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The Stewart Detention Center is seen through the front gate, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The rural town is about 140 miles southwest of Atlanta and next to the Georgia-Alabama state line. The town’s 1,172 residents are outnumbered by the roughly 1,650 male detainees that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said were being held in the detention center in late November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running late because of a flat tire. Rothschild tells the five immigrants before him that he’ll take a break before the...

Rickie Fowler hits from the 12th tee during the second round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

Jan. 17, 2020 7:30 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two weeks at Torrey Pines and TPC Scottsdale. He's ahead of schedule, shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course for a share of the second-round...

Craig Stammen stays with Padres for $9 million, 2-year deal

Jan. 17, 2020 6:09 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reliever Craig Stammen finalized a $9 million, two-year contract Friday to remain with the San Diego Padres, who hold an option for a third season that could make the deal worth $12 million. Stammen, who turns 36 on March 9, had been a free agent. He will earn $4 million each of the next...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer Decatur has been removed from command, the Navy announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Cmdr. John

Navy removes commander of San Diego-based destroyer Decatur

Jan. 16, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer Decatur has been removed from command, the Navy announced Thursday. Cmdr. John “Bob” Bowen was relieved of his duties due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to a Navy statement...

Sleep apnea company pays $37.5M to settle kickback lawsuits

Jan. 15, 2020 9:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — ResMed, a San Diego-based company that sells sleep apnea machines, will pay $37.5 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to obtain customer referrals, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The settlement covers five whistleblower lawsuits filed on behalf of the federal...

Woman sues American Airlines, claims employee stalked her

Jan. 15, 2020 7:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego woman is suing American Airlines, saying that a former employee stalked her by sending more than 100 unwanted texts, some of them sexually suggestive. In her Jan. 6 lawsuit, Ashley Barno contends that she was waiting to board a San Diego-to-Chicago flight last April when she...

San Diego State's Trey Pulliam drives next to Fresno State's Jordan Campbell, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gary Trey Pulliam

Flynn, Wetzell lead No. 7 San Diego State past Fresno State

Jan. 15, 2020 9:29 AM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego State won’t make any scoring highlight reels with games like its one against Fresno State, yet the Aztecs might make it deep into the NCAA Tournament. In a contest in which they had no 3-point game, the No. 7 Aztecs relied on a suffocating defense to shut down Fresno...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019, file photo, attorney Robyn Barnard, left, speaks to reporters in front of immigration court in San Diego. A federal judge ruled Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, that some asylum-seekers who fear waiting in Mexico for U.S. immigration court hearings must have access to attorneys before and during a key interview to determine if they can stay in the U.S. until their claims are decided. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Some asylum-seekers returned to Mexico get attorney access

Jan. 15, 2020 1:37 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that some asylum-seekers who fear waiting in Mexico for U.S. immigration court hearings must have access to attorneys before and during a key interview to determine if they can stay in the U.S. until their claims are decided. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw of...

This Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego shows a 14-year-old with methamphetamine strapped to his body after he was arrested at a border checkpoint in Jamul, east of San Diego. The boy, two other teens and an adult driver were arrested after a car was stopped Monday night at the State Route 94 checkpoint in Jamul, and a drug-sniffing dog gave an alert, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol statement. The Border Patrol has warned that drug cartels appear to be increasingly hiring teenagers to smuggle drugs. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego via AP)

Border Patrol arrests boy, 14, with drugs strapped to body

Jan. 14, 2020 9:15 PM EST

JAMUL, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been arrested at a California border checkpoint of Mexico with three bundles of crystal methamphetamine strapped to his body, authorities said. The boy, two other teens and an adult driver were arrested after a car was stopped Monday night at the State Route 94...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers' Antonio Gates warms-up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Gates announced his retirement, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,  following a 16-year career that saw him finish with 116 touchdowns, which is the most by a tight end in NFL history. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Antonio Gates announces retirement following 16-year career

Jan. 14, 2020 4:30 PM EST

Antonio Gates, who became one of the most prolific tight ends in the NFL without playing a down of college football, announced his retirement Tuesday. Gates spent his entire 16-year career with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers. His 116 touchdown catches are the most by a tight end in league history....