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Plesac throws 6 solid innings in his Angels debut, and Neto homers in LA's 5-3 win over Brewers

Jun. 18, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Zach Plesac pitched six innings of four-hit ball in his Angels debut and his first major league start in nearly 14 months, and Zach Neto hit a two-run homer in Los Angeles' 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Luis Guillorme had an RBI...

Convicted killer of California college student Kristin Smart ordered to pay $350k in restitution

Jun. 17, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge ruled Monday that a man convicted of killing 19-year-old college student Kristin Smart in 1996 must pay just over $350,000 to her family for costs they incurred after her death. Monterey County Superior Court Judge Jennifer O'Keefe...

California Senate approves ban on requiring schools to notify parents of child's pronoun change

Jun. 17, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School districts in California would be barred from requiring teachers to notify parents if their child asks to go by a new pronoun at school under a bill the state Legislature is weighing amid legal battles over the rights of parents and gender-nonconforming students. ...

California firefighters gain ground against big wildfires after hot, windy weekend

Jun. 17, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters increased their containment of a large wildfire in mountains north of Los Angeles on Monday after a weekend of explosive, wind-driven growth along Interstate 5. The Post Fire was 8% surrounded after scorching more than 24 square miles (61 square...

Strong winds, steep terrain hamper crews battling Los Angeles area's first major fire of the year

Jun. 17, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds pushed flames through dry brush in mountains along Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Sunday, and officials warned residents in the wildfire's path to be prepared to leave if it explodes in size again. Los Angeles County's first major wildfire...

2 killed when vintage plane crashes during Father's Day event at Southern California airfield

Jun. 16, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed aboard a vintage plane that crashed and burst into flames near a Southern California airfield during a weekend Father's Day event hosted by an air museum, authorities said Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine...

'Tank' Davis knocks out Martin in the 8th round to keep WBA lightweight title

Jun. 16, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gervonta “Tank” Davis made a triumphant return to the ring after more than a year away, once again showing why he is one of the top pound-for-pound boxers. Armed with a punching power not typically associated with a lightweight, Davis made full use if his...

Today in History: June 16, Donald Trump launches presidential campaign

Jun. 16, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 16, the 168th day of 2024. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 2015, real estate mogul Donald Trump launched his successful campaign to become president of the United...

Victim identified in Southern California homicide case, 41 years after her remains were found

Jun. 15, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A victim whose skull was found by children in a Southern California city in 1983 has been identified 41 years after her remains were first discovered, authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff's Department identified the victim Friday as Maritza Glean...

California's Democratic leaders clash with businesses over curbing retail theft. Here's what to know

Jun. 15, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With retail theft increasing, California Democratic leadership is clashing with a coalition of law enforcement and business groups in a fierce political fight over how to crack down on the problem. State lawmakers are trying to preserve progressive policies and stay away...