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MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Nov. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan can be excused for thinking Major League Soccer’s top players had faced their Mexican league counterparts in an All-Star game before. The MLS showcase has had various formats over the years, so it can be hard for former players and fans to keep track. Next...

Sanders stars with Biden, Warren absent at California forum

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders was greeted with booming cheers at a gathering of California Democrats Saturday, underscoring his popularity with the party’s liberal base as he looks to capture the biggest prize in the presidential primary season next year. The decisions by Joe Biden and...

Mayors for Pete: Buttigieg hunts for support in city halls

Oct. 31, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Pete Buttigieg works to prove the leader of a city of roughly 100,000 people is ready to assume the American presidency, he's relying on help from politicians who would know best: his fellow mayors. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has amassed a network of roughly 60 "Mayors...

Anger grows as utility struggles to get its blackouts right

Oct. 31, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Pacific Gas & Electric deliberately shut off power to homes and businesses to prevent wildfires, it has failed to communicate with California officials, given conflicting accounts about when the lights would go out and advised people to get information "the old-fashioned way,...

The Latest: California winds may have claimed 3 lives

Oct. 30, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on planned power outages to prevent California wildfires (all times local): 10:15 p.m. California winds that have fueled wildfires at both ends of the state and prompted mass power shutdowns may also have claimed three lives. KSEE-TV in Fresno reports 62-year old Edward...

Utilities say equipment probably sparked California fires

Oct. 29, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Electrical equipment caused two Southern California wildfires — one that killed three people and destroyed more than 1,600 homes last year — and another still smoldering in the well-heeled hills of Los Angeles, where thousands of people including Arnold Schwarzenegger fled...

Utility says power lines may have started 2 California fires

Oct. 28, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather. The fires...

The Latest: Crews make progress against California blaze

Oct. 28, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Firefighters aided by brief calm weather before another windstorm arrives are battling to make progress against a fire in California's wine country that's destroyed dozens of homes. Fire officials announced Monday...

Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires

Oct. 12, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people have died at the scene of Southern California wildfires this week, authorities said Saturday, as firefighters aided by diminishing winds beat back a blaze on the edge of Los Angeles that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures and sent a blanket of smoke across a swath...