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Central Valley deputies fatally shoot kidnap suspect

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Central Valley authorities say a kidnap suspect was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy and the victim was rescued unharmed. The Modesto Police Department says the shooting occurred late Wednesday night when Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies investigating a kidnapping and false...

Deneuve, Hawke film 'The Truth' to open Venice Film Festival

Jul. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 76TH Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Truth." Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche in a statement Thursday. This is the first time in years that Venice has...

Water safe to drink in quake-shaken California town

Jul. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

TRONA, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a small Southern California desert community hit hard by this month's big earthquakes no longer need to boil tap water. San Bernardino County authorities announced Wednesday the boil-water notice for Trona and neighboring areas has been lifted and citizens do not need to...

Santa Barbara man, 84, gets prison in child molestation case

Jul. 18, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An 84-year-old Santa Barbara man described by prosecutors as a serial pedophile has been sentenced to 92 years to life in state prison. The district attorney's office says Robert Charles Hawley was sentenced Wednesday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court. A jury earlier this...

Man charged with murder in 2016 death of toddler

Jul. 18, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have charged a California man with murder in the death in 2016 of a 2-year-old boy. A spokeswoman for Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said in an emailed statement that 24-year-old Timy Jo Griffin, of Long Beach, California, is scheduled to be...

'It: Chapter Two' cast talks intense shoot at Comic-Con

Jul. 18, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It: Chapter Two" is not taking it easy on the grown losers' club if the new trailer is any indication, and the shoot itself doesn't sound much calmer than battling a demonic clown either. A theater of fans got a sneak peek at the latest promo for the horror sequel at a Comic-Con event...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) —        Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert. In a opinions by the...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert. In a opinions by the...

Cole K's 11, Marisnick has 3 hits as Astros beat Angels 11-2

Jul. 18, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night. Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an...