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Nominees for Screen Actors Guild Awards to be announced

Dec. 12, 2018 3:09 AM EST

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced Wednesday as the show prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary. "Crazy Rich Asians" star Awkwafina and "Orange Is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox will read the nominations beginning at 7 a.m. Pacific at the...

NBA-best Raptors hand Clippers worst loss of season, 123-99

Dec. 12, 2018 2:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Lowry was in a funk right along with his Toronto Raptors. He had a combined 15 points in his last five games while the team had lost three of four. Adding to their woes, leading scorer Kawhi Leonard was out with a bruised right hip against the surprising Clippers. "It was just time...

California wildfires costs soaring past last year's records

Dec. 12, 2018 1:10 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Insurance claims and cleanup costs associated with California wildfires last month are expected to exceed the record-breaking amounts paid out last year after blazes ripped through the state's wine country. The insurance industry is bracing for payouts exceeding last year's record...

Sacramento State dominates 2nd half for 81-56 victory

Dec. 12, 2018 12:13 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Patton was 8 of 11 from the floor for 19 points and Marcus Graves added 14 while dishing out 10 assists as Sacramento State shut down Division II Holy Names in the second half for an 81-56 victory on Tuesday night. Patton also had three blocked shots and two steals. Graves...

Raptors coach Nick Nurse's 94-year-old mother dies

Dec. 11, 2018 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has rejoined his team in Los Angeles after the death of his 94-year-old mother. Nurse says his mother, Marcella Nurse, died Monday in Iowa, where he was born in the city of Carroll. He plans to coach Tuesday night against the Clippers and Wednesday at...

Toronto's Leonard out against Clippers with right hip bruise

Dec. 11, 2018 9:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto's Kawhi Leonard won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers because a bruised right hip. Raptors coach Nick Nurse announced the injury shortly before Tuesday night's game at Staples Center. He says Leonard got hurt in a loss against Milwaukee on Sunday and the forward is listed...

California lawmaker arrested on child cruelty suspicion

Dec. 11, 2018 8:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The arrest came after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School discovered an injury on a child who came into an office Monday...

49ers place wide receiver Pierre Garcon on injured reserve

Dec. 11, 2018 8:51 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have placed receiver Pierre Garcon on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. The 49ers signed safety Tyree Robinson from Dallas' practice squad to a two-year deal on Tuesday to replace Garcon on the active roster. San Francisco also signed tight...

Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zone

Dec. 11, 2018 8:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conflict between the need for more housing in California and the danger of building in fire-prone mountains was decided in favor of homes Tuesday as Los Angeles County supervisors approved a massive rural housing development. The supervisors voted 4-1 to approve a 19,000 home project...

Nude photos linked to ex-USC doc in sex-abuse investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 8:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to a former University of Southern California gynecologist show any of the hundreds of women who allege he sexually harassed them during examinations. The collection found in a self-storage unit rented by Dr. George...