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Tornado slams campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man claims penis was mistakenly amputated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Dad charged after dresser kills 2 toddlers

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Not buying insurance may cost you $2,448

MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

SEATTLE (AP) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17% by hauling 8% more freight

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Workforce layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) - The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Starbucks sales rise with help of revamped food

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


General Motors profit falls 85% on recall costs

DETROIT (AP) - Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Obama slams company mergers abroad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


California AG to help illegals get lawyers

WEST SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's attorney general said Thursday she is helping secure lawyers to represent minors from Central America during immigration hearings.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train route

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a proposed route for California's high-speed rail line connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Los Banos man gets 14 years for raping men in bathroom

LOS BANOS (AP) - A Central California man has been sentenced to 14 years and eight months in prison following his conviction on charges that he drugged and raped two men.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down in Cotati

COTATI (AP) - A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


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Decisive Buff Cup wins for MHS, EU

Manteca's boys soccer team wasn't a kind wasn't a kind host to its first opponent in the 9th Annual Buffalo Cup on ...

December 03, 2016 | | High School Sports


Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have fallen to a new level of failure and futility, a laughingstock of the league.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics will be phased out of revenue sharing in the coming years as part of baseball's new labor deal, and ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin to avoid salary arbitration.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings

BOSTON (AP) - A runaway start for the Boston Celtics turned into a tight finish.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Washington beats Colorado for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Dustin Johnson wasn't even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tony Stewart sat in a casino ballroom wearing a coat and tie he no doubt wanted to rip off and brushed off ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents in baseball

NEW YORK (AP) - Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

The Associated Press

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

The Associated Press

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise

OAKLAND (AP) - Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - A winning record, a shot at the playoffs and just about all hope for something positive got squashed almost as soon ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California state-worker union cancels Monday strike

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


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