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Month: January 2024

Atmospheric river forces water rescues and road closures in Southern California as a stronger storm looms for the weekend

By Aya Elamroussi and Mary Gilbert, CNN (CNN) — The first of two atmospheric rivers is unloading heavy snow at high elevations and gusty winds and soaking rainfall Thursday across a large part of California. More than 20 million people are under flood alerts as storms threaten flash flooding in cities including Los Angeles, San Diego,

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6 killings in likely cannabis dispute spotlight violence and risk in California’s illegal pot market

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The slayings of six men last week that authorities believe stemmed from a soured illegal cannabis deal have spotlighted the continuing risks in California’s underground marijuana market. Illegal growing and sales have thrived in California despite years of legal operations that were

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China has nudged Japan aside as No. 1 auto exporter, Japanese data show

TOKYO (AP) — Data from a Japanese auto industry association show that China overtook Japan as the world’s largest vehicle exporter last year. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association reported Japan exported 4.42 million vehicles in 2023, up 16% from a year earlier, while domestic auto sales totaled nearly 4.78 million vehicles. According to figures released

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Republican lawsuits challenge mail ballot deadlines. Could they upend voting across the country?

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO, EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JACK DURA Associated Press Republicans are challenging extended mail ballot deadlines in at least two states in a legal maneuver that could have widespread implications for mail voting before the presidential election in November. A lawsuit filed last week in Mississippi follows a similar one last year in

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US sees signs Iran is worried about escalating proxy attacks amid heightened tensions

By Natasha Bertrand and Katie Bo Lillis, CNN (CNN) — US officials believe there are signs that Iranian leadership is nervous about some of the actions of its proxy groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, according to multiple people familiar with US intelligence, as attacks from militia groups threaten to disrupt the global economy and significantly up the risk of direct confrontation with the

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