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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, a detailed view SDCCU stadium before the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game in San Diego. The school has also begun looking at how it could safely host fans within social distancing guidelines, if fans will be allowed to attend games at 70,000-seat SDCCU Stadium. This season, 39 major college football schools have scheduled 49 so-called buy games worth an estimated $65 million. If coronavirus disruptions cause Power Five teams to play more or only conference games, stretched athletic budgets could face huge holes. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Football still a possibility at big 3 Cal State schools

May. 17, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t necessarily close the door on football at its three schools that play in the far-flung Mountain West Conference. San Diego State is looking at having...

Judge temporarily blocks Trump's California water plan

May. 12, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A federal court on Monday temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to pump more water to the agricultural Central Valley, which critics said would threaten endangered species and salmon runs. A judge issued a preliminary injunction in two lawsuits brought against...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Tulane running back Amare Jones is tackled for a loss by Auburn defensive end Marlon Davidson (3) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Davidson was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the NFL football draft Friday, April 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Falcons use draft to rebuild substandard defense

Apr. 25, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After back-to-back losing seasons, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn know they're under pressure in 2020. They used the NFL draft to remake a defense that drew much of the blame for two straight 7-9 finishes. The Falcons used four of their six picks on...

California man guilty of killing 4 in race-related rampage

Apr. 24, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who said he was fed up with racism against black people was convicted of killing four white men in a race-related rampage in California's Central Valley, prosecutors announced Friday. Kori Ali Muhammad was convicted by a Fresno County jury Wednesday of first-degree murder,...

NFL Draft: QB Joe Burrow, WRs and tackles headline draft

Apr. 20, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

Top offensive players available in the NFL draft (x-entered draft with college eligibility remaining). QUARTERBACKS Position outlook: The presumptive No. 1 overall, a likely top-five pick with injury concerns, another first-rounder — but how high? — and a real wild card. Joe Burrow, 6-foot-3, 221...

In this image provided by Lizabeth Baker Wade, nurses at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 10, 2020, raise their fists in solidarity after telling managers they can't care for COVID-19 patients without N95 respirator masks to protect themselves. The hospital has suspended ten nurses from the ward, but has started providing nurses caring for COVID-19 patients with N95 masks. (Lizabeth Baker Wade via AP)

Nurses push back on pressure to work without right equipment

Apr. 16, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

Nurse Mike Gulick was meticulous about not bringing the coronavirus home to his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. He’d stop at a hotel after work just to take a shower. He’d wash his clothes in Lysol disinfectant. They did a tremendous amount of hand-washing. But at Providence Saint John’s...