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Ellison's new SailGP sailing league set to hit the water

Jan. 24, 2019 2:29 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SailGP, the new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit the starting line off Shark Island in Sydney Harbor. SailGP will be a true global...

Sanford, Bozak return to power Blues past Ducks 5-1

Jan. 24, 2019 1:23 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — While the St. Louis Blues played perhaps their most complete game of the season, the Anaheim Ducks left their home ice amid boos and embarrassment. Both of these teams are looking forward to their upcoming nine-day breaks, but for very different reasons. Zach Sanford and Tyler Bozak...

Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

Jan. 24, 2019 1:04 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nervous neighbors were burning lights at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame on a 19-year-old from El Salvador said to be in the U.S. illegally. Residents also were on edge about an...

Sanford, Bozak return to power Blues past Ducks 5-1

Jan. 24, 2019 12:40 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Zach Sanford and Tyler Bozak scored goals in their first games back from injured reserve, and the St. Louis Blues headed into the All-Star break with a 5-1 victory over the stumbling Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Vladimir Tarasenko, Oskar Sundqvist and Sammy Blais also scored for...

CSU Northridge pulls away late, tops Long Beach State 86-71

Jan. 24, 2019 12:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terrell Gomez scored 21 points and all five CSU Northridge starters scored at least 12 points as the Matadors pulled away in the second half to beat Long Beach State, 86-71 on Wednesday night. The Matadors (9-12, 3-2 Big West) bounced back from a heartbreaking, 74-68 loss at home to UC...

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

Jan. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EST

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the water. A two-year supply of diesel fuel for the power generators is almost gone. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

Kennedy has 15 points, 9 rebounds in UC Riverside victory

Jan. 24, 2019 12:22 AM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Ajani Kennedy scored 15 points with nine rebounds and UC Riverside broke away in the second half to defeat Cal Poly 74-51 on Wednesday night. The Highlanders led 35-32 at halftime and pushed the lead to nine with a 13-7 run to open the second half. That was only the beginning...

LA teachers union, school district team to seek state money

Jan. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after contentious negotiations ended with a new contract and a commitment by the union and the district to work together to get more state money for schools in part by pushing to overhaul California's property tax system. Teachers greeted...

The Latest: Los Angeles teachers ratify deal by large margin

Jan. 24, 2019 12:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9 p.m. Los Angeles teachers have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract that ended a six-day strike. United Teachers Los Angeles announced Wednesday that 81 percent of union members who voted approved the deal....

49ers to get $36 million tax refund for Levi's Stadium

Jan. 23, 2019 11:30 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will receive a $36 million refund from Santa Clara County after getting the tax on Levi's Stadium cut in half. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the county assessment appeals board cut the property tax in a decision released Wednesday. The team will...