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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

New photos show us what the final Model 3 design will probably look like
New photos show us what the final Model 3 design will probably look like

Tesla's final Model 3 unveiling is set to take place next month, but an enterprising Redditor happened to spot a Model 3 charging at a Supercharger station in California and managed to take the most detailed and instructive photos we've seen yet. Whereas most of the Model 3 photos we've seen in recent weeks have been taken of a Model 3 in motion, the most recent crop of Model 3 photos were carefully taken while the car was sitting still. What's more, the Tesla employee driving the car reportedly told the Redditor that the Model 3 design is "pretty much" final at this point. While this is admittedly a second-hand blurb, it stands to reason that this is indeed accurate given that...

Americans and guns: It
Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA (AP) - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret as Iraqi forces advance
IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret as Iraqi forces advance

Mosul's trademark leaning minaret was missing from its skyline for the first time in centuries Thursday after desperate jihadists blew it up as Iraqi forces advanced on an ancient mosque compound in the embattled northern city. Explosions on Wednesday evening levelled both the Nuri mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the Islamic State group and its ancient leaning minaret, known as the "Hadba" (Hunchback). Officials from Iraq and the US-led anti-IS coalition said the destruction of the site was a sign of the jihadist group's imminent loss of Mosul, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi calling it an "official declaration of defeat".

Donald Trump Takes Credit For Solar Panel Border Wall
Donald Trump Takes Credit For Solar Panel Border Wall

"Pretty good imagination, right? My idea," President Trump said.

The Latest: Trump thanks Japan for help in sailor search
The Latest: Trump thanks Japan for help in sailor search

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - The Latest on a U.S. Navy ship collision (all times local):

Heavy US-led strikes as fighters battle IS in Syria
Heavy US-led strikes as fighters battle IS in Syria's Raqa

US-led coalition forces launched heavy raids into Friday morning in support of Syrian fighters battling to oust the Islamic State group from its bastion of Raqa, a monitor said. The Kurdish-Arab alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces broke into Raqa city's east earlier this week, months after they launched an operation to capture the jihadist stronghold. On Thursday night, the US-led coalition backing the SDF launched 25 air strikes on Raqa city and its outskirts, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Dial One if Your Neighbor
Dial One if Your Neighbor's Gardener Looks Mexican

Under Trump, government employees hired at ICE to do community outreach are now fielding phone calls from people trying to report immigrants.

Sears To Shut Down Over 70 Stores
Sears To Shut Down Over 70 Stores

In January, Sears announced it would be shutting down 150 stores and, in May, added at least 30 more stores to that list.

Trump offers Iran victims solace, but suggests culpability
Trump offers Iran victims solace, but suggests culpability

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered solace to the victims of the twin terrorist attacks in Iran while suggesting Tehran bears some culpability, saying "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote."

Outrage and solidarity from leaders over
Outrage and solidarity from leaders over 'cowardly' London attacks

British and world leaders condemned the London attack Sunday, reacting with both outrage and solidarity, as Pope Francis urged believers in St Peter's square to pray for the victims. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was "a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night," adding: "There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts". Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the "terrible incident in London" was being treated as "a potential act of terrorism" and said she would hold emergency ministerial talks later in the day.

UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid US warning
UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid US warning

The council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution that put North Korea's suspected spy chief, 13 other officials and four entities on the UN sanctions blacklist, hitting them with a global travel ban and an assets freeze. "The Security Council is sending a clear message to North Korea today: Stop firing ballistic missiles or face the consequences," US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council.

City halls around the world light up in green after Trump pulls U.S. from Paris Climate Agreement
City halls around the world light up in green after Trump pulls U.S. from Paris Climate Agreement

Landmark buildings around the world were bathed in green light after President Donald Trump announced that he is withdrawing the U.S. from a landmark, international climate agreement.  Cities from Washington, D.C., to Sydney lit their city halls up in green in support of the Paris Agreement - which went into force in 2016.  SEE ALSO: One map tells you all you need to know about Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement In spite of the fact that Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement, dozens of mayors and governors around the U.S. are still committed to taking action to prevent the worst effects of climate change that will harm their cities.  Cities around the world...

Why the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is the shape of things to come
Why the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is the shape of things to come

With the unveiling of the Sweptail, Rolls-Royce has redefined the automotive notion of bespoke and has thrown down the gauntlet to every carmaker that claims to offer super luxury vehicles. "We don't think it's right to profess to do it [bespoke services] unless you're prepared to go through the journey to really make that happen," explains James Warren. As Rolls-Royce's head of communications for Western Europe, Warren has had an extremely busy week.

Vietnam cops bust gang using mobile labs to make ecstasy
Vietnam cops bust gang using mobile labs to make ecstasy

Vietnamese cops have smashed a multi-million-dollar drug ring that pumped out ecstasy pills from mobile labs, police and state media said Friday, in what could be the country's largest ever narcotics bust. Fifteen people were arrested including the alleged ringleader Van Kinh Duong, who used live video or social media to monitor his labs as they moved house-to-house to evade authorities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The labs churned out 'E' and other synthetic drugs, according to Cong An Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, the southern hub's official newspaper.

Taco Bell Has A New Breakfast Salsa And We Have Questions
Taco Bell Has A New Breakfast Salsa And We Have Questions

Your AM Crunchwraps may never be the same.

The Latest: Trump welcomes Vietnam leader to White House
The Latest: Trump welcomes Vietnam leader to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the visit to the White House by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (all times local):

Trump is broadening his search for FBI director
Trump is broadening his search for FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is widening his search for FBI director, meeting with two additional candidates to replace ousted director James Comey.

98-Year-Old Has Written Nearly 7,000 Letters To Troops Overseas: 'I am Going To Write As Long as I Can'
98-Year-Old Has Written Nearly 7,000 Letters To Troops Overseas: 'I am Going To Write As Long as I Can'

She started writing the letters to her son during the Vietnam War.

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