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2 California wildfires last year blamed on electrical lines

Oct. 23, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigations found that damaged electrical equipment ignited two Southern California wildfires last year, including one that threatened the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, a fire agency said Thursday. The investigative results for two fires that broke out northwest of...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. A California appeals court has upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state's gig economy law. The decision on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, won't have any immediate impact because it doesn't take effect for at least 30 days, well after the Nov. 3 vote on Proposition 22. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California court says Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

Oct. 22, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court on Thursday upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state's gig economy law. The...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Garoppolo will face his former Patriots teammates for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo ready for return to New England

Oct. 22, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo’s early NFL education came going up against Bill Belichick’s complicated defense each day in practice with the New England Patriots. That work helped Garoppolo develop from a raw prospect coming out of Eastern Illinois into an accomplished...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2008, file photo, former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, for raping a prospective babysitter at his Morgan Hill home five years earlier. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life

Oct. 22, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Thursday for raping a developmentally disabled woman who prosecutors said he lured to his home with the promise of a babysitting job. The sentence was issued by a judge in San Jose after denying...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Garoppolo will face his former Patriots teammates for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Garoppolo, 49ers hope to add to Patriots' recent woes

Oct. 22, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Jimmy Garoppolo arrived as a rookie quarterback in New England in 2014, it didn’t take long for his teammates to give Tom Brady’s new backup a nickname. “What a lot of us used to call him is a ‘gamer,’” Patriots veteran safety Devin...

Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray (1) waves to fans in the stands in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Arizona-Seattle meet in another tough NFC West matchup

Oct. 22, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are rolling and have shown they're serious about making a move up the standings in the NFC West. The problem is the other three teams in the division aren't going to budge easily. The Cardinals (4-2) begin a three-game homestand on Sunday night when they host...

A pedestrian walks past an empty business available for lease, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in downtown Surfside, Fla.  The pandemic and recession are squeezing big apartment building owners, with a surge in vacancies leading to a decline in rent growth for the first time in years. The U.S. vacancy rate for apartments rose to 5% in the third quarter, the highest level in eight years, according to Moody’s Analytics REIS.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Rising vacancies, declining rents squeezing apartment REITs

Oct. 22, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pandemic is squeezing big apartment building owners, with a surge in vacancies leading to a decline in rent growth for the first time in years. The U.S. vacancy rate for apartments rose to 5% in the third quarter from 4.6% a year earlier, according to Moody’s Analytics REIS....

Surging Bears visit rebounding Rams in LA's new stadium

Oct. 22, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (5-1) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-2) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN OPENING LINE — Rams by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bears 4-2; Rams 3-3 SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 54-37-3 LAST MEETING — Rams beat Bears 17-7, Nov. 17, 2019 at Los Angeles LAST WEEK — Bears beat Panthers 23-16;...

A limited number of spectators watch the Los Angeles Dodgers play against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

World Series Notebook: Rays enjoying games with fans

Oct. 22, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After winning the Division Series and AL Championship Series in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays played before fans in the World Series opener for the first time since spring training. “Playing a playoff game with zero fans in it has got to be one of the weirdest, most bizarre...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe celebrates a two-run home run with Willy Adames during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Latest: Lowe hits 2 homers, Rays even World Series

Oct. 21, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to break out of an extended postseason slump and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4, tying the World Series at one game apiece. Down 5-0, the Dodgers closed...