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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, Thomas Henney, left, and Charles Chavira watch a plume spread over Healdsburg, Calif., as the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn. Deadly wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres (6,250 square miles) this year — more than double the previous record for the most land burned in a single year in the state. California fire officials said the state hit the astonishing milestone Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 with about two months remaining in the fire season. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Californians see power shutoffs as winds, fire danger rise

Oct. 25, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Californians lost power as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires and the fire-weary state braced for a new bout of dry, windy weather. More than 1 million people were expected be in the dark Monday during what officials...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

Patrick Cantlay poses with his trophy after winning the Zozo Championship golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Patrick Cantlay rallies from 4 back to win Zozo Championship

Oct. 25, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay felt his swing was good enough to take on any shot, and then it was a matter of making putts. He did both exceptionally well Sunday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood for a victory he felt was overdue. Cantlay rallied from a four-shot deficit and surged into...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates his rushing touchdown with Joshua Kelley (27) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Herbert leads Chargers to 39-29 victory over Jaguars

Oct. 25, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — At last, a victory. Justin Herbert reached a few milestones in his first four NFL starts. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback didn't accomplish the one thing that mattered most: leading his team to a win. Herbert had another superlative game Sunday, this time in a winning effort....

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, throws under pressure from Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo )

Jaguars' 6th straight loss is a comprehensive disappointment

Oct. 25, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed into their bye week with a six-game losing streak, a defense that can't stop anybody from scoring 30 points and an offense that flopped at one big moment after another at SoFi Stadium. It's too early to tell whether the Jags are in for major...

Musovski, Vela score in LAFC's 2-0 victory over Galaxy

Oct. 25, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danny Musovski and Carlos Vela scored second-half goals and Los Angeles FC beat the 10-man LA Galaxy 2-0 on Sunday. LAFC improved to 8-7-4 to move into fourth place in the Western Conference. The last-place Galaxy dropped to 5-10-3. The Galaxy went down a man in the 22nd minute when...

Average US gas price falls 3 cents to $2.22/gallon

Oct. 25, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents over the past two weeks to $2.22 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that prices have declined since six weeks ago and are expected to continue falling with many people...

Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (54) tackles San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Rams LB Leonard Floyd primed for reunion with Bears

Oct. 25, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears drafted Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick four years ago, envisioning him as a pass-rushing superstar who could anchor their defense for years to come. Last March, the Bears released Floyd rather than pay him $13 million for the fifth-year contract option...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 1977 file photo, Screenwriter William Blinn, left, Ed Asner, center, and David Greene pose with their Emmy statuettes at the annual Primetime Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song”, “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. He was 83. (AP Photo/File)

'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

Oct. 25, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 83. Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisted living community in Burbank, California, his...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena fails on the way way to home plate during the ninth inning in Game 4 of the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Rays defeated the Dodgers 8-7 to tie the series 2-2 games. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Arozarena slugs into WS history, stumbles into October lore

Oct. 25, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hours after slugging his way into World Series history, Randy Arozarena stumbled into October lore. Is there anything this rookie can't do? The winning run the Cuban sensation scored in a frenetic ninth inning will have fans talking for years after the Tampa Bay Rays stunned the Los...