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Tens of thousands converge on California 'poppy apocalypse'

Mar. 18, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Like Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz," the Southern California city of Lake Elsinore is being overwhelmed by the power of the poppies. About 150,000 people over the weekend flocked to see this year's rain-fed flaming orange patches of poppies lighting up the hillsides near the...

Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

Mar. 18, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to prosecute officers who kill civilians and to require that all cases go before a grand jury. "The legacy is we're...

Kershaw to miss opening day start, snapping 8-year streak

Mar. 18, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw won't be starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers. Manager Dave Roberts announced the decision on Monday. Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation during spring training, and has yet to pitch in...

MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Mar. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki returns to his native Japan when Seattle and Oakland open the season...

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

Mar. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before being released Monday, authorities said. Toledo is accused...

Girl, 5, lost in California river, 2 rescued in Los Angeles

Mar. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Searchers combed a river in the Sierra Nevada foothills for a little girl swept away during the weekend, and two people were rescued in Los Angeles early Monday, putting a focus on dangers resulting from California's exceptionally wet winter. The 5-year-old girl slipped off rocks and...

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

Mar. 18, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

REDWOOD CITY, California (AP) — The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview. Toledo also declined to discuss...

Warner Bros.' chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Mar. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John...

49ers re-sign DB Jimmie Ward to 1-year deal

Mar. 18, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed defensive back Jimmie Ward to a one-year deal. The team announced the deal on Monday after agreeing to terms last week on a contract to bring back the 2014 first-round pick. The 27-year-old Ward has played only 51 games over five seasons...

Raiders re-sign return specialist Dwayne Harris

Mar. 18, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent return specialist Dwayne Harris. The team announced Monday that Harris will return after a strong debut season in Oakland. Harris averaged 14.1 yards per punt return last season, the second-best mark in franchise history and tied for the...