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Thousands of people lined major boulevards Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the hearse bearing the ashes of singer José José, who was memorialized in a tribute at the majestic Palace of Fine Arts and a Mass at one of Latin America's most important Roman Catholic shrines.
The ashes of the Mexico City-born singer were flown back to Mexico aboard a military plane early in the day. A hearse picked up the casket with the ashes at the airport and drove to the city's downtown. Along the route, admirers tossed flowers and waved to the passing vehicle as it made its way to the Palace of Fine Arts.
Relatives and dignitaries such as Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto and Mexican singer Emmanuel were on hand.
Drexel University students are on high alert after a man walked into a woman's off-campus apartment, forced her upstairs and then raped her, police said.
The second round of PG&E's planned power shutoffs have begun in the East Bay, South Bay and Santa Cruz and the process will continue through midnight, the utility confirmed.
Several communities in Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties are reporting outages at this time.
The unprecedented planned power outages are due to high fire danger, with PG&E closely monitoring weather conditions to decide on whether to push forward with shutting off power in other parts of the region.
A homeowner's security camera captured the frightening sight and sound of a large crane as it listed to one side before toppling in a Long Beach, California, neighborhood, injuring a man and damaging two homes.
Utility crews were working on power lines Monday afternoon across the street from a home fitted with a doorbell camera when the truck-mounted crane began leaning.
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Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he is working with the White House counsel's office to release transcripts of his own calls with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Pence said records of his two phone conversations would help exonerate President Donald Trump of any wrongdoing.
Pence was asked about releasing his transcripts and told reporters, "I'd have no objection to that." He spoke after an event in Waukee, Iowa, where he addressed supporters about the president's trade policy.
An Arizona politician ran an adoption fraud scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth, sometimes with little to no prenatal care in what prosecutors called a human smuggling case.
Paul Petersen, the Republican assessor of Arizona's most populous county, was charged in Utah, Arizona and Arkansas with counts including human smuggling, sale of a child, fraud, forgery and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
The charges span about three years and involve some 75 adoptions. Investigators also found eight pregnant women from the Marshall Islands in raids of his properties outside Phoenix, and several more are waiting to give birth in Utah, authorities said.
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"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis.
Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo's whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the Sesame Street in Communities resources available online.
"Sesame Street" creators said they turned to the issue of addiction since data shows 5.7 million children under age 11 live in households with a parent with substance use disorder.
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's planning to get involved in the case of an American diplomat's wife who left the U.K. after becoming a suspect in a fatal wrong-way crash.
Trump, who spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier in the day, told reporters at the White House that the case was "a terrible accident" and that he understands the "tremendous anger" some are feeling.
"We're going to speak to her very shortly and see if we can do something where they meet," he said of the woman and the victim's parents. "We're going to speak to her and see what we can come up with so that there can be some healing."
The Indiana Harvest Homecoming volunteer group hosted their fifth annual pumpkin throwing competition on Tuesday.
Two British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages and was known as "The Beatles" have been moved out of a detention center in Syria and are in American custody, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
President Donald Trump said earlier Wednesday that the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.
A bipartisan Senate bill would halt U.S. military assistance to NATO ally Turkey and clamp sanctions on the U.S. assets of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of his country's invasion Wednesday of northern Syria.
The measure effectively rebukes President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull U.S. troops from the region. Soon after their withdrawal, Erdogan commenced air and ground assaults on Syrian Kurdish fighters who've been helping the U.S. battle Islamic State extremists there, which numerous lawmakers and others had warned would happen.
The measure would also impose sanctions on foreign military sales to Turkey, an outline of the legislation said. It would take effect immediately, and its restrictions would be lifted only when the Trump administration certifies that Turkey has ceased its operations and withdrawn its forces from the region.
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The Scholarie district attorney released a bombshell letter this week that could shift the blame for last year's deadly limousine crash in upstate New York.
The district attorney sent defense attorneys a letter that says a former Mavis Discount Tire employee admitted staff at the Saratoga Springs store falsified records.
The crash last October killed 20 people when a stretch limousine blew through an intersection at the bottom of a long hill and barreled into an earthen embankment.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is still dedicated to fighting breast cancer.
The star running back, who played college football at the University of Memphis, started covering the cost of mammogram screening for women in 2015 through his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation.
Since then, the foundation has covered the cost of over 500 mammograms at hospitals located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Memphis, Tennessee; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
A hotel clerk was able to take a gun from a man attempting a robbery in Paducah, Kentucky.
Barry Henry, 14, was dropping off documents at a FedEx for his grandmother when he pulled out a piece of gum and tossed the wrapper to the ground. That sparked a racist tirade from a nearby stranger, who...