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Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

Oct. 27, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant during World Series games with the smallest crowds in more than 100 years. Because of the coronavirus, this year's Fall Classic is being held at a neutral...

A house on Hidden Glen Lane is enveloped in smoke as the Green Fire passes by in Yorba Linda, Calif., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The house was spared by the fire. (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP)

California braces for more fire danger from winds

Oct. 27, 2020 1:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in the south that critically injured two firefighters and left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders. Some of the fiercest winds of the fire season drove fires up...

A man leaves his home during a mandatory fire evacuate as smoke from the Silverado Fire fills the air, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze

Oct. 27, 2020 1:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Justin Hollins during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Bears offense seeks answers after poor showing against Rams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy usually has answers for what’s happening with the Chicago Bears’ offense, whether it is good or bad. After a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night in which they were held to a season low in points and the defense scored the Bears’...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) tips a pass in the end zone intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The ball was caught by Rams safety Taylor Rapp, behind, for a touchback. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

Oct. 27, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead. By the time the Rams were done with the Chicago Bears on Monday night, Floyd had two sacks and the game ball — and Los Angeles...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser holds his World Series Most Valuable Player trophy following the Dodgers' decisive 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Ca. Since Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons. One more win and that elusive seventh championship will be theirs. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

Oct. 26, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, fans in Los Angeles celebrate after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the championship. A backlog in coronavirus testing results hid a recent rise in infections in Los Angeles County, the county's top health official said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, warning that fans gathering to watch recent championship sporting events may have increased the spread. (AP Photo/Jintak Han, File)

Lakers, Dodgers fans helping drive uptick in LA virus cases

Oct. 26, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

The success of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers are bringing fans together in the LA area and that may be helping drive an uptick in coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County's top health official said Monday, The Lakers won the NBA championship two weeks ago and the Dodgers are one game away from winning the...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Newsom has filed a brief with the state Supreme Court arguing the state's process for imposing the death penalty has always been infected by racism. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool, File)

California governor: Death penalty 'infected by racism'

Oct. 26, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's process for imposing the death penalty “is now, and always has been, infected by racism,” Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court. Newsom filed the brief in the case of Donte Lamont McDaniel, who was sentenced to...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, a correctional officer closes the main gate at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. California prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and even

Inspector says lax prison enforcement increased virus risk

Oct. 26, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and even “perplexingly loosened” their policy just as cases were spiking, the state's inspector general said Monday. More than 15,500 inmates...

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. (30) runs from New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

49ers get back into groove headed into showdown in Seattle

Oct. 26, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers lost back-to-back home games to Philadelphia and Miami it appeared as if the season could be spiraling out of control for the defending NFC champions. Coach Kyle Shanahan saw enough glimmers of hope in those two losses to believe a turnaround was...