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Cheetahs Make a Comeback in India After 70 Years
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Cheetahs Make a Comeback in India After 70 Years

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and SIBI ARASU, Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, they're back.Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek Saturday in a chartered cargo flight to the northern Indian city of Gwalior, part of an ambitious and hotly contested plan to reintroduce cheetahs to the South Asian country.Then they were moved to their new home: a sprawling national park in the heart of India where scientists hope the world’s fastest land animal will roam again.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the cats into their enclosure Saturday morning. The cats emerged from their cage, tentatively at first while continuously scanning their new surroundings.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Political Cartoons“When the cheetah will run again … ...
California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave
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California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave

By ADAM BEAM, Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A record-setting heat wave made life miserable in much of the West on Tuesday, with California stretching into its second week of excessive heat that taxed the state's power supply and threatened power shortages that could prompt blackouts while people were desperately trying to stay cool.The California Independent System Operator, the entity that oversees the state's electrical grid, said there could be “rotating power outages" Tuesday evening when demand for power could reach an all-time high.Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged residents to conserve, warning in a video message that “the risk for outages is real and it’s immediate.”“This heat wave is on track to be both the hottest and the longest on record for the state and many p...