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Lawsuit: California festival didn't plan for active shooter

Nov. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn't consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims. Santino William Legan cut through a fence at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on...

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

Nov. 12, 2019 5:52 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico as the pace of construction increasingly raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration's critics. The...

Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance

Nov. 12, 2019 5:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. The donation to the University of...

In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight

Nov. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs approximately 6,700 pages and includes some 38,000 footnotes. It doesn't exactly scream Hollywood. But from an early stage, writer-director Scott Z. Burns was drawn to the...

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Counterfeit airbags seized at Southern California airport

Nov. 12, 2019 3:13 PM EST

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its officers seized eight counterfeit Honda airbags at Southern California's Ontario International Airport. The agency said Tuesday the fakes were found in September during an enforcement examination of express air cargo packages. Automotive...

Ravens grab top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Patriots are No. 2

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson has been one of the most dynamic players in the league this season. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has 2,036 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, along with 702 rushing yards and six rushing TDs. Jackson went 15 for 17 for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a dazzling...

Oak-killing beetle found in new part of Southern California

Nov. 12, 2019 2:12 PM EST

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — An invasive beetle that kills oak trees has been found in another part of Southern California. State and federal authorities say Tuesday the goldspotted oak borer was detected in recently killed California black oaks in the western San Bernardino County community of Wrightwood....

Folsom rehab nurse arrested for alleged sex abuse of patient

Nov. 12, 2019 1:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Sacramento man working as a nurse at a rehab facility on suspicion of sexually assaulting a drugged patient. The Folsom Police Department said Monday 61-year-old Gregory Harms, of Sacramento, was arrested Friday and booked into the Sacramento County...

Male babysitter gets 9 years in prison for molesting boys

Nov. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EST

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Redwood City man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for molesting young boys when he was working as a part-time babysitter. The Mercury News reports 32-year-old Angel Leopoldo Gutierrez Monney was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison and ordered to register...