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Tiger Woods to start his year at Torrey Pines again

Jan. 16, 2019 1:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations. Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open in 2008. Woods tied for 23rd...

The Latest: Vehicles pile up on foggy California highway

Jan. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Numerous vehicles have collided in a foggy mountain pass as a storm system passes through Southern California. The San Bernardino County Fire Department says 19 vehicles collided Wednesday morning on the southbound side of...

Falcons: McKinley with family following mental evaluation

Jan. 16, 2019 1:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley is with a family member in Oakland after undergoing a mental evaluation prompted by a friend's call to Los Angeles police. Falcons spokesman Brian Cearns told The Associated Press on Wednesday McKinley "is in a good spot" and has been in "constant...

San Francisco pier shooter seeks dismissal of gun charge

Jan. 16, 2019 1:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican national who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of murder....

Storm could set off mudslides in fire-scarred California

Jan. 16, 2019 1:38 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Light showers fell on parts of Northern California bracing for heavy rain and strong winds Wednesday that could unleash mudslides on communities struggling after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century. Water levels could rise in small rivers and creeks and debris flows could hit...

Lawyer: Adult kids freed from California home not bitter

Jan. 16, 2019 1:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven adult children who were freed from their parents' California home and years of alleged abuse are not bitter, their attorney said Wednesday. Jack Osborn, a lawyer who represents seven of David and Louise Turpin's 13 children, said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show that his...

Robert Durst murder trial set for September in Los Angeles

Jan. 16, 2019 12:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago. A judge on Tuesday scheduled the trial to begin on Sept. 3, the Los Angeles Times reported . "Sept. 3 is fine for trial," Durst...

AP WAS THERE: California's deadly 1994 Northridge earthquake

Jan. 16, 2019 12:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake struck Southern California's densely populated San Fernando Valley. A study put the death toll from the magnitude 6.7 Northridge quake at 72, including heart attacks. About 9,000 people were injured, and the damage costs were estimated...

Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

Jan. 16, 2019 12:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. A look back at the damage, deaths and developments in seismic safety since the disaster: ___ THE...

Hint of new negotiations as LA teachers strike enters day 3

Jan. 16, 2019 11:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers union leader hinted of a possible resumption of contract bargaining Wednesday as striking educators in the second largest U.S. school district walked picket lines outside hundreds of schools for a third day. "We'll have more information for you later in the day...