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The Latest: Authorities seek cause for California fuel fire

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Northern California fuel storage facility (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Officials are trying to determine if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands...

California Editorial Rdp

Oct. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

Oct. 15 The Los Angeles Times on California power outages and fires: Last year, state officials changed the law to allow power companies to be more aggressive shutting down electrical lines in areas where strong, dry winds were predicted so that even if they were downed, they wouldn't spark a fire. The idea was...

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...

Business owner to be sentenced in college admissions scandal

Oct. 16, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a California jewelry business is returning to court to be sentenced for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. Marjorie Klapper is scheduled to be sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday. She pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy....

Authorities seek cause for California fuel fire

Oct. 16, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — A fire that destroyed thousands of gallons of fuel at a San Francisco Bay Area tank farm and trapped thousands in their homes to avoid potentially dangerous air will be investigated to determine the cause, officials said. Both state and local inspectors were looking into the fire...

Petr Mrazek makes 31 saves, Hurricanes blank LA Kings 2-0

Oct. 16, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes already have shown they can win in plenty of ways during the best start to a season in franchise history. When the high-scoring Los Angeles Kings unexpectedly engaged them in a defensive grind, the Canes showed they can succeed there as well. Petr Mrazek made 31...

Health warning lifted over fire at California oil facility

Oct. 16, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have lifted shelter-in-place orders for some 12,000 people in Northern California after containment of a fire at a fuel storage facility that sent up a huge cloud of smoke. Emergency sirens blared and thick plumes of black smoke and flames filled the skyline around the...

Latest: California oil fire health warning lifted

Oct. 16, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on oil facility fire in Northern California (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Authorities have lifted shelter-in-place orders for some 12,000 people in Northern California after containment of a fire at a fuel storage facility that sent up a huge cloud of smoke. Contra Costa...

Body found in car ID'd as hammer attack suspect

Oct. 15, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A body found in a car in the forest near Los Angeles has been identified as a man who was sought for attacking his fiance and her mother with a hammer. Police on Tuesday say the decomposed body discovered late last month in the Angeles National Forest is that of 29-year-old Brian...

Rams get CB Jalen Ramsey from Jaguars for 3 draft picks

Oct. 15, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams acquired Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars on Tuesday night, ending the star cornerback's tumultuous tenure in Jacksonville with a trade to the defending NFC champions. Jacksonville got first-round picks from the Rams in 2020 and 2021, along with a fourth-round pick in...