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Altuve slam in 10th lifts Astros over Rangers on Baker B-day

Altuve slam in 10th lifts Astros over Rangers on Baker B-day

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve belted a grand slam in the 10th inning and the Houston Astros, saved by Carlos Correa's tying homer in the ninth, beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night to give manager Dusty Baker quite an exciting birthday gift.
Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plans even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a m
Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month.
Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday.
Noem says she will try again for Mount Rushmore fireworks

Noem says she will try again for Mount Rushmore fireworks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov.
Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa takes home $20K Trillium Book Award

Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa takes home $20K Trillium Book Award

TORONTO — Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa is adding Ontario's top literary prize to her trophy case. Thammavongsa was awarded the Trillium Book Award for "How to Pronounce Knife,'' published by McClelland & Stewart.
California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome back, California. San Francisco announced the return of its iconic cable cars. Disneyland threw open its doors to out-of-state tourists. And Gov.
The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year.

Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

VANCOUVER — Contaminants in some generic medications used to treat heart disease, diabetes and other common conditions could damage DNA, affect basic cell functions and increase the risk of cancer, suggests a study from the University of British Colu
Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

TORONTO — The secret ingredient to some long-lasting makeup looks could be toxins that pose long-term hazards to human and environmental health, suggests a new study by University of Toronto researchers.