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Fans to descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con

Jul. 17, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dust off your Captain Marvel cosplay, San Diego Comic-Con is here. The four-and-a-half day convention kicks off Wednesday when the show room floor opens to thousands vying for exclusive merchandise, from art to toys. Later, Warner Bros. will get things going with a ScareDiego event...

Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked

Jul. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left...

Dickerson hits go-ahead RBI single, Giants beat Rockies 8-4

Jul. 17, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Newcomers Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski are making their presence felt during the San Francisco Giants' surprising mid-season surge. Dickerson had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in San Francisco's four-run 10th inning as the Giants recovered from giving up a...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

California officers reunite 250-pound tortoise with owners

Jul. 17, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (AP) — A 250-pound tortoise that wandered away from its home has been rescued after California Highway Patrol officers found it on the side of a road. And no, they didn't arrest it for speeding. The highway patrol says it got a call about the big reptile Sunday evening. It was spotted on...

Harper drives in 5 runs, Phillies rally past Dodgers 9-8

Jul. 17, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the bottom of the ninth after pinch-hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris in the top half, rallying the Phillies to a 9-8 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday night....

Mexico investigates body believed to be US car dealer

Jul. 17, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors in the Mexico resort town of San Jose del Cabo say they are investigating the death of Jose Arredondo, a U.S. citizen who was apparently beaten to death. The Baja California Sur state prosecutors said Tuesday they were called to a condominium after someone...

Venus Williams to play San Jose for second straight year

Jul. 17, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event. She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July 30 after reaching the 2018 quarterfinals. The seven-time Grand Slam...

California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges...

Study: California's 12 oldest prisons need major fixes

Jul. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's 12 oldest prisons, some dating to the mid-1800s, need major repairs or replacements if they are to continue housing about a third of the state's inmate population, according to a new state-commissioned study made public Tuesday. "In nearly all cases, the building and...