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This image provided by General Motors shows the new company logo.  General Motors is changing its corporate logo and starting an electric vehicle marketing campaign as it tries to refurbish its image from a maker of gas-powered pickups and SUVs to a clean vehicle company. The 112-year-old Detroit automaker says, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, the campaign will show GM’s progressive company vision as it promises to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025. (General Motors via AP)

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

Jan. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars. In the partnership announced Tuesday, the companies said Microsoft’s Azure cloud and edge computing platform would be used to “commercialize its unique autonomous...

California News Digest

Jan. 18, 2021 6:59 PM EST

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, AP-California...

1 dead in crash after motorcycles go wrong way on Bay Bridge

Jan. 18, 2021 1:19 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A passenger on a motorcycle died Sunday night after a collision involving multiple vehicles amid a wave of motorbikes and all-terrain vehicles driving the wrong direction on the Bay Bridge in California. Multiple videos posted online and shared by news outlets showed dozens of...

California man held on $5M bail after cache of weapons found

Jan. 17, 2021 2:18 PM EST

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A 44-year-old Northern California man was jailed in lieu of $5 million bail after sheriff’s deputies found a cache of weapons and explosives at his home and business, including gunpowder and pipe bombs, authorities said. Ian Benjamin Rogers was arrested Friday after deputies...

San Francisco Bay Area residents feel moderate earthquake

Jan. 16, 2021 11:58 PM EST

AROMAS, Calif. (AP) — People throughout the San Francisco Bay area on Saturday night reported feeling a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that hit the region. The earthquake hit 8:01 p.m and had an epicenter about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) southeast of Aromas, a town of about 2,650 people that straddles Monterey...

Harward lifts BYU past San Francisco 72-63

Jan. 16, 2021 10:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Richard Harward recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead BYU to a 72-63 win over San Francisco on Saturday. Alex Barcello had 19 points for BYU (11-3, 2-1 West Coast Conference). Gideon George added 12 points. Caleb Lohner had seven rebounds. Khalil Shabazz had 30 points for the Dons...

Visitors wear masks at a lookout point over at a COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LA County finds 1st case of more transmissible virus variant

Jan. 16, 2021 6:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths — the second-highest daily death count — on Saturday and the nation's most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus Public health authorities in Los Angeles County...

Truong's 17 leads No. 20 Gonzaga women past San Francisco

Jan. 16, 2021 5:01 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kayleigh Truong scored 17 points and No. 20 Gonzaga rolled to its 11th straight win 76-52 over San Francisco on Saturday. Freshman Yvonne Ejim added a career-high 10 points for the Bulldogs (12-2, 7-0 West Coast Conference), who went 8 of 12 from 3-point range, shot 55% overall and...

Colorado Rockies' Garrett Hampson, right, is tagged out by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano trying to stretch his single during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Right-hander Reyes Moronta reaches one-year deal with Giants

Jan. 15, 2021 10:09 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Reyes Moronta agreed to a $695,000, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old reliever didn’t pitch during the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season as he worked back from shoulder surgery. There had been hope...

PG&E will pay up to $190M to clean up San Francisco marina

Jan. 15, 2021 9:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the nation's largest utility, has agreed to pay up to $190 million to clean up and revitalize a San Francisco harbor that was polluted by a long-closed gas plant, it was announced Friday. The agreement, announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, involves...