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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo a Pacific Gas & Electric truck leaves the company's Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. Pacific Gas and Electric said Tuesday, Feb. 18, that it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy and pays off more than $25 billion in losses sustained in catastrophic wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

PG&E banking on big profits after utility leaves bankruptcy

Feb. 18, 2020 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy and pays off more than $25 billion in losses sustained in catastrophic wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment. The nation's largest utility shared its rosy outlook on...

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks on during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Kershaw to Dodgers: Use anger over cheating Astros as fuel

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days. The Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran ace also believes it's time for baseball...

President Donald Trump walks over to talk to the media before he boards Air Force One for a trip to Los Angeles to attend a campaign fundraiser, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump delivers on pledge for wealthy California farmers

Feb. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoisting the spoils of victories in California’s hard-fought water wars, President Donald Trump is directing more of the state’s precious water to wealthy farmers and other agriculture interests when he visits their Republican Central Valley stronghold Wednesday. Changes by...

President Donald Trump talks to the media before he boards Air Force One for a trip to Los Angeles to attend a campaign fundraiser, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to use 'big voice' to boost GOP on 4-day Western trip

Feb. 18, 2020 4:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's ready to use his “big voice” to bolster Republicans' 2020 campaign hopes as he heads west for a four-day visit mixing policy and politics. Trump's trip will be packed with big-dollar fundraisers, a trio of campaign rallies meant...

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo Keith Saunders, left, a certified Cover California insurance agent, explains a health insurance plan to Mark Tammes at a registration site in Sacramento, Calif. More than 1.5 million people in California have purchased health insurance through the taxpayer funded marketplace, Covered California, state officials announced, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. It is the first increase in enrollment after three years of decline. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Following gain, California to reopen health coverage signups

Feb. 18, 2020 4:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1.5 million people in California have purchased health insurance through a taxpayer funded marketplace, state officials announced Tuesday, the first increase in enrollment after three years of decline. It's a 1.6% increase over last year, a jump that comes after the...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...

Man gets prison for California, Arizona Verizon robberies

Feb. 18, 2020 3:59 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The leader of a crew that committed 13 robberies of Verizon stores in Southern California and Arizona was sentenced Tuesday to more than 22 years in prison, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Zachary David Wade, 42, of Long Beach was also ordered to pay $360,236 in...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado reacts during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Diego. The Padres head into spring training eager to get on with the ever-evolving rebuilding they hope will make them competitive sooner rather than later. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Machado had regular offseason with business focused on field

Feb. 18, 2020 3:57 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado took care of business again this winter. It was all about baseball on the field this time. “It was good, it was a regular offseason for me," Machado said Tuesday before the San Diego Padres had their first full-squad workout of the spring. “I was able to...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraces Hannah Brown at the Nevada Black Legislative Caucus Black History Awards brunch Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

Feb. 18, 2020 2:32 PM EST

So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primary. The 38-year-old's fresh face, intellect and turn-the-page message won votes...

Adult punches mountain lion to save girl in California park

Feb. 18, 2020 1:41 PM EST

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — A state park in Northern California remained closed Tuesday after a mountain lion attacked a 6-year-old girl while she walked on a trail, officials said. The girl was at the Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve in Cupertino when a mountain lion attacked her...