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California sues US regulator in bid to deter 'ghost guns'

Sep. 29, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backed by the fathers of two slain children, California's attorney general sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to crack down on “ghost guns” that can be built from parts and make it difficult to track or regulate owners. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol,...

Cal Fire air tankers help stop the spread of a brush fire in Larkfield Calif, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

Sep. 25, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Cal Expo in Sacramento where he announced an executive order requiring the sale of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, a move the governor says would achieve a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

Sep. 24, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation's most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into overdrive. The...

New Kings GM McNair commits to Luke Walton as coach

Sep. 23, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

New Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair said he is looking forward to working with coach Luke Walton to revive a franchise that has the longest current playoff drought in the NBA. McNair was hired last week after a long tenure as an executive in Houston to replace Vlade Divac. He backed Walton publicly...

San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater, right, celebrates with third base coach Ron Wotus after hitting a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Dickerson's pinch-hit homer helps keep Giants in playoff mix

Sep. 23, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants got some timely swings off the bench to stay right in the playoff race. Pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson connected for a go-ahead homer in the seventh and Austin Slater also went deep, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night. Dickerson hit...

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) is congratulated by Stephen Piscotty after scoring against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sep. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is greeted by Marcus Semien (10) and Mark Canha (20) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

Sep. 19, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with...

Kings hire former Rockets executive Monte McNair as new GM

Sep. 17, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings have hired former Houston Rockets executive Monte McNair as their new general manager. The team announced the move to replace Vlade Divac on Thursday, making McNair the team’s top basketball executive reporting to owner Vivek Ranadivé. “Monte is one of the NBA’s top...

Seattle Mariners left fielder Tim Lopes reaches into seats occupied by cutouts while unsuccessfully trying to catch a foul by hit by San Francisco Giants' Wilmer Flores during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. This is a makeup of a postponed game from Tuesday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Visitors at home, Giants hit 3 HRs and beat Mariners 9-3

Sep. 17, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two games postponed by a false-positive coronavirus test last weekend in San Diego. Two more scheduled in Seattle that were relocated to the Bay Area because of West Coast wildfires. Through it all, the San Francisco Giants just keep swinging. Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Evan...

Firefighter Cody Carter battles the North Complex Fire in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

Sep. 15, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park. People in Oregon,...