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FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Lawsuit says census takers were pressured to falsify data

Oct. 28, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households when the 2020 census ended two weeks ago because census takers were pressured to falsify data as the statistical agency cut corners and slashed standards, according to an amended lawsuit from advocacy groups and local governments. In...

A homeless person's tent stands just outside Grand Park with Los Angeles City Hall in the background, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is again considering a proposal to greatly restrict where homeless people may camp in public places around Los Angeles - rules that opponents say would criminalize homelessness. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Los Angeles considers new limits on where homeless can camp

Oct. 28, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is again considering a proposal to greatly restrict where homeless people may camp in public places around Los Angeles — rules that opponents say would criminalize homelessness. The City Council on Wednesday will debate changes to the city’s code that would...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, California head coach Justin Wilcox reacts on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Pasadena, Calif. As Wilcox looks to navigate a season like none other, he can at least lean on a quarterback who has endured his share of trials winning the job. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

With quarterback Garbers leading the way, Cal tries to build

Oct. 28, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As California coach Justin Wilcox looks to navigate a season like no other, he can at least lean on a veteran quarterback who has endured his share of trials winning the job. Chase Garbers has emerged as a reliable option under center at a school that has produced its share of elite...

Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

Oct. 28, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86. Di Prima's longtime partner Sheppard Powell told The Associated Press that di Prima had been in failing health and...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Stanford head coach David Shaw, center, leads his team onto the field before an NCAA college football game against California in Stanford, Calif. Shaw could look at it as Stanford and the Pac-12 are behind the rest of the country with a late start to the football season, which will end up being a seven-game, all-conference schedule if all goes as planned. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Stanford seeks to bounce back from down season, no bowl game

Oct. 28, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Shaw could look at it as Stanford and the Pac-12 being behind the rest of the country with a late start to the football season, which will end up a seven-game, all-conference schedule if all goes as planned. Instead, the Cardinal's 10th-year coach considers the benefits from...

Baseball fans celebrate in downtown after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

18 arrested in LA during Dodgers championship celebrations

Oct. 28, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans jubilant over the Dodgers' World Series win danced in the streets and set off fireworks across Los Angeles, while in some areas the celebrations were marred by vandalism and looting. At least 18 people were arrested throughout Los Angeles County, authorities said Wednesday. Police...

A helicopter drops water as firefighters walk with drip torches to set a backfire against the Blue Ridge Fire on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Chino Hills, Calif. Facing extreme wildfire conditions this week that included hurricane-level winds, the main utility in Northern California cut power to nearly 1 million people while its counterpart in Southern California pulled the plug on just 30 customers to prevent power lines and other electrical equipment from sparking a blaze. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

AP Explains: Power shutoffs to prevent California wildfires

Oct. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's largest utilities have staged power shutoffs this year to prevent their equipment from sparking wildfires during the worst fire season on record. Here's a look at the temporary blackouts: WHAT ARE THE SHUTOFFS? A public safety power shutoff, or PSPS, involves a utility...

A helicopter drops water as firefighters walk with drip torches to set a backfire against the Blue Ridge Fire on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Chino Hills, Calif. Facing extreme wildfire conditions this week that included hurricane-level winds, the main utility in Northern California cut power to nearly 1 million people while its counterpart in Southern California pulled the plug on just 30 customers to prevent power lines and other electrical equipment from sparking a blaze. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Calmer California winds help firefighters beat back 2 blazes

Oct. 28, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calmer weather on Wednesday helped firefighters beat back two wildfires that drove nearly 100,000 Southern Californians from their homes amid fierce winds and extremely dry conditions. Authorities lifted some evacuation orders Tuesday as winds began subsiding and containment was...

Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon looks toward where the border wall makes its way over a mountain Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. President Donald Trump’s reshaping of U.S. immigration policy may be most felt in his undoing of asylum. Castrejon says migrants pay $8,000 to $10,000 to be guided through the mountains and picked up by a driver once they reach a road. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross

Oct. 28, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego, flashing a wide grin in clean jeans. Six hours later, the 24-year-old Mexican construction worker was out of water, exhausted after climbing over the border wall and...

Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon looks toward where the border wall makes its way over a mountain Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. President Donald Trump’s reshaping of U.S. immigration policy may be most felt in his undoing of asylum. Castrejon says migrants pay $8,000 to $10,000 to be guided through the mountains and picked up by a driver once they reach a road. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross

Oct. 28, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

TECATE, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego, flashing a wide grin in clean jeans. Six hours later, the 24-year-old Mexican construction worker was out of water, exhausted after climbing over the border...