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High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

Apr. 10, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent...

Martin Jones makes 32 saves to lead Sharks past Kings 5-2

Apr. 10, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones made 32 saves to stymie Los Angeles again, Patrick Marleau scored his 566th career goal and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 5-2 on Friday night. Kevin Labanc, Rudolfs Balcers and Dylan Gambrell also scored, and Brent Burns had...

Leonard scores 31 as Clippers extend winning streak to 4

Apr. 10, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, Reggie Jackson added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers used a dominating second quarter Friday night to defeat the Houston Rockets 126-109 and extend their winning streak to four games. The short handed Clippers, who were...

Jonas Johansson gets 1st shutout, Avalanche edge Ducks 2-0

Apr. 10, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jonas Johansson made 28 saves in his first career shutout, and Valeri Nichushkin scored in the Colorado Avalanche's 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Mikko Rantanen added an empty-net goal in the final minute as the West...

Fresno officer with former ties to extremist group fired

Apr. 10, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police officer who is a former member of the extremist Proud Boys group has been fired, it was announced Friday. Officer Rick Fitzgerald had been on paid leave since an internal police investigation was launched last month after some...

California man convicted of racial assault on Black man

Apr. 09, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was convicted Friday of attacking a Black man with a knife in a racially-motivated crime last July, federal authorities said. Ole Hougen, 44, of Santa Cruz, was found guilty of trying to injure someone with a dangerous...

Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting. The reports released Friday found that poor planning...

Clippers' Beverley to miss time after breaking left hand

Apr. 09, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is likely to miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his left hand during Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Beverley was going for a rebound in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' 113-103 victory when...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Man sentenced for poisoning 8 California homeless people

Apr. 09, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who poisoned eight homeless people in a Southern California beach town so he could videotape their reactions was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison. William Cable, 38, of San Andreas in Northern California, was sentenced...