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"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is released from prison

May. 23, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views. President Donald Trump reacted by...

APNewsBreak: Police won't fight California use-of-force bill

May. 23, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major law enforcement organizations dropped their opposition Thursday to California legislation that strengthens standards for when officers can use deadly force, a shift that followed changes to the measure. The measure would bar police from using lethal force unless it is...

Twins tie team record with 8 homers in 16-7 win over Angels

May. 23, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn't just been good, it has been powerful. The Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs and beat the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 on Thursday to complete...

Riley homers again as Braves beat Giants 5-4 in 13 innings

May. 23, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Austin Riley has been at the center of Atlanta's recent power surge and did it again with his fifth home run in nine games to set a modern-day franchise record. Riley's single five innings later was equally pivotal and helped the Braves keep rolling. Riley hit a game-tying home run in...

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

May. 23, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Kevin Hart and a host of others who consider the criminal justice system often unfair and dehumanizing. Hussle served time...

49ers S Jimmie Ward, DE Nick Bosa injured in practice

May. 23, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two key San Francisco 49ers defensive players are sidelined from injuries during the offseason program. The 49ers said that safety Jimmie Ward broke his collarbone at practice on Thursday and that first-round defensive end Nick Bosa has been diagnosed with a grade 1 hamstring...

Tesla shares bounce on leaked memo about rising sales

May. 23, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

Shares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up. The company's stock closed up 1.4% to $195.49 on a volatile day that started out with a loss. Tesla stock has shed 16% in the past three weeks and about 41% since the...

Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

May. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts...

Sharks head into uncertain offseason with key free agents

May. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — If Joe Thornton comes back for a 22nd season in the NHL, it would only be with the San Jose Sharks. Captain Joe Pavelski is confident he will get a deal done to stay with the franchise he joined as a draft pick back in 2003. The situation with the other major potential unrestricted...

Far from border, US cities feel effect of migrant releases

May. 23, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A surge of asylum-seeking families has been straining cities along the southern U.S. border for months, but now the issue is flowing into cities far from Mexico, where immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds and local authorities are struggling to keep up with...