Latest San Diego News

FILE - In this July 6, 2020, file photo, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. bats during baseball training in San Diego. Tatis, has become one of the faces of the San Diego Padres, with or without a facemask. The exciting young shortstop has been taking coronavirus protocols seriously, including wearing a mask during summer camp workouts.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)

Tatis Jr. hopes to stay healthy during 60-game sprint

Jul. 14, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. has become one of the faces of the San Diego Padres, with or without a facemask. The exciting young shortstop has been taking coronavirus protocols seriously, including wearing a mask during summer camp workouts. He even wore one during a Zoom session with the media. The...

Fire crews battle the fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard, Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Diego. Fire crews continue to battle the blaze Monday after 21 people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy sees progress against blaze on warship in San Diego Bay

Jul. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The battle to save the USS Bonhomme Richard from a ravaging fire entered a third day in San Diego Bay on Tuesday with indications that the situation aboard the amphibious assault ship was improving. The U.S. Navy said in a statement late Monday that firefighters were making significant...

A chain-link fence lock is seen on a gate at a closed Ranchito Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles on Monday, July 13, 2020. Amid spiking coronavirus cases, Los Angeles Unified School District campuses will remain closed when classes resume in August, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

2 biggest California districts say school will start online

Jul. 14, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles and San Diego school districts, the two largest in California with a combined K-12 student population of about 720,000, announced Monday they won't bring students back to classrooms next month because of rising coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates....

A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Abel Gomez waits for his order at Mariscos Linda food truck as dining tables are sealed off with caution tape due to the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising. On Monday, July 13, 2020, Newsom extended that order statewide and closed additional parts of the world's fifth-largest economy, including indoor malls and offices for noncritical industries. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Jul. 13, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases...

A helicopter drops water on the USS Bonhomme Richard Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Diego. Fire crews continue to battle the blaze Monday after 21 people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Fire ravages ship for 2nd day; sends acrid haze over city

Jul. 13, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Flames tore through a warship for a second day Monday as a top Navy official revealed that a fire suppression system was inoperable when the blaze erupted while the ship was docked in San Diego. Hundreds of sailors were battling to keep flames away from a million gallons (3.7 million...

Ex-San Diego deputy charged with murder in escapee shooting

Jul. 13, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former San Diego County sheriff's deputy was charged with second-degree murder for shooting an escaping detainee, prosecutors said Monday. Aaron Russell, 23, was scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in connection with the May 1 death of Nicholas Bils, 36. Bils had been arrested by state...

A class keeps social distance at the San Francisco Zoo on Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

US debates school reopening, WHO warns 'no return to normal'

Jul. 13, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it. “If the basics aren’t followed,...

A security officer, center, meets with people outside the federal building to give them a form to return for immigration check-ins at a later date, Monday, July 13, 2020, in Baltimore. Some immigration courts across the country have reopened after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Immigration courts reopen despite rising coronavirus cases

Jul. 13, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three immigration courts reopened Monday as the government extended its push to fully restart the clogged system despite rising coronavirus cases in states where many of the small courtrooms are located. In Baltimore, people with hearings to reach final decisions were allowed to enter the...

Navy: Chemical-based fire suppression system was inoperable when warship fire erupted in San Diego

Jul. 13, 2020 3:13 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy: Chemical-based fire suppression system was inoperable when warship fire erupted in San Diego.