California union demands pepper spray for workers after multiple homeless attacks in state’s capital

A spate of incidents involving homeless people attacking state groundskeepers in California’s capital has prompted the union representing them to demand pepper spray be provided for self-defense.
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Jon Rahm in prime spot for another Farmers Insurance Open win
LA JOLLA, Calif. — The devilishly fickle nature of golf has been on full display the past few days at Torrey Pines. In no case is that truer than for Jon Rahm, who takes a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, attempting to duplicate his 2017 victory in the tournament....
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More than 2,000 now infected with coronavirus; 56 dead in China
More than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the disease, according to figures released on Sunday.
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Elizabeth Warren gets coveted Iowa newspaper endorsement
Iowa's caucuses are February 3, the first nominating contest in the nation.
Despierta Cruz Azul y arrolla a Santos (Video)
La Máquina sacó la cabeza del fondo y venció 3-0 a Santos
Has All-Star novelty worn off for NHL players? Some want to rest; others excited to go
Alex Ovechkin pulled out of All-Star Game for second year in a row and others said they would rather rest than play, but Patrick Kane keeps going.
Round x Round EN VIVO: Cyborg vs. Budd desde el Forum de Inglewood en la velada de Bellator 238
La brasileña Cris Cyborg busca hacer historia de vencer a la estadounidense y reclamar por lo menos un título en cuatro diferentes organizaciones
Joe Judge set to hire another Giants assistant coach
Joe Judge is again reaching into his coaching roots to add an assistant to his staff. The new Giants head coach is expected to hire Kevin Sherrer to work with the inside linebackers. Sherrer comes from the University of Tennessee, where he was inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. The move was first reported...
Stephen A. Smith fires back at Joe Rogan's UFC analyst criticism: 'I'm telling you you're wrong'
Stephen A. Smith also issued a challenge to Joe Rogan.       Related StoriesDin Thomas mimics Stephen A. Smith in sparring response videoUFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Arnold Allen moves to 7-0 in UFC after decision over Nik LentzUFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Sara McMann outwrestles Lina Lansberg for easy win in return
The Russell Simmons Documentary Takes on the Racial Dimensions of #MeToo
Oprah backed out of On the Record. Its Sundance premiere shows why she might have been nervous.
North Carolina man charged with human trafficking after police allege he kept a sex slave for 5 years
Salvador Espinoza Escobar, 48, was charged with one count of felony human trafficking.
More than 50 people dead from Wuhan coronavirus across mainland China, almost 2,000 cases confirmed, 57 million people facing lockdowns
Tiger Woods will set PGA Tour wins record — it’s just a matter of when
LA JOLLA, Calif. — It might happen Sunday. It probably won’t. But it could. Jon Rahm’s lead over Tiger Woods in the Farmers Insurance Open — at 12-under par after he posted a 7-under-par 65 in Saturday’s third round at Torrey Pines — is five shots. Can Woods, who’s 7-under par after shooting a 3-under...
College basketball: Kentucky tops Texas Tech in overtime
Texas Tech could not deliver a knockout punch in a 76-74 loss to Kentucky in overtime in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Barrasso: Schiff 'Lost Credibility Significantly' When Evidence Was Presented
Saturday during an appearance on the Fox News Channel following the day's proceedings of the White House presenting a case in the Senate against impeachment, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) offered his reaction.
Pam Tucker's ancestors enslaved Wanda Tucker's. Together they confront effects of slavery.
Wanda Tucker, a black woman, sat down with Pam Tucker, a white woman, to talk about how their families' histories intertwined through slavery.
What’s really behind Trump’s meeting with Bibi and Gantz
After a Jerusalem meeting this week with Benjamin Netanyahu, Vice President Pence said he invited the Israeli prime minister to Washington. In a twist, Pence added Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s opposition and Bibi’s main political rival, also accepted an invitation and will join Bibi at the White House Tuesday.
Boeing's huge 777-9X airplane takes its first flight
The world's longest and largest twin-engine airliner, the Boeing 777-9X has finally taken to the skies for its maiden flight, offering a ray of hope for the troubled US aviation company following months of grim headlines.
Eli Manning’s Giants career forever changed in just 70 days
It’s unfair to measure an athlete’s career by such a small segment, but in Eli Manning’s case it fits. To understand why Giants fans took to Eli, all you needed was to be there for the 70 days connecting Nov. 25, 2007, and Feb. 3, 2008. Seventy days that defined who Eli Manning was as...
Vladimir Putin just signaled that he means to run Russia to his dying breath
Exactly what Vladimir Putin is up to with his proposed constitutional changes may be in doubt, but the bottom line is that he’s somehow going to stay in control of Russia after term limits again force him out of the presidency at the end of 2024. Putin, 67, is Russia’s longest-serving and most iron-handed leader...
Trump's team held back the big guns
Don't be lulled by the legalistic veneer offered by Trump's team on Saturday. They're already spinning deception, and likely setting the table for more inflammatory attacks to come writes Elie Honig.
Justine Kish def. Lucie Pudilova at UFC on ESPN+ 24: Best photos
Check out the best photos from Justine Kish's win over Lucie Pudilova at UFC on ESPN+ 24.        Related StoriesMontel Jackson def. Felipe Colares at UFC on ESPN+ 24: Best photosBrett Johns def. Tony Gravely at UFC on ESPN+ 24: Best photosPhotos: Bellator 238 ceremonial weigh-ins
China's Tianjin city to shut all inter-province buses to curb virus outbreak: state media
China's northern city of Tianjin will shut all inter-province shuttle buses from Jan. 27 in order to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the official People's Daily reported on Sunday.
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Family attorney for toddler who died from cruise ship fall accuses Royal Caribbean of giving 'false narrative'
The parents of Chloe Wiegand, the Indiana toddler who fell to her death from the open window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, say it was ‘physically impossible’ to blame the child’s grandfather.
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¿Acostumbra viajar en avión con mascotas? EEUU ajusta las normas para volar con animales
Las aerolíneas de Estados Unidos podrían vedar próximamente la presencia de gatos, conejos y todo animal aparte de un perro que los pasajeros intenten llevar consigo en la cabina del avión.
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Cuomo’s quiet concession on the botched criminal justice reforms
Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t the barrier to fixing last year’s botched criminal justice reforms — but he’s still showing no sign he’ll lead the way. Notably, the gov’s budget admits one point that he and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders have denied for months: The “reforms” mean crime labs and district attorney’s offices need a ton...
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Chance the Rapper to host the latest version of 'Punk'd'
The rapper tweeted Friday that "NO ONE IS SAFE."
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Death toll rises as healthcare workers say supplies are running out
The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus in China continues rising as authorities and health care workers struggle to contain the outbreak.
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Coronavirus: 41 dead and 1,300 infected as Canada reports 1st case
Canada announced its first case of the Coronavirus on Saturday, adding to an outbreak that has already claimed the lives of 41 people and sickened at least 1,300 others since it originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
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China's Hubei province reports 13 new coronavirus deaths: state media
China's central Hubei province, at the center of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, reported 13 new deaths caused by the new virus on Jan. 25, state media CCTV reported on Sunday.
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Shorthanded Kansas beats Tennessee in first game since brawl with Kansas State
Despite some foul trouble, Udoka Azubuike anchored a Kansas frontcourt otherwise depleted by suspension in the No. 3 Jayhawks' win over Tennessee.      
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NFL's New Orleans Saints fight releasing emails in Catholic sex abuse lawsuit
The New Orleans Saints are fighting a legal request to make public emails they sent to Catholic officials in a sex abuse lawsuit.
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California woman dies after clothing gets caught in raisin processor
The 33-year-old was killed when her clothing got caught in a machine at a raisin packing plant in Sanger, a town in the Central Valley.
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China steps up fight against deadly coronavirus outbreak
China stepped up its fight against the deadly coronavirus Saturday, trying to stymie the crisis by putting another 39 million citizens on lockdown and halting all tour group operations. The measures came as the outbreak spread to two more countries — Australia and Malaysia — and the US prepared to evacuate Americans from Wuhan, where the...
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Death toll from coronavirus outbreak in China at 56: state media
China has confirmed 1,975 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus as of Jan. 25, while the death toll from the virus has risen to 56, state media CCTV reported on Sunday.
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Canada identifies first case of coronavirus
Canada on Saturday declared the first "presumptive" confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus in a resident who had returned from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak of the viral disease.
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NBA Fastbreak: Kyrie Irving still learning how to be a leader in Brooklyn
Nets guard Kyrie Irving again had his patience and leadership skills tested after another loss, forcing him to clarify critical comments about teammates.
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Migrants stranded in Mexico cling on to hopes of reaching U.S. border
Guatemalan migrant Wilfredo Gomez said on Saturday he had been asking God to make him "invisible" as Mexican security forces started rounding up and detaining other U.S.-bound Central Americans who had illegally crossed into the country.
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Severe locust outbreak in Kenya will cost country millions
Aerial spraying to beat back a plague of locusts swarming across Kenya will cost $70 million, the UN estimates.
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Fire devastates New York museum of Chinese American life
The fire at New York City's Museum of Chinese in America devastated families that entrusted the museum with their heirlooms. The museum, which was founded in 1980 and was home to significant cultural relics of Chinese-American people.
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UFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Arnold Allen moves to 7-0 in UFC after decision over Nik Lentz
Arnold Allen continued the strong start to his octagon career at UFC on ESPN+ 24.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 24 results: Sara McMann outwrestles Lina Lansberg for easy win in returnVideo: Herbert Burns hits devastating knee to knockout Nate Landwehr at UFC on ESPN+ 24Din Thomas mimics Stephen A. Smith in sparring response video 
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Elizabeth Warren wins endorsement of Des Moines Register, Iowa’s top newspaper
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., won a key endorsement Saturday when Iowa’s largest newspaper announced that it will back her for the Democratic presidential nomination, just days before the state’s caucuses.
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Coronavirus outbreak: death toll rises to 54 as Canada confirms first case – updates
Authorities in China say infections have risen to more than 1,600 while Canada becomes the latest country to report a case of the virus. Follow all the latest developments here Scientists race to disover how Wuhan victims were infected 12.53am GMT More on the latest figures on victims in China. The toll stood at 41 on Saturday but 13 fatalities have been added overnight to make 54 deaths so far. The Hubei health ministry says seven of the latest deaths were from that province with the remainder elsewhere in China, marking a rise in the proportion of deaths outside the epicentre region.There were also another 323 people infected, taking the nationwide total to more than 1600. Only 46 of the new confirmed cases were in Hubei, the ministry said. 12.45am GMT Welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in China. These are the main developments today: Continue reading...
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Queen appoints Prince William to new role amid royal shakeup
The Lord High Commissioner's role is to maintain the relationship between the state and the church.
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Trump slaps new tariffs on foreign products made with steel, aluminum
President Trump cited national security concerns as he expanded his trademark tariffs to cover things like auto parts, nails, staples and electrical wires. The decision to expand the tariffs came about two years after the first round of tariffs on the imports of raw steel and aluminum, and less than two weeks after Trump signed...
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Elderly man struck by car driven by sanitation worker in Chinatown
The man was trying to cross Canal Street near Elizabeth Street when he was struck by a Ford Escape heading east down Canal.
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Jonathan Wachtel: Is Vladimir Putin making moves to be Russia's 'president for life'?
Is Russian President Vladimir Putin setting himself up to be "president for life?"  According to the former director of communications and spokesperson at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Putin is setting himself up to "remain at the reigns" far past 2024 when he reaches his term limits.
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Column: Astros fans shouldn't feel guilty about the joy they felt during 2017 World Series
The Houston Astros don't deserve their World Series title, but their playoff run in 2017 did provide joy to a city reeling after Hurricane Harvey.
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Elliott: NHL observations: Other teams hope to emulate St. Louis Blues' remarkable turnaround
The Blues surged in the second half of last season to win the Stanley Cup, but it's tough to say whether another team can replicate their revival.
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