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Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

Aug. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday the economy is "doing very well" and dismissed concerns of recession, offering an optimistic outlook after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession," Trump told reporters as he returned to...

Officials seize marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers

Aug. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. A CBP news...

Tesla restarts its solar-panel business, offers rental plans

Aug. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced the offering in a series of tweets Sunday. The company will allow residents of six states to rent solar-power systems starting at $50...

Former California mayor indicted in bribery scheme

Aug. 18, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the former mayor of Palm Springs in a public corruption case that alleges he took $375,000 in bribes from real estate developers. Former Mayor Stephen Philip Pougnet could be barred for life from holding public office if he is convicted, according to...

Sacramento files lawsuit to ban 7 men from business district

Aug. 18, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Sacramento has filed an unusual lawsuit to ban seven men considered to be a "public nuisance" from a popular business corridor. The lawsuit alleges the men are "drug users, trespassers, thieves ... and violent criminals" who have illegal weapons and ammunition and have...

San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies

Aug. 18, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 8-year-old female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock has died after suffering severe kidney disease. The San Francisco Zoo and Gardens, which cares for the bison herd, announced Brunhilda's death Friday after a necropsy, according to The San Francisco...

No charges against man who took chief's gun

Aug. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The man who took a gun that a California police chief left in a restroom will not be charged by the district attorney's office. San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow says in a statement Saturday he will not pursue charges against 30-year-old Skeeter Carlos Mangan. Police...

Burned body found in Joshua Tree

Aug. 18, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. (AP) — Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose burned body was found in a dry lake bed in Southern California. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says a caller Friday reported discovering the man's body in Joshua Tree, which is about 135 miles (217...

A lot of parallels: Elway has long been Lynch's idol, mentor

Aug. 18, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch always wanted to be like John Elway, his idol growing up and his mentor in the NFL both on the football field and in the front office. "John was a tremendous resource," Lynch said Saturday as his team wrapped up two days of joint...

Rising Again: Fueled by culture, South winning football race

Aug. 18, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in California. "Kids have their phones during warmup and they're Instagramming,...