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FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2020, file photo, a man lies on the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic in Santa Monica, Calif. California faces a heat wave Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that could bring dangerously high temperatures throughout the state, along with the threat of wildfires and spreading coronavirus infections as people flock to beaches and recreation areas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California heat spurs first rolling power outages since 2011

Aug. 14, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Friday ordered rolling power outages for the first time since 2011 as a statewide heat wave strained its electrical system. The California Independent System Operator, which manages the power grid, declared an emergency shortly after 6:30 p.m. and directed utilities around...

California, hit by heat wave, orders rolling power outages for first time since 2011

Aug. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California, hit by heat wave, orders rolling power outages for first time since 2011.

Fresno County to seek court order against reopened school

Aug. 14, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Students at a private school in California attended their second day of in-person classes Friday despite state and county orders to close the campus. Fresno County will now seek a court restraining order to close Immanuel Schools in Reedley, county Director of Public Health David...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

The Ranch Fire burns over a residential area, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Azusa, Calif. Heat wave conditions were making difficult work for fire crews battling brush fires and wildfires across Southern California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

Aug. 14, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bone-dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop during a statewide heat wave. A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles flared up Friday...

FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, a semi-automatic rifle is displayed with a 25 shot magazine, left, and a 10 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The panel's majority ruled Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that the law banning magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear firearms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

Aug. 14, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, George Washington High School stands in San Francisco. As millions of California children are already back in the virtual classroom, families, teachers and districts are still scrambling to figure out some of the basics: How and when they can resume in-person learning and how to get the in-demand technology needed for distance learning in the meantime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California schools scrambling for info, tech as year begins

Aug. 14, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With millions of California children already back in the virtual classroom, families, teachers and districts are still scrambling to figure out some of the basics: How and when they can resume in-person learning and how to get the in-demand technology needed for distance learning...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle celebrates after beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFL NFC Championship football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Kittle has agreed to a five-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers that reportedly is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

George Kittle signs $75M, 5-year extension with 49ers

Aug. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All-Pro tight end George Kittle has signed his five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position. Kittle officially signed the deal Friday, a day after agreeing to the contract that keeps him locked up in San Francisco...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Ramon Laureano's suspension reduced from 6 games to 4

Aug. 14, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano had a six-game suspension reduced to four games Friday after appealing the penalty for his role in a benches-clearing brawl with the rival Houston Astros. Major League Baseball said a settlement had been reached and the A's were...

Candy Boyd, left, owner of Boyd Funeral Home, is helped as she brings in the body of Lydia Nunez, who died from COVID-19, during a funeral service at the Metropolitan Baptist Church Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. When people began dying from the coronavirus in the United States, for a few weeks funeral home owner Boyd declined to receive the remains of such patients. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fear and empathy at LA funeral home serving Black families

Aug. 14, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When people began dying from the coronavirus in the United States, for a few weeks funeral home owner Candy Boyd declined to receive the remains of such patients. There were too many unknowns, and Boyd didn’t feel like her employees had the training or equipment to safely handle...