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Attorney Avenatti faces judge in Stormy Daniels-related case

Jul. 23, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti is due to return to a New York court to face charges accusing him of cheating porn star Stormy Daniels out of $300,000 in a book deal. The pretrial hearing Tuesday is likely to be routine, with a discussion of when written arguments must be submitted and...

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Jul. 23, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden plans to propose a criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill that he helped write as a senator and that his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for the mass incarceration of racial minorities since then. Most...

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner starts for Giants, Paddack vs Alonso

Jul. 23, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAY OR GO? Madison Bumgarner has been mentioned a lot in the last month as a top trade target. That was before the Giants went on a big winning streak and put themselves back in playoff contention. San Francisco general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged over...

Panel of national leaders aims for bipartisan justice reform

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration aimed at harnessing momentum following a bipartisan overhaul last year....

Panik's double caps 3-run 8th as Giants rally past Cubs 5-4

Jul. 23, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and...

Angels' Skaggs remembered and praised at memorial service

Jul. 22, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney urged those at a private memorial service to remember a gift fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs gave to them. "Take a moment, close your eyes and think of a story or even an image that reminds you of all the good times you had with Ty," Heaney...

Body found of man who jumped into river to save daughter, 12

Jul. 22, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who was swept down a California river while trying to rescue his 12-year-old daughter. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office says state park visitors spotted the body of 34-year-old Alexander Alvarez on Sunday in the South Yuba River,...

A's to offer simultaneous broadcasts, 1 with analytics focus

Jul. 22, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are set to offer a special broadcast to fans who appreciate the game's analytics side. On Thursday, the A's will feature simultaneous audio broadcasts for a game against Texas — their traditional broadcast as well as a "data-driven" version on A's Cast....

5 arrested, 4 deputies injured and 1 horse punched at fair

Jul. 22, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four Northern California deputies were injured, a horse was punched and five people were arrested in a brawl at the Stanislaus County Fair. The Modesto Bee says sheriff's deputies watching a line at a beer booth Sunday noticed a man wearing gang clothing who appeared...

UC system accepts record number of California applicants

Jul. 22, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California accepted a record number of freshmen and transfer students that includes the most ever from California for the 2019-20 academic year, officials announced Monday. The university system's nine undergraduate campuses accepted 71,655 California freshmen and...