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Nationals trade Gomes, Harrison to A's amid big overhaul

Jul. 30, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Washington Nationals kept wheeling and dealing, trading catcher Yan Gomes and utilityman Josh Harrison to the Oakland Athletics for three minor leaguers on Friday. Washington has dismantled its roster in a matter of 24 crazy hours. Ace pitcher...

Monster trade: Dodgers get Scherzer, Turner from Nationals

Jul. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a monster deal for ace Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner, getting the dynamic duo from the Washington Nationals shortly before Friday's trade deadline. Washington acquired a pair...

Saginaw Grant, noted Native American character actor, dies

Jul. 30, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saginaw Grant, a prolific Native American character actor and hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, has died. He was 85. Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Wednesday at a private care facility in Hollywood,...

Suspect charged with shooting 2 in California movie theater

Jul. 30, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting two people, killing one, inside a Southern California movie theater has been charged with murder and attempted murder, prosecutors said Friday. Defendant Joseph Jimenez, 20, was scheduled for an afternoon arraignment,...

California wildfire flares but within line crews have built

Jul. 30, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire so far this year was flaring up Friday but it was because the flames were chewing through unburned islands of vegetation within a perimeter that firefighters have built, authorities said. The Dixie Fire covered 376...

EXPLAINER: California's efforts to slow pace of evictions

Jul. 30, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the...

US passport delays lead to long lines of would-be travelers

Jul. 30, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britt Johnson showed up around midnight to the West Los Angeles Federal Building, hoping to apply for a rushed passport when the office opened at 7 a.m. Johnson, eager to visit a dying relative in Mexico, was in line with hundreds of would-be...

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they...

Los Angeles air traffic control warns 'jetpack guy is back'

Jul. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is investigating what one commercial airline pilot said might have been an airborne person with a jetpack, high in the busy skies near Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Boeing 747 pilot radioed to...

Musgrove fans 11 in 7 scoreless innings, Padres beat Rockies

Jul. 30, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings, leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night. Musgrove (7-7), who threw a no-hitter earlier in the season, was dominant throughout. The right-hander gave up...