome hospital where he also will deliver his Sunday weekly blessing while recovering from intestinal surgery, the Vatican said Friday.
South African court rejects ex-leader's bid to delay prison

South African court rejects ex-leader's bid to delay prison

ESTCOURT, South Africa (AP) — A South African court has rejected former South African President Jacob Zuma's request to postpone his current jail term.

Widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat dies in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Jehan Sadat, 87, widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt on Friday, the country's state news agency MENA reported.
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