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Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on Thursday

May. 22, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night. The Twins had their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels postponed because of weather and unplayable field conditions. It has been rescheduled for...

California synagogue honors woman slain in gunman's attack

May. 22, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California synagogue where a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other people has dedicated a new Torah scroll — the holiest object in Judaism — to the slain woman. The handwritten Biblical scroll was dedicated Wednesday at Chabad of Poway in memory of Lori...

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

SEAL's trial delayed as defense seeks info on email snooping

May. 22, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge delayed the murder case Wednesday of a decorated Navy SEAL to first make sure the government's monitoring of defense team emails did not compromise his right to a fair trial. Lawyers defending Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher want the judge in the case removed because he...

Tampa Bay uses long ball to beat Dodgers 8-1

May. 22, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier each hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to power the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday night. Kiermaier also made a rocket throw from center field to cut down Cody Bellinger at home plate, keeping the score...

California Senate panel OK's $214 billion spending plan

May. 22, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants to give more benefits to people living in the country illegally as lawmakers in the state Senate advanced a $214 billion spending proposal Wednesday that would expand health coverage and tax credits for immigrants. The proposal would let low-income immigrants...

California police defend using spit mask on 12-year-old boy

May. 22, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police on Wednesday defended their use of a clear mesh "spit mask" on a combative 12-year-old boy as irate bystanders videotaped the tense encounter in Sacramento while objecting that the boy was being detained. Officers "appropriately used a spit mask to protect themselves and...

The Latest: California Senate budget panel OKs spending plan

May. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Senate's budget plan (all times local): 6:11 p.m. The California Senate's budget-writing panel has approved a $214 billion spending plan that would make more people living in the country illegally eligible for government assistance. The Senate Budget...

Teachers rally as California lawmakers limit charter schools

May. 22, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have narrowly advanced a teacher-backed measure that would give local school districts more power to reject charter schools. The Assembly acted Wednesday as teachers rallied at the state Capitol. They're calling for more money for public education as part of a...

California sees more late-spring wintry weather

May. 22, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems dropping out of Canada were expected to continue into the...