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California hires familiar face in Charmin Smith as coach

Jun. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California found a familiar face in Charmin Smith to replace Lindsay Gottlieb as women's basketball coach. Smith returns to a campus where she most recently served as associate head coach since 2012 before joining the WNBA's New York Liberty as an assistant coach in April. Gottlieb...

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Jun. 19, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...

The Latest: Woman facing felony charges in Bezos protest

Jun. 7, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A judge in Las Vegas says a California animal rights activist can be freed from jail without bail pending her next court date on...

Protester arrested at Jeff Bezos Amazon conference in Vegas

Jun. 6, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman was arrested Thursday after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and yelling about chicken farms on stage at a conference in Las Vegas, authorities said. Bezos's appearance at Amazon's re:Mars event at the Aria resort was briefly interrupted before the woman was surrounded...

The Latest: Protester arrested at Jeff Bezos Amazon event

Jun. 6, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A woman was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and yelling about chicken farms on stage at a conference in...

How we analyzed California's wildfire evacuation routes

Apr. 27, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — How many roads are enough to get out? That's the question we wondered after watching tragedy unfold in Paradise, California, last year during the Camp Fire. Paradise had five two-lane roads and one four-lane road leading out of town. But the fire forced officials to close three of...