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1 taken to hospital after small plane crash in California

Apr. 13, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Northern California officials are investigating a small plane crash in the college town of Davis. The Yolo County Sheriff's office said they responded to a plane crash a little after 11 a.m. Saturday. The sole occupant was taken to a hospital. KCRA-TV reports the plane took off from...

Notable inmates on California's death row and their crimes

Mar. 13, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has placed a moratorium on executions in the state . Here are some notable inmates out of more than 700 people on the nation's largest death row: SCOTT PETERSON After he reported his pregnant wife missing on Christmas Eve 2002, police pursued nearly...

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

Mar. 12, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves, says a new scientific report. The 67 species identified in the report include a...

Stepteau's 17 points leads Hawaii past UC Davis 76-69

Mar. 8, 2019 12:29 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Hawaii exploded for 51-second half points to beat UC Davis 76-69 on Thursday night to end a three-game losing streak. UC Davis led 36-25 at intermission and extended the margin to 42-28 on TJ Shorts II's jumper with 18:41...

Shorts II lifts UC Davis past Cal St.-Fullerton 66-59

Mar. 3, 2019 12:38 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — TJ Shorts II registered 18 points and eight rebounds as UC Davis beat Cal State Fullerton 66-59 on Saturday night. Siler Schneider had 14 points for UC Davis (11-17, 7-7 Big West Conference). Joe Mooney added 10 points. Garrison Goode had 6 points and five blocks for the home team....

Jones scores 12 to lift UC Irvine over UC Davis 64-48

Mar. 1, 2019 1:46 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Elston Jones had 12 points and 12 rebounds off the bench to lift UC Irvine to a 64-48 win over UC Davis on Thursday night, the Anteaters' 10th straight victory. Eyassu Worku had 10 points for UC Irvine (24-5, 12-1 Big West Conference). Jonathan Galloway added 10 rebounds. Evan Leonard,...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Feb. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes. The researchers found that...