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California governor wants to restrict smartphone usage in schools

By SOPHIE AUSTIN Associated Press/Report for America SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he wants to restrict students' usage of smartphones during the school day, citing the mental health risks of social media. The announcement, which was first ...

What’s a heat dome? Here’s why so much of the US is broiling this week

By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press FENTON, Mich. (AP) — With much of the Midwest and the Northeast broiling — or about to broil — in extreme summer heat this week, meteorologists are talking about heat waves and heat domes. Both mean it's really hot — and people will hear those ...

Vintage airplane crashes in central Georgia, sending 3 to hospital

ATLANTA (AP) — A vintage airplane crashed while the pilot was trying to land at an airport in central Georgia on Monday night, sending all three people on board to the hospital with injuries, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The twin-engine Lockheed 12A, built in 1936, crashed into ...

Residents flee New Mexican village as wildfires bear down on homes

By MORGAN LEE Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of the mountain village of Ruidoso in southern New Mexico fled their homes under evacuation orders with little time to rescue belongings as fast-moving wildfires bore down on the village of 7,000 residents. Traffic clogged ...