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Pence powers Giants to 14-10 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - With a score that resembled a football game more than baseball, the San Francisco Giants came out on top with their best offensive performance of the season.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Phillies fire manager Manuel, promote Sandberg

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod returns at Yankee Stadium, boobirds in force

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cal State East Bay building demolition fuels quake study

HAYWARD (AP) - Every time the ground trembles in the San Francisco Bay Area, people ask themselves: Could this be the big one?

August 17, 2013 | | NEWS


CIA: There’s an Area 51 but no aliens

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA's clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.

August 17, 2013 | | NEWS


Right to confront sentencing reform

There are numerous issues that should be labeled a national epidemic, but few are as important as the ridiculous and onerous laws on the books on the federal and state level that have led to a massive incarceration problem in the United States.

August 17, 2013 | Ronald Martin | Other Views


Get big government out of small crimes

It was big news Monday when Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Association in San Francisco, "Certain low-level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences."

August 17, 2013 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


The messiest Social Security rule ever

If someone would appoint me the "Master of the Social Security Universe," or give me some other appropriate title that would allow me to change any law or regulation on Social Security's books, I would immediately get rid of the earnings penalty provisions of the law. These are the rules that limit the amount of money a Social Security recipient under the age of 66 can earn if he or she is working while collecting benefits.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Power firms dangle free nights, weekends

NEW YORK (AP) - Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Cadillac’s big 2-door coupe concept car

CARMEL (AP) - Cadillac is showing off a low-lying two-door coupe that likely is the prototype for the brand's re-entry into the big, elegant and expensive luxury car market.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Home building picks up in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. developers broke ground on homes at a faster pace in July. But the rise was all due to apartment construction, which is typically volatile. By contrast, builders began work on fewer single-family homes - the bulk of the market - and sought fewer permits to build them.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mexico airline apologizes for light-skin casting

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Aeromexico airline and its ad agency have apologized for a producer's casting call requesting that only light-skinned people apply as actors for a television commercial.

August 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Higher speed limits sacrificing safety?

CHICAGO (AP) - Bombarded with ads and warnings, motorists are well aware of the dangers of drunken driving and texting behind the wheel. A more basic message about the hazards of high speeds, meanwhile, is getting lost as more states raise speed limits, safety advocates say.

August 16, 2013 | | Nation


NJ governor: Ease access to kids' medical pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie agreed Friday to give chronically ill children easier access to medical marijuana, but he was unwilling to go as far as state lawmakers wanted.

August 16, 2013 | | Nation


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Thirteen Republican men repeat Hilary’s mistake

They went into a room to write a health care bill. Didn't need any women. For diversity they had Ted Cruz, still famous at ...

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Urban America’s underclass: More money not solution

PBS NewsHour aired a story last year about Milwaukee, saying many residents call the city "the worst place to be a black man in America ...

June 29, 2017 | | Other Views


Wawoe hits walk-off single in 10th

MODESTO (AP) - Gianfranco Wawoe hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, as the Modesto Nuts beat the Visalia Rawhide 2-1 on Tuesday.

June 28, 2017 | | SPORTS


White’s run leads Stockton over San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Eli White and Tyler Ramirez scored on an error in the sixth inning to help the Stockton Ports secure a 6-3 victory ...

June 28, 2017 | | SPORTS


Tim Tebow homers in 2nd game

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow has a habit of making a big splash in his debuts, and the newest St. Lucie Met delivered ...

June 28, 2017 | | SPORTS


Cubs cut Montero after comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Chicago Cubs cut ties with Miguel Montero on Wednesday after the veteran catcher blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chile crush Portugal on penalties to reach Confed Cup final

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Claudio Bravo made three penalty saves as Chile crushed Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup final on ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Usain Bolt wins 100 meters at Golden Spike meet

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) - Usain Bolt started the European leg of his final season before retirement with a victory in the 100 meters at the ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Froome sees Porte challenge on unfavorable route

Past success aside, there isn't much to suggest that Chris Froome will cruise to a fourth Tour de France title in five years when ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fowler is top draw at Quicken Loans event

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods' extended absence from golf isn't being felt just on the course.

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Knicks, Phil Jackson part ways after 3-year run

NEW YORK (AP) - Phil Jackson wanted to trade Carmelo Anthony and wouldn't rule out dealing Kristaps Porzingis.

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, giving the Rockets two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US Nationals win has trash-talking King tuning up for rival

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lilly King toned down the trash talk for one night.

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hwang HRs in debut; Giants win as Rockies’ skid hits 8

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jae-Gyun Hwang homered in his major league debut, a tiebreaking drive in the sixth inning that led the San Francisco Giants over ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Curry to play Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic

HAYWARD (AP) - Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is set to test his golf game against the pros.

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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