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Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

FILE - In this March 9, 2010, file photo a tanker truck passes the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, May 26 against major oil companies in lawsuits brought by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said state courts are the proper forum for the lawsuits alleging that Big Oil promoted petroleum as environmentally responsible when producers knew it was causing damage. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

May. 26, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by energy companies and ruled state courts are the proper forum...

FILE-  This Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, shows homes leveled by the Camp Fire line the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited horrific Northern California wildfires that left entire cities in ruins. After nearly a year-and-a-half of wrangling during one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history, it’s unclear if PG&E is now any better equipped to protect the 16 million people who rely on it for power. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

PG&E nears end of bankruptcy amid persisting safety worries

May. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited a succession of horrific Northern California wildfires. After nearly a year-and-a-half of wrangling during one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, freelance journalist Bryan Carmody attends a panel event held by the Society of Professional Journalists in San Francisco. San Francisco police have agreed to uphold press protections as part of a settlement with a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by police a year ago in a bid to root out a confidential source. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams, File)

Police to acknowledge press protections after disputed raid

May. 26, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have acknowledged the need to uphold press protections as part of a settlement with a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by police a year ago in a bid to root out a confidential source. Police seized the computers, phones and cameras of...

Anaplan: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

May. 26, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anaplan Inc. (PLAN) on Tuesday reported a loss of $39.6 million in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the San Francisco-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, were 10 cents per share. The results...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, front, celebrates the Chrism Mass for the faithful of the nation's largest Catholic Archdiocese in Los Angeles. California says churches can resume in-person services but the congregations will be limited to less than 100 and worshippers should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate. The state Department of Public Health released a framework Monday, May 25, for county health officials to permit houses of worship to reopen. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

California issues guidelines for church reopenings

May. 25, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Religious services in California will look much different under rules unveiled Monday that limit attendance to 100 people and recommend worshippers wear masks, limit singing and refrain from shaking hands or hugging. The state released guidance under which county health departments can...

Sara Stewart, foreground, reads a book while away from crowds visiting Baker Beach during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California issues guidelines for church reopenings

May. 25, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California churches can resume in-person services but worshippers will be limited to 100 people and they should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate under state guidelines released Monday. The California Department of Public Health released a framework...

This photo courtesy of Dan Whaley, @dwhly, shows a warehouse fire burning at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco early Saturday, May 23, 2020.  The fire tore through the warehouse, sending thick smoke over the waterfront and causing its walls to collapse.  (Dan Whaley, @dwhly via AP)

Warehouse fire devastates San Francisco's fishing industry

May. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city's fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sunday. The fire erupted before dawn...

California woman arrested for posting racist notes at homes

May. 24, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — A woman in the San Francisco Bay Area has been arrested on suspicion of posting handwritten messages at several homes, targeting Asian Americans and suggesting that those not native to the United States should leave the country immediately. Police in San Leandro, a suburb of...

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Joel Johnson rides his new bicycle on a bike path at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Johnson hadn't owned a bicycle since he was 15, but soon after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shelter in place order in San Francisco, he bought a bike to avoid crowded public trains and buses. Johnson is among thousands of cooped-up Americans snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their mental sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up

May. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that. Johnson first bought a multipurpose bike to avoid the germs on crowded buses and trains but then discovered a passion for pedaling around San Francisco, where some streets are now closed to...