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A waiter takes an order at Slater's 50/50 Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Santa Clarita, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a three-week closure of bars, indoor dining and indoor operations of several other types of businesses in various counties, including Los Angeles, as the state deals with increasing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

Jul. 1, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations....

Workers collect and stack the coffins of people that have been recently cremated amid the new coronavirus pandemic, at the La Recoleta cemetery in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, June 28, 2020. The coffins are collected, destroyed, and processed by a company specialized in organic waste. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

The Latest: Charges possible after Philippines parade, dance

Jun. 28, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say authorities in a central village may face criminal or administrative complaints for allowing a street parade and dance amid a strict coronavirus lockdown. Mayor Edgar Labella of Cebu city said officials of Basak village have been ordered to explain why the...

In this 1984 photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse, left, and general manager Phil Krueger laugh during NFL football practice in Tampa. Fla. Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Buccaneers' history, died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 90. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. (Fraser Hale/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Former NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs' 1st GM

Jun. 28, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his family said....

California man gets life in prison in race-related killings

Jun. 5, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four white men in 2017 in a race-related rampage in California’s Central Valley was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said. Kori Ali Muhammad's sentence comes three years after he said he was fed up with...

Former Fresno State baseball coach Bob Bennett dies at 86

May. 31, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Bennett, the winningest baseball coach in Fresno State history and a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86. The school announced Bennett's death Sunday. It did not provide additional details. The Fresno Bee reported Bennett had been in the hospital since...

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, a detailed view SDCCU stadium before the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game in San Diego. The school has also begun looking at how it could safely host fans within social distancing guidelines, if fans will be allowed to attend games at 70,000-seat SDCCU Stadium. This season, 39 major college football schools have scheduled 49 so-called buy games worth an estimated $65 million. If coronavirus disruptions cause Power Five teams to play more or only conference games, stretched athletic budgets could face huge holes. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Football still a possibility at big 3 Cal State schools

May. 17, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t necessarily close the door on football at its three schools that play in the far-flung Mountain West Conference. San Diego State is looking at having...

Judge temporarily blocks Trump's California water plan

May. 12, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A federal court on Monday temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to pump more water to the agricultural Central Valley, which critics said would threaten endangered species and salmon runs. A judge issued a preliminary injunction in two lawsuits brought against...