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Bill would change maritime liability rules after boat fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would change 19th century maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California tha...

The Latest: W.Va. cuts vaccination figure after count glitch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s coronavirus vaccination figures have been adjusted sharply lower after officials discovered that numbers from a federal contractor had been double counted. ...

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

LONDON (AP) — Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without...

Business Highlights: Fed on track, stocks hold gains

___ Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announc...

As Texas draws its maps, Latinos push for political power

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a Dallas County commissioner, Elba Garcia represents some 670,000 people — nearly the population of a congressional district. The majority of her constituents are Latino and li...

Thousands fight wildfires threatening California's sequoias

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Growing armies of firefighters battled wildfires in the heart of California’s sequoia country on Wednesday. A big increase in personnel put more than 1,40...

Mother, daughter accused of 'outlaw' buttocks augmentations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother and daughter have been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of performing “outlaw” buttocks augmentation procedures on women, including one who died, police said We...

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards...

California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives. ...

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated t...

AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Las Vegas as IndyCar wraps

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES South Point 400 Site: Las Vegas, Nevada. Schedule: Sunday, race, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) ...

Leather Sofa Market Size Worth USD 2,223.7 Million by 2028 Growing at a CAGR of 9.8%, Concludes Market.us

“Global Leather Sofa Market: Products, Materials, Applications, Growth Rates and Shares, and Forecast: 2020 – 2029” is the title of one of the recently produced reports by research team at Market.US. ...

Global Linear Motor Market Generate Revenue Of USD 2,093.6Million With A CAGR Of 3.5%

“Global Linear Motor Market: Products, Materials, Applications, Growth Rates and Shares, and Forecast: 2020 – 2029” is the title of one of the recently produced reports by research team at Marke...

Suspects in Kristin Smart disappearance could face trial

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — When the sheriff of San Luis Obispo County hailed the arrests in April of a father and son in the 25-year-old disappearance of college student Kristin Smart, he said he ...

Woman found dead in freezer was ex-LA sheriff's detective

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 87-year-old woman found dead inside a freezer in the garage of her Southern California home was a retired homicide detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, aut...