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Column: Olympic boycott chatter shouldn't go any further

Apr. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration. That’s little consolation to hundreds of potential Olympians around the country. Just to hear chatter in the nation’s capital about a possible boycott of the Winter...

Newsom: J&J vaccine pause won't affect California reopening

Apr. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's pause on using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as federal agencies examine a possible and rare side effect is unlikely to affect vaccination efforts in the nation's most populous state as it moves to start inoculating people 16 and older this week. ...

US-born aide to Ortega dies in Nicaragua

Apr. 13, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Paul Oquist, a U.S.-born academic who became a close adviser to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and drew U.S. financial sanctions has died in the Central American nation of undisclosed causes, the president's office said on Tuesday. Oquist,...

LA Sparks to play 1st 11 home games at different venue

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks will play their first 11 home games at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the upcoming WNBA season. After the Olympic break ends in August, the team will move back to its regular home at nearby Staples Center for the final...

Skeletal remains identified as man who disappeared in 1979

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

In 1979, Kenneth Bell, a 22-year-old California man, went missing as he was apparently traveling to Washington state to visit family. On Tuesday, investigators announced they have identified skeletal human remains found in January in a wilderness area in Oregon as those...

Photo may be clue in search for lost California hiker

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department asked hikers with experience in the Mount Waterman area of the San Gabriel Mountains to help locate a missing hiker on Tuesday. The hiker sent a photo to a friend before becoming lost and...

Blair Godbout, veteran AP photo editor, dies at 66

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blair Godbout, a veteran Associated Press photo editor whose calm demeanor, attention to detail and warm, outgoing personality made him friends with arguably everyone he met in a business in which the rush to be first is often tense and competitive, has died at age 66. ...

'Prime suspect' in 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart arrested; suspect's dad also arrested

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Prime suspect' in 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart arrested; suspect's dad also arrested.

San Diego police shoot, kill armed man inside dumpster

Apr. 13, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego SWAT officers shot and killed an armed man who led officers on a car chase across the city before driving onto a high school campus and holing up inside a dumpster during an overnight standoff that ended Tuesday morning. The man was believed...

'Prime suspect' arrested in student's 1996 disappearance

Apr. 13, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “prime suspect” was arrested Tuesday in the 25-year-old disappearance of a California college student and the San Luis Obispo sheriff planned to announce “major developments” in the case. Paul Flores, 44, who was the last person seen with...