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A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus

Mar. 31, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance. Nikki Trudeaux posted her latest update Monday night on social media. She said the 54-year-old former major leaguer still required...

Grant Mock, a PFC with the California National Guard places cereal in a box of food supplies at the Sacramento Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 21, 2020. Food banks have been hit hard by a shortage of volunteers due to the mandatory stay-at-home order caused by the coronavirus. Mock and other members of the 115th Regional Support Group are supplementing food bank staff to ensure the food bank continues provide food to those in need. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Governor calls on youth to take shelter-in-place seriously

Mar. 22, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was unlike any its 40 million residents had ever seen before. Less than 48 hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented stay-at-home order to help curb the coronavirus spread, shopping centers and streets were empty....

The Latest: AP Source: Seahawks bolster O-line, sign Finney

Mar. 18, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the second day Tuesday but cannot finalize any agreements until Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:45 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks have bolstered its offensive line by agreeing to a two-year deal with B.J. Finney, according to a...

This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows an aerial view of Allegiant Stadium ,the new NFL football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. A person familiar with the team's plans says the Oakland Raiders have declined an option to remain in Oakland for 2020 and are on target to move into the new stadium this summer. Construction on the stadium has been deemed an essential project and is going on without interruption despite most business being shut down in Nevada because of the new coronavirus. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

AP Source: Raiders decline option to stay in Oakland in 2020

Mar. 18, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have officially declined their option to play the 2020 season in Oakland and remain set to begin play in Las Vegas this season. A person familiar with the team's plans said Wednesday that the Raiders notified officials in Oakland and Alameda County that they won't...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. attorney David Anderson announces criminal spy charges against San Francisco Bay Area tour operator Xuehua Edward Peng, in San Francisco. Xuehua Edward Peng was sentenced to four years in prison for serving as an unregistered agent for China's ministry of state security in a scheme to use

California man gets prison for working as agent for China

Mar. 17, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco Bay Area tour operator was sentenced to four years in prison for serving as an unregistered agent for China’s Ministry of State Security in a scheme to use “dead drops” to pick up digital memory cards from a source and take them to China....

FILE - This file photo released July 24, 2018, by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows John Lee Cowell. A San Francisco Bay area judge has decided that Cowell, a transient guilty of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Nia Wilson at a commuter train platform, was sane at the time and faces life in prison. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

San Francisco area man found sane in commuter train stabbing

Mar. 16, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco area judge ruled Monday that a transient who fatally stabbed an 18-year-old woman at a commuter train platform was sane at the time he committed the July 2018 murder. The Alameda County jury that found John Lee Cowell guilty last week in the murder of Nia Wilson and...

The Latest: Oregon to get fraction of protective gear needed

Mar. 12, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon officials say they will be getting just a fraction of the personal protective equipment sought from the U.S. government for front-line medical workers treating COVID-19 patients. Nik Blosser, Gov. Kate Brown’s chief of staff, told The Associated Press the...

Passengers from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, exit a bus before boarding a chartered plane in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The passengers on the flight are going to San Antonio to be quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Coronavirus clusters swell on both sides of the US

Mar. 11, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

Alarming clusters of the coronavirus swelled on both coasts of the U.S. on Tuesday, with more than 70 cases now tied to a biotech conference in Boston and infections turning up at 10 nursing homes in the hard-hit Seattle area. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden abruptly canceled rallies because...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, a photo of victim Nia Wilson, right, is displayed at a news conference as her father Ansar El Muhammad, left, and her mother, Alicia Grayson, listen in San Francisco. An Alameda County jury found 29-year-old John Lee Cowell guilty of murdering Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland as she was returning home from a family gathering with her two sisters. Jurors also found Cowell guilty of attempted murder in the stabbing of Wilson's sister, who survived severe injuries to her neck. Wilson's stabbing death in July 2018 horrified bystanders and added to BART's reputation as unsafe. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco area man guilty of commuter train murder

Mar. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco area man with a history of violence and mental illness is guilty of the random stabbing death of an 18-year-old woman at a commuter train platform two years ago, a killing with racial undertones that prompted rallies and vigils. An Alameda County jury announced Tuesday...

People wait at a bus stop, in Rome, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its population in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Mar. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — In a story March 9, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, The Associated Press erroneously reported that there were confirmed cases in Guadeloupe, one of France's overseas territories. A French official says there are currently no proven cases of the virus in the Guadeloupe...