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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after deputies allegedly shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Sep. 22, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports surfaced...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks interim coach Bob Boughner watches during an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose Sharks have retained Bob Boughner as their coach, removing the interim tag to make him the ninth full-time head coach in franchise history. The Sharks finalized their coaching staffs at the NHL and AHL levels Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Sharks retain Bob Boughner as coach, removing interim tag

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have retained Bob Boughner as their coach, removing the interim tag to make him the ninth full-time head coach in franchise history. The Sharks announced their full coaching staffs for the NHL and AHL levels Tuesday. Boughner rejoined the Sharks as an assistant...

Video released of man shot to death by Sacramento police

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have released body camera video of a fatal shooting where the West Sacramento Police Department shot and killed a former department employee who had been struggling with mental illness. Robert Coleman, 88, was shot by officers on Sept. 12 around...

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of student athletes accepted to the...

State audit says University of California wrongly admitted 64 wealthy students over the past six years, some as athletes

Sep. 22, 2020 12:18 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State audit says University of California wrongly admitted 64 wealthy students over the past six years, some as athletes.

Teen shot, killed while driving through Fresno neighborhood

Sep. 22, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect after a teenager was shot and killed while driving in central California, officials said. Officers responding Monday evening to reports of a shooting found a car with two occupants crashed into a hedge in the front yard of a home in Fresno, police...

Helicopter rescues horse after fall in San Juan Capistrano

Sep. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — A horse was hoisted to safety by a helicopter in southern California after it fell down a ravine in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said. The horse, 8, named Lola fell about 60 feet (18 meters) at Caspers Regional Park, KABC-TV reported. The rider said she jumped off...

A fire crew from the Oregon Air National Guard works to dig out hot spots on the fire lines of the Holiday Farm Fire, east of Springfield, Ore., Monday Sept. 21, 2020. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

Huge California wildfire threatening more than 1,000 homes

Sep. 22, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes. The Bobcat Fire in Southern California was advancing at one to two...

FILE - In this Monday, July 1, 2019, file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street behind Los Angeles City Hall as crews prepared to clean the area. Over three days and nights this week, census takers are going to shelters, soup kitchens, mobile food van stops and other places across the U.S. where homeless people often gather. They will follow that with visits to encampments, under bridges, transit stations and other places where people live outside. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Census takers head to homeless shelters, outdoor camps

Sep. 22, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starting this week, census takers are grabbing reflective vests, face masks, bug spray and flashlights and heading out at night in groups of four to track down one of the hardest populations to count in the 2020 census — the homeless. Over three days and nights this week, census...

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley (40) is congratulated by catcher Elias Diaz after the final out of the ninth inning in a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in San Francisco. Colorado won 7-2. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Pillar, Márquez help Rockies hand Giants costly loss, 7-2

Sep. 22, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Pillar homered against his former team and German Márquez pitched six strong innings to snap a five-game losing streak as the Colorado Rockies stalled San Francisco’s playoff pursuit, beating the Giants 7-2 on Monday night. In the opener of an eight-game road trip to...