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The Latest: Australia reports death after AstraZeneca shot

Apr. 16, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia reported its first death linked to the AstraZeneca shot on Friday. The 48-year-old woman was injected with the vaccine on April 8. That was hours before Australian authorities recommended people under the age of 50 take the Pfizer shot...

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

Apr. 16, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A woman suspected of killing her three children in the midst of a bitter custody battle said Thursday that she drowned them to keep them away from their father, a California television station reported. In a jailhouse interview, Liliana...

Price earns 1st regular-season save, Dodgers top Rockies 7-5

Apr. 16, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and Max Muncy each hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday night as David Price earned his first regular-season save. Muncy’s two-out drive in the seventh inning off reliever Yency...

Standoff with man suspected of killing California woman

Apr. 16, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of driving from Washington state to California in order to kill his estranged wife was taken into custody late Thursday night after an hours-long standoff with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, authorities said. James...

Patrick Marleau poised to break Gordie Howe's games record

Apr. 16, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Growing up on a farm as a hockey-loving kid in Saskatchewan, the knowledge that players like Gordie Howe had made the journey from that remote province to the NHL gave Patrick Marleau belief that he could one day follow that same path. Marleau...

A's pound Tigers, back Manaea's 1st victory of season, 8-4

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are scoring runs every which way again and they're back to playing their winning brand of baseball. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the A's won their fifth...

Mother in California says she drowned 3 children to protect them from father's sex abuse

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Mother in California says she drowned 3 children to protect them from father's sex abuse.

Podcast helped in hunt for 1996 killer of California student

Apr. 16, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Lambert would like to get back to making music but he can’t seem to stop chasing a ghost that has haunted him for nearly 25 years. A billboard on the side of the road on California’s Central Coast led him on a detour three years ago from...

Jaylen Brown scores 40, Celtics beat Lakers 121-113

Apr. 16, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored four of his 40 points in the final minute, and the Boston Celtics blew most of a 27-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on for their fifth straight victory, 121-113 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Brown...

San Jose State says ex-trainer improperly touched athletes

Apr. 15, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The president of San Jose State University apologized Thursday to women who allege they were groped by the school's former athletic trainer and said an investigation had substantiated sexual misconduct. Mary Papazian apologized for “this breach...