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Defunct 1950s-era cruise ship takes on water and leaks pollutants in California river delta

May. 23, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A containment boom has been placed around a defunct 1950s-era cruise ship that began sinking and leaking pollution in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, authorities said. The 294-foot (90-meter) ship permanently moored in Little Potato Slough...

James extends his All-NBA appearance record, while Doncic, Gilgeous-Alexander set for supermax deals

May. 22, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is now the youngest — and the oldest — player to make an All-NBA team. And Dallas' Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are in position to make around $1 million per game a few years from now. Denver's Nikola Jokic and...

UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations

May. 22, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been reassigned following criticism over his handling of recent campus demonstrations that included a mob attacking a pro-Palestinian encampment. Chief John Thomas was temporarily reassigned...

David Patrick steps down as Sacramento State head coach to join LSU's staff as associate head coach

May. 22, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — David Patrick has stepped down as Sacramento State’s men's basketball head coach to take a job as LSU’s associate head coach. Sacramento State announced Wednesday that Patrick had departed. The Big Sky Conference school also announced that Michael...

NASCAR star Kyle Larson is embracing his Indianapolis 500 debut, right down to milking a cow

May. 21, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Larson has been adamant about soaking up the entire Indianapolis 500 experience as the NASCAR superstar prepares to make his debut in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Memorial Day weekend. He didn't expect to find himself under an udder on Tuesday....

Shohei Ohtani hits solo home run, RBI double as Dodgers pound Giants 10-2

May. 15, 2024 02:00 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shohei Ohtani had a solo home run and an RBI double among his three hits, and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the rival San Francisco Giants 10-2 on Tuesday night. Ohtani's 12th homer highlighted a four-run fourth inning that was capped by Gavin...

AP Investigation: Training failures can lead police to deadly use of common handcuffing tactic

May. 14, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

For decades, police across the United States have been warned that the common tactic of handcuffing someone facedown could turn deadly if officers pin them on the ground with too much pressure or for too long. Recommendations first made by major departments and police associations...

Here are the locations that Red Lobster is closing in the US

May. 14, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

Red Lobster says it is closing nearly 50 of its restaurants in the U.S. The locations span across more than 20 states — cutting back on Red Lobster’s presence in cities like Denver, San Antonio, Indianapolis and Sacramento. Red Lobster has been struggling for some time. With lease and labor...

Will Smith's 2-run double leads the Dodgers past the Giants 6-4 in 10 innings

May. 14, 2024 01:28 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Will Smith hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night for their fourth straight victory this season over their rivals. “These are always intense games,” Smith said....

The A's are winning again, even if only a small crowd of diehards are in the Coliseum to see it

May. 09, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Treehouse entertainment space way out in left-center field bustled between games of a doubleheader as Oakland Athletics fans relished a chance to get out of the sun on a cloudless, spectacular day in the Bay Area, for some ping-pong or to grab a cold drink. ...