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California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

Oct. 16, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. The nation's first statewide quake warning system...

Officials study fire at California fuel site after quake

Oct. 16, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and kept thousands of people in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. The earthquake...

Undefeated 49ers remain grounded after 5 straight wins

Oct. 16, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For a franchise that has had little success the past few seasons, the San Francisco 49ers are sure taking their fast start this season in stride. The Niners have won their first five games for the first time in 29 years and are one of two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL...

Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case

Oct. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills. Wednesday's announcement of an agreement offered no details but came...

Winners in KC, now Texans, Colts battle for top of AFC South

Oct. 16, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Both Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson have managed to outduel reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in consecutive weeks — on his home turf no less. Now it's time for the young quarterbacks to face off against each other for the first time since Brissett took over as the Indianapolis Colts' starting...

Twitter: World leaders' accounts not entirely above policies

Oct. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says world leaders aren't entirely above its ban on users threatening violence or promoting terrorism on the site. The San Francisco company is clarifying its rules as some Democrats say they would like to see President Donald Trump booted off Twitter, his favored platform for...

Earthquake probed as possible cause of California fuel fire

Oct. 16, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. The earthquake struck...

The Latest: Authorities seek cause for California fuel fire

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Northern California fuel storage facility (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Officials are trying to determine if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands...

Health warning lifted over fire at California oil facility

Oct. 16, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have lifted shelter-in-place orders for some 12,000 people in Northern California after containment of a fire at a fuel storage facility that sent up a huge cloud of smoke. Emergency sirens blared and thick plumes of black smoke and flames filled the skyline around the...

Latest: California oil fire health warning lifted

Oct. 16, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on oil facility fire in Northern California (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Authorities have lifted shelter-in-place orders for some 12,000 people in Northern California after containment of a fire at a fuel storage facility that sent up a huge cloud of smoke. Contra Costa...