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Two guards stabbed at California high-security prison

Jul. 13, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A convicted killer stabbed two guards at a high-security California prison Monday but both were expected to survive, officials said. Correctional officers were releasing inmates into a yard Monday morning at California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom when a prisoner who was being...

FILE - Copies of the McClatchy Co. owned Miami Herald newspaper are shown Oct. 14, 2009,  in Miami. Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday, July 12, 2020. The agreement still needs the approval of a bankruptcy judge; a hearing is scheduled for July 24.
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Chatham announces plan to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy

Jul. 12, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday. The agreement still needs the approval of a bankruptcy judge; a hearing is scheduled...

FILE - Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez celebrates the first English Mass with the faithful present, at the nation's largest Catholic Archdiocese in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 7, 2020. A religious freedom law firm with ties to President Donald Trump says it will sue California over its recent ban on singing or chanting in the church to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Church singing ban strikes sour note with California pastor

Jul. 10, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he's drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services. “I said enough’s enough,” Clark said....

FILE - Cars line up for coronavirus testing at Hansen Dam Recreation Center, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. Less than two months ago, Los Angeles had so many tests available for coronavirus that tens of thousands were going unused. Today, it's impossible to book an appointment. The current resurgence of the virus has spiked demand in LA and across the state for tests, leading to long lines and a fear that supplies will run low and create a bottleneck in a system that has taken months to expand. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,File)

Virus jump swells California lines for tests; shortages loom

Jul. 9, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Brian Haag returned to work styling hair at a Los Angeles salon last month, he wanted to ensure his clients he was not infected with coronavirus, so he booked an appointment for a test and was able to breeze through a site at Dodger Stadium in about 10 minutes. This week, it was...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, left, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, wears a face mask while standing behind a plexiglass barrier during a budget committee hearing in the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Secretary of the Senate Erika Contreras announced that, because of an increase in coronavirus cases, the Senate would not return from its summer recess on July 13. The Assembly announced on Monday it would also delay its return after five people who work in the Assembly tested positive for the coronavirus. Speaker Anthony Rendon's Office confirmed Wednesday that number is now at six confirmed cases. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Senate delays work as coronavirus cases soar

Jul. 8, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate will delay its work because of a coronavirus outbreak at the Capitol and an increasing number of new cases across the state. The Senate had been scheduled to return from its summer recess on Monday. But a memo from Secretary of the Senate Erika Contreras says...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

Wrongful death lawsuit claims guard kept knee on man's neck

Jul. 8, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a California man who died while being detained on suspicion of trespassing at Sacramento's basketball arena has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging a security guard kept his knee on the man's neck for more than four minutes and police officers tied his feet and...

In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CDCR, shows inmate David Reed. The California death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison has died from apparent complications of the coronavirus in the midst of an outbreak that has infected about 40% of inmates at the prison, corrections officials said Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

Prison virus deaths continue as governor meets with US judge

Jul. 8, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California inmates keep dying of apparent complications of the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday, as Gov. Gavin Newsom met with a federal judge who has personally appealed for widespread early releases to allow for more separation among prisoners. Another California death row...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, cots are set up at a possible COVID-19 treatment site in San Mateo, Calif. With coronavirus cases rising fast, California is planning to keep open several makeshift hospitals that have seen few patients but cost a bundle, in one case more than $4 million to prepare and staff a facility that only treated two people over nearly two months. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, Pool, File)

California 'surge' hospitals are costly, but how much?

Jul. 8, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising fast, California is planning to keep open several makeshift hospitals that have seen few patients but cost a bundle — in one case more than $4 million to prepare and staff a facility that only treated two people over nearly two months. That...

Lisa Fink holds a face covering to her mouth while talking to her son, Al, in a Metro Rail train Monday, July 6, 2020, in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

California northern counties beginning to feel COVID-19 bite

Jul. 8, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of California’s northern counties, which saw few cases of the coronavirus and were the first to begin reopening their economies, are cracking down again as the state’s rising tide of infections hits home. Supervisors in Yolo County, near Sacramento, passed a measure...