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The Latest: Big days in NFC North for Rodgers, Jones

Oct. 20, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 4:05 p.m. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones put up some eye-popping numbers in hopes of helping their respective teams keep pace in the NFC North. Rodgers passed for 429 yards and accounted for six total...

49ers beat Redskins in ugly 9-0 game to improve to 6-0

Oct. 20, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Robbie Gould made field goals from 28, 22 and 29 yards to provide the only points in an ugly 9-0 win by the San Francisco 49ers over the Washington Redskins in steady rain and driving wind Sunday to remain undefeated. It wasn't pretty, but San Francisco is 6-0 for the third time in...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

California regulator slams PG&E over electricity shut-off

Oct. 18, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week. Marybel Batjer, president of...

San Francisco Bay Area serial killer dies on death row

Oct. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area serial killer has died of unknown causes on California's death row, officials said Friday. Condemned inmate Anthony McKnight, 65, was found unresponsive in his San Quentin State Prison cell Thursday night and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. The cause...

The Latest: California names director for wildfire safety

Oct. 18, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a massive power shut-off last week in Northern California (all times local): 4:45 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named the first director of a new Wildfire Safety Division. Newsom said Friday that Caroline Thomas Jacobs will head the new division under the state's...

California unemployment rate falls to record low of 4%

Oct. 18, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's economy kept humming in September, dropping the unemployment rate to a record low 4% statewide and under 2% in San Francisco and some of its neighboring counties, a level that economists once thought impossible. "That is almost unthinkable," said Sung Won Sohn, professor...

Rams OL Edwards set to start after changing positions

Oct. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Time is moving much faster for Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman David Edwards. Edwards has been learning to play more quickly after switching from tackle to guard, a process that had to be expedited as the rookie from Wisconsin is expected to start at left guard against...

Breeders' Cup bans Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

Oct. 18, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is banned from entering horses in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, where he was barred earlier this year. Fred Hertrich, chairman of the Breeders' Cup board, said Friday that it would honor Santa Anita's house rule and not allow Hollendorfer...

3 charged with running $7 million California mortgage scam

Oct. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A grand jury in Northern California has indicted three people on charges that they ran a statewide mortgage scam that defrauded often elderly or financially struggling victims of $7 million. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday said Steven Rogers, Robert Sedlar and...