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New York cinemas reopen, brightening outlook for theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan...

Affidavit: Man found Tiger Woods unconscious after SUV crash

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — A man found Tiger Woods unconscious in a mangled SUV after the golf star crashed the vehicle in...

New California law aims to put kids in class. Will it work?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s public schools can tap into a $6.6 billion school reopening plan that Gov. Gavin Newson signed into law Friday,...

What’s in California law aimed at returning kids to school?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday aimed at returning students to classrooms in the nation’s most populous...

Civilian jet trainer crashes in California desert; crew safe

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A military-style jet trainer operated by a civilian test pilot school crashed in California’s Mojave Desert on Friday and the...

Mass 2020 exodus from California did not happen, study says

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A popular notion that there was a mass exodus from California last year is wrong, according to research from a...

Meghan: talk with Oprah without royals’ input ‘liberating’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has described to Oprah Winfrey how “liberating” it was to have a conversation - let...

No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan’s take on royal split

LONDON (AP) — The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan. ...

Guatemala woman, 23, is among 13 killed in California crash

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — One of the 13 people killed when the SUV smuggling them into California hit a tractor-trailer was a 23-year-old...

9 in SUV have major injuries in border crash that killed 13

El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — Nine migrants in an SUV packed with 25 people that drove through an opening in a border wall suffered...

San Francisco paying $16.1 million for homeless tent camps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is paying $16.1 million to feed and house people in tent villages as the city struggles with a...

California to give 40% of vaccine to Latino, high-risk areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin sending 40% of all vaccine doses to the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the state to try to...

Riot charges reinstated against California white supremacist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated rioting charges against the leader of a white supremacist group involved in violent California...

The Latest: San Diego zoo vaccinates 9 great apes for virus

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park...

What a difference a year makes: California poised to reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This April should look very different than the last for California’s nearly 40 million residents, with a new plan from...

9 great apes get COVID-19 vaccinations at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari...

California Legislature OKs plan aimed at in-person learning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved a $6.6 billion plan aimed at pressuring school districts to return students to the classroom...

Settlement OKs return of indoor youth sports in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Indoor youth sports can soon resume in California after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration agreed on Thursday to settle a lawsuit...

No. 4 Stanford women throttle USC 92-53 in Pac 12 quarters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ashten Prechtel had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Stanford to a 92-53 victory over Southern California...

Trash collector to reimburse nearly $100M to San Franciscans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Waste management company, Recology, will refund San Francisco ratepayers nearly $100 million it overcharged while under the oversight of a...

VIRUS TODAY: Alabama governor extends face mask order

Here's what's happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: ...

LA police officer dies after being struck by a vehicle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer died Wednesday from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle last month while...

California Legislature OKs $6.6 billion plan aimed at returning public school students to the...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Legislature OKs $6.6 billion plan aimed at returning public school students to the classroom.

Car crashes into LA homeless camp but only 3 minor injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car crashed into a Los Angeles homeless encampment early Thursday but there were no serious injuries, authorities said. ...

Square, Inc. to buy majority of Tidal and put Jay-Z on board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Financial technology company Square, Inc. said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the...

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four games in a week and two losses on a mountain trip left Southern California mentally exhausted and done in...

Rantanen scores twice as Avalanche blank Sharks 4-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mikko Rantanen scored twice and had two assists as the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on...

Slumping Kings beat short-handed Lakers 123-120

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield shook off a sore ankle to score 29 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the short-handed Los Angeles...

Coyotes ride 3-goal 2nd period to 3-2 win over LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Keller and Nick Schmaltz scored power-play goals in the second period, and Antti Raanta made 40 saves in the...

California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to...

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 27 saves and the St. Louis Blues scored on all three of their power plays Wednesday night...

Fifth-year G Anna Wilson emerges as a top Stanford defender

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Anna Wilson walked to midcourt to receive congratulations and a big bouquet from Tara VanDerveer and the Hall of Fame...

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II gets 14 years for rapes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual...

No injuries after freight train derails in California desert

LUDLOW, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday, sending more than 40 rail cars crashing into the...

Study: Chinook salmon are key to Northwest orcas all year

SEATTLE (AP) — For more than a decade, Brad Hanson and other researchers have tailed the Pacific Northwest's endangered killer whales in a hard-sided...

California GOP employee claims racial discrimination in suit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party has been sued by an employee alleging racial discrimination by a colleague and retaliation for reporting...

Autopsy: California’s ‘I-5 Strangler’ was strangled himself

IONE, Calif. (AP) — A California serial killer who authorities say strangled and raped at least seven women was fatally choked himself in a...

Authorities identify Navy sailor killed in convoy crash

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Navy sailor killed in Tuesday's chain-reaction crash involving military trucks on a Southern California highway that...

Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid...

SUV in crash where 13 died came through hole in border fence

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The 13 people killed in one of the deadliest highway crashes involving migrants sneaking into the U.S. had entered California...

California lawmakers eye aiding those with criminal records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are pushing several new efforts this year to largely seal or expunge criminal records for people who have...

Oregon State opens Pac-12 tourney with 71-63 win over Cal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Jones had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Oregon State moved on in the Pac-12 tournament with a 71-63...

Detectives look at SUV’s ‘black box’ from Tiger Woods crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are looking at data from the “black box” of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what...

Projects GOP tied to Pelosi, Schumer dropped from virus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans opposing a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed the House have pointed to two transportation projects as examples of...

GOP takes aim at Biden’s health care pick on abortion rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat from Republicans for his actions in support of abortion rights. They...

Weather system brings rain, winds to Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A touch of winter returned to Southern California on Wednesday as rain moved ashore from the Pacific, bringing a chance...

NTSB investigating worker death in California railroad yard

LA MIRADA, Calif. (AP) — A railroad worker was killed early Wednesday in a Southern California rail yard, authorities said. ...

California clinics: More vaccines going to rich than at-risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teresa Parada is exactly the kind of person equity-minded California officials say they want to vaccinate: She's a retired factory...

Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant said she is focused on “finding the light in darkness” in an emotional interview with People magazine detailing...

Suns overcome Booker’s ejection, hold off Lakers 114-104

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dario Šarić scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Mikal Bridges added 19 and the Phoenix Suns...

Kamlager well ahead in vote for LA County state Senate seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager was comfortably leading with more than two-thirds of the vote Tuesday night in a special election...

Pipe bomb, ‘zip gun’ found near Sacramento school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pipe bomb and a hand-made gun were found Tuesday near a Sacramento elementary school and authorities were trying to...

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved after a crash Tuesday involving an SUV packed with 25 people and...

The Latest: Ontario seniors won’t get AstraZeneca vaccine

TORONTO — The health minister of Canada’s most populous province says Ontario seniors won’t receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine since there’s limited data on...

California court upholds now-lapsed LA County dining ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has sided with Los Angeles County public health officials who halted outdoor dining during a November...

Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to no longer require...

LA police chief out of hospital after not feeling well

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore was released from the hospital after undergoing testing and observation, the Police Department announced...

Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings

Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the...

Report affirms job losses of low-income California workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California jobs most vulnerable to layoffs and furloughs due to the pandemic were among people making less than $40,000...

Driver who hit grandmother, infant gets nearly 19 1/2 years

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A driver who plowed onto a sidewalk, striking and seriously injuring a grandmother and a baby in a stroller...

San Francisco leaders cheer reopening as COVID-19 cases fall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will begin reopening more parts of its economy starting Wednesday, including indoor dining, movie theaters and gyms, an...

Giraffe dies at L.A. Zoo after delivery of stillborn calf

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A giraffe has died at the Los Angeles Zoo after undergoing a procedure to deliver her stillborn calf, the zoo...

No. 19 Aztecs seek 11th straight win, 2nd straight MWC title

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Six weeks ago, San Diego State was 3-3 in the Mountain West and mired halfway down the standings. ...

As virus-era attacks on Asians rise, past victims look back

Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam's Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have...

Indians’ Francona says team didn’t cover up for Callaway

CLEVELAND (AP) — Responding to claims the team protected Mickey Callaway, Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization “covered up”...

California likely faces a critically dry year, officials say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will likely face a critically dry year with much less runoff from the Sierra Nevada snowpack than normal and...

Navy sailor killed, 5 service members hurt in convoy crash

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy sailor was killed and five other service members were injured when five military trucks were involved in a...

Jhene Aiko to host Grammy Award premiere ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jhene Aiko will take on hosting duties at the Grammy Awards premiere ceremony this month. ...

USDA reevaluates plan to turn ditch into water pipeline

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal agency and a Nevada water conservation district have agreed to re-evaluate preliminary plans to turn part of a...

CBS to air Emmy Awards on Sept. 19; no host yet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS. ...

Trevor Simsby gets unusual shot at WGC and holds his own

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The latest World Golf Championship event has gone to nine venues with five title names since it began in 1999....

Large commercial building burns in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire gutted a large commercial building south of downtown Los Angeles before dawn Tuesday but no injuries were reported, authorities...

COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had her hair ripped out and suffered a fracture....

L.A. County hits record low of positive COVID-19 tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County, which was among the hardest-hit by a deadly coronavirus surge, reported a record low number of new...

Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The majority of California's 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new...

Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it has begun labeling tweets that include misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and using a “strike system” to...

Ex-bicycle coach convicted of sexually assaulting 3 boys

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California bicycle motocross coach was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting three boys, some of them under...

Serial killer who was spared execution is killed in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” in the 1970s and 1980s has been killed in the prison...

Dunivant becomes Sacramento Republic president in shakeup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ben Gumpert said Monday he will resign as president and chief operating officer of the United Soccer League's Republic, a...

Zoom posts big quarter even as subscriber growth slows

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom’s astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic, raising questions about whether the videoconferencing service’s immense popularity...

Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut

Shane Bieber’s final start last season was rough. His first one in 2021 wasn’t too much better. ...

Comic-Con to remain virtual in 2021, cites financial strain

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later...

VIRUS TODAY: States ease restrictions despite warnings

Here's what's happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: ...

Lady Gaga’s dog walker speaks out after Hollywood shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker, who was shot last week during a robbery in Hollywood when two of the singer’s French...

Prince Harry: Split from royal life ‘unbelievably tough’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. ...

What’s in California’s new school reopening deal?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders on Monday announced a deal aimed at returning students to classrooms in the...

13 alleged San Jose gang members nabbed in string of crimes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen alleged gang members suspected in a string of crimes throughout Santa Clara County, including attempted murder and armed...

Los Angeles school district purchases 10 all-electric buses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District has purchased 10 all-electric school buses in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. ...

Michigan leaps Baylor into second behind Gonzaga in Top 25

Michigan finally broke the stranglehold of Gonzaga and Baylor atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, taking advantage of the Bears'...

The glam was back at the Golden Globes, albeit at a distance

NEW YORK (AP) — Glam was back for the Golden Globes virtual, bicoastal awards night Sunday as nominees Zoomed in from around the world...

Monk’s three-point play helps Hornets stun Kings 127-126

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — PJ Washington scored a career-high 42 points, Malik Monk converted a three-point play with 1.4 seconds remaining and the Charlotte...

Fonda says Hollywood needs more diversity after Globes honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just like in her career, Jane Fonda used the Golden Globes’ platform to speak on deeper issues calling for greater...

The Latest: ‘Nomadland’ wanders into the Globe winner circle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Golden Globe ceremony (all times local): ...

James scores 19 in 1,300th regular-season game in Lakers win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers blew a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead in their first meeting against the Golden State Warriors. They were...

Tatis gets no-trade, hotel suite, right to buy luxury suite

NEW YORK (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. gets a full no-trade provision through 2028 as part of his $330 million, 14-year contract with the...

No. 4 Stanford beats California 72-33 for 11th straight win

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Tara VanDerveer presented flowers to each of her Stanford three seniors and told them sorry their parents or family members...

Farmworkers get vaccine at central California mobile clinic

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — California farmworkers lined up for the coronavirus vaccine at a mobile clinic that organizers hope will be a model...

Padres’ Tommy Pham lucky to be playing again after stabbing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tommy Pham knows how lucky he was to be in the starting lineup for the San Diego Padres in their...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from...

California revenues soar as rich get richer during pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of 2020, California had lost a record 1.6 million jobs during the pandemic. Nearly a half-million people...

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