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Lisa Fink holds a face covering to her mouth while talking to her son, Al, in a Metro Rail train Monday, July 6, 2020, in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

California northern counties beginning to feel COVID-19 bite

Jul. 8, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of California’s northern counties, which saw few cases of the coronavirus and were the first to begin reopening their economies, are cracking down again as the state’s rising tide of infections hits home. Supervisors in Yolo County, near Sacramento, passed a measure...

Cars line up for coronavirus testing at Hansen Dam Recreation Center, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bay Area counties back off indoor dining as virus surges

Jul. 7, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Indoor restaurants and outdoor bars in San Francisco will not open next week as planned, while in Santa Clara County officials expect to reopen hair and nail salons but will also hold off on indoor dining because of rising coronavirus infection rates. A Northern California county,...

Chasen Weiss, whose family owns Mel's Drive-In, wears a mask while working, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. Sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood will issue citations to people who are not wearing masks in public, ramping up enforcement that previously had largely been imposed without penalties. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Mask up or pay up; cities impose fines for disobeying orders

Jul. 2, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Choosing not to wear a mask in parts of California could cost you. Fines for not making the effort to help curb spread of the coronavirus could set you back $300 in West Hollywood and $100 each in the cities of Santa Monica and Monterey as officials statewide scramble to...

This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows a building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. A fire burned the building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran sought to downplay the fire Thursday, calling it an

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

Jul. 2, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire and an explosion struck a centrifuge production plant above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early Thursday, analysts said, one of the most-tightly guarded sites in all of the Islamic Republic after earlier acts of sabotage there. The Atomic...

In this undated photo obtained from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department and provided by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's office, Mason James Lira is shown. A hunt by authorities began Thursday, June 11, 2020, for Lira, who has been identified as a suspected gunman who ambushed officers the previous day outside a California Central Coast police station, shooting a sheriff's deputy in the head.  (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department/San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Department via AP)

Authorities: Suspect in ambush on California deputy is dead

Jun. 12, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman believed to have shot a Central California sheriff's deputy and targeted others in a series of attacks was shot dead Thursday after confrontations that wounded three other law enforcement members, authorities said. Mason James Lira, 26, was killed after he emerged from a brushy...

Law enforcement personnel from several jurisdictions patrol Spring Street in downtown Paso Robles, Calif., as law enforcement agencies responded to an early morning shooting in the Central Coast city after a sheriff's deputy was wounded early Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A man has been found fatally shot near where the deputy was wounded after someone opened fire on a police station. (David Middlecamp/The Tribune of San Luis Obispo via AP)

California deputy shot in 'ambush' attack at police station

Jun. 11, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff's deputy was shot in the head but survived an “ambush” by a gunman intent on harming or killing police and authorities said Wednesday they were investigating whether there was a connection to two recent deadly attacks on officers. Authorities were...

This 2002 photo provided by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows a close up view of a

Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean 'snot palaces'

Jun. 3, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from snot coming out of their heads. And when these delicate mucus homes get clogged, the tadpole-looking...

This photo provided by Tara Reade, shows Tara Reade out with friends in Washington, in 1992 or 1993, during the time she worked for then- Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. (Tara Reade via AP)

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

May. 22, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after saying he abused...