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‘They wanted a scapegoat’: Americans split on who’s accountable for auto thefts, criminals or car makers

Motor vehicle thefts in Chicago and Washington, D.C., are up 100% this year compared to last. Americans say criminals need to be held responsible for their actions.

Mexico's broad opposition coalition announces Sen. Xóchitl Gálvez will run for presidency in 2024

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s broad opposition coalition announced Thursday it has chosen Senator Xóchitl Gálvez as its candidate in the June 2, 2024 presidential elections.

Biden says he has no concerns about McConnell's health after speaking to him

President Biden said he is not concerned about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) ability to serve, one day after McConnell froze up during a public event in Kentucky. "I spoke to him today,” Biden told reporters during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters.

California boy dies after collapsing during PE class

A community is mourning after a 12-year-old California boy collapsed and died during a physical education class on Tuesday.

Americans on both sides of the aisle want congressional term limits

The vast majority of Americans, including 86% of Republicans and 80% of Democrats, support term limits for members of Congress.

VIDEO: Live bull rides shotgun in car, driver gets pulled over by police in Nebraska

When police in Nebraska received a call about a car driving with a cow in it on Wednesday, they thought it was going to be a calf. Instead they found a full-sized bull.

"Needed to happen": Family of YouTube's '8 Passengers' star say arrest was overdue

"Today has been a big day. Me and my family are so glad justice is being served. We’ve been trying to tell police and CPS for years about this.

Around the world

Sudan's army chief warns that the country will be fragmented if the deadly conflict is not resolved

The head of Sudan’s army warned that the northeast African country will be divided if its deadly conflict between the military and rival paramilitary force is not resolved.

Uber launches electric bike service in Kenya, aiming for emissions-free platform by 2040

Uber introduced an electric motorbike service in Kenya, marking its first initiative in Africa as part of the company's global commitment to achieve emissions-free operations by 2040.

Niger's military regime orders police to expel French ambassador and revokes his diplomatic immunity

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Niger's military junta has revoked the diplomatic immunity of France's ambassador and ordered police to expel him from the West African country, according to a statement from the military regime.

From tarantulas to tigers, zoo animals step onto scales for annual weigh-in

Staff at London Zoo got the measure of giant gorillas, plump penguins and skinny stick insects at the zoo’s annual animal weigh-in on Thursday.

Neurosurgeon investigating patient's mystery symptoms plucks worm from woman's brain

A neurosurgeon investigating a woman’s mystery symptoms in an Australian hospital says she plucked a wriggling worm from the patient’s brain.

Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is buried in private, ending his tumultuous journey

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A private burial was held for Yevgeny Prigozhin, ending a tumultuous journey from St.

Ukraine Defense Ministry asks for 'ammunition, not advice' in new video

The Ukraine Defense Ministry asked for “ammunition, not advice” in a new video Thursday, following recent criticism from U.S. officials over Kyiv’s strategy amid a slow-moving counteroffensive.


Huge East Bay buildings that include Tesla operations are bought

Three huge Livermore buildings whose tenants include Tesla have been bought in a deal that tops $300 million.

UN warns that hundreds of thousands in Southeast Asia have been roped into online scams

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says criminal gangs have forced hundreds of thousands of people in Southeast Asia into participating in unlawful online scam operations, including false romantic ploys, bogus investment pitches and illegal gambling schemes. The Office of the U.N.

Broadband subsidy program that millions use will expire next year if Congress doesn’t act

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the features that President Joe Biden cited in his plan to bring internet to every home and business in the United States by 2030 was affordability.

Los Angeles installing solar-powered EV charging stations

One of the biggest reasons people don’t buy electric cars is because they’re worried about where they’ll charge them. One company has a unique answer with a solar charger that fits into a standard parking spot. San Diego based Beam Global has a solution for putting more chargers in more places.

Workers win raises at General Motors joint venture battery plant in Ohio as contract talks continue

DETROIT (AP) — Unionized workers at a General Motors joint venture electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio will see pay raises while they continue to negotiate a contract, if they ratify an interim deal announced Thursday.

‘All we want is revenge’: How social media fuels gun violence among teens

The U.S. surgeon general issued a call to action about social media’s corrosive effects on adolescent mental health, warning of the “profound risk of harm” to young people.

Amazon is raising free-shipping minimums for some customers who don't have Prime memberships

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has been quietly raising the amount some customers must spend on its site to get free shipping. To qualify for no-cost deliveries, some Amazon customers who don’t have Prime memberships now need to spend $35, up from $25 previously.

Sports News

Matthew Stafford's wife regrets saying Rams quarterback struggles to connect with younger players

Kelly Stafford, wife of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, regrets saying on her podcast that her husband was struggling to connect with younger players.

'It's a lot of great energy': Buccaneers finalize young roster for 2023 season

Looking at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' initial 53-man roster for the 2023 season, one of the things that stands out is years of experience. Thirty of the Bucs players are going into their third season in the league or less.

Garza resigns at Nevada, is Fresno City next?

RENO, Nev. (KSEE) - Former Fresno State and current Nevada head softball coach Linda Garza has resigned from her current position with the Wolf Pack, and a media report says she plans on taking over the Fresno City College softball program.

Joe Montana gives his take on 49ers’ QB situation, Nick Bosa holdout

On Nick Bosa, Montana said, "He needs to be signed and I can’t believe it’s taken this long to get it done.

Tedford talks about Mikey Keene as QB1

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) - On Saturday, the Fresno State football team opens its season at Purdue. This past Saturday, it was announced that Mikey Keene will be the Bulldogs' starting quarterback in that game. On Monday, head coach Jeff Tedford talked about that decision.

Julie Ertz retires from soccer after 10-year career and 2 Women's World Cup titles

Two-time U.S. Soccer Player of the Year Julie Ertz has retired from soccer after a 10-year career that included back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles.

Bulldog Insider feature: ex-Bulldogs Evans, Burse helping with youth program

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE) - There are a bunch of kids in the Stampede youth football program with some big goals. "I wanna go pro," says fourth grader Zakee Evans. "Definitely (want) to make it to the collegiate level," adds sixth grader Brady Pok.

Politics News

Election workers have gotten death threats and warnings they will be lynched, the US government says

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen people nationally have been charged with threatening election workers by a Justice Department unit trying to stem the tide of violent and graphic threats against people who count and secure the vote.

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell appears to freeze up again, this time at a Kentucky event

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell appeared to briefly freeze up and was unable to answer a question from a reporter at an event in Kentucky on Wednesday. He had a similar episode weeks ago in Washington.

Mississippi candidate for attorney general says the state isn't doing enough to protect workers

A candidate for Mississippi attorney general says that elected officials must play a more aggressive role in protecting labor rights.

Minnesota THC beverage company co-founder sees Black ownership in the marijuana business as social justice issue

Twin Cities-based Plift makes a THC beverage to compete with similar drinks sold by alcohol companies.

Democrat resigning Assembly post to work for Las Vegas

Democratic Assemblywoman Sabra Smith Newby plans to resign as she transitions to the role of deputy city manager for Las Vegas, according to a Tuesday news release.

Why Biden is now routinely taking the short stairs up to Air Force One

The built-in stairs lead to the belly of the plane. They're less photogenic than the tall, outdoor steps. But the sturdier stairs pose less of a health and political risk to the 80-year-old president.

McConnell 'medically clear,' says Capitol doctor 

The Capitol attending physician on Thursday said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is “medically clear to continue with his schedule as planned,” after he appeared to freeze up while taking questions from reporters Wednesday.