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Son of 2 Missouri judges missing in California found dead

Jan. 27, 2020 9:08 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The 25-year-old son of two Missouri judges who disappeared last month in California has been found dead. The Springfield News Leader reports that Greene County Judge Calvin Holden confirmed the death of his son, Alexander Holden, in a text message late Sunday. He described his son...

Reno couple plead guilty in death of 5-year-old girl

Jan. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno couple has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the torturous death of the man's 5-year-old daughter who police say was handcuffed in an animal cage and starved before she died and they stashed her emaciated body in a duffel bag found in a California storage unit. Averyauna Enoch...

Esposito leads Sac State past Portland State 66-55

Jan. 24, 2020 12:10 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Esposito scored a career-high 22 points and Sacramento State turned back Portland State 66-55 on Thursday night. Esposito sank 6 of 16 shots from the floor and made 9 of 12 free throws for the Hornets (11-6, 4-4 Big Sky Conference). Chibueze Jacobs pitched in with 12 points...

FILE — In this Monday, June 24, 2019 file photo Adel Sambrano Ramos, enters a Sacramento County Superior Court room for his first court appearance in the shooting death of Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento County District Attorney's office announced on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019, that prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for Ramos, who is accused of killing O'Sullivan. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officer

Jan. 23, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento policewoman in an ambush last year. Adel Sambrano Ramos, 46, appeared in court and showed no reaction to the prosecutors' decision in a hearing that lasted only a...

Alice White displays a package of Huggies disposable wipes at Pucci's Leader Pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. A bill by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, that would require products that cannot be flushed down the toilet to be clearly labeled as such was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. It now goes for a vote in the Assembly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California could limit 'flushable' wipes tied to sewer clogs

Jan. 23, 2020 8:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Wet wipes, those single-use wet tissues for babies and adults wanting something more than just toilet paper, are the scourge of sewer systems nationwide, according to several cities challenging claims that the products are safe to flush. Legislation in California that advanced on...

Joseph James DeAngelo, suspected of being the Golden State Killer, appears in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ordered a preliminary hearing for DeAngelo to begin May 12, 2020.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Judge sets preliminary hearing in 'Golden State Killer' case

Jan. 23, 2020 12:10 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday set a May hearing to decide if prosecutors have enough evidence to go to trial against a man suspected being the notorious "Golden State Killer" who eluded capture for decades. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ordered the...

Actor Jeff Goldblum displays a reusable metal straw as he discusses two bills aimed at reducing single-use plastic packaging and products, like plastic straws and food containers at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. If approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor, California would become the first-in-the-nation to adopt measures to rein in waste for single-use plastic containers and items. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Celebrities back California bill to cut single-use plastics

Jan. 22, 2020 5:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A push to pass first-in-the-nation California proposals to limit single-use plastic containers and other items drew support from actor Jeff Goldblum on Wednesday. Environmental groups hail the proposal as a landmark attempt to cut down on 75% of waste from plastic items like...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, left, and forward Kristaps Porzingis sit on the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Porzingis rejoins Mavs after missing 10 games with sore knee

Jan. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis was back in the lineup for Dallas against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after missing 10 games with right knee soreness. The 7-foot-3 forward was expected to return almost a week ago in Sacramento, but was a late scratch when knee soreness returned during...

This Dec. 14, 2019 photo shows music producer Victoria Monet during a portrait session in Los Angeles. Monét is nominated for two Grammys, album of the year and record of the year, for co-producing Ariana Grande's album

As a producer, Victoria Monét reaches longtime Grammy goal

Jan. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a look at the list of producers nominated for album of the year at this year’s Grammy Awards, and yes, you’ll notice it is still a boy's club. But look closely and you’ll see one female name in contention for music’s highest honor: Victoria Monét....

Dallas Mavericks forwards Kristaps Porzingis, right, and Dwight Powell watch from the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Mavs' Porzingis says knee ready for game after false start

Jan. 20, 2020 2:13 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis stopped short of saying he was ready to return from a right knee issue that has sidelined him for 10 games because the Dallas Mavericks forward was a late scratch the last time he thought he was close. The 7-foot-3 Latvian also says he has recovered from an illness that...