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The Latest: Earthquake agency head calls event wakeup call

Jul. 4, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a quake felt in Southern California and Nevada (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The head of California's Earthquake Authority says the quake that hit the state on Thursday is "an important reminder that all of California is earthquake country." Glenn Pomeroy says the magnitude...

Jarring images of border cells surface ahead of July 4

Jul. 3, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

"Inhumane." ''Shameful." ''Intolerable." ''Brutal." Mounting revelations about squalid and dangerously overcrowded conditions at Border Patrol holding centers have fueled public outrage heading into the Fourth of July weekend, with protesters taking to the streets and social media to decry the situation as...

Hall of Fame trainer banned at Santa Anita after horse death

Jun. 22, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died — and the 30th overall — at the Southern California track. The Stronach Group, which owns the track, said in a statement that...

Today in History

Jun. 22, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2019. There are 192 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 22, 1977, John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was...

Workers urge legislators to keep Santa Anita open

Jun. 20, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Backstretch workers who walk, groom and care for racehorses at Santa Anita urged state legislators on Thursday to keep the Southern California track open after the deaths of 29 horses since December. An estimated 500 workers gathered after morning training hours at the track, toting...

Feinstein joins call for Santa Anita to suspend racing

Jun. 10, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined the California Horse Racing Board in calling for Santa Anita to immediately suspend the remainder of its meet after the deaths of two more horses last weekend. A total of 29 horses have now died since the track opened for the season in December....

Dem rivals rebuke Biden for not backing abortion rule repeal

Jun. 5, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women's rights advocates for his defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. Most Democratic White House hopefuls reflect their party's latest platform calling for the outright repeal of...

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

May. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act was the...