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California dries off after storms batter state for days

Jan. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thoroughly saturated and muddied California was drying out and cleaning up Friday in the aftermath of Pacific storms that dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state. For the first time in days sunlight poked through clouds trailing the latest weather system, which was impacting the...

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to unleash...

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

Jan. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Southern California's Santa Anita Park canceled horse racing Thursday because of stormy weather. Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco says Santa Anita has taken on 3.5 inches (89 millimeters) of rain since Monday. The track in...

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

Jan. 16, 2019 11:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said. The man was struck on an embankment near Interstate 580 and died at the scene. The man, who was homeless, may have been "just trying to stay...

The Latest: Falling tree kills 1 as storm lashes California

Jan. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A storm that's lashed Northern California with rain and high winds may have killed a man in Oakland. California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza says a tree fell on a homeless man at an embankment near a freeway Wednesday,...

Armed suspect shot after California freeway chase, standoff

Jan. 12, 2019 7:03 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an armed suspect who led officers on a high-speed chase was fatally shot during a standoff on a busy Southern California freeway. Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow said deputies who were investigating a domestic violence call in Moorpark chased the suspect...

Police: Man in US illegally kills California cop from Fiji

Dec. 27, 2018 8:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ronil Singh came to the U.S. from his native Fiji to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an officer, joining a small-town police force in California and working to improve his English. The day after Christmas, he stopped another immigrant, this one in the country illegally, who shot...

Authorities launch manhunt after killing of police officer

Dec. 27, 2018 1:07 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities launched a manhunt Wednesday after they said a gunman shot and killed a police officer during a traffic stop in a small California town. In an alert, the California Highway Patrol said the suspect, whose name was not known, is considered to be armed and dangerous. Newman...

In darkness and chaos, deputy killed by friendly fire

Dec. 7, 2018 6:26 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — As terrified people scrambled out of broken windows, screaming and bleeding and fleeing a mass shooting inside a California bar, Sgt. Ron Helus and a highway patrolman decided to try to stop the gunman, running in together with assault-style rifles to what turned out to be an...

Calif. police use Tesla system to halt sleeping man's car

Dec. 4, 2018 5:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Autopilot system on a Telsa Model S may have helped the California Highway Patrol stop the car after its driver fell asleep on a freeway. Similar systems, now offered by nearly all automakers, use cameras and radar to detect objects in front of them and automatically keep a safe distance...