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Is ‘The Interview’ a game changer?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony appears to have a win-win with "The Interview." Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four days.

December 29, 2014 | | Nation


Obama to GOP: I will veto

HONOLULU (AP) - Bracing to do business with a Congress run solely by Republicans, President Barack Obama is serving notice he has no qualms about vetoing legislation he dislikes.

December 29, 2014 | | Nation


Court throws out firefighters’ gay pride parade lawsuits

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits brought by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade despite their religious objections.

December 29, 2014 | | Nation


Obama apologizes for bumping wedding

HONOLULU (AP) - A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned.

December 29, 2014 | | Nation


Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room saying emotional goodbyes, offering a handshake or hug while wishing his players well and planning his long-anticipated but bittersweet departure from the San Francisco 49ers.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Handful of coaching openings to fill

NEW YORK (AP) - OK, it is done.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano makes case to keep Raiders job

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teams looking for new coaches, GMs have many options

NFL teams searching for a new coach or general manager have no shortage of qualified candidates.

December 29, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Buccaneers “earn” first overall draft pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earned" the first pick in next spring's NFL draft with their 2-14 record.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Michigan lands Harbaugh as new coach

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to become the new coach at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday.

December 29, 2014 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Collegiate Sports


Stanford, Maryland to meet in Foster Farms Bowl

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Foster Farms Bowl is hardly the place Stanford and Maryland wanted to end up.

December 29, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Mariota not thinking about NFL until after bowls

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock, holding the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

December 29, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Signatures submitted to fight bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Business groups trying to overturn a new California law that bans single-use plastic bags said Monday that they've collected more than enough signatures to put their referendum on the November 2016 ballot.

December 29, 2014 | | State


MJC applies for degree program

MODESTO -Modesto Junior College submitted an application to be one of the 15 California Community Colleges to develop a baccalaureate degree pilot program.

December 29, 2014 | | Education


Men open fire on LA Police patrol car

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one was able to shoot back, authorities said Monday. One suspect was later arrested and the other was on the loose.

December 29, 2014 | | State


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Perez serving God in the ring

When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.

March 01, 2015 | By Monica Cane | NEWS


San Jose: Competition where being blind is cool

SAN JOSE – The order of the day was competition, but the Northern California Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday was as much about camaraderie, coolness and compassion.

March 01, 2015 | | State


Seller’s market as NHL trade deadline nears

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they're valuable currency.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Rockets hold off Cavaliers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Samsung adds mobile pay in new phone

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

March 01, 2015 | | Nation


Ukraine’s new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.

March 01, 2015 | | Nation


Lillard, Aldridge leads Blazers past Kings for 3rd in a row

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Damian Lillard has a knack for playing well in the fourth quarter and demonstrated it again Sunday in helping the Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Sacramento Kings.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Another Atlanta win for Johnson

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Noted artist Dan Petersen declares Almond Festival art show success

Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.

March 01, 2015 | | NEWS


2 share driver’s seat at Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint-to-the-finish at soggy PGA National.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Frank the Tank leads Wisconsin past Michigan St.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


China’s manufacturing measure shows contraction for February

BEIJING (AP) - An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China's economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday.

March 01, 2015 | | Nation


College team dumps Phillies in opener

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Phillies starter Paul Clemens pitched two perfect innings, but Philadelphia lost to the University of Tampa 6-2 Sunday in the first spring training game for a major league team this year.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece won't seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the "disastrous" austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments.

March 01, 2015 | | Nation


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