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Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked

Jul. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left...

Dickerson hits go-ahead RBI single, Giants beat Rockies 8-4

Jul. 17, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Newcomers Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski are making their presence felt during the San Francisco Giants' surprising mid-season surge. Dickerson had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in San Francisco's four-run 10th inning as the Giants recovered from giving up a...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

California officers reunite 250-pound tortoise with owners

Jul. 17, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (AP) — A 250-pound tortoise that wandered away from its home has been rescued after California Highway Patrol officers found it on the side of a road. And no, they didn't arrest it for speeding. The highway patrol says it got a call about the big reptile Sunday evening. It was spotted on...

Harper drives in 5 runs, Phillies rally past Dodgers 9-8

Jul. 17, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the bottom of the ninth after pinch-hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris in the top half, rallying the Phillies to a 9-8 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday night....

Venus Williams to play San Jose for second straight year

Jul. 17, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event. She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July 30 after reaching the 2018 quarterfinals. The seven-time Grand Slam...

California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges...

California pot seller asks court to void county delivery ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden...

LA County to pay $53M over strip searches of female inmates

Jul. 16, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will pay $53 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged tens of thousands of women were given invasive group strip searches at a jail, according to court filings Tuesday. The class-action lawsuit was filed in 2010 on behalf of former inmates who said they were placed in...

No bail for Mexican megachurch leader in child rape case

Jul. 16, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo was ordered held without bail Tuesday on charges of child rape and human trafficking after a historically high $50 million bail was set earlier in the case. Naasón Joaquín García is a danger to the community and a flight...