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Red-Faced Democrats Struggle To Announce Caucus Results

By STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic party officials in Iowa worked furiously Tuesday to...

Google 4Q Revenue Grew, But Not Enough For Wall Street

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's revenue grew, but Wall Street wanted more. Parent company Alphabet's stock fell more than...

Iowans Begin Caucus Voting, May Clarify Democratic Field

By STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voting began across Iowa Monday night as Democrats balanced...

AP Exclusive: Border Apprehensions Drop 8 Straight Months

By COLLEEN LONG and BEN FOX Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of border apprehensions has dropped for the eighth straight month, following...

California Bill Seeks Takeover Of Nation’s Largest Utility

By JANIE HAR and ADAM BEAM Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California lawmaker unveiled legislation Monday aimed at transforming the nation's largest electric...

Staples Center Removes Public’s Massive Kobe Bryant Memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive memorial created by the public outside Staples Center after the death of former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was...

1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Shooting On Greyhound Bus In California

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — A gunman opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus as it was traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco early...

China Opens Virus Hospital, Market Plunges As Toll Grows

By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into its tumbling financial markets and...

Mike Garcia’s Fight for Simi Valley California House Seat May Be Barometer for November

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — If there is going to be a comeback for California’s traumatized Republican Party — a so-called “red recovery” that...

Department of Homeland Security: New Airport Screening to Begin Amid Coronavirus Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that...

More Europeans Flee China Virus as Plane Lands in France

A second French-chartered plane carrying 300 evacuees from China flew to France on Sunday as more foreigners fled China's rapidly spreading virus. The Airbus A380...

In Iowa, Anxiety and Unpredictability Cloud Caucus Finish

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates hustled across the state Sunday trying to fire...

AP Explains: New rules Could Muddle Results of Iowa Caucuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are never simple. On Monday, voters who have gathered at more than 1,600 caucus sites will begin...

In fight to survive, US dairy farmers look for any tech edge

PICKETT, Wis. (AP) — At Rosendale Dairy, each of the 9,000 cows has a microchip implanted in an ear that workers can scan with...

‘Bad Boys’ Tops box Office for Third Straight Week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Bad Boys of Life” went for a three-peat at the box office during Super Bowl weekend. The Sony Pictures’ film...

China Readies Cushion for Virus Shock When Markets Re-open Monday

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank announced plans Sunday to inject 1.2 trillion yuan ($173 billion) into the economy to cushion the shock to...

New China Novel Coronavirus Details Show Challenge for Outbreak Control

It can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The...

The Critical Fight Inside Democrats’ Establishment Primary

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Within the Democrats' sprawling presidential contest is a smaller, yet critical competition among a handful of candidates jockeying to...

PG&E Pledges to Shake Up Board in Bid to Placate California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric is pledging to overhaul its board of directors in an attempt to avoid a potential takeover...

Sanders Calls for Unity, But His Supporters Have Other Ideas

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — When Bernie Sanders addresses throngs of supporters who gather at his rallies, the divisions that plague the Democratic Party...

China’s Death Toll From a New Virus Rose to 259 on Saturday

BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments...

After Crackdown, Mexico President Sees Immigrant Caravans as Waning

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers to...

Bloomberg, Trump Detail Campaign ads to Air on Super Bowl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will use his Super Bowl ad to highlight his efforts to combat gun violence, while President...

Trump to Tout U.S. ‘Comeback’ at State of the Union Speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use next week’s State of the Union to promote what he calls the “Great American comeback,” according...

Man, 19, Gravely Injured in Los Angeles High-rise Fire Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 19-year-old French citizen who was gravely injured when flames tore through a high-rise apartment tower this week died Friday...

Trump Acquittal Now Likely Wednesday; Senate Nixes Witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's...

Trump State of the Union Won’t Be 1st Delivered Amid Turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton addressed a nation transfixed by impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once in a State...

Joe Biden Cash Reserves Lag Behind Top 2020 Rivals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden reported Friday that he had $9 million in reserve at the end of 2019,...

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Floods Democratic Primary With Cash

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent roughly $180 million in the month after his late entry into the Democratic presidential primary,...

Clinton Jabs Again at Sanders, Says He Didn’t Unite Party

Hillary Clinton is not done talking about Bernie Sanders. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said in a podcast interview that aired Friday that Sanders didn't...

Woman Says Weinstein Yelled, ‘You Owe Me!’ Before Raping Her.

By TOM HAYS, MICHAEL R. SISAK and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in Harvey Weinstein’s trial testified Friday that...

Dating Apps Leak Personal Data, Norwegian Group Says

LONDON (AP) — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy...

Senate Rejects Calling Witnesses In Trump Impeachment Trial, Pushing One Step Closer To Acquittal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate rejects calling witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, pushing one step closer to acquittal vote. Story developing.

Stocks Plunge On Fears Virus Outbreak Will Dent The Economy

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Stocks plunged on Wall Street as investors feared that a virus outbreak that originated in China will dent...

US Declares Emergency, New Entry Restrictions Due To Virus

By KEN MORITSUGU and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and announced...

Senate To Vote On Trump Trial Witnesses With End In Sight

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared headed for all-but-certain impeachment acquittal as senators...

After Crackdown, Mexico President Sees Caravans Waning

By PETER ORSI Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American...

US Advises No Travel To China, Where Virus Deaths Top 200

By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying...

Weinstein Rape Accuser Testifies About Sexual Advances

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial testified Friday that he...

AP-NORC Poll: GOP More Fired Up For 2020, Democrats Anxious, Fearful

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and EMILY SWANSON When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown. That's according to...

Lawyer: California Businessman Was Used By Polygamists In $500 Million Fraud scheme

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California businessman accused of leading a nearly $500 million biodiesel fraud scheme was...

NBA Changing All-Star Game Format, Adding A Kobe Tribute

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Kobe Bryant’s final jersey number will be something this year’s NBA All-Stars play to reach. The NBA announced major...

UN agency Declares Global Emergency Over Coronavirus From China

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China...

High-Profile Housing Bill Fails To Pass California Senate

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have failed to pass the most ambitious proposal yet to combat a growing...

For 1st Time In 4 years, US Life Expectancy Rises — A Little

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four...

Key Questions Asked During Impeachment Trial

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — There were questions about quid pro quos and whistleblowers, the Constitution and an unpublished book. Senators in President...

At Trial, Man Says Ex Was ‘Appalled’ After Weinstein Meeting

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A fledgling actress came home "pretty shocked, upset, angry" and "kind...

China Counts 170 Virus Deaths, New Countries Find Infections

By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday raised the death toll to 170 and more countries reported infections from a worrisome...

Record Sales Push Tesla To 2nd Straight Quarterly Profit

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Record electric vehicle sales in the fourth quarter helped to push Tesla Inc. to its...

PG&E And California Governor At Odds Over Bankruptcy Plan

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric attorneys on Wednesday assured a federal judge the utility will emerge...

Facebook Reports 4Q Profit, User Growth Despite Challenges

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook had a strong fourth quarter as it made more money on advertising and...

FBI Raids Los Angeles Church To Make Immigration Fraud Bust

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal agents raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles early Wednesday in a human trafficking...

Accusers: Weinstein Excused Lewd Acts As Film Industry Norm

By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — One woman testified that Harvey Weinstein led her to a New...

Brexit Deal Cleared By EU Parliament; UK Set To Leave Friday

By RAF CASERT Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at...

Crash-Warning Device Might Not Have Saved Bryant Helicopter

By BRIAN MELLEY, DAVID KOENIG and BERNARD CONDON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a long-recommended warning...

Trump: New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico To Boost US Growth

By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL WISEMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the...

Trump Team Concludes Defense, Argues Against Calling Bolton

By ERIC TUCKER, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team argued forcefully against the relevance of testimony...

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth Single Again, Divorce Finalized

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially single. Court records show that a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday finalized the divorce...

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Between Cuba and Jamaica; Possible Tsunami Threat

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica on Tuesday. It was...

Top San Francisco Street Clean-Up Official Arrested

By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets...

Trump Team Wrapping Up Trial Defense As Senators Mull Bolton

By ERIC TUCKER, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team prepared to wrap up arguments in...

Weinstein Trial Moves Swiftly With More Accusers On Deck

By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's trial is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of...

Amid Impeachment and Iowa, 2020 Top Tier Jilts New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected. The most prominent candidates in the 2020 presidential race spent months last year making...

California Tests Find Illegal Vapes Tainted With Additives

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los...

US Stocks Tumble Amid Global Sell-Off; Dow Falls 325 Points

By ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE AP Business Writers U.S. stocks tumbled Monday afternoon after China announced a sharp rise in cases of...

Suspect Arrested In Yolo County Killing Of 1 Baby, Linked To 4 Others

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the death of an infant whose body was found in 2007 by a fisherman...

‘I’m Being Raped’: Weinstein Accuser Details Alleged Assault

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At times sobbing, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi told jurors Monday...

Bryant’s Chopper Crashed In Fog That Grounded Other Aircraft

By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed in the rugged hills outside...

Organization Becomes Critical in Final Week Before Iowa Vote

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — At nearly nine p.m. on Saturday, Samy Amkieh was about to head back to his office after braving 20 degree...

Countries Evaluate Evacuation of Citizens in Coronavirus Epicenter

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number...

Asian Stocks Fall as Coronavirus Fears Spook Markets, Hit Tourism

BANGKOK (AP) Shares tumbled Monday in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected in an...

Update: Kobe Fans Swarm LA’s Staples Center. Bryant, Dead in Helicopter Crash in...

Breaking..... Updates to follow throughout the day. 1-26-20 1:01pm PDT - With fans swarming to Staples Center in the wake of Kobe Bryant's death, the...

Actress Rosie Perez Says She Was Told Of Weinstein Rape

By TOM HAYS, MICHAEL R. SISAK and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday...

Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphone

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to find a legal marijuana shop in California? Grab your smartphone. In another step...

Los Angeles Nonprofits Worry Sale Of Dot-Org Universe Will Raise Costs; Protest Planned

By ANICK JESDANUN and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry...

Trump Threatens California Threatened With Funds Loss Over Abortion Coverage

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday threatened California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over...

California Bill Would Make Utilities Pay Some Blackout Costs

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent...

Face Of impeachment: Schiff Sets Tone With Appeals To Senate

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham,...

California Based Tesla Passes $100 Billion, Teeing Up Big Payout For Musk

DETROIT (AP) — The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that recently pushed the company's value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday...

California’s Monarch Butterflies Critically Low For 2nd Year

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for...

California Governor Aims To Block PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and...

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