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The Latest: SEAL's trial delayed; defense wants new judge

May. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing into efforts by military prosecutors to track emails sent to lawyers representing a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A judge has delayed the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused of murder while lawyers resolve questions over whether the...

California sees more late-spring wintry weather

May. 22, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems dropping out of Canada were expected to continue into the...

Sea dragons captivate visitors at California aquarium

May. 22, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has built...

Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack wants to pull guilty plea

May. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of buying the rifles a husband and wife used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2015 will ask to withdraw his guilty plea. Enrique Marquez's lawyer submitted papers Wednesday with the federal court in Riverside saying his client will file a...

Raiders sign free agent tight end Erik Swoope

May. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent tight end Erik Swoope. The Raiders released quarterback Landry Jones on Wednesday to make room on the 90-man roster. Swoope had eight catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns in seven games last season with Indianapolis. He entered the...

Driver saved after plunge off remote Napa road

May. 22, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Northern California rescuers pulled a woman from a car that plunged 450 feet (137 meters) down a cliff. The car was prevented from falling another 800 feet (244 meters) when it hit a tree Tuesday in Napa. A California Highway Patrol flight officer and paramedic tells the Napa Valley...

Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

May. 22, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren as a handful of opponents shouted "We will not comply" inside the Senate. Senators sent the measure to the Assembly as the nation struggles to...

Wild chase of stolen RV ends with injuries in Los Angeles

May. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield. The half-hour chase began around 7 p.m. in Santa Clarita, just...

Magical playoff ride ends in more disappointment for Sharks

May. 22, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Magical comebacks, dramatic wins and the most talented roster in San Jose Sharks history weren't enough to deliver the franchise its first Stanley Cup title. A team depleted by several key injuries ended its season with a 5-1 loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday...

US won't immediately give away $1B for California rail

May. 22, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration will not immediately give $1 billion it revoked from California's high-speed rail project to another project, according to a legal agreement reached Wednesday between the two. The Federal Railroad Administration announced last week it was revoking the...