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The Latest: No. 1 Cavs struggling against 16-seed (again)

Mar. 22, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 3:25 p.m. No. 1 seed Virginia is having a difficult time early with 16th-seeded Gardner-Webb. Remind anybody of anything? The Cavaliers trailed in the opening minutes Friday, missing three of their first five shots and making a pair of...

Golden Gate Bridge toll to cost nearly $10 by 2023

Mar. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trip across the Golden Gate Bridge is about to get more expensive. The Press Democrat reports Golden Gate Bridge officials voted Friday to raise tolls up to $9.75 by 2023. The first increase will come in July when a trip from the North Bay from San Francisco will rise from $7 to...

Indicted UCLA men's soccer coach resigns

Mar. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has resigned in the wake of his indictment in the college admissions scandal. School spokeswoman Liza David said Friday that Salcedo quit after being on leave since the charges became public last week. Salcedo appeared in court last week after he was...

New Jersey sues California company over 'ghost guns'

Mar. 22, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called "ghost guns" last year. The lawsuit filed Thursday...

California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

Mar. 22, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will allow state fire officials to bypass some environmental regulations to clear dead trees and other vegetation ahead of the next wildfire season. His order will come Friday as he declares a state of emergency, saying the number of dead trees across...

Fugitive found following fraudulent $3 purchase

Mar. 22, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A suspect in a 2012 California killing is in jail following a fraudulent $3 purchase. Cody Tripp, 33, was booked Wednesday in the Weber County Jail in Ogden, Utah, and is being held without bail, the Standard-Examiner reported on Thursday. Tripp is the main suspect in the killing of...

Los Angeles dockworkers oppose expanded automation

Mar. 22, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dockworkers fearing increasing automation will cost jobs in the Port of Los Angeles are fighting use of driverless electric cargo trucks. The issue drew union members, local business owners and activists to a hearing Thursday by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, which...

California unemployment rate unchanged in February

Mar. 22, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent in February. The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California added 14,600 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. It was 4.1 percent from last...

Rebuilding in Santa Rosa area destroyed by wildfire ramps up

Mar. 22, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — An official says that 17 months after a massive wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes in a wine country neighborhood, 70 percent of the properties are under construction or have been rebuilt. Gabe Osburn, Santa Rosa's deputy director of development services, tells the Press...

Body found in trunk of abandoned vehicle identified

Mar. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A body found in the trunk of an abandoned vehicle in a desert area east of Las Vegas has been identified. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that the body, discovered on March 7, was identified as Dr. Thomas Burchard, of Salinas, California. A man driving through the remote...