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Koch exec, Black Lives Matter in group pushing prison reform

Jul. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A criminal justice reform group that launched Tuesday has brought together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries executive in an unlikely collaboration focusing on finding solutions to problems like racial disparity and the...

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Jul. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party. The former vice president is calling for an end to the disparity that placed stricter...

US citizens and Iranian relatives sue over travel ban

Jul. 23, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A group of American citizens and legal residents trying to bring their Iranian spouses and other family to join them in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit saying they are being unfairly blocked by the Trump administration's travel ban. The families sued late Monday in...

Avenatti: Trump aims Justice Department at political enemies

Jul. 23, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti told reporters President Donald Trump is the real criminal after the California attorney appeared at a New York hearing on criminal charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book proceeds. Avenatti called Trump a "third-rate mobster" who has unleashed the U.S. Justice...

Official: Research satellite appears to unfurl solar sails

Jul. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mission officials say a tiny spacecraft orbiting Earth appears to have successfully unfurled its solar sails to test the potential of using sunlight for propulsion. Commands were sent Tuesday to the Planetary Society's LightSail 2 from mission control at California Polytechnic State...

3 charged in violent Disneyland fight caught on video

Jul. 23, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and a woman face multiple criminal charges after a family's fight at Disneyland turned violent and was recorded on video. Anaheim police said officers were called to the theme park July 6 to help break up the melee, which began between a brother and sister but quickly involved...

Trump puts his stamp on nation's immigration courts

Jul. 23, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In just 2½ years, the Trump administration has put its stamp on the nation's immigration court system, appointing more than 4 in 10 judges while dramatically expanding the bench and issuing new rules that make it harder for migrants to win their cases and stay in the country. An...

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner starts for Giants, Paddack vs Alonso

Jul. 23, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAY OR GO? Madison Bumgarner has been mentioned a lot in the last month as a top trade target. That was before the Giants went on a big winning streak and put themselves back in playoff contention. San Francisco general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged over...

Panik's double caps 3-run 8th as Giants rally past Cubs 5-4

Jul. 23, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and...

Angels' Skaggs remembered and praised at memorial service

Jul. 22, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney urged those at a private memorial service to remember a gift fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs gave to them. "Take a moment, close your eyes and think of a story or even an image that reminds you of all the good times you had with Ty," Heaney...