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Girl, 12, suspected of setting fires in Berkeley hillside

Jun. 12, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl was arrested and taken to juvenile custody on suspicion of setting four fires in the leafy hillsides above Berkeley on Friday, police said. The fires broke out within blocks from one another during the course of the day, when...

Unbeatable backstrokers: Murphy looks to extend US dominance

Jun. 10, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The last time the American men lost a backstroke race at the Olympics, 25-year-old Ryan Murphy wasn't even born. It's likely up to him to keep the streak alive. Murphy already did his part in Rio de Janeiro, sweeping both backstroke...

USC hires Cavs' Lindsay Gottlieb as women's hoops coach

May. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Gottlieb is returning to the Pac-12 as the head women's basketball coach at Southern California. The school on Monday announced the hiring of Gottlieb, an assistant coach with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. The 43-year-old...

4 gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay Area in 9 days

Apr. 09, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship. They were trying to determine how the other three died. “It’s alarming to respond to four dead...