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Man arrested in ambush of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have arrested and charged a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies earlier this month as they sat in a squad car, authorities said Wednesday. Attempted murder charges were filed against Deonte Lee Murray, 36, District Attorney...

An air tanker drops retardant while battling the Glass Fire in St. Helena, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Hot, dry conditions stoke devastating California wildfires

Sep. 30, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California on Wednesday amid unseasonably hot and dry weather and officials said wind-whipped flames led two firefighters to deploy the emergency fire shelters they carry. The firefighters were assigned to the Glasser fire burning...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Injuries keep Clevinger, Lamet off Padres' wild-card roster

Sep. 30, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starting pitchers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet were left off the San Diego Padres’ 28-man roster for their wild card series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to injuries that forced them out of their final regular-season starts. The Padres hoped the two would be healthy...

Los Angeles County authorities say a man has been arrested in the ambush shooting of 2 deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 1:18 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say a man has been arrested in the ambush shooting of 2 deputies.
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Carla Shrive, right, who drives for various gig companies, joined other drivers to support a proposed ballot initiative challenging a recently signed law that makes it harder for companies to label workers as independent contractors, in Sacramento, Calif. A battle between the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy and big labor could become the most expensive ballot measure on Nov. 3, 2020, in California history. Voters are being asked to decide via Proposition 22 whether to create an exemption to a new state law aimed at providing wage and benefit protections to Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Uber, Lyft look to kill California law on app-based drivers

Sep. 30, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians are being asked decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees. The battle between the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy and labor unions including the...

Volunteer Divino Humberto tries to douse the fire along a dirt road off the Trans-Pantanal highway, in the Pantanal wetlands near Pocone, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Pouring the water had little effect as wind redirected the fire toward a tree, causing it to explode as though it had been soaked with gasoline. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

As Brazil's wetlands burned, government did little to help

Sep. 30, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

PORTO JOFRE, Brazil (AP) — After hours navigating Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands in search of jaguars earlier this month, Daniel Moura beached his boat to survey the fire damage. In every direction, he saw only devastation. No wildlife, and no support from federal authorities. “We used to see...

FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, supporters of a rent control initiative march near the Capitol calling for more rent control in Sacramento, Calif. .Californians will vote on whether to let cities expand rent control as the state grapples with soaring housing costs and a dire need for more home construction. Proposition 21 would let cities adopt rent control measures for properties that are more than 15 years old. People who own up to two single-family homes would be exempt from the measure. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California's Prop 21 would let cities expand rent control

Sep. 30, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians will vote on whether to let cities expand rent control as the state grapples with soaring housing costs and a dire need for more home construction. Proposition 21 would allow cities to adopt rent control measures for properties more than 15 years old. People who own one or...

FILE - This March 4, 2019 file photo shows Timothy Ray Brown in Seattle. Brown, who made history as “the Berlin patient,” the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at his home in Palm Springs, Calif., according to a social media post by his partner, Tim Hoeffgen. He was 54. The cause was a return of the cancer that originally prompted the unusual bone marrow and stem cell transplants Brown received in 2007 and 2008, which for years seemed to have eliminated both his leukemia and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)

Timothy Ray Brown, 1st person cured of HIV, dies of cancer

Sep. 30, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

Timothy Ray Brown, who made history as “the Berlin patient,” the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, has died. He was 54. Brown died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, California, according to a social media post by his partner, Tim Hoeffgen. The cause was a return of the cancer that...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is sworn in before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department, including Wolf, were likely appointed illegally. (Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits

Sep. 30, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department were likely appointed illegally. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White found Kevin...

Today in History

Sep. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1938, after co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain...