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A homeless person sits on the street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Since the beginning of an international pandemic, officials in California have said one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others: the homeless. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

Apr. 3, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors. On Friday,...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith (99) sits on the bench during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif. The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing status in the NFL is up in the air. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Smith signed Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the signing hadn't been announced.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

AP source: Cowboys sign DE Aldon Smith, suspended since 2015

Apr. 2, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing status in the NFL is uncertain. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Smith signed Wednesday with Dallas. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance. Nikki Trudeaux posted her latest update late Tuesday night on social media. She said the 54-year-old former major leaguer still...

Kaiser Permanente cancels $900M Oakland headquarters project

Mar. 24, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kaiser Permanente has canceled its $900 million headquarters project in Oakland, a major blow to the local economy, officials said Tuesday. The health care giant had plans to build a 1.6 million-square-foot office tower that would have been Oakland’s biggest commercial...

Grant Mock, a PFC with the California National Guard places cereal in a box of food supplies at the Sacramento Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 21, 2020. Food banks have been hit hard by a shortage of volunteers due to the mandatory stay-at-home order caused by the coronavirus. Mock and other members of the 115th Regional Support Group are supplementing food bank staff to ensure the food bank continues provide food to those in need. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Governor calls on youth to take shelter-in-place seriously

Mar. 22, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was unlike any its 40 million residents had ever seen before. Less than 48 hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented stay-at-home order to help curb the coronavirus spread, shopping centers and streets were empty....

Final 4 Wisconsin passengers aboard cruise ship return home

Mar. 21, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The last four Wisconsin citizens who were aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that docked in the Port of Oakland, California, last week after a long ordeal due to the coronavirus have arrived in the state, Gov. Tony Evers announced Saturday. Evers said the residents arrived late Friday...

The Latest: AP Source: Seahawks bolster O-line, sign Finney

Mar. 18, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the second day Tuesday but cannot finalize any agreements until Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:45 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks have bolstered its offensive line by agreeing to a two-year deal with B.J. Finney, according to a...

This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows an aerial view of Allegiant Stadium ,the new NFL football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. A person familiar with the team's plans says the Oakland Raiders have declined an option to remain in Oakland for 2020 and are on target to move into the new stadium this summer. Construction on the stadium has been deemed an essential project and is going on without interruption despite most business being shut down in Nevada because of the new coronavirus. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

AP Source: Raiders decline option to stay in Oakland in 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have officially declined their option to play the 2020 season in Oakland and remain set to begin play in Las Vegas this season. A person familiar with the team's plans said Wednesday that the Raiders notified officials in Oakland and Alameda County that they won't...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. attorney David Anderson announces criminal spy charges against San Francisco Bay Area tour operator Xuehua Edward Peng, in San Francisco. Xuehua Edward Peng was sentenced to four years in prison for serving as an unregistered agent for China's ministry of state security in a scheme to use

California man gets prison for working as agent for China

Mar. 17, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco Bay Area tour operator was sentenced to four years in prison for serving as an unregistered agent for China’s Ministry of State Security in a scheme to use “dead drops” to pick up digital memory cards from a source and take them to China....

Nebraskans aboard California cruise ship return home

Mar. 17, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight Nebraska residents who were on a cruise ship forced to idle off the California coast because of COVID-19 cases aboard have returned to the state and will isolate themselves for 14 days, officials said. The Grand Princess pulled into the Port of Oakland March 9 with more than 3,500...