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Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles

Aug. 17, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. Officer Drake Madison says Friday the rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail. Madison...

LEADING OFF: Springer back for Astros vs A's; Puig suspended

Aug. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOW THE WEST IS WON All-Star outfielder George Springer is expected to come off the disabled list for the Houston Astros when the defending champions visit Oakland for the opener of a pivotal three-game series between AL West contenders. Last year's World Series...

Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'

Aug. 17, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises. In an interview with The Associated Press, the...

Buchholz pitches five-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1

Aug. 17, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For a player who was without a job in April, Clay Buchholz is performing like a mainstay. Buchholz pitched a five-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. A minor league...

Men charged in warehouse fire deaths to appear in court

Aug. 17, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The grieving families of 36 people killed in a Northern California 2016 warehouse fire who helped scuttle a plea bargain may now see their demand for a jury trial granted. After hearing two days of emotional testimony last week, Judge James Cramer said he couldn't accept a plea bargain...

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

Aug. 17, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of Redding...

USC's deep roster ready to rally around its new quarterback

Aug. 16, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two weeks before Southern California's first game after Sam Darnold, the star quarterback's successor still hasn't been chosen. Coach Clay Helton has been auditioning three passers for the job. Freshman JT Daniels appears to be leading the group, but slightly more experienced returnees...

Giants rookie Rodriguez goes on DL with hamstring injury

Aug. 16, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have placed standout rookie right-hander Dereck Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Right-hander Casey Kelly is now scheduled to start Friday in the series opener against the Reds. The move is retroactive to Monday, then...

Cole Hammer advances to US Amateur quarterfinals

Aug. 16, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Texas teen Cole Hammer won two matches Thursday at Pebble Beach to advance to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals. Hammer, the 18-year-old Houston player headed to the University of Texas this fall, beat Joshua McCarthy of Danville 1 up in the morning in the round of 32, and topped...

US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

Aug. 16, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attention amid the Trump administration's criticism of the resettlement program's vetting process. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, was...