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1 dead in Border Patrol shooting in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a person Friday near the California border with Mexico, authorities said. ...

Top Trump adviser wants more nations to field asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's top priorities on immigration if he wins a second term would be to use agreements...

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents...

Perdomo has TJ surgery, Strahm set to have knee surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo has had reconstructive elbow surgery and left-hander Matt Strahm is scheduled to undergo patellar...

Parents of 545 children separated at border can’t be found

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Court-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the...

Trump administration adds criminal disqualifiers to asylum

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that asylum-seekers will lose their bids if they are convicted of driving under the influence...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ notches No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing....

AP Exclusive: Utility lacked basic training before blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency...

California’s Issa, once Obama’s foil, wants back in Congress

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa, once the richest member of Congress, retired in 2018 before Democrats flipped his district along with six...

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound...

Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. ...

Outfielder Kiermaier back in lineup for Rays in ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three-time Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was back in the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays against the...

Springer, Valdéz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The blowback from a sign-stealing scandal three years ago and a losing record during the pandemic-shortened regular season don't mean...

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time...

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before Carlos Correa headed to the plate in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, he...

Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers’ dynasty, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fred Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty,...

Springer, Altuve homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve and the Houston Astros are eager to match the 2004 Boston Red Sox in the history books. ...

DEA shows off big haul of meth seized in Southern California

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic...

Cells at San Diego Zoo lead to cloning of endangered horse

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Little Kurt looks like any other baby horse as he frolics playfully in his pen. He isn't afraid to kick...

Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays — with big assists from two former Padres who know Petco Park's outfield...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

Altuve’s throwing yips hurt Astros again in Game 3 of ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve was the AL MVP in 2017 when his Houston Astros sometimes knew exactly what pitches were coming. ...

Military contractor charged with fraud on Africa contracts

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: ...

Greinke says he prefers playing without fans in ballparks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke said he’s enjoyed playing games without fans during the pandemic-shortened season and in the playoffs....

Margot’s homer, catch highlight Rays’ 4-2 win over Astros

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Back in the ballpark where he started his big league career, Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays had a...

San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham stabbed, will recover

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is recovering after he was stabbed in the back Sunday night, authorities said. ...

Altuve’s 2 early throwing errors doom Astros in ALCS Game 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Whether they're in the field or at the plate, the Houston Astros are finding it tough to summon their usual...

Large amount of meth seized in Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a seizure of thousands of pounds of methamphetamine in Southern California. ...

Arozarena homers again, Rays beat Astros 2-1 in ALCS opener

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Diego Castillo played catch Sunday afternoon, less than 48 hours after throwing 29 pitches in two innings,...

Astros’ big bats go silent in ALCS opener loss to Tampa Bay

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After the Houston Astros bashed the ball all over Dodger Stadium for the past week, they found it a whole...

LEADING OFF: Rays’ Snell, Astros’ Valdez meet in ALCS opener

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Bad-boy Astros, fun-loving Rays set to face off in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Managed by universally acclaimed good guy Dusty Baker, the Houston Astros remain villains in many people’s eyes for their sign-stealing...

Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau said he wasn't seeking revenge against hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman, just the chance to keep playing. ...

Yankees come up short again in Game 5 loss to Rays

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the New York Yankees needed their star-studded lineup to produce runs in an elimination playoff game, they got three...

California mountain lion orphan nursed back to health

RAMONA, Calif. (AP) — An orphan mountain lion cub that was dying when firefighters found her in Southern California is being nursed back to...

Voit, Torres homer as Yankees beat Rays 5-1 to force Game 5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees didn't flinch under the pressure of an elimination game and got the AL Division Series against...

Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after a sign-stealing scheme propelled the Astros to their first championship, Houston's star-studded lineup did little during the...

Rays burned by opener in Game 4; tab Glasnow for Game 5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manager Kevin Cash and the Tampa Bay Rays introduced the concept of an opener to modern baseball two years ago. ...

Arozarena powers Rays past Yanks 8-4 for 2-1 lead in ALDS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are unanimous in their praise of Randy Arozarena, who is living up to his nickname, “The...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Playoff experience: 3 make MLB debuts in 2020 postseason

It's normal for a baseball player to dream of making his big league debut or pitching in the postseason. ...

Rays hit 4 homers, Glasnow fans 10 in 7-5 win against Yanks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their pitching staff providing a record 18 strikeouts, the Tampa Bay Rays showed some pop of their own against...

Stanton’s 2 big homers not enough to power Yankees in Game 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's second homer Tuesday night left his bat at 118 mph with a ferocious crack. Players on both teams...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ...

Phoenix Rising player suspended 6 games for homophobic slur

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Phoenix Rising midfielder Junior Flemmings received a six-game suspension from USL Championship for using a homophobic slur during a match...

Stanton, Yankees power way to 9-3 win against Rays in opener

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for New York's fourth home run of the game, and...

LEADING OFF: García youngest Yankees postseason starter

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ...

Ump who sued MLB to call Dodgers-Padres NL Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernández, who has sued Major League Baseball alleging racial discrimination, will umpire the NL Division Series between the Los...

LEADING OFF: Rays hope for Meadows return in ALDS opener

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: ...

Rays’ Kiermaier: `They don’t like us, we don’t like them’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After losing eight of 10 games in a contentious regular-season series, the New York Yankees just can’t shake the AL...

Drubbed in 2018, California GOP looks to regain House seats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s tarnished Republican Party is hoping to rebound in a handful of U.S. House races but its candidates must overcome...

LEADING OFF: Astros making noise, Phillies seeking new GM

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Sunday: ...

Aaron Boone managing Yankees in family hometown San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a 2020 season that has had all sorts of odd twists, Aaron Boone will be managing the New York...

California voters to consider property tax overhaul

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For decades, California's system of limiting property tax increases has been deemed sacrosanct, a third rail for any politician. The...

9 Padres pitchers blank Cardinals 4-0 in Game 3, reach NLDS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — From 21-year-old budding superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. to 36-year-old reliever Craig Stammen, the San Diego Padres tossed aside more than...

Pitchers already experiencing both extremes this postseason

Trevor Bauer took the mound for Cincinnati's playoff opener and produced a line never before seen in the postseason — 12 strikeouts, no walks...

Judge blocks large parts of temporary work visa ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily lifted a visa ban on a large number of work permits, undercutting a measure that...

Tatis, Myers homer twice, Padres stay alive with 11-9 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. had been waiting for a breakout game, and boy did “El Niño” get it. ...

Faith groups decry Trump’s plans for record low refugee cap

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Refugee advocates, including faith-based groups that President Donald Trump is courting in his re-election bid, called on Congress Thursday to...

Donovan’s Loyal forfeits after 2nd slur in as many weeks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Loyal and Phoenix Rising players planned to pause their soccer match in the 71st minute and hold...

Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to US to record low

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed further slashing the number of refugees the United States accepts to a new record low...

Goldschmidt, Cardinals win 7-4 in Padres’ return to playoffs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Given a chance to catch their breath after a crazy month and a half, the St. Louis Cardinals settled into...

Judge’s order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners...

Renfroe slam helps Rays sweep young Blue Jays in 1st round

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays gathered in front of their dugout and posed for a celebratory team picture they're hoping...

Injuries keep Clevinger, Lamet off Padres’ wild-card roster

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starting pitchers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet were left off the San Diego Padres’ 28-man roster for their wild card...

Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were...

Marine jet crashes after mid-air collision in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine Corps fighter jet collided in mid-air with another plane during a refueling operation in a remote desert area...

Padres bring swagger, talent into series vs. Cardinals

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres are bringing some serious swagger and talent to their first postseason appearance in 14 years, against their old...

Tractor runs over, kills woman on California beach

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A woman lying on a Southern California beach was crushed to death by a tractor that was helping in a...

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last...

Cardinals beat Brewers, both clinch postseason berths

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader tripled and homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of...

On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play

Four teams, two National League playoff spots. ...

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night,...

Padres optimistic on Lamet’s injury, split DH with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. ...

Myers enjoying bounceback season with playoff-bound Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers is back. ...

2 hurt in crash of small plane in San Diego parking lot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two people were hurt when a single-engine plane crashed in a parking lot near a small San Diego airport Thursday...

California warns flu, COVID could overwhelm hospitals

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A severe flu season this fall and winter could overwhelm California hospitals that are preparing for an uptick in COVID-19...

Clevinger suddenly pulled after 1 inning, Pads fall to Halos

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The euphoria of clinching their first playoff berth in 14 seasons three days earlier was tempered for the San Diego...

Clevinger lasts just one inning in start for Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Mike Clevinger of the playoff-bound San Diego Padres lasted only one inning in his start against the Los Angeles...

Stassi, Canning lead Angels over playoff-bound Padres 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Max Stassi, Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels cooled off the playoff-bound San Diego Padres two days after they...

Angels SS Andrelton Simmons opts out of final 5 games

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has opted out of the remainder of the Los Angeles Angels' season. ...

California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one...

Firefighter who died in blaze was on elite Hotshot crew

A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite...

San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s second-largest county was narrowly spared Tuesday from having to backpedal on its return to normalcy, escaping a major economic...

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors...

San Diego County stays at current level for reopening after weekly virus cases drop

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County stays at current level for reopening after weekly virus cases drop.

Campus outbreak threatens San Diego’s economic recovery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and...

Seeding, not record determines who bats last in World Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The higher seeded team reaching the World Series will have last at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and if needed...

Rally puts Padres back in playoffs for 1st time in 14 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years, the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs, this time with a cast of stars...

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: ...

Ex-Padres France, Torrens keep San Diego from clinching

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have waited 14 years to get back to the playoffs, so standing by for at least...

Padres activate Hosmer 12 days after he broke index finger

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list on Saturday, just 12 days after...

A’s clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two...

Schools may be impacted if county sees virus restrictions

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California schools that haven't resumed in-person instruction will not be allowed to do so if the counties where they are...

LEADING OFF: Seattle hosts Padres in San Diego, Fried back

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ...

Giants beat Mariners again in road game playing at home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more “home games” on...

Mariners-Padres series moved to San Diego due to air quality

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners' upcoming series against the Padres has been relocated to San Diego due to air quality concerns in the Seattle...

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