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Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn't afraid of throwing a ball into coverage if he thinks his receiver has a good chance of winning a one-on-one battle with the opposing defender.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Withdrawal of petition a victory for local anglers

The highly controversial striped bass and black bass petition was recently withdrawn, resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the greatest fisheries in California.

August 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in

DURANT, Miss. (AP) - Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in and vehicle theft, officials said Thursday.

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

University responds to criticism over “#StopWhitePeople2K16”

NEWYORK (AP) - A public university in New York says the #StopWhitePeople2K16 used as the title of a recent training session was chosen for its irony and the session - about diversity - wasn't anti-white.

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads in Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities declared nearly 3,000 square miles in California's Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for the endangered animals.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Trump-Clinton conspiracy election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement.

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Nonbelievers sue over Penn House’s opening prayers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are handled before sessions of the state House of Representatives.

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Most teens vaping fruity flavors instead of nicotine

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton says Trump will ‘make America hate again’

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Audit IDs state waste, misuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the state public health department improperly reimbursed an official $75,000 for driving to work, according to an audit released Thursday.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Activists: Will police be charged in sex scandal?

OAKLAND (AP) - Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who raped an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.

August 25, 2016 | | State

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Wayne J. Sinz

Wayne J. Sinz, former resident of San Mateo,

October 27, 2016 | | OBITS

Trump vs. Clinton: Risk vs. disaster

Two weeks left to go in the election and the electorate feels like a battered NFL fan. The game gets increasingly old and tiring to ...

October 27, 2016 | | Other Views

Wells Fargo rotting from top down

Just when you thought that, surely, big banker greed had bottomed out with 2008's Wall Street crash and bailout, along comes Wells Fargo, burrowing ...

October 27, 2016 | | Other Views

Weed as a way of life: State’s growers divided on legal bud

GARBERVILLE (AP) - Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with the pruning shears to harvest the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with ...

October 27, 2016 | | NEWS

Raiders focused on game, not Florida scenery

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said he has been so focused on the team's upcoming game against the Tampa ...

October 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Indiana Pacers close out a victory over the Dallas Mavericks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Myles Turner scored 30 points, tied his career high with 16 rebounds and made a 3-pointer with 1:18 left in overtime to ...

October 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Indians’ Tomlin to pitch in Series with ailing dad in stands

CLEVELAND (AP) - While his dad sat on a bucket in their backyard catching, little Josh Tomlin pretended he was pitching in the World Series.

October 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Bauer beaten by Cubs instead of bloodied by drone

CLEVELAND (AP) - Trevor Bauer had hoped to pitch a bloody good game. Instead, he had trouble finding the plate and his pitch count rose rapidly.

October 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Arrieta deals, Cubs awaken, top Indians to even Series at 1

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jake Arietta made a brief run at a no-hitter and ended another 71-year pause between celebrations for the Chicago Cubs and their faithful ...

October 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Warriors get back to work after opener loss to Spurs

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr had never seen it quite like this in his two seasons as coach: Oracle Arena emptied in a hurry with more ...

October 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cousins, Gay lead Kings past young Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - Dave Joerger is off to a winning start with the Sacramento Kings.

October 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Surfer punched shark to survive

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation

Trump: I’ll run America like my business. Clinton: Let’s not

WASHINGTON (AP) - His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the center of his political campaign Wednesday. Taking a break ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation

Pentagon suspends Guard bonus repayments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon worked Wednesday to stave off a public relations nightmare, suspending efforts to force California National Guard troops who served in Iraq ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation

BYU stopping honor-code reviews of sex abuse victims

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Students at Brigham Young University who report sexual assault will no longer be investigated for possible violations of the strict honor ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation

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