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Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

Apr. 25, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have begun a joint investigation into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman. The Kings and the league said Thursday they will be looking into the accusations contained in a lawsuit filed earlier in this week in Los Angeles by former sportscaster Kelli...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Apr. 25, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast. Does this mean people should just...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Apr. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast. Does this mean people should just...

The Latest: Victim describes California crash 'like a movie'

Apr. 25, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 9:35 a.m. One of the people injured when a former U.S. Army sharpshooter drove into a group of eight pedestrians said the crash was "like a movie." KTVU-TV reports 15-year-old...

Big gains for Facebook, Microsoft keep stocks near records

Apr. 25, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held close to their record highs Thursday as blowout results from Facebook and Microsoft offset a sharp slump for industrial companies following earnings reports that fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Communications and technology sectors helped lead the market...

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

California learns from Florida in wildfire evacuations

Apr. 25, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears. They weren't looking at increasingly dire storm forecasts last October. They were watching cameras trained on rural Bay County's three main...

Many California towns lack wildfire evacuation plans

Apr. 25, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others. Cars burned in front of them. Trees, homes and buildings exploded into flames as the gusting firestorm...

Some California towns at risk of fire have few escape routes

Apr. 25, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Californians got a deadly wakeup call when more than 27,000 Paradise residents trying to escape the Camp Fire got caught in a nightmare traffic jam. The 2018 catastrophe illuminated the grim reality that road systems throughout the state are not designed to handle a sudden...

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

Apr. 25, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work. Usually "The Essentials" is filmed across two or three days. But the only way it...