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Hernandez hits grand slam in Dodgers' 9-0 rout of Giants

Jun. 19, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even if his velocity isn't what it used to be, Clayton Kershaw's competitive zeal hasn't waned. He combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout, Enriquè Hernàndez had a pinch-hit grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the rival San...

Allen makes strong debut for Padres in 4-1 win over Brewers

Jun. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Logan Allen will have so many memories of his major league debut that he might not know where to start. There was the moment in the bullpen warming up when a fan handed him a button with a long-ago picture of him and his older brother, Philip, whose condition is best described...

Athletics hit 6 home runs in 16-2 rout of Orioles

Jun. 19, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brett Anderson might have been the only player in the home dugout who got tired of watching Oakland hit home runs in its 10-run sixth inning. Even then, the Athletics' left-hander was only joking — sort of. "This body gets cold in a hurry," Anderson said. "You like our team...

Was dead militant war casualty or Navy SEAL's murder victim?

Jun. 19, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Photos displayed at a military court martial show a decorated Navy SEAL holding up the head of a dead Islamic State fighter by the hair while clenching a knife in his other hand. A jury hearing testimony Wednesday will have to decide if it was a snapshot in poor taste of an enemy who died...

Atkins scores 22, Mystics spoil Parker's return, rout Sparks

Jun. 19, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariel Atkins hit five 3-pointerss and scored 22 points Tuesday night to lead the Washington Mystics to an 81-52 win over Los Angeles, spoiling the return of former MVP Candace Parker to the Sparks' lineup. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had a career-high 17 points off the bench for the Mystics...

LA school board votes to end random searches

Jun. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's second-largest school moved Tuesday to end random metal-detector searches of students at secondary schools, a daily procedure that critics called ineffective, intrusive and offensive. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District directed Superintendent Austin Beutner...

Today in History

Jun. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019. There are 195 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event celebrated...

Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds

Jun. 18, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man's parents, the lawyer for the man's family said Tuesday. Attorney Dale...

The Latest: LA school board votes to end random searches

Jun. 18, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles school board voting on whether to ban random searches (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The nation's second-largest school district has moved to end random student searches at secondary schools. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District voted Tuesday...

Skaggs pitches season-high 7 1/3, Angels beat Jays 3-1

Jun. 18, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — After seven failed attempts, Tyler Skaggs and the Los Angeles Angels are finally back at .500. Skaggs pitched into the eighth inning, Kole Calhoun and Brian Goodwin hit solo home runs, and the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 Tuesday night. Los Angeles (37-37) had lost its past seven...