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Los Angeles judge orders Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti to pay $4.85 million in back pay to lawyer

Oct. 22, 2018 1:18 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles judge orders Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti to pay $4.85 million in back pay to lawyer.

3 missing after fishing boat fire off Baja California

Oct. 22, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexican authorities have taken over a search for three people missing in the Pacific off Baja California after a fishing boat caught fire over the weekend. The U.S. Coast Guard says 15 people were pulled from the water by the crew of San Diego-based charter fishing boat Time Machine, which...

Oakland mayor: Police won't ask applicants about sex assualt

Oct. 22, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has ordered an end to the city's police department's policy that forced job applicants to give it access to confidential records, including records that disclosed whether they had been sexually assaulted. Schaaf's order came after the San Francisco...

Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

Oct. 22, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Alabama becomes unanimous No. 1

Oct. 22, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

Alabama is finally a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football. That probably took longer than it should have, but now all 61 voters are on board. Being unanimous No. 1 is notable but not rare. The Crimson Tide did it a couple times last season and four times in 2016. The one thing holding back, if...

Donald dominates in Rams 39-10 victory over 49ers

Oct. 22, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald ripped the ball out of Matt Breida's hands to set up one touchdown. He harassed C.J. Beathard with four sacks and several other hits that helped shut down San Francisco's offense. Donald's dominance helped improve Los Angeles to 7-0 for the first time since 1985 with...

GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

Oct. 22, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with...

Led by bench, Clippers hang on to beat Rockets 115-112

Oct. 22, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three games into his NBA career, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is getting used to playing in crunch time. The rookie is pretty good when it counts, too. Montrezl Harrell led a fourth-quarter charge by the Clippers' reserves with 17 points, Gilgeous-Alexander added 12 and Los Angeles defeated...

Resilient Sabres rally past Ducks, end trip with 4-2 win

Oct. 21, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' West Coast trip was in danger of slipping off the rails before they got right back on track with a Southern California sweep. Rasmus Ristolainen scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Sabres rallied from a two-goal deficit for a...

Police applicants asked to disclose if sex assault victims

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10 most...