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"She's Got That Heat": Kamala Harris Rallies Young And Minority Voters

09/24/23 7:16 AM

Vice President Kamala Harris stepped out recently on the campus of a Pennsylvania university and was greeted by a troupe of cheerleaders.

"Westerners De Facto Fighting Against Us Using Ukrainians": Russia

09/24/23 4:10 AM

Western powers through their support to Ukraine have effectively entered direct fighting against Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

'Big shoes to fill': Paris crowd greets Charles III

09/20/23 4:33 PM

As thousands lined the famed Champs-Elysees to catch a glimpse of Charles III on Wednesday, many said they wondered how the king would follow in the footsteps of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, who was much loved in France.Shortly after landing on their first state visit to France, Charles III and Queen Camilla joined French President Emmanuel Macron and first lady Brigitte Macron at the Arc de Triomphe where they laid wreaths to the countries' war dead.The president and the king greeted each other heartily, while Brigitte Macron welcomed Camilla, unusually, with a fond kiss on the cheek.Under sunny skies but with some gusty winds, the Queen had to readjust her pale pink hat occasionally, as the royal couple began to travel down the Champs-Elysees in convertible cars, escorted by 136 horses of the Republican Guard.Claudine, 57, who works as a secretary in a Paris hospital, got a perfect view of the royals, having staked her spot near the Arc de Triomphe by 9:30 am (0730 GMT), more than five hours before the royals' arrival."I've been fascinated with the royal family ever since, as a young girl, I saw Queen Elizabeth emerge from Buckingham Palace in a Rolls-Royce," she told AFP. "I actually wanted to go over to see the coronation, but my passport wasn't ready."The welcome was friendly without being euphoric © Thibault Camus / POOL/AFP'She had so much charisma'Claudine said it was not easy to compare Charles to his French-speaking mother who she said had earned France's deep affection during her long reign."She had so much charisma. With Charles, it's not quite the same," she said. "But it feels a little like she is here with him," she smiled."He's got big shoes to fill," said Ellie, a nurse from Canberra, Australia, currently traveling in Europe. "Queen Elizabeth was more of a people person than he is."Carrying a tote bag with "London" printed on it, Charlotte, 20, a French medical student, said she thought the royal family was a "wonderful" symbol for Britain which she said she visits often."The entire population rallies around them on big occasions, but they also shine internationally," she said.Her friend, Capucine, also 20, said that while she did "not regret" that France no longer has a royal family, she wondered whether "maybe we would be less disunited if we did".Alexei, a 55-year-old caterer, said he had first seen Charles at the 1997 funeral in London of Princess Diana, Charles's first wife who died in a car crash only a mile down the road from Wednesday's ceremony.The visit is due to last three days © Yoan VALAT / POOL/AFP"I liked his mother very much, but Charles, he doesn't have the same charisma," he said.Charles and Camilla will have more opportunities to connect with people in Paris on Thursday, including with a visit to the Notre Dame cathedral and the nearby flower market, which his mother visited on her inaugural visit to France as queen in 1957."These visits are important for the connection between our two countries," said Antoine, a 36-year old salesman, as he watched Charles and Camilla drive past.© 2023 AFP

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$218,000 in stolen retail goods found in an L.A. backyard; 10 arrested, police say

09/21/23 12:00 PM

Organized retail theft investigators arrested 10 people last week after uncovering a scheme involving over $218,000 worth of stolen goods.

'Bike Path Killer' Altemio Sanchez dies while serving life sentence

09/22/23 9:01 PM

Sanchez terrorized the local community across a span of two decades.

'Kids are having to use their deadname': Students say gender policies make schools feel unsafe

09/21/23 10:00 AM

New policies requiring schools to notify parents if a student is gender-nonconforming are seeping into campus culture in ways some students find dangerous.

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'Cinderella story's over': Ducks beat Deion's Buffs

09/23/23 11:10 PM

Bo Nix threw three touchdown passes and No. 10 Oregon emphatically slammed the brakes on Colorado's lightning-quick rise, routing the No. 19 Buffaloes 42-6 on Saturday to improve to 4-0 in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

'I have power, and I want to fight for better conditions': Novak Djokovic's players' association gains momentum

09/22/23 7:49 PM

The PTPA was founded at the 2020 US Open with very little fanfare -- but plenty of controversy. Three years later, Djokovic views its importance to be as great as any other legacy he will leave in the sport.

'This team is tough as nails' — Kyle Whittingham speaks on Utah's dominant win over UCLA in Week 4

09/23/23 11:06 PM

"This team is tough as nails." — Kyle Whittingham spoke on the Utah Utes dominant win over the UCLA Bruins in Week 4.