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Golden Globes to honor legendary TV producer Norman Lear

Jan. 28, 2021 9:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norman Lear made his mark as a television producer who strived to explore race relation issues through his famed sitcoms “All in the Family” and “Good Times.” And now, the Golden Globes will honor Lear with its TV special achievement trophy. Lear will receive...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a man leaves an Apple store in Beijing. Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in spring 2021 to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Apple to crack down on tracking iPhone users in early spring

Jan. 28, 2021 8:08 AM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. The delay in its anticipated rollout aims to placate Facebook and other digital services that depend on such data surveillance to help sell ads. Although Apple...

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At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and off

Jan. 28, 2021 1:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Nicks had for months been documenting the students of Oakland High School, in California, when the pandemic hit. “It’s in the Bay,” says one student of the virus as he and others mill together in a classroom, excitedly contemplating the cancellation of school....

Many streets were devoid of traffic during the Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 2021, low snowfall in western Nevada County, Calif. A powerful storm packing heavy rain, snow and wind is pounding parts of California and Nevada. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

California remains under flood, blizzard watches from storm

Jan. 28, 2021 1:12 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storm that pounded Northern California with rain, snow, wind and mud rolled southwards on Thursday, prompting flood warnings and threats of mudslides in areas burned bare by wildfires. An atmospheric river of moisture from the Pacific Ocean was expected to dump 1 1/2 to 6 inches (15...

In this photo released Jan. 16, 2021, by the Napa County, Calif., Sheriff's Office, shows Ian Rogers. The Northern California man who was allegedly stockpiling weapons, including pipe bombs, and had a sticker associated with an anti-government militia on his vehicle has been charged, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Rogers, 43, of Napa, was arrested earlier this month on state illegal firearm charges after sheriff’s deputies and federal agents found a cache of weapons and explosives at his home and auto repair shop, authorities said. (Napa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Napa man with illegal weapons, pipe bombs charged

Jan. 27, 2021 11:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man has been charged with stockpiling weapons, including pipe bombs, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday, and the FBI said he sent texts that could be seen as threats against the governor’s office and social media companies. Ian Rogers, 44, of Napa, was...

FILE - San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar gestures as he circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher James Pazos in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Denver, in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. Profar is staying with the San Diego Padres, agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Versatile Profar signs $21M, 3-year deal with Padres

Jan. 27, 2021 11:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurickson Profar, who played five positions for San Diego last season, signed a $21 million, three-year contract Wednesday to remain with the Padres. Profar had been a free agent. He chose to return to San Diego, which improved significantly this offseason with the additions of starting...

California appeals court judge to be removed for misconduct

Jan. 27, 2021 10:54 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court justice accused of sexually harassing staff and attorneys will be removed from office after the state Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal Wednesday. Jeffrey Johnson will become the highest-ranking California judge ever removed for misconduct, the San...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California will be the outside administrator tasked with ramping up the state's coronavirus vaccine delivery system, which to date has been slow, stilted and plagued by confusion, the state health agency said in a statement Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Blue Shield of California tapped to speed up state vaccines

Jan. 27, 2021 10:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California will be the outside administrator tasked with ramping up coronavirus vaccinations, which to date has been slow, stilted and plagued by confusion, the state health agency said in a statement Wednesday. Another major health care provider,...

Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton, left, talks to guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rested Kings get 29 points from Hield, defeat Magic 121-107

Jan. 27, 2021 10:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield mixed up his game beautifully on Wednesday night, calmly hitting spot-up 3-pointers, sinking midrange jumpers and dishing the ball when the Orlando Magic blitzed him with double teams. Kings’ coach Luke Walton insisted that it was just the kind...

FILE - Actress Cloris Leachman gestures to honoree Mel Brooks in the audience during the American Film Institute's 41st Lifetime Achievement Award Gala on June 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the

Oscar-winning, 'irreplaceable' Cloris Leachman dies at 94

Jan. 27, 2021 10:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in “The Last Picture Show” and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blücher in “Young Frankenstein” and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,”...