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The Ranch Fire burns over a residential area, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Azusa, Calif. Heat wave conditions were making difficult work for fire crews battling brush fires and wildfires across Southern California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

Aug. 15, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters struggling to contain three wildfires near Los Angeles faced another challenging day Saturday as forecasters warned that the risk of new fires was high with temperatures expected to spike and humidity levels to drop across California. A huge forest fire that prompted...

FILE - In this June 22, 2020, file photo Metropolitan Police Department bicycle division officers stand guard after police closed the area around Lafayette Park near the White House after protesters tried to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in the park in Washington. The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked new interest in training officers how to stop colleagues from using excessive force and committing other misconduct (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

New push on training officers how to stop abuse in own ranks

Aug. 15, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say. That's now changing following the...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2020, file photo, a man lies on the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic in Santa Monica, Calif. California faces a heat wave Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that could bring dangerously high temperatures throughout the state, along with the threat of wildfires and spreading coronavirus infections as people flock to beaches and recreation areas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California heat spurs 1st rolling power outages since 2001

Aug. 15, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Friday ordered rolling power outages for the first time since 2001 as a statewide heat wave strained its electrical system. The California Independent System Operator (California ISO), which manages the power grid, declared an emergency shortly after 6:30 p.m. and directed...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Kershaw dominates, Bellinger 2 HRs, Dodgers drop Angels 7-4

Aug. 15, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Instead of staying in a nearby hotel, the Los Angeles Dodgers are driving the 32 miles back and forth to Angel Stadium for the Freeway Series this weekend in another concession to the coronavirus-shortened season. Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger kept the Dodgers in the...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

Candy Boyd, left, owner of Boyd Funeral Home, is helped as she brings in the body of Lydia Nunez, who died from COVID-19, during a funeral service at the Metropolitan Baptist Church Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. When people began dying from the coronavirus in the United States, for a few weeks funeral home owner Boyd declined to receive the remains of such patients. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fear and empathy at LA funeral home serving Black families

Aug. 14, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When people began dying from the coronavirus in the United States, for a few weeks funeral home owner Candy Boyd declined to receive the remains of such patients. There were too many unknowns, and Boyd didn’t feel like her employees had the training or equipment to safely handle...

Extradition hearing to send Weinstein to Los Angeles delayed

Aug. 14, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers and Los Angeles prosecutors have agreed to postpone extradition proceedings that would send the imprisoned former film producer from New York to California to face sexual assault charges, citing the coronavirus pandemic. Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year...

FILE - Nicholas Braun poses for a portrait to promote the film

'Succession' star Nicholas Braun writes a virus dating song

Aug. 14, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession,” has captured the fraught nature of dating during the pandemic in a catchy new punk song that started as a joke. “If you come within 6 feet, it’s mask on, mask on, mask on,...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits his third home run of a baseball game during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Betts ties MLB mark with 3 of Dodgers' 6 HRs in rout of Pads

Aug. 14, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night — for the sixth time in his career. Now nobody's done it more often. Betts launched half of the season-high six long balls socked by the Los Angeles Dodgers during an 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres. His sixth three-homer game...

A Los Angeles County firefighter extinguishes hot spots at a scorched residence while battling the Lake Fire in the Angeles National Forest, Calif., north of Santa Clarita on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Light winds and scattered thundershowers early Thursday helped calm the flames of a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles, and firefighters hoped to rein in the blaze before temperatures spike later in the day. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Crews try to tame California wildfire as heat wave arrives

Aug. 14, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews scrambled to protect homes from a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles, and officials warned the blaze could flare up again Thursday as a blistering heat wave descended on California. The fire exploded in size within hours after it broke out in dense forest...