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Arizona Diamondbacks beat Angels, 3...

Arizona Diamondbacks beat Angels, 3-2

AT THE PLATE: Matt Joyce, who entered with a .181 average, reached on a shift-beating single to the left side of the infield to lead off the fifth inning, took third on Johnny Giavotella's single to right and scored the Angels' first run on Chris Iannetta's double-play grounder. The Angels scored...
Dodgers can't do anything with Texa...

Dodgers can't do anything with Texas bullpen in 5-3 loss

Play the Texas Rangers and you want to get to their bullpen. You really, really want to get to their bullpen.
Texas Rangers get to Clayton Kersha...

Texas Rangers get to Clayton Kershaw, beat Dodgers 5-3

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers trailed, 4-0, after five innings. They scored three runs in the sixth ? two on a home run from Scott Van Slyke, one on a single from pinch-hitter extraordinaire Alex Guerrero ? and they had the potential tying and go-ahead runs on base with one out. But the Rangers called...
Defying Beijing, Hong Kong lawmaker...

Defying Beijing, Hong Kong lawmakers reject election framework

Spurning stern warnings from local and central Chinese government officials, Hong Kong?s legislature voted Thursday to reject a Beijing-drafted election plan that sparked massive street protests in the territory last fall.
USC recruiting: Long Beach Poly's J...

USC recruiting: Long Beach Poly's Jack Jones says he has no favorites

In the last two years, the top two recruits at Long Beach Poly High have committed to USC on National Signing Day.
Man, 21, dies after being crushed b...

Man, 21, dies after being crushed by equipment at Sun Valley industrial site

A 21-year-old man died Wednesday after being crushed by heavy equipment at a concrete and asphalt recycling company in Sun Valley, authorities said.

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Planes collide near Los Angeles Har...

Planes collide near Los Angeles Harbor; no survivors found

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers.
Why isn't new meningitis vaccine un...

Why isn't new meningitis vaccine universally recommended?

Despite the severe health risks of the highly contagious disease, health officials say the public health threat isn’t high enough to justify the new MenB vaccine’s widespread use.
Californians want rum-crazy Cuba to...

Californians want rum-crazy Cuba to start drinking wine

California wine producerswant rum-crazy islandersto start drinking vino again
San Francisco fatal dog mauling con...

San Francisco fatal dog mauling conviction upheld

Despite concerns about high-profile 2002 trial, federal appeals court upholds Marjorie Knoller's second-degree murder conviction for the fatal dog mauling of San Francisco neighbor Diane Whipple
Stanford announces new president: n...

Stanford announces new president: neuroscience pioneer Marc Tessier-Lavigne

The 56-year-old Tessier-Lavigne has been an outspoken advocate for higher education; he will succeed John L. Hennessy, who announced last June that he will step down this summer after 16 years as president.
First research links California qua...

First research links California quakes to oil operations

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.

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UCLA study offers hope on emergency...

UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
College to pay writer $26,000 for r...

College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite

A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
Transient arrested in attack on Cal...

Transient arrested in attack on California girl

A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
California man pleads guilty in has...

California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion

A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life...

Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-Gonzalez is brought into the courtroom by San Diego Sheriff's deputies during his arraignment hearing on murder charges in San Diego Superior Court in San Diego. Estrada-Gonzalez and 16 other alleged members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers were indicted in the murders of nine people in the San Diego area. Estrada-Gonzalez was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, ending the longest criminal trial in county history, lasting 15 months including jury selection.
Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy w...

Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade

San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.

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Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Lin...

Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.
Teens Alguetti, Zhang advance at US...

Teens Alguetti, Zhang advance at US table tennis trials

Teenagers Sharon Alguetti and Lily Zhang won qualifying tournaments Friday night on the second day of the U.S. Olympic table tennis trials.
Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP...

Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.
Chillin' with a special recipe for ...

Chillin' with a special recipe for the Super Bowl

A game 50 years in the making deserves a meal that can measure up, or at least try.
Both teams have spirited final prac...

Both teams have spirited final practices before Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers wrapped up preparations for Super Bowl 50 with spirited practices Friday with nearly perfect performances from Peyton Manning and Cam Newton.
The Latest: 2 small planes collide ...

The Latest: 2 small planes collide in ocean near Los Angeles

The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):

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Super Bowl 50: Complete coverage, s...

Super Bowl 50: Complete coverage, stories and videos

The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will play in Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium on Sunday, February 7, 2016.
KNOW AND TELL: Otter picks Broncos ...

KNOW AND TELL: Otter picks Broncos to win Super Bowl 50

We've seen all kinds of animals make Super Bowl predictions. Well, here's an "otter" way to do it!
Roger Goodell: If I had son, I'd 'l...

Roger Goodell: If I had son, I'd 'love' to have him play football

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that if he had a son, he would "love to have him play the game of football" despite various concerns about concussions and other safety-related issues.
6.4-magnitude earthquake hits south...

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits southern Taiwan, number of injured unknown

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the southern city of Tainan in Taiwan. At least two buildings to collapsed and there are also reports that some water and gas utility pipes have ruptured.
After Hiding in US, Salvadoran Offi...

After Hiding in US, Salvadoran Officer to Be Extradited for Alleged Massacre

Col. Orlando Montano Morales allegedly plotted to kill Jesuit priests in 1989.
'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch Moved ...

'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch Moved to Adult Jail in Texas

The 18-year-old was apprehended in Mexico last month.

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Two planes collide in mid-air over ...

Two planes collide in mid-air over ocean near Port of L.A., Coast Guard says

Two small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers. As darkness fell, there was no sign of survivors. The Coast Guard said the...
Drivers beware: Famous Los Angeles ...

Drivers beware: Famous Los Angeles bridge is coming down

LOS ANGELES ? Like a bad love song, the weekend demolition of a bridge made famous by the movies is killing the traffic mood in Los Angeles. Destruction of the 6th Street Bridge, a supporting player in so many chase scenes down the concrete-covered...
San Francisco police may have breac...

San Francisco police may have breached sanctuary city laws

SAN FRANCISCO ? San Francisco police officers dealing with a report of a stolen car ran the victim's name for warrants, prompting the man to end up in the custody of federal immigration agents in what is being investigated as a possible breach of...
Parole recommended for former Mexic...

Parole recommended for former Mexican Mafia chief in California

SACRAMENTO ? SACRAMENTO ? California parole commissioners are again recommending release for a former leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang who now helps law enforcement. Rene ?Boxer? Enriquez has been in prison since 1993 on a 20 years-to...
California attorney general assists...

California attorney general assists in attempted recovery of Nazi-looted painting

LOS ANGELES ? California?s attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a Jewish woman forced to hand it over to...
California drought's hardest-hit ma...

California drought's hardest-hit may need years of support

SAN FRANCISCO ? Dying native fish, rural communities with dry wells and some other sectors hardest-hit by California?s drought may still need extra support long after the current dry spell ends, an analysis of the state?s drought response said...
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