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Thankful Melvin happy to be back in Padres dugout

May. 20, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A smiling and thankful Bob Melvin returned to manage the San Diego Padres for the start of a three-game series in San Francisco on Friday, less than two weeks after undergoing prostate surgery. Melvin emerged from the visitor’s dugout wearing his uniform for...

Small forest blaze burns in gusty, dry Northern California

May. 20, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battled small blazes near Sacramento and in the Sierra Nevada on Friday as forecasters warned of critical fire weather conditions in the interior of Northern California due to gusty winds and low humidity levels. Red flag warnings were in...

Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

May. 20, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee was among those who escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed a 26-year-old music producer, Sharon Osbourne and others who work in the space said. Aimee Osbourne's producer also escaped the blaze that began...

School bus driver charged with giving fentanyl to students

May. 20, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A bus driver at a private Southern California school was charged Friday with selling fentanyl to special-needs students on campus, including a girl who was treated for an overdose. Melissa Harloam-Garrison, 46, was charged with child endangerment and...

Freed California siblings feared opposing rundown housing

May. 20, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Several adult children among the 13 siblings freed in 2018 from virtual imprisonment in their abusive parents’ Southern California home found themselves a year later feeling pressured by the county’s guardian to move to an apartment in disrepair in a crime-ridden...

US forest chief calls for pause of prescribed fires

May. 20, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are warning that expanding drought conditions coupled with hot and dry weather, extreme wind and unstable atmospheric conditions have led to explosive fire behavior in the southwestern U.S., where large fires continued their march across New Mexico on...

Carlsbad returns for 1st time in 3 years; Meb to run for fun

May. 20, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Carlsbad 5000 will return Sunday for the first time since 2019, with Ed Cheserek of Kenya looking to defend his title and race co-owner Meb Keflezighi simply running for fun. The Carlsbad 5000 will be one of the last major road races to bounce back from a...

Archbishop: Pelosi will be denied communion over abortion

May. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The conservative Catholic archbishop of San Francisco said Friday that he will no longer allow U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion because of her support for abortion rights. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in he sent Pelosi a letter...

Phillies' Harper sits again in series opener against Dodgers

May. 20, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss his fifth straight contest when Philadelphia opens a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Harper had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow on Sunday. The Phillies originally...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. In an order filed Thursday, Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor,...