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Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

Oct. 29, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors. Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested earlier this month in San Diego, where he had moved...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020 file photo, trainer Bob Baffert watches at horses workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. A filly trained by the two-time Triple Crown winner has tested positive in a post-race drug test for the second time this year, making it the third positive test by a horse in Baffert’s stable in the last six months. Craig Robertson, Baffert’s attorney, issued a statement confirming Gamine’s test results after her third-place finish as the 7-10 favorite in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Sept. 4.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Calif stewards hear case involving Justify's 2018 drug test

Oct. 29, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stewards at Santa Anita listened to hours of testimony Thursday on Triple Crown winner Justify’s post-race drug test after the 2018 Santa Anita Derby, with attorneys for the horse’s connections arguing that the California Horse Racing Board has no authority or basis to...

An investigator looks at the site of a deadly plane crash Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Las Vegas. A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

2 die in Vegas-area small plane crash; man on ground escapes

Oct. 29, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday in suburban Las Vegas, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. “It was awful," said Bruce Langson, the property owner. He said he...

LA Galaxy fire coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto

Oct. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The disappointing LA Galaxy did not want to wait until the end of the season to begin their rebuild. Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was fired Thursday with three games remaining in the regular season and the Galaxy in last place in the Western Conference. General manager Dennis te...

This Oct. 19, 2020 photo provided by the San Diego Police Department shows an evidence photo of what San Diego police say was a metal curtain rod that José Alfredo Castro Gutierrez was weilding when police officers fired upon him in San Diego, Calif. Mexican officials have strongly criticized the killing and a fatal shooting of a Mexican man four days later by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego. The Mexican consul general in San Diego, said men in both incidents had psychological problems. (San Diego Police Department via AP)

Video shows San Diego police shooting man who charged them

Oct. 29, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Video from home surveillance and police body cameras show a San Diego police officer fatally shooting a mentally ill Mexican man last week who was wielding a metal curtain rod when he charged officers. Mexican officials have strongly criticized the Oct. 19 killing and another fatal...

Guilty plea entered in deadly kidnapping of Chinese national

Oct. 29, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to kidnap a Chinese citizen who was held for ransom but died of his injuries after the abduction, authorities said. Anthony Valladares, 28, of Pasadena entered the plea in connection with the 2018 kidnapping of Ruochen...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, former Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa stands with his Baseball Hall of Fame plaque before the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Chicago. La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series championship with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

Oct. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa didn't envision returning to the dugout when he stood at the podium in Cooperstown six years ago and took his place alongside baseball's greats. That started to change the past few seasons. And he simply couldn't resist the opportunity the Chicago White Sox gave him. La Russa,...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. got permission from California's athletic commission to return to the boxing ring next month because their fight would be strictly an exhibition of their once-unparalleled skills. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Mike Tyson, Roy Jones promise a fight in "exhibition" return

Oct. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. got permission from California's athletic commission to return to the boxing ring next month because their fight would be strictly an exhibition of their once-unparalleled skills. These 50-something former champions still say they're taking this showdown far...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a mobile campaign event, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows

Oct. 29, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation. Social media posts included racist claims that she was ineligible to serve in the White House or that she was lying about her Black and...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, a correctional officer closes the main gate at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. Hundreds of California prison inmates at the highest risk from the coronavirus have refused to be moved to safer cells, confounding officials who want to transfer thousands to locations where they are less vulnerable to airborne virus transmission. The unexpected development leaves corrections officials in a quandary as they consider how to avoid a repeat of deadly outbreaks like those at San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco, where 75% of inmates were sickened and 28 died this summer. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

We won't go: California inmates refuse move to safer cells

Oct. 29, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

More than 200 California inmates at the highest risk from coronavirus won’t move to safer cells, confounding officials who want to transfer thousands of prisoners to locations where they are less vulnerable to infection. The unexpected development leaves corrections officials in a quandary as they...