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A Los Angeles County firefighter extinguishes hot spots at a scorched residence while battling the Lake Fire in the Angeles National Forest, Calif., north of Santa Clarita on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Light winds and scattered thundershowers early Thursday helped calm the flames of a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles, and firefighters hoped to rein in the blaze before temperatures spike later in the day. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Crews try to tame California wildfire as heat wave arrives

Aug. 13, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews scrambled to protect homes from a huge wildfire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles, and officials warned the blaze could flare up again Thursday as a blistering heat wave descended on California. The fire exploded in size within hours after it broke out in dense forest...

Dodger Stadium to serve as presidential voting center

Aug. 13, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting. Any registered voter in Los Angeles County can visit the stadium over a five-day period. Parking will be...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, a distance is measured as worshippers line up to take communion on Palm Sunday outside of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, Calif. Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, have file lawsuits in August 2020 against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

More US churches sue to challenge COVID-19 restrictions

Aug. 13, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty. They’re the latest in a long series of legal...

FILE - In this May 12, 2020, file photo, Arjan Walia votes during a special election in Santa Clarita, Calif. With the November election approaching Democrats are strengthening their hold on California, a state the party has dominated for years, voter registration figures showed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Voter numbers show Democrats strengthen hold on California

Aug. 13, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats are strengthening their hold on California, a state the party has dominated for years, voter registration figures showed Thursday. Figures issued by Secretary of State Alex Padilla showed Democrats eclipse Republicans by nearly a 2-1 margin. Independents, those voters not...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, right, makes a save against Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande during the second half of an MLS soccer Western Conference final in Los Angeles. Diomande has announced he is leaving LAFC. The club did not immediately respond to Diomande's posts on social media. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

LAFC forward Adama Diomande says he's terminating contract

Aug. 13, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande announced Thursday that he is leaving the club for family reasons. Diomande cited the “many family priorities in my life” as the reason for his decision, writing, “I have decided to terminate my contract with immediate effect in...

LA sheriff probes deputy-gang claim, seeks to punish dozens

Aug. 13, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday it has launched a “comprehensive investigation” into allegations that a renegade group of deputies calling themselves The Executioners have taken control of the department's Compton station through threats,...

Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers' Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Kings sink 21 3s, roll to win as Lakers rest most starters

Aug. 13, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento's streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period, and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as the Kings won for only the third time in...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. The potential ascendancy of Sen. Kamala Harris to the vice presidency next year has kicked off widespread speculation about who might replace her if Democrats seize the White House. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is already being lobbied by hopefuls and numerous names are emerging in the early speculation. Bass, who was on Joe Biden's vice presidential short list, would likely get consideration. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Talk of Harris successor sets off California guessing game

Aug. 13, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The possible election of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as vice president has set off a fierce competition in California to replace her, with contenders already pressuring Gov. Gavin Newsom for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime appointment. Joe Biden tapped Harris this week to join him on the...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenley Jansen (74) and Justin Turner celebrate after the team's 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pitching, Turner's 3-run blast help Dodgers beat Padres, 6-0

Aug. 13, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin and five relievers combined on a six-hit shutout, Justin Turner hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Wednesday night to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since last August. The Dodgers played small ball to score...

The Lake Hughes fire sends a plume of smoke over Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in a view from Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Southern California wildfire prompts evacuations

Aug. 13, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California wildfire prompted evacuation orders for about 100 homes and other buildings Wednesday as it surged through steep ridges near rural communities north of Los Angeles. There were reports that some outbuildings had burned as the blaze raged through the Angeles National...