Ancient skeleton found in Mexico cave threatened by train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prehistoric human skeleton has been found in a cave system that flooded at the end of the last ice age 8,000 years ago, according to a speleological archaeologist on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Archaeologist Octavio del Río said he and fellow diver Peter Broger saw the shattered skull and skeleton partially … Read more

Woman whose rape DNA led to her arrest sues San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rape victim whose DNA from her sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her for an unrelated property crime filed a lawsuit against the city Monday. During a search of a San Francisco Police Department crime lab database, the woman’s DNA was linked to a robbery … Read more

Coast Guard ends search for 9 missing in seaplane crash

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard called off the search Monday afternoon for nine people, including a child, who were missing after a seaplane crashed in the waters off Puget. Sound, northwest of Seattle. The body of a 10th person, an unidentified woman, was recovered by a good Samaritan on Sunday after … Read more

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns mount

NEW DELHI (AP) — India ordered its first home-built aircraft carrier on Friday in a bid to counter regional rival China’s much larger and growing fleet and expand its own shipbuilding capabilities. INS Vikrant, whose name is a Sanskrit word meaning “mighty” or “brave,” is India’s second operational aircraft carrier, joining the Soviet-era INS Vikramaditya … Read more

Danube drought reveals parts of WWII’s hidden history

PRAGUE, Serbia (AP) — Europe’s worst drought in decades it has not only burned farmland and hampered river traffic, it has also exposed an almost forgotten part of World War II history: the hulls of dozens of German WWII battleships have emerged from the River Danube. as their water levels have dropped. In the middle … Read more

SDSU defends handling of Araiza gang rape allegations investigation

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke said Monday he was unaware that star kicker Matt Araiza had been accused of participating in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a party outside campus in October until last week a civil lawsuit was filed. Hoke’s boss, athletic director John David … Read more

NASA Moon Rocket Launch: Live Updates

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A fuel leak and then an engine problem during final liftoff preparations prompted NASA to call off the launch of its powerful rocket to the new moon Monday night. tomorrow on a test flight with three test dummies on board. The next launch attempt won’t take place until Friday at … Read more

Sick dolphin calf gets better with tube-fed milk, helping hands

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) — A sick Irrawaddy dolphin calf too weak to swim was drowning in a tide pool off the coast of Thailand when fishermen found it. The fishermen quickly alerted marine conservationists, who advised them how to provide emergency care until a rescue team could transport the baby to Thailand’s Marine and Coastal … Read more

Latvia demolishes the obelisk of a Soviet-era monument in the capital

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A concrete obelisk topped with Soviet stars that was the centerpiece of a monument commemorating the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany was toppled Thursday in the Latvian capital, the latest in a series of Soviet monuments demolished after the Russian invasion. from Ukraine Heavy machinery was seen behind a green … Read more

Court: Arkansas cannot ban treatment of transgender children

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that Arkansas cannot enforce its ban on transgender children receiving gender-affirming health care. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking the state from enforcing the 2021 law. A trial is scheduled for October before … Read more