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SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — A highway running the length of California remained closed for a fifth day Sunday near the Oregon border as a wildfire smothered rural forestlands in smoke and flame. SENT: 300 words, photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety. By Don Thompson. SENT: 900 words, photos.




SAN FRANCISCO — Engineers are deploying a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 820 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds. "I have a living donor — I'm not taking away from anyone. I'm trying to save my own life," she pleaded. Finally, the Los Angeles woman found a hospital on the other side of the country that let the pair try. By Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 900 words, photos.


— WEDDING ILLNESSES — Authorities say 26 people fell ill during a weekend wedding in Southern California.

— GAS PRICES — U.S. gas prices remained steady over the past two weeks and an analyst says the pump price may start to drop later this month.



LOS ANGELES — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet. The organization said Sunday that the fundraiser received more than $123 million in pledges from the U.S. and Canada. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 300 words, photos.



CHICAGO — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels wrap up their series against the Chicago White Sox. Reynaldo Lopez pitches for the White Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics host the Texas Rangers. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 4:05 p.m.


DENVER — The first-place Colorado Rockies lead the Los Angeles Dodgers by 1 1/2 games heading into their series finale Sunday. They've split the first two games. It will be a battle of lefties, with the Dodgers sending Rich Hill (7-5, 3.73) to the mound and the Rockies countering with Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.80). By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m.


MILWAUKEE — The surging Brewers, who have won eight of their last 10, go for a three-game sweep of the Giants. Milwaukee's Zach Davies (2-5) opposes San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner (5-5). Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 3:10 p.m.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings start the season at home with new quarterback Kirk Cousins, facing a San Francisco 49ers team that won its last five games last year after turning the quarterback job over to Jimmy Garoppolo. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.


CARSON, Calif. — Patrick Mahomes begins his first full season as Kansas City's starting quarterback with an early test as the Chiefs open on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers in an early matchup of the two favorites in the AFC West. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. — The Rams and Raiders spent most of the leadup to the season in the same predicament, with their former Defensive Players of the Year holding out while seeking new contracts. When the teams open the season against each other that will change with Aaron Donald suiting up for Los Angeles and Khalil Mack having been traded from Oakland. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 800 words, photos.


DENVER — A once largely overlooked pregame ritual will receive plenty of attention on the NFL's opening Sunday, as players take to the sideline for the national anthem. By National Writer Eddie Pells. AP Photos.


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