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Former lawmaker Rohrabacher confirms he was at Capitol riot

Jun. 15, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher confirmed he attended the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after anonymous investigators online identified him in footage. Rohrabacher told the Portland Press Herald on Monday that he did not go into the...

COVID's sweep through California since January 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

JANUARY 2020 — The Orange County Health Care Agency reports California’s apparent first case of COVID-19, a man who had traveled to Wuhan, China. FEBRUARY — The Feb. 6 death of a a San Jose woman is the first known U.S....

With COVID tamed, it's a 'grand reopening' in California

Jun. 15, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At the stroke of midnight, California lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions and ushered in what has been billed as the state’s...

Southern California gets 2 large firefighting helicopters

Jun. 15, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire agencies are getting two large-scale helicopters that can each carry up to 3,000 gallons (11.356 liters) of water or retardant to try to limit the spread of wildfires — and just as hot dry weather is setting in. ...

Stolen Army assault rifles keep showing up in California

Jun. 15, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

Authorities in California’s agricultural heartland weren’t looking for a military assault rifle when they went to investigate the domestic assault case, but they found one. It was in the garage of a Spanish-tiled home in Fresno that police stumbled upon the AK-74. Its...

Leonard, George each score 31, Clippers tie series with Jazz

Jun. 15, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George know it takes the two of them to make things go right if the Los Angeles Clippers are going to advance beyond the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time. Both responded again on Monday night. Leonard and...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from California bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Military weapons including assault rifles and heavy machine guns have been lost or stolen from bases in California. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 111 guns disappeared or were...

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

Smith, Taylor homer in Dodgers' 3-1 win over Phillies

Jun. 15, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Will Smith decided to praise every Dodgers reliever who came through against the Phillies, the catcher had a lengthy list to remember. “DP (David Price) coming in, Joe (Kelly), Blake (Treinen), Victor (González), and Kenley (Jansen) closing it...

Moreland's 1,000th hit, Murphy's HR help A's down Angels 8-5

Jun. 15, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Murphy hit a two-run homer, Mitch Moreland had a two-run single and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 on Monday night. Sean Manaea overcame an early home run and pitched into the sixth inning to help the AL West...