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5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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Iran vows ‘harsh’ response to US killing of top general

BAGHDAD (AP) Iran has vowed “harsh retaliation”for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed Tehran’s top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

McDonald’s launches global Beyond Meat burger test in 28 Ont. restaurants

More than a year after A&W became the first Canadian fast-food chain to sell the now ubiquitous Beyond Meat burgers, McDonald’s Canada will roll out a limited pilot of the plant-based patty to test its customer’s appetite for vegetarian eats.

“We’ve been taking our time to get it right,” Michaela Charette, the company’s head of consumer insights, said in an interview.

California ramps up efforts to combat invasive swamp rodents

LOS BANOS, Calif. — One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots.

“Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David Passadori, an almond and walnut grower in central California. “And the way they multiply, jeez.”