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Herta continues to overshadow IndyCar championship race

Sep. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta shifted the spotlight away from IndyCar's championship race with yet another masterful drive around Laguna Seca Raceway. The 19-year-old rookie won the pole for Sunday's season-ending race roughly an hour after Andretti Autosport said it was pulling Herta inside its...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Sep. 21, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With marching bands, drum lines, hundreds of yard signs and at least one firetruck, Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday. The event, a fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic...

No. 23 California holds on to defeat Mississippi 28-20

Sep. 21, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver finished with 22 tackles Saturday against Mississippi. The last one was the most important. Weaver tackled Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee for no gain at the 1-yard line as time expired to preserve No. 23 Cal's 28-20 victory over the Rebels....

Barron Hilton, hotel magnate and AFL founder, dies at 91

Sep. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barron Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father's chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 91. Hilton's family said he died of natural causes. He transformed Hilton into the industry's top brand during his 30...

$6,000 in stolen quarters found in California baby stroller

Sep. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman stole $6,000 worth of quarters and her getaway car was a baby stroller. Bakersfield police officers noticed the woman Friday struggling to push the stroller but quickly realized there was no baby inside, according to the Bakersfield Californian . Police...

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

Sep. 21, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting...

Padres fire manager Andy Green during season-ending skid

Sep. 21, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andy Green was fired as manager of the San Diego Padres on Saturday morning, about 12 hours after one of their worst losses this season seemed to sum up their second-half collapse. General manager A.J. Preller said Green, in his fourth season, was fired because the team had regressed in...

The Latest: Law officers scaling back around Area 51 events

Sep. 21, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Authorities are scaling back the number of law enforcement officers and medics at ongoing events in towns near Area 51 in the remote Nevada desert....

AP NewsAlert

Sep. 21, 2019 2:16 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres fire manager Andy Green.

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Sep. 21, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away. Last year, California...