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Almost $30 million in drugs seized in nearly half-mile-long tunnel linking US and Mexico

Almost $30 million in drugs seized in nearly half-mile-long tunnel linking US and Mexico

Federal agents in San Diego seized about 4,400 pounds of drugs from a sophisticated smuggling tunnel that stretched into Tijuana, Mexico, authorities in California announced Tuesday. The three-foot-wide tunnel is more than 2,000 feet long and has reinforced walls, ventilation, lighting and a rail system, according to a statement from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.…MORE

April Fools’ Day pranks are not funny right now. Don’t do them.

April Fools’ Day pranks are not funny right now. Don’t do them.

America, listen: We’re in the coronavirus era now. By today, a good portion of the population will have been cooped up in their homes for several weeks, talking to their houseplants and reminiscing about what it was like to go to restaurants. And if the cabin fever doesn’t get to them, surely the global cloud…MORE

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney dies of complications from coronavirus

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney dies of complications from coronavirus

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney has died of complications from the novel coronavirus, his publicist said. He was 59. Roney died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, publicist Lydia Liebman said in a statement. “I am saddened to confirm that the iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Wallace Roney passed away…MORE

Police are arresting and fining people for violating social distancing orders

Police are arresting and fining people for violating social distancing orders

Across the nation, people are under strict orders to follow social distancing guidelines in order to lower the risk of coronavirus spreading. To comply with new stay-at-home orders, many people have postponed their planned celebrations, everything from birthdays to weddings. Others have canceled big trips. Theaters have closed their doors, concerts and festivals have been…MORE

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes Idaho

A preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northeast of Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday night, according to the United States Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but residents on social media in several cities reported feeling the shaking. The USGS says the epicenter of the quake was nearly 45 miles west of the town…MORE