Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

  MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Hours before sunrise Thursday, thousands of Muslims from around the world stood in the dark on a rocky desert hill, preparing for prayers on the first day of […]


Heavy rain floods parts of south Coachella Valley

MECCA, Calif. (AP) – Early morning thunderstorms over southeastern California’s Coachella Valley has flooded in mobile home parks in Mecca and Thermal and forced several road closures. Riverside County spokesman Ray Smith says the storm […]



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