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Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles

Nov. 22, 2019 9:23 AM EST

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An RV was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames along a track near Los Angeles. Authorities say the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday at an intersection in an industrial area of Santa Fe Springs. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy James Nagao...

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in the Democratic primary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:52 AM EST

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 6:45 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Kings pick apart Oilers' top line 5-1 to stay hot at home

Nov. 22, 2019 2:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Kings coach Todd McLellan described the offensive prowess of Edmonton Oilers stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl as “as close to unstoppable right now” as anyone in the NHL. The Kings found a way to stop them, by forcing McDavid and Draisaitl to play from...

Buie, Ray lead Hofstra to 88-78 win over UCLA

Nov. 22, 2019 2:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Career nights from Desure Buie and Jalen Ray helped propel Hofstra to one of its biggest wins in school history. Buie scored 29 points and Ray added 27 as the Pride rallied in the second half for an 88-78 victory over UCLA on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. “Those two guys...

Terry scores 21, has 10 boards in Stanford's win over Tribe

Nov. 22, 2019 1:02 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Tyrell Terry was having trouble with his long-range shooting, so he put in some extra work. It paid off. Terry scored 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and Stanford opened its season with six straight victories for the first time in 11 years, beating William & Mary 81-50...

Krzyzewski wins 217th game with Duke ranked No. 1 in romp

Nov. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is about to become No. 1 at winning at No. 1. He has to share that milestone for at least one more game with the Wizard of Westwood. Krzyzewski coached a No. 1-ranked Duke team to victory for the 217th time, matching John Wooden for that career record in the Blue Devils'...

Federal prosecutors weighing new charges against Trump donor

Nov. 21, 2019 11:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York have informed a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee that they intend to charge him with obstruction of justice and failing to register as a foreign agent. The donor, Imaad Zuberi, is already charged in a separate case in Los...

McRae leads UC Riverside over Redlands 76-44

Nov. 21, 2019 11:16 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Callum McRae had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead UC Riverside to a 76-44 win over Redlands on Thursday. George Willborn III had 11 points for UC Riverside (3-2). Daniel Mading added 10 points. Zac Watson had eight rebounds for the home team. Hass Berry had 15 points for the...

Korean man sentenced in California for $60M scam

Nov. 21, 2019 10:34 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Korean man who took part in a $60 million foreign-exchange trading scam based in California has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney’s office Thursday announced that Jin K. Chung of Seoul was sentenced in Oakland after pleading guilty to money...