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Latest: Calif. governor signs law to limit police shooting

Aug. 19, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California measure aimed at deterring shootings by police (all times local): 11:45 a.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police. Newsom says the law he approved Monday will reduce the number of lives lost and begin...

Officials seize marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers

Aug. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. A CBP news...

Upset city: 9-1 shot Higher Power wins $1M Pacific Classic

Aug. 17, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — With his top two horses elsewhere, John Sadler took a chance with a couple others in his barn. Higher Power paid off. The 4-year-old colt took command turning into the stretch and won the $1 million Pacific Classic by 5 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Saturday, making Sadler the first...

Lawsuit challenges California's assault weapons ban

Aug. 15, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The lawsuit was the latest among gun advocacy and lobbying groups to challenge California's firearms laws, which are among the...

Quantrill, Padres beat Rays for 1st time since 2010

Aug. 14, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays finally fell in San Diego, though they didn't dwell too much on their loss. It's hard to be down when the rest of their road trip was perfect. "If you go 5-1 on the road you have to be happy with that," the Rays' Tommy Pham said. "Now we have to take that same effort...

Synagogue shooting suspect had invalid license to buy gun

Aug. 14, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 19-year-old nursing student accused of opening fire at a California synagogue didn't have a valid hunting license, which is the only way someone under 21 who isn't in the military or law enforcement can legally buy a weapon under state law. The California Fish and Wildlife Department...

Rays place Avisail Garcia on 10-day IL with oblique injury

Aug. 14, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed starting outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, a day after sustaining an oblique strain in the game against the San Diego Padres. "It was a tough decision because he's meant so much to us," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He tweaked it,...

Choi, Meadows homer in Rays' 7-5 win against Padres

Aug. 14, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Falling behind 4-1 in the first inning didn't matter to the Tampa Bay Rays. Ji-Man Choi hit a go-ahead, two-run home run with two outs in the seventh inning and rookie Austin Meadows also connected for the Rays, who beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win....

GOP congressman set to go to trial weeks before 2020 primary

Aug. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter won't go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve the spending of campaign cash on vacations, extramarital affairs and other items, a U.S. judge decided Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Whelan changed the trial date from Sept. 10 to Jan....

The Latest: Judge delays corruption trial of lawmaker

Aug. 13, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A U.S. judge in San Diego has pushed back the corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter until next year. The 42-year-old Republican lawmaker and his wife have been accused of misusing $250,000...