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California legislator wants Facebook to dump shoving video

Aug. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator who was shoved by an anti-vaccine activist says Facebook is deliberately giving a platform to violence by not removing a video of the incident. Democratic Sen. Richard Pan was walking on a street near the Capitol on Wednesday when Kenneth Austin Bennett...

Bryant's HR in 8th gives Cubs wild 12-11 win over Giants

Aug. 22, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable. That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago slugger. Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants in a...

Anti-vaccine activist shoves California lawmaker

Aug. 21, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An anti-vaccine activist was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday after shoving a California lawmaker who has worked to limit exemptions for childhood vaccinations. Kenneth Austin Bennett, 54, livestreamed the confrontation on his Facebook, which shows him shoving state Sen....

Hamels returns to form, helps Cubs beat Giants 5-3

Aug. 21, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels is searching for his usual form. It's a work in progress. He found a way Tuesday night. Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. "It's just kind of the baby steps and getting back to...

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

Aug. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California's capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation's oldest law governing when officers can use deadly force and it was signed by the governor Monday, though even supporters aren't...

Sacramento police search for suspect in sex assaults at park

Aug. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say they are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting and attempting to rape two women in broad daylight at a popular Sacramento park. The Sacramento Police Department says the man allegedly assaulted a woman in Sutter's Landing Regional...

Sacramento files lawsuit to ban 7 men from business district

Aug. 18, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Sacramento has filed an unusual lawsuit to ban seven men considered to be a "public nuisance" from a popular business corridor. The lawsuit alleges the men are "drug users, trespassers, thieves ... and violent criminals" who have illegal weapons and ammunition and have...

Kings' De'Aaron Fox removes himself from World Cup plans

Aug. 17, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings surprisingly withdrew from USA Basketball's national team Saturday, meaning the Americans now have 13 candidates for the 12-man World Cup roster. Fox told USA Basketball of his choice a few hours before the team was to fly to Australia for final...

3 former tribal officials plead guilty in embezzlement case

Aug. 15, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three former officials of an American Indian tribe that runs a Northern California casino pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to embezzle nearly $5 million from the tribe, using the money to fund luxurious lifestyles. John Crosby, his mother Ines Crosby and her sister, Leslie...

3 plead guilty in $5M California tribe embezzlement

Aug. 15, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three former leaders of a Northern California Indian tribe have pleaded guilty to embezzling some $5 million in casino revenues that they used to fund luxury lifestyles. John Crosby, his mother Ines Crosby and her sister, Leslie Lohse, entered pleas Thursday to conspiracy and tax...