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Apr. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200,, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708,

3 children found fatally stabbed in Los Angeles apartment

Apr. 10, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman discovered her three grandchildren — all under the age of 5 — slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning, police said. The grandmother went inside an apartment in the Reseda neighborhood and found the children had been stabbed...

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

Apr. 10, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent...

2 women killed inside Fresno apartment complex

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two women were fatally shot inside an apartment complex and police say they may know the identity of the assailant. The identities and ages of the women killed Friday night and a description of the potential suspect were not released due to the...

Williston State College names presidential finalists

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williston State College has named the finalists in its search for a new president. The Grand Forks Herald reported Saturday that six candidates interviewed for the position earlier this week. The four finalists include...

Troubled background check system delays elder care hiring

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Intensive care nurse Meynard Villa was on the verge of losing his family’s $150,000 investment in his new senior care home because he couldn't hire workers while grappling with a glitchy state system designed to automate criminal background checks. ...

FBI profiler donates files 25 years after Unabomber arrest

Apr. 10, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — When FBI agents arrested Ted Kaczynski at his remote Montana cabin 25 years ago today, they knew a lot about the famous recluse whose 17-year string of bombings killed three people and injured 24. Much of what they knew,...

Chasing Ledecky: Leah Smith keeps coming after US star

Apr. 10, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — If Katie Ledecky wasn’t setting world records and piling up Olympic medals, Leah Smith would be the top middle-to-long distance swimmer in the U.S. She’s been doggedly pursuing Ledecky’s relentlessly high standards for the last five years. ...

Martin Jones makes 32 saves to lead Sharks past Kings 5-2

Apr. 10, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones made 32 saves to stymie Los Angeles again, Patrick Marleau scored his 566th career goal and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 5-2 on Friday night. Kevin Labanc, Rudolfs Balcers and Dylan Gambrell also scored, and Brent Burns had...

Leonard scores 31 as Clippers extend winning streak to 4

Apr. 10, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, Reggie Jackson added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers used a dominating second quarter Friday night to defeat the Houston Rockets 126-109 and extend their winning streak to four games. The short handed Clippers, who were...