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Attorney Avenatti faces judge in Stormy Daniels-related case

Jul. 23, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti is due to return to a New York court to face charges accusing him of cheating porn star Stormy Daniels out of $300,000 in a book deal. The pretrial hearing Tuesday is likely to be routine, with a discussion of when written arguments must be submitted and...

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Jul. 23, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden plans to propose a criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill that he helped write as a senator and that his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for the mass incarceration of racial minorities since then. Most...

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner starts for Giants, Paddack vs Alonso

Jul. 23, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAY OR GO? Madison Bumgarner has been mentioned a lot in the last month as a top trade target. That was before the Giants went on a big winning streak and put themselves back in playoff contention. San Francisco general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged over...

Panel of national leaders aims for bipartisan justice reform

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration aimed at harnessing momentum following a bipartisan overhaul last year....

Panik's double caps 3-run 8th as Giants rally past Cubs 5-4

Jul. 23, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and...

Angels' Skaggs remembered and praised at memorial service

Jul. 22, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney urged those at a private memorial service to remember a gift fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs gave to them. "Take a moment, close your eyes and think of a story or even an image that reminds you of all the good times you had with Ty," Heaney...

A's to offer simultaneous broadcasts, 1 with analytics focus

Jul. 22, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are set to offer a special broadcast to fans who appreciate the game's analytics side. On Thursday, the A's will feature simultaneous audio broadcasts for a game against Texas — their traditional broadcast as well as a "data-driven" version on A's Cast....

Police investigate if crashed car was partially self-driving

Jul. 22, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured, authorities said Monday. Officers were investigating whether the Tesla, which was rented through the peer-to-peer car rental...

Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie reconcile a changing Hollywood

Jul. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once upon a time, not too far from Hollywood, two of the world's biggest movie stars were talking about what it's like to screw up on set. "Messing up the lines in front of the entire cast and crew?" Leonardo DiCaprio said. "It's the going to school in your underwear nightmare." "It's...

Suspension lifted on boxer who planted kiss on reporter

Jul. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials on Monday lifted the suspension of a Bulgarian boxer who kissed a reporter without her consent during a post-fight interview after he completed a sexual harassment course and paid a $2,500 fine. The California State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to allow Kubrat Pulev to...