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No. 15 USC shakes off slow start to rout Arizona State

Jan. 25, 2022 03:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson scored 16 points and No. 15 Southern California shook off a slow start to defeat Arizona State 78-56 on Monday night. About 10 minutes after the game ended, the Galen Center was evacuated after USC's Department of Public Safety received a bomb...

California redwood forest returned to native tribal group

Jan. 25, 2022 03:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land. Save the Redwoods League planned to announce Tuesday that it is...

Vrankic leads Santa Clara past San Diego 78-74 in OT

Jan. 24, 2022 23:29 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josip Vrankic scored a pair of layups while Santa Clara held San Diego scoreless for the final two-and-a-half minutes of overtime as the Broncos pulled out a 78-74 victory on Monday night. Vrankic finished with 22 points and Keshawn Justice had 18 points...

Man who died in prison suspected in 1985 California killing

Jan. 24, 2022 21:20 PM EST

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A convicted rapist who died in prison has been identified as the suspect in the 1985 killing of a Southern California woman, authorities said Monday. Helen Brooks was found dead at her apartment in the Mojave Desert town of Apple Valley on July 5,...

No. 16 BYU women beat San Diego for 2nd time in 2 days

Jan. 24, 2022 21:11 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Shaylee Gonzales scored 20 points, Lauren Gustin had 10 points and 13 rebounds and No. 16 BYU beat San Diego 70-48 on Monday night for its second victory over the Toreros in two days. Gonzales scored 29 points in BYU's 74-63 victory over San Diego on Saturday....

Nygaard heads home to coach Phoenix Mercury

Jan. 24, 2022 20:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Vanessa Nygaard is headed home to coach the Phoenix Mercury. A Scottsdale native, Nygaard was announced as the 10th coach in Mercury history on Monday after a nine-year stint as a head high school coach. She replaces Sandy Brondello, who didn’t have...

6 charged with bid to smuggle arsenal to Mexican drug cartel

Jan. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six men have been charged with plotting to smuggle assault weapons and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition, including .50-caliber armor piercing bullets, to one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels, authorities announced Monday. The alleged ringleader...

Rams on brink of Super Bowl despite struggling to close wins

Jan. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the third straight week, the Los Angeles Rams took a huge early lead. For the second time in those three weeks, they subsequently gave it all away. The Rams (14-5) got away with it in the divisional playoff round in Tampa Bay, thanks to Matthew...

49ers' improbable run leads them back to L.A. to face Rams

Jan. 24, 2022 19:26 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers didn't know if they would even get another chance when they punted the ball away in the final two minutes of the season finale still needing a touchdown to extend their season. Now after mounting that late-game comeback at SoFi...

Deputy shoots man who fired gun from LA area rooftop

Jan. 24, 2022 19:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot a man who fired at deputies and a law enforcement helicopter from the roof of a house in a Los Angeles suburb early Monday, authorities said. Deputies responded around 4 a.m. after residents reported a man who had...