U.S. invites Mexico to join semiconductor production effort

MEXICO CITY —  A high-level United States delegation on Monday invited Mexico to participate in a push to shift semiconductor production from Asia to North America and expand production of electric vehicles. Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador about recently passed … Read more

Person injured in North Oakland shooting

OAKLAND — A person was shot Monday in a North Oakland neighborhood, authorities said. Shortly before 5 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible shooting in the 6200 block of San Pablo Avenue in the city’s Paradise Park neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found a person at a nearby gas station inside a … Read more

Rare ‘extinct’ butterfly is returning to Florida

A rare butterfly that was previously believed to be extinct is returning to Florida, according to a report. On Saturday, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) posted on Facebook about the return of the Atala butterfly, also known as Eumaeus atala. The Atala butterfly appears to be making a comeback because its host plant – the coontie – is … Read more

Democrats spend $53m to boost far-right GOP candidates

As primary season comes to a close Tuesday, Democrats have spent more than $53 million to boost far-right Republican primary candidates in nine key states as part of a controversial election strategy — despite publicly screaming about the threat posed to the US by such would-be officeholders. In some races, Democrats have spent more than … Read more

Pakistan says flooded country faces food shortages

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan —  Pakistan is grappling with food shortages after flooding left the impoverished country’s agriculture belt underwater, the prime minister told the Turkish president by phone, as authorities scaled up efforts Monday to deliver food, tents and other items. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to thank the country for … Read more

Ex-US attorney told to scrap Trump references in Michael Cohen case, he claims

Former Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman claimed Monday that former President Donald Trump’s Justice Department pressured him to remove any references to the then-commander-in-chief in connection with the campaign finance fraud case involving Trump’s onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen. “On the eve of Cohen’s guilty plea, main Justice tried to get our office to remove … Read more

L.A. County reports nation’s first confirmed MPX death

A Los Angeles County resident has died from MPX — the nation’s first confirmed fatality linked to the disease, public health officials said Monday. Officials first publicly reported the death Thursday but said the precise cause was still being probed at that point. Further investigation from the county Department of Public Health and U.S. Centers … Read more