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The Latest: Sailing league suspends season through June

Apr. 3, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The SailGP global league has suspended its season through the end of June due to the coronavirus pandemic, wiping out a regatta scheduled for New York on June 12-13. Ticket purchasers will be automatically refunded by the end of...

A homeless person sits on the street in San Francisco, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Since the beginning of an international pandemic, officials in California have said one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others: the homeless. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

Apr. 3, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors. On Friday,...

49ers sign Benjamin, Compton to one-year free agent deals

Apr. 3, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Benjamin is a ninth-year pro who has caught 19 touchdown passes and returned four punts for scores in his eight NFL seasons in Cleveland (2012-15)...

Cindy Morris, left, and Swarnamala Ratnayaka don personal protective equipment before preparing RNA for testing for the new coronavirus at the molecular pathology lab at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The test is identical to the PCR test being used by the Centers for Disease Control to ease the testing crisis and stop the spread of COVID-19, which has hit the New Orleans area especially hard. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: US starts releasing some detained migrants

Apr. 3, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Trudeau warns U.S. not to block 3M from sending respirators...

This undated photo released by the Riverside County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Deputy David Werksman. Werksman has died from the coronavirus. The sheriff's office announced Friday, April 3, 2020 that Werksman had died the day before.  (Riverside County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Second Southern California sheriff's deputy dies of COVID-19

Apr. 3, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Riverside County sheriff's deputy has died from the coronavirus, becoming the third member of law enforcement to die of COVID-19 in California. The Sheriff's Department announced Friday morning that Deputy David Werksman had died the day before. Deputy Terrell Young also died of...

In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo, Nightbird Restaurant chef and owner Kim Alter, left, mimicks giving a hug to nurse practitioner Sydney Gressel, center, and patient care technician Matt Phillips after delivering dinner to them at University of California at San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco. A group of tech-savvy, entrepreneurial San Francisco friends wanted to help two groups devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. They came up with a plan that involved soliciting donations, tapping friends in the restaurant world and getting San Francisco hospitals to accept free food cooked up by some of the city's top chefs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Feeding the front lines, one duck confit at a time

Apr. 3, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a break from the front lines, nurse practitioner Gabe Westhemier tucked into a plate of duck confit, the work of one of the city's celebrity chefs. ("It was wonderful.") Meanwhile, at another San Francisco emergency room, nurse Liz Sanderson still savors a sea salt caramel bread...

Senate leader: California Legislature won't return April 13

Apr. 3, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A leader of the California Senate says the Legislature will not reconvene on April 13 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Given what the governor and our public health officials have stated, it has become increasingly clear that the April 13th return date the Legislature...

LA-area subway construction expedited as virus cuts traffic

Apr. 3, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County transportation officials are taking advantage of light traffic during the coronavirus pandemic to expedite construction subway construction by shutting down a section of a major thoroughfare. The closure of a couple of blocks of Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly...

Meadow Gold Hawaii milk company to continue under new owner

Apr. 3, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

Honolulu (AP) — Hawaii’s largest milk processor is expected to continue operating after its pending purchase by a California real estate investment firm. The parent company of Meadow Gold Hawaii announced Thursday it reached an agreement in principal for the sale to Industrial Realty Group LLC. Los...

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...