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Long Beach State to retire 'Prospector Pete' statue

Sep. 21, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California State University, Long Beach, will be ousting its "Prospector Pete" statue because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. A statement on the university website says the gold rush was "a time in history when the indigenous peoples of California...

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion

Sep. 21, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a...

The Latest: Eshoo says Kavanaugh accuser has inner strength

Sep. 21, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The California congresswoman who met with the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago says...

Police look for links in deadly LA-area homeless beatings

Sep. 21, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after they were beaten last weekend in downtown Los Angeles. Santa Monica police say the body of man in his 30s was found around 6:40 a.m....

Gallagher helps Canadiens beat Capitals 5-2 in Quebec City

Sep. 21, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre. Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie Lindgren...

Injured jockey Victor Espinoza plans a return to riding

Sep. 21, 2018 12:54 AM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar. That's according to his agent Brian Beach, who says Thursday that Espinoza is expected to see a doctor the first week in October to find...

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested two men and recovered a gun Thursday after a student and a teacher were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school, authorities said. One suspect was located shortly after police arrived, and the other...

Justin Smoak lifts Blue Jays past Rays with walk-off shot

Sep. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay's stirring September run took a sudden sour turn in Toronto. Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Thursday night, dealing a blow to Tampa Bay's wild-card playoff hopes. "This one definitely puts us in a very...

California Lottery employees demand executive resignations

Sep. 20, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five California Lottery employees on Thursday demanded the resignation of senior department executives amid an investigation into alleged misconduct on a work-related trip and an audit of expenses. The five veteran employees asked for the resignations at the state Lottery...

Police: Men in fatal LA police shootout are gang members

Sep. 20, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men involved in a shootout that wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are documented gang members, detectives said Thursday. The deputies were wounded Wednesday evening while responding to calls that three men in a car were pulling up to people and asking what gang they...