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Osaka wins, Djokovic match delayed by rain at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Naomi Osaka rolled past Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night, keeping the world’s No. 1 player on track to defend her title. Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s player, held serve to win his opening game against Philipp Kohlschreiber in their … Continue reading Osaka wins, Djokovic match delayed by rain at Indian Wells

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves, says a new scientific report. The 67 species identified in the report include a carnivorous sea slug that preys on other … Continue reading Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID’d

LOS ANGELES (AP)— Investigators have identified a Los Angeles-area girl found dead in a duffel bag along a suburban equestrian trail, and two people have been detained in connection with the case. The coroner’s office determined the girl was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones and ruled her death a homicide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading 9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID’d

Authorities identify 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have identified a girl found dead in a duffel bag along a suburban Los Angeles equestrian trail, and two people have been detained in connection with the case. The Sheriff’s Department said late Sunday the coroner’s office determined the girl was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones and her death was ruled … Continue reading Authorities identify 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag

Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587M in IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587 million in an initial public offering of company shares. The San Francisco company said Monday that it’s offering approximately 9.5 million shares, while selling stockholders are offering about 27.2 million shares. The stock is expected to be priced between $14 and $16 each. … Continue reading Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587M in IPO

AP sources: Jets agree on deal to acquire Raiders’ Osemele

NEW YORK (AP)  — The New York Jets made a big move to get a big man to bolster their offensive line. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that the Jets agreed Sunday to acquire two-time Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. The deal includes … Continue reading AP sources: Jets agree on deal to acquire Raiders’ Osemele

Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

While Serena Williams admittedly doesn’t follow soccer, the U.S. women’s national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men’s national team. At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Williams praised … Continue reading Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

Average US price of gas jumps 6 cents per gallon, to $2.50

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 6 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.50. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the price at the pump is 9 cents lower than it was a year ago. The highest average … Continue reading Average US price of gas jumps 6 cents per gallon, to $2.50

Showtime cancels ‘SMILF’ after reports of on-set misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — Showtime says the comedy series “SMILF” has been canceled. The announcement Friday comes after a Hollywood Reporter story in December that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violation of industry rules by the show’s creator and star Frankie Shaw. Shaw denied the allegations, saying she sought a safe and healthy set … Continue reading Showtime cancels ‘SMILF’ after reports of on-set misconduct

Santa Anita imposing new safety, welfare rules for horses

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita is imposing new rules to scrutinize horses training on its racetrack and adding a director of equine welfare following the deaths of 21 horses since Dec. 26. The Stronach Group, which owns the historic Southern California track, announced the changes on Saturday. The main dirt track is still being … Continue reading Santa Anita imposing new safety, welfare rules for horses

NCAA can claim victory after losing federal antitrust case

The NCAA was able to claim victory Friday night after a judge ruled against the governing body for college sports in a federal antitrust lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, California said college football and men’s basketball players competing at the NCAA’s highest level should be permitted to receive compensation from schools beyond … Continue reading NCAA can claim victory after losing federal antitrust case

Judge rules against NCAA in federal antitrust lawsuit

A judge has ruled against the NCAA in a federal antitrust lawsuit, saying football and basketball players should be permitted to receive more compensation from schools but only if the benefits are tied to education. The ruling Friday night from U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, California, said the NCAA cannot “limit compensation or … Continue reading Judge rules against NCAA in federal antitrust lawsuit

California News: First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom to Lift Up the Stories of California Women and Girls in Honor of Women’s History Month

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – Over the next three days, California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will host a series of conversations lifting up the stories of California women and girls. Tonight, First Partner Newsom will speak at an event focused on women’s empowerment in Sacramento, and Saturday, the First Partner will interview civil rights legend … Continue reading California News: First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom to Lift Up the Stories of California Women and Girls in Honor of Women’s History Month

Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The high school party took an ugly turn. Drink cups were used to form a crude swastika. Nazi salutes flashed. Cameras clicked. What appears to have been a woefully misguided attempt at humor turned into a national embarrassment for the Southern California city of Newport Beach, leaving behind outrage, disbelief … Continue reading Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

Actor drops ‘Carlton Dance’ suit against video game maker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game “Fortnite” over its use of the “Carlton” dance he did on the show. Ribeiro’s lawyers filed documents Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles saying he’s voluntarily dismissing the suit against North … Continue reading Actor drops ‘Carlton Dance’ suit against video game maker

Border agency watchdog looking into caravan database

SAN DIEGO(AP)  — The U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists, organizers and “instigators” during an investigation into last year’s migrant caravan, infuriating civil liberties and media groups who called it a blatant violation of free speech rights. U.S. Customs and Border Protection compiled information on dozens of people that included passport and social … Continue reading Border agency watchdog looking into caravan database

Paley Center TV festival goes live online with PaleyTV

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — When stars of “The Walking Dead” and “This Is Us” appear at an upcoming TV festival, fans can be part of the audience without trekking to Los Angeles. The Paley Center for Media said Thursday it will offer on-demand streaming of its programs, including conversations with the casts and makers of … Continue reading Paley Center TV festival goes live online with PaleyTV

Guidelines ask agents to target Spanish speakers at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press that reveal some inner workings of a top government priority to address the burgeoning number … Continue reading Guidelines ask agents to target Spanish speakers at border

Nuggets top Lakers 115-99 as LeBron passes Jordan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate their opponent’s big moment. The Nuggets then made sure James’ celebration didn’t include a huge come-from-behind win for the Lakers. Will Barton … Continue reading Nuggets top Lakers 115-99 as LeBron passes Jordan

Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado

Rescue crews didn’t have to stumble through every destroyed building in their search for victims after a tornado ravaged a corner of Alabama this week: They used heat-seeking drones to let them know whether there was anyone beneath the ruins. In so doing, they joined the increasing ranks of public safety agencies across the U.S. … Continue reading Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado

Warner Bros. chair being investigated for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. The article includes text messages between actress Charlotte Kirk and Tsujihara going back to 2013 when they were introduced by Australian billionaire James Packer. The messages suggest … Continue reading Warner Bros. chair being investigated for sexual misconduct

Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Archaeologists have confirmed a long-time suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a Civil War-era military fortification. SFGate reports researchers have found a series of buildings and tunnels under the prison yard of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, which once held Al Capone. A study published in “Near … Continue reading Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

Second US judge calls citizenship question on census illegal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  — The Trump administration‘s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system” because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats, a U.S. judge said Wednesday. Judge Richard Seeborg said the commerce … Continue reading Second US judge calls citizenship question on census illegal

Sacramento police who killed Stephon Clark won’t be charged

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general announced Tuesday that he won’t charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, joining a local prosecutor in finding that the officers reasonably believed Stephon Clark had a gun as he moved toward them. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the results of … Continue reading Sacramento police who killed Stephon Clark won’t be charged

Official: Santa Anita cancels racing after 21 horse deaths

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won’t be held this weekend, when two major … Continue reading Official: Santa Anita cancels racing after 21 horse deaths

AP Source: 21st horse suffers fatal injury at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif.  (AP)  — A 21st horse has died at Santa Anita, with the latest fatality occurring during training, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the fatality has not been announced publicly. The person said a 4-year-old filly … Continue reading AP Source: 21st horse suffers fatal injury at Santa Anita

AP Source: 21st horse sustains fatal injury at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP)  — A person with direct knowledge of the situation says a 21st horse has died at Santa Anita. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the fatality has not been announced publicly. The person says a filly trained by Hall of Famer Ron McAnally was pulled … Continue reading AP Source: 21st horse sustains fatal injury at Santa Anita

80 arrests made during Sacramento police shooting protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A protest over the shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police has ended with at least 80 arrests, police said. Among those detained were clergy and a reporter. Capt. Norm Leong tweets that the protest Monday night ended with “80 plus arrests. Still processing it all. ” Dozens of … Continue reading 80 arrests made during Sacramento police shooting protest