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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, an ATF agent poses with homemade rifles, or

California sues US regulator in bid to deter 'ghost guns'

Sep. 29, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backed by the fathers of two slain children, California's attorney general sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to crack down on “ghost guns” that can be built from parts and make it difficult to track or regulate owners. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol,...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020 file photo, a boy walks with his skateboard past a playground sealed off due to the coronavirus pandemic in Commerce, Calif. California public health officials say it's OK for public playgrounds to open across the state. The new guidelines require face coverings for everyone 2 and older and physical distancing between people who don't live in the same household. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, state public health officials officially loosened restrictions in 11 counties, allowing more businesses to reopen. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California eases more virus restrictions, opens playgrounds

Sep. 29, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has relaxed coronavirus restrictions in 40 of its 58 counties, including all but one in the San Francisco Bay Area where the illness first took hold in the state, even as signs emerge of a possible surge of new cases. On Tuesday, state officials upgraded seven counties...

This July 5, 2020 photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows Ole Hougen being taken into custody by police officers in Santa Cruz, Calif. Federal prosecutors charged Huge on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, with a hate crime for attacking a Black man with a knife on a San Francisco Bay Area street this summer. The Department of Justice said in a news release that Hougen, who is white, confronted a 29-year-old Black man in Santa Cruz in July and yelled racial slurs while trying to slash at him. (Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)

Hate crime charge for Santa Cruz man who attacked Black man

Sep. 29, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a 44-year-old man on Tuesday with a hate crime for attacking a Black man with a knife on a San Francisco Bay Area street this summer. The Department of Justice said in a press release that Ole Hougen, who is white, confronted a 29-year-old Black man in...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after signing a tax bill and continuing resolution to fund the government, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s true financial picture has gotten renewed scrutiny in the wake of a New York Times report in September 2020 that he declared hundreds of millions in losses in recent years, allowing him to pay just $750 in taxes the year he won the presidency, and nothing for 10 of 15 years before that. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump facing devastating debt load? Experts say not so fast

Sep. 29, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump reportedly must pay back more than $300 million in loans over the next four years, raising the possibility his lenders could face an unprecedented situation should he win a second term and not be able to raise the money: foreclosing on the leader of the free world....

Private firefighter Bradcus Schrandt, right, holds an injured kitten while Joe Catterson assists, at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif., on Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope)

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

Sep. 29, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Easing winds gave California firefighters a break Tuesday as they battled a destructive wildfire that was driven by strong winds through wine country north of San Francisco and another rural blaze that killed three people. Breezes replaced the powerful gusts that sent the Glass Fire...

Iguehi James, an Oakland, Calif., fashion entrepreneur, holds a face mask she designed for her apparel company Love Iguehi on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. She received a $5,000 grant from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce's

Virus, strife prompt 'resiliency' funds in Black communities

Sep. 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she qualified...

In this image taken from live streamed video from the California Governor's Office, California Gov. Gavin Newsom getting a flu shot during a news conference on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Newsom said he has gotten a flu shot every year

California shows signs of potential new surge of virus cases

Sep. 29, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is showing signs of a new surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, warning of a potential third shutdown of businesses and more delays in school reopenings “if we're not vigilant.” Coronavirus-related hospitalizations have fallen more...

A fire engine leaves a burning property as the Glass Fire tears through St. Helena, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands flee

Sep. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly 70,000 people to evacuated. Meanwhile, three people died in a separate fire further north in the state. In Sonoma...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan works on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

49ers have satisfying finish to East Coast trip

Sep. 29, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As disheartening as the start of their two-game trip East was for the San Francisco 49ers was, the finish was just a satisfying. After losing several key players to significant injuries in a win over the New York Jets, the Niners showed there’s plenty of talent left on the...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) walks to the dugout after being removed by manager Gabe Kapler during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants just miss playoffs, losing on season's final day

Sep. 28, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From a false-positive coronavirus test for outfielder Alex Dickerson that postponed a pair of road games against the Padres to getting smoked out of Seattle by the West Coast wildfires — all in a six-day span — the San Francisco Giants stressed their resiliency in...