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California firm's rocket fails in launch from New Zealand

Jul. 4, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rocket Lab, which specializes in putting small satellites into orbit, failed to deploy a payload of seven satellites during its 13th launch, the Long Beach, California, company said Saturday. The failure occurred during the second-stage burn approximately four minutes after the...

FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, center, talks with Will Power, left, of Australia, and Josef Newgarden during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. NASCAR seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson will test an Indy car next week on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He’s long said he is open to racing in the series but did not want to compete on ovals out of safety concerns. On Friday, July 3, 2020, he indicated recent safety improvements have softened his stance and the Indianapolis 500 is not entirely out of the picture(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Jul. 4, 2020 2:58 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the...

3 shot during Southern California vigil for gunshot victim

Jun. 30, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman was fatally shot and two others were wounded during a gathering on a Southern California street in memory of a man who was shot to death there a day earlier, authorities said. The gunfire erupted around 9 p.m. Monday in Long Beach as a crowd attended a candlelight vigil,...

California cities: Monsanto settlement to fund water cleanup

Jun. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major California cities say they'll use their share of a $650 million settlement to clean up the now-banned chemical PCB from bays, lakes and other waterways polluted for decades. The giant chemical company Monsanto announced a tentative agreement Wednesday with government entities that...

FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, April Ross, left, and Alix Klineman, of the United States, celebrate their victory after the women's gold medal game at the Beachvolley Worldtour Major Series in Gstaad, Switzerland. With her usual practice sites closed down, two-time Olympic medalist April Ross managed to build her own beach volleyball court with supplies she picked up at Home Depot. What’s proven to be a more difficult adjustment to the coronavirus pandemic: Remembering not to high-five her partner Alix Klineman during their workouts. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, FIile)

AVP volleyball tour subs 3-event series for regular season

Jun. 17, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

With her usual practice sites closed down, two-time Olympic medalist April Ross managed to build her own beach volleyball court with supplies she picked up at Home Depot. What’s proven to be a more difficult adjustment to the coronavirus pandemic: Remembering not to high-five her partner Alix Klineman...

Port of Long Beach reports shipments up in May after decline

Jun. 9, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Cargo shipments through the Port of Long Beach rose in May and there was a jump in empty containers heading back overseas, officials said Tuesday. May was the first month in 2020 to see a rise in cargo shipments and followed seven consecutive months of declines, the port said. ...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, women carry merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

'Strategic' well-orchestrated heists seen amid protest chaos

Jun. 4, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves were pillaging malls, setting fire to a Walmart and storming a car dealership. By the time...

Demonstrators raise their fists Monday, June 1, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Newsom welcomes protest rage; decries violence and theft

Jun. 1, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he welcomed the rage of protesters as long as they are peaceful, but he denounced unnamed groups of anarchists and others who used the demonstrations to tag graffiti on buildings, burn banks, shatter store windows and run off with armloads of goods. "The...

Volunteers clean up broken glass and damaged merchandise at The Pike Outlets on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Long Beach after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd . Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Video shows trapped thieves breaking out of California store

Jun. 1, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — People stealing from a Southern California clothing shop amid widespread unrest became trapped inside as police gathered outside the mostly boarded-up store front. Video aired by KABC-TV in Los Angeles showed a man kicking his way out a window above the plywood barrier at a store...

A woman cries as she watches a building burn after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Protests, mayhem continue, lead to more California curfews

Jun. 1, 2020 1:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed National Guard soldiers lined the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and cities across California declared curfews Sunday to head off more violence after unruly demonstrators at earlier protests burned police cars, broke into stores and skirmished with officers. In more than 20...