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Jury convicts man of sexually assaulting woman on flight

Jan. 23, 2020 10:17 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 42-year-old California man has been convicted by a federal jury in Seattle of two felony charges stemming from the sexual assault of a woman on a flight from London to Seattle. Babak Rezapour, of Van Nuys, California, was convicted Wednesday of abusive sexual contact in a special aircraft...

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Democrat looking to unseat Sen. Collins wins key endorsement

Jan. 23, 2020 10:04 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A national organization devoted to electing LGBTQ candidates to public office is endorsing for the U.S. Senate in Maine former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse, a Democrat who wants an opportunity to unseat GOP Sen. Susan Collins. The Victory Fund announced Thursday its endorsement...

FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, a monarch butterfly rests on a plant at Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Del. The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remained critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, showed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

California's monarch butterflies critically low for 2nd year

Jan. 23, 2020 9:09 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental...

David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated about one and half year ago during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Migrant parents separated from kids since 2018 return to US

Jan. 23, 2020 9:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not seen in a year and a half. The group arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Guatemala City in a...

Jamie Foxx arrives at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Jamie Foxx, Jordan Peele among honorees at AAFCA awards

Jan. 23, 2020 5:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American Film Critics Association recognized him Wednesday night, the actor-singer called its honor just as special. Foxx along with Eddie Murphy and Jordan Peele were among some of the...

Diane, Brown II lead CS Northridge past UCSB 83-75

Jan. 23, 2020 1:08 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Lamine Diane had 27 points and Darius Brown II added 21 points and eight assists as Cal State Northridge defeated UC Santa Barbara 83-75 on Wednesday night. Diane, who averages 27.4 points per game, added seven rebounds and three assists for the Matadors. Terrell Gomez had 15...

Long Beach State knocks off Big West-leader UC Irvine 63-56

Jan. 23, 2020 12:48 AM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Colin Slater scored 19 points and Long Beach State beat Big West Conference leader UC Irvine 63-56 on Wednesday night to snap the Anteaters three-game win streak. Chance Hunter added 11 points for the 49ers (7-14, 2-3), who shot 46.2% (24 of 52) from the floor. Evan Leonard...

Acquaah, Boyd lead Cal Baptist's 85-53 rout of Chicago State

Jan. 23, 2020 12:44 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Milan Acquaah and Brandon Boyd scored 22 points apiece as California Baptist easily defeated Chicago State 85-53 on Wednesday night. Tre Armstrong had seven rebounds for California Baptist (14-5, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game. De'jon Davis...

Joseph James DeAngelo, suspected of being the Golden State Killer, appears in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ordered a preliminary hearing for DeAngelo to begin May 12, 2020.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Judge sets preliminary hearing in 'Golden State Killer' case

Jan. 23, 2020 12:10 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday set a May hearing to decide if prosecutors have enough evidence to go to trial against a man suspected being the notorious "Golden State Killer" who eluded capture for decades. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ordered the...

Kamga's late free throws helps CS Fullerton over UC Davis

Jan. 23, 2020 12:07 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Kamga scored 21 points — 11 at the foul line — and Cal State Fullerton held off UC Davis 78-74 on Wednesday. Wayne Arnold scored 14 off the bench with four 3-pointers, Davon Clare 12 and Austen Awosika and Vincent Lee 11 apiece. Arnold's 3-pointer with 10:35...