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FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services, gestures to a chart showing the impact of the mandatory stay-at-home orders during a news conference ,at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. On Saturday, California will impose another, partial overnight curfew to stem a recent surge in coronavirus cases. Ghaly said that about 12% of the new cases will be hospitalized in coming weeks, and the cumulative increase could soon threaten to swamp the state's healthcare system as it has in other states. The curfew will run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

California enacts nighttime curfew as COVID-19 cases spike

Nov. 21, 2020 9:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A majority of Californians are under a nighttime curfew beginning Saturday as surging coronavirus cases threaten to swamp health care systems, and the state's largest county warned that an even more drastic lockdown could be imminent. The newest restrictions require people to stay home...

Alek Skarlatos, left, and Anthony Sadler, right, deliver a speech during the Thalys attack trial at the Paris courthouse, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Passengers who wrestled and disarmed an Islamic State gunman aboard a high-speed Amsterdam to Paris train are recounting how their split-second decisions helped prevent what could have become a mass slaughter. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker

Nov. 20, 2020 6:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — One of three Americans acclaimed as heroes for tackling an alleged Islamic State gunman aboard a Paris-bound train testified Friday that he tried to kill the man who stormed into their passenger car with an arsenal of weapons. Alek Skarlatos, 28, told a Paris court at the gunman's trial that...

FBI arrests man after drone hits LA police helicopter

Nov. 19, 2020 3:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood man was arrested Thursday for allegedly operating a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter and forced an emergency landing two months ago, the U.S. attorney's office said. FBI special agents arrested Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, on a complaint...

Tory Lanez performs at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J. on June 2, 2019, left, and Megan Thee Stallion attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Megan Thee Stallion penned an op-ed on the failure to protect Black women on the morning that rapper Lanez had his first court hearing for felony charges that he shot her. She writes in the New York Times Tuesday that she was shocked to become a victim of violence from a man on July 12. She said she at first kept quiet about being shot because she feared backlash, and that fear has been justified. Lanez, appearing by phone at his court hearing, did not enter a plea to two felony counts, and his lawyer declined comment.  (Photos by Scott Roth, left, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

Nov. 18, 2020 6:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, French President Francois Hollande bids farewell to U.S. Airman Spencer Stone as U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, Ore., second from left, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University in California, right, after Hollande awarded them the French Legion of Honor at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The three Sacramento-area men are lorded for their bravery in thwarting a terror attack on a French train in 2015. Islamic State operative Ayoub El Khazzani goes on trial in France Monday Nov. 16, 2020, on terror charges for appearing on a train with an arsenal of weapons and shooting one passenger in 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Trial in France for extremist foiled by 3 Americans on train

Nov. 16, 2020 3:19 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Head lowered, an Islamic State operative listened silently as a Paris judge on Monday detailed his alleged plot to unleash mass slaughter on a high-speed train before he was tackled and subdued by American vacationers whose heroics inspired Clint Eastwood to direct a Hollywood re-enactment. ...

Maryland group offers students media, career training

Nov. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As filmmaker Lendl Tellington starts his residency at the Creative Alliance, a community arts space near Patterson Park, he’s drawing on the media grounding and camera skills he learned at Wide Angle Youth Media as a high school student. Tellington, who is Black, is one of more than...

This image released by Profiles in History shows a Santa Claus puppet used in the filming of the 1964 Christmas special

Rudolph, Santa figures soar to sale of $368,000 at auction

Nov. 14, 2020 3:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — And how the bidders loved him! A buyer shouted out with glee that they would pay $368,000 for the Rudolph and Santa Claus figures used in the perennially beloved Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Bidding for the figures soared past the projected sale...

FILE - This May 5, 2019, file photo shows Alex Trebek gestures while presenting an award at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. Trebek died at home with family and friends surrounding him, “Jeopardy!” studio Sony said in a statement. Trebek presided over the beloved quiz show for more than 30 years. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80

Nov. 8, 2020 7:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show “Jeopardy!” for more than 30 years with dapper charm and a touch of schoolmaster strictness, died Sunday. He was 80. Trebek, who announced in 2019 that he had advanced pancreatic cancer, died at his Los Angeles home,...

People celebrate the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.   Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Biden, Harris win launches parties, protests in California

Nov. 7, 2020 11:21 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — News of President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Saturday set off celebrations and protests as jubilant supporters and frustrated opponents of the former vice president took to the streets in California's major cities. Supporters of President Donald Trump rallied outside the state...

People wait in line to vote in-person outside the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, an official Los Angeles County Vote Center, in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. In-person voting is starting for most counties across California. In-person voting has started in most counties across California. To curb spread of the coronavirus the Legislature allowed counties to offer fewer in-person polling places in exchange for opening them earlier. Voting locations opened Friday in some places and most counties will have it this weekend through Election Day on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Amid pandemic, in-person voting underway in California

Oct. 31, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In-person voting started for most California counties this weekend as local election officials — many for the first time — opened polling places days early in hopes of avoiding crushing crowds on Election Day. More than 22 million people are registered to vote in...