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Theranos CEO wooed investors while lab director saw trouble

Sep. 28, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes convinced media mogul Rupert Murdoch and other billionaires to invest in her biotechnology startup despite warnings its unconventional blood tests were dangerously unreliable, according to evidence presented Tuesday during...

US Open champ Raducanu gets wild card into BNP Paribas Open

Sep. 28, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu has received a wild card into the BNP Paribas Open next month. The combined men’s and women’s tournament will be played Oct. 4-17 in the Southern California desert, a move from its usual March date because...

Top utility regulator tasked with overseeing PG&E resigns

Sep. 28, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top utility regulator announced Tuesday she'll step down at the end of the year, leaving Gov. Gavin Newsom searching for new leadership as the state continues to grapple with devastating wildfires and the threat of power blackouts. ...

Lakers say they're building a vintage championship contender

Sep. 28, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has heard the basketball world talking about how the Los Angeles Lakers are too old, and he is laughing — both literally and figuratively. “Some of the memes and some of the jokes have been extremely funny,” James said with a...

San Jose to apologize for 1887 Chinatown destruction

Sep. 28, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Jose was once home to one of the largest Chinatowns in California. In the heart of downtown, it was the center of life for Chinese immigrants who worked on nearby farms and orchards. More than a century after arsonists burned it to...

Rams are unanimous top team in latest AP Pro32 poll

Sep. 28, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl 56 will be played at SoFi Stadium in February. And the way the Los Angeles Rams are playing through three games, they may get a chance to play for the championship in their home stadium. Led by new quarterback Matthew...

San Francisco sheriff's deputy charged over gun threats

Sep. 28, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An off-duty San Francisco sheriff's deputy is facing criminal prosecution after authorities say he threatened to shoot partygoers at a potluck, damaged furnishings and grabbed a teen in an inappropriate manner. San Francisco's district attorney,...

Corral, Young set for 'Bama-Ole Miss clash with SoCal flavor

Sep. 28, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

Matt Corral and Bryce Young left Southern California as hotshot prospects bound for Southeastern Conference stardom. The two quarterbacks convene Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as the early Heisman Trophy front-runners. Corral leads No. 12...

Police: Woman killed by officers tried to stab 8-year-old

Sep. 28, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — A woman shot and killed by police in Southern California last weekend was trying to stab an 8-year-old girl, officials said. Officers responding Saturday to reports of a dispute heard screaming and threats from inside a home in Delano, police...

Ex-officer charged over sex videos sent to group chat

Sep. 28, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PINOLE, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area allegedly secretly filmed sex with two women and shared the recordings with a text message group called “The Mafia” while working for the Pinole Police Department, a newspaper reported. ...