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Signs of recovery as California adds jobs for 2nd month

Apr. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic. New unemployment claims, both for traditional...

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

Apr. 16, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman admitted to drowning her three young children because, she said in a jailhouse television interview, it would keep them away from their father amid a bitter custody battle. Liliana Carrillo told KGET-TV that she wanted to...

2 documentaries up for Oscars tell stories of nonagenarians

Apr. 16, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

The Oscar isn’t the only one celebrating its 93rd trip around the sun at the Academy Awards ceremony this year. The shorts category features two documentaries, “ A Concerto is a Conversation ” and “ Colette,” about fellow nonagenarians who have led extraordinary and extraordinarily...

Podcast helped California cops crack 1996 student killing

Apr. 16, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Lambert would like to get back to making music but he can’t stop chasing a ghost that has haunted him for nearly 25 years. A roadside billboard on California’s Central Coast detoured him three years ago from his career as a...

LA Phil's Dudamel to become music director of Paris Opera

Apr. 16, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gustavo Dudamel will become music director of the Paris Opera while continuing his commitment to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Paris Opera and the Venezuelan director announced the appointment Friday. “Opera has long played...

Price earns 1st regular-season save, Dodgers top Rockies 7-5

Apr. 16, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and Max Muncy each hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday night as David Price earned his first regular-season save. Muncy’s two-out drive in the seventh inning off reliever Yency...

Standoff with man suspected of killing California woman

Apr. 16, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of driving from Washington state to California in order to kill his estranged wife was taken into custody late Thursday night after an hours-long standoff with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, authorities said. James...

Patrick Marleau poised to break Gordie Howe's games record

Apr. 16, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Growing up on a farm as a hockey-loving kid in Saskatchewan, the knowledge that players like Gordie Howe had made the journey from that remote province to the NHL gave Patrick Marleau belief that he could one day follow that same path. Marleau...

A's pound Tigers, back Manaea's 1st victory of season, 8-4

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are scoring runs every which way again and they're back to playing their winning brand of baseball. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the A's won their fifth...

Mother in California says she drowned 3 children to protect them from father's sex abuse

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Mother in California says she drowned 3 children to protect them from father's sex abuse.