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Senate leader: California Legislature won't return April 13

Apr. 3, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A leader of the California Senate says the Legislature will not reconvene on April 13 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Given what the governor and our public health officials have stated, it has become increasingly clear that the April 13th return date the Legislature...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

Apr. 2, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be...

In this photo released Tuesday, March 31, 2020, by the San Diego Tunnel Task Force, Department of Homeland Security, a large haul of drugs that were seized in a cross-border tunnel running from warehouses in Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego are displayed in San Diego.  (San Diego Tunnel Task Force/Department of Homeland Security via AP)

US finds major cross-border tunnel used to smuggle drugs

Mar. 31, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A large haul of drugs, including opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine, being smuggled from Mexico to California was seized from a cross-border tunnel equipped with ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system, authorities said Tuesday. The tunnel connected warehouses in Tijuana and...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

Mar. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL...

This March 23, 2020 photo provided by Margarita Silva shows her outside the La Palma Detention Center in Eloy, Ariz., wearing her husband’s land surveyor goggles, a mask she borrowed from a friend and medical gloves she got from a hardware store. Attorneys and judges in U.S. immigration courts are trying to protect themselves from the coronavirus with borrowed masks and hand sanitizer. The Trump administration has delayed hearings for immigrants who aren't in detention but is moving forward for those who are. (Margarita Silva via AP)

Lawyers, judges push to close immigration courts amid virus

Mar. 26, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration attorneys have sported swim goggles and masks borrowed from friends to meet with clients in detention centers. Masked judges are stocking their cramped courtrooms with hand sanitizer for hearings they want to do by phone. While much of daily life has ground to a halt to reduce...

Unidentified Los Angeles residents are admistered with a test for COVID-19 while in their vehicles inside the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles Wednesday, March 25, 2020. With California virus cases surging, Gov. Gavin Newsom said his stay-at-home order for 40 million Californians may stay in place into May.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California governor: 5 big banks suspend mortgage payments

Mar. 25, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five of the nation's largest banks have agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments for people affected by the coronavirus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The announcement came as Newsom provided yet another grim statistic about the economic...

Pedestrians wear face masks due to coronavirus concerns, as they walk on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Los Angeles County health officials backtracked Tuesday on their announcement that a child died from coronavirus, saying it’s possible the death was caused by something else. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Boy, 17, with coronavirus dies as cases surge in California

Mar. 25, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County health officials backtracked Tuesday on their announcement that a child died from coronavirus, saying it’s possible the death was caused by something else. During their daily briefing, the county health department said the unidentified child from the city of...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori listens questions from journalist during a press conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in Tokyo. As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

Mar. 24, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 101,000 people have recovered so...

Signs are seen advising people to keep their distance from each other as a worker removes an umbrella in front of a restaurant on the Malibu Pier, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California governor limiting beach access to slow virus

Mar. 23, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he would close parking lots at dozens of beaches and state parks to prevent the spread of coronavirus after large groups flocked to the coast and mountains to get outdoors on the first weekend under the state's stay-at-home order. ...

Fishing boat captain Nick Haworth, right, carries tuna to a dock for sale Friday, March 20, 2020, in San Diego. Haworth came home to California after weeks at sea to find a state all but shuttered due to coronavirus measures, and nowhere to sell their catch. A handful of tuna boats filled with tens of thousands of pounds of fish are now floating off San Diego's coast as they scramble to find customers. Haworth was selling on Friday to individuals for less than half what he would get from wholesalers.

At sea during pandemic, fishermen return to stormy times

Mar. 21, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

The coronavirus literally traveled over them from Asia to California while they were on the high seas catching tuna. They were as safe as anyone from the virus doing one of the most dangerous jobs, and now? Fishermen are returning home to California to find a state all but shuttered and nowhere to sell their...