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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

Feb. 17, 2020 10:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set. The...

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, Les Ouchida holds a 1943 photo of himself, front row, center, and his siblings taken at the internment camp his family was moved to, as he poses at the permanent exhibit titled

California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

Feb. 16, 2020 12:48 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California's capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old and his family were taken from their home in...

1,400 marijuana plants seized in California grow house raid

Feb. 16, 2020 12:23 PM EST

WEST POINT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities seized more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of illegal marijuana during a raid in a Northern California grow house. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office discovered more than 1,400 marijuana plants in the West Point grow house, about 70 miles (113 kilometers)...

Radebaugh leads N. Colorado over Sacramento St. 68-65

Feb. 16, 2020 12:27 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jonah Radebaugh had 21 points as Northern Colorado edged past Sacramento State 68-65 on Saturday night. Trent Harris had 14 points for Northern Colorado (17-8, 10-4 Big Sky Conference). Bodie Hume added 10 points. Joshua Patton had 14 points for the Hornets (13-11, 6-9). Izayah...

Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. heads to the basket during the NBA All-Star slam dunk contest in Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Jones Jr., Adebayo, Hield winners at epic All-Star Saturday

Feb. 15, 2020 11:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Gordon lost another epic dunk contest. And it was by a couple of inches — namely, the top of Tacko Fall’s head. Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an scintillating All-Star Saturday Night, both for him and the...

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo celebrates after winning his heat in NBA basketball's All-Star skills challenge Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

The Latest: Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

Feb. 15, 2020 10:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams....

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, Hamid Hayat, right, is welcomed by the community after making his first public appearance at a news conference that coincided with Eid al-Adha, also called the

US prosecutors end old terror case against California man

Feb. 14, 2020 8:07 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — One of the nation's highest profile post-9/11 terrorism cases fully unraveled Friday, with federal prosecutors saying they won’t pursue charges after a judge last year overturned the conviction of a man who had been linked to a purported al-Qaida sleeper cell in California...

Sacramento State rides early lead past Southern Utah, 70-55

Feb. 14, 2020 12:22 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Izayah Mariohooho-Le' afa scored 21 points and dealt five assists as Sacramento State knocked off Southern Utah, 70-55 on Thursday night. The Hornets built a 12-point halftime advantage while holding the visiting Thunderbirds to just 15 made field goals in 47 attempts (31.9%)....

Ricky Davis, center, is hugged by his mother, Maureen Klein, right, after he was released from custody at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Davis spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his housemate, a newspaper columnist, in 2004. The conviction was thrown out after new evidence was found implicating another person. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Calif. man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder

Feb. 13, 2020 10:14 PM EST

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday. A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate...

FILE - In this Spet.17, 2014 file photo a police vehicle reads the license plates of cars in a parking lot in San Marcos, Calif. A new report from the California Auditor's Office on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, found four law enforcement agencies in California are not following the law to protect the privacy of drivers monitored by automated license plate readers. The audit examined the Fresno Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Marin County Sheriff's Office and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office. It found the departments do not have adequate policies in place to protect privacy, often storing images for longer than necessary and not ensuring the data is used appropriately. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)

Audit criticizes privacy of some California police data

Feb. 13, 2020 4:47 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four police departments in California have compiled massive amounts of data while tracking drivers' movements through their jurisdictions, but a new audit says those agencies aren't following the law when it comes to protecting people's privacy. California Auditor Elaine Howle on...