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Flood watches in US West as mudslides close major interstate

DENVER, Colo. (AP) ??" Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage" to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. The flood risk was elevated for many areas of the West where recent wildfires burned away vegetation and left hillsides more susceptible to erosion, the National Weather Service said. 70 in...

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Still waiting, Senate grinds away on $1T infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) ??" The vote on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package could be held "in a matter of days," Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. But first, senators still need to finish writing the vast legislation. Schumer opened the rare Sunday session by saying that the text of the bill would be released "imminently. " To be called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, it is swelling to 2,700 pages. But as glitches were caught and changes made, the day was an...

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2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) ??" Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19. Nine-year-old Tino became ill with shortness of breath, sneezing, and a runny nose on July 9. He also lost his appetite. Two days later, 12-year-old Hari was showing the same symptoms. Swabs were taken and results came back positive for COVID-19, Suzi Marsitawati from the Jakarta Parks and Forestry Agency said in a statement on Sunday. The tigers were and...

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