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Man arrested in 2002 rape of 16-year-old in California

Oct. 14, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California man wanted in the 2002 rape and kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl was arrested after DNA linked him to the crime, authorities said Monday. Juan Lopes, 39, of Santa Rosa was in custody for public intoxication last month when he was linked to the assault on the teenager...

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Oct. 14, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest to date...

The Latest: Newsom demands payments for those who lost power

Oct. 14, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California power shutoffs to prevent wildfires (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking Pacific Gas & Electric Co., to pay the customers who lost power last week when the state's largest utility cut electricity to prevent wildfires. The Democratic...

Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

Oct. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms). Weigh-off...

Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him

Oct. 14, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated. A statue in Providence, Rhode Island, was...

The Latest: Columbus statue defaced in Southern California

Oct. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Columbus statues defaced around the country (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A statue of Christopher Columbus in a Southern California park was found to be vandalized with red paint on the federal holiday honoring the 15th century Italian navigator. The San Diego...

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Oct. 14, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It's the latest example of growing resentment of Big Tech by Republicans and Democrats alike. The list of...

2 children shot in back seat of car in central California

Oct. 14, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

SELMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California say two children are recovering after being shot while sitting in their parents' car. Selma police tell KFSN-TV the siblings , ages 6 and 7, were in the back seat of the car when it was struck by gunfire Sunday. The children were taken to a hospital...

Man struck, killed after jumping out of Uber on LA freeway

Oct. 14, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say an Uber rider was struck and killed by a California Highway Patrol car on a Los Angeles freeway when he jumped out of the ride-share vehicle during a physical fight with another passenger. The incident before dawn Monday on U.S. 101 caused a massive traffic jam. CHP...

Bears put Kyle Long on IR, promote Abdullah Anderson

Oct. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed guard Kyle Long on injured reserve because of a hip injury and promoted defensive end Abdullah Anderson from the practice squad. Long has been plagued by the hip injury since early in the season. He was listed on the injury report for the Sept. 23...