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1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino

Jul. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven people suffered mostly minor injuries when a roof collapsed Monday at a Los Angeles area casino, raining debris into the lobby area, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department received multiple calls following the collapse around 10 a.m. at Larry Flynt's Lucky...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Authorities say a gas explosion that destroyed a Southern California home has killed one person and injured more than a dozen others. The explosion occurred shortly after noon Monday...

Crawford has 2 HRs, 8 RBIs as Giants overwhelm Rockies 19-2

Jul. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season-high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Mike Yastrzemski went 4 for 6 with a homer and Buster...

Making an immigration arrest requires hours of surveillance

Jul. 15, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky. "I'm going to do a vehicle stop," an officer radioed....

49ers sign K Robbie Gould to 4-year contract

Jul. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kicker Robbie Gould signed a four-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday instead of playing this season on the franchise tag. The 49ers had placed the tag on Gould in February for a price tag of about $5 million and faced a Monday deadline to sign him to a long-term...

Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

Jul. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they'd been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in "The Lion King." Not only was it an ambitious remake of an iconic film, but it was their first major Hollywood...

Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm's work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual...

Raiders sign free agent G Jonathan Cooper

Jul. 15, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent guard Jonathan Cooper. The team made the move Monday to add a veteran guard after news last week that projected starter Richie Incognito will be suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Jul. 15, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various...