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BOSTON (AP) - Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

‘War Dogs’ oddball tempo worth it

"War Dogs" is the new comedy-drama directed by Todd Phillips, ("The Hangover") and starring Miles Teller ("Whiplash") and Jonah Hill ("Superbad"). It is based on the true stories of David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli; two savvy twenty-somethings that became major weapons contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense after scoring a $300-million-dollar contract.

August 22, 2016 | | NEWS

Comedian Kathleen Madigan performs in Livermore Sept. 9

LIVERMORE - In her 25-year career, comedian Kathleen Madigan has performed on nearly every stand-up stage and late night television show an on Friday, Sept. 9, she will bring her "Mermaid Lady Tour" to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

August 22, 2016 | | NEWS

Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK (AP) - The last remaining resident of a shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay has died.

August 22, 2016 | | State


AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he's backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Mailer focuses on school’s drug bust

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia charter school has denied sending out promotional mailers referencing a 2015 drug arrest at a nearby public high school.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Gator bit boy’s head during at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal's mouth in an attempt to free his son's head from the reptile's jaw, according to a final report on the death released Monday by Florida's wildlife agency.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Suspect blames drugs for slaughter of 5

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - A Mississippi man arrested after five people were found dead in a rural Alabama home blamed the gruesome rampage on drugs, telling reporters Monday there weren't words to express his regret for what had happened.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

DETROIT (AP) - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other wireless devices while people are driving.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Split court protects teacher tenure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state's teacher tenure law stand.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Talks fail to resolve dispute over Yosemite site names

YOSEMITE VALLEY (AP) - A trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won't likely end without a courtroom fight, leaving temporary signs in place throughout the park for months to come, officials on both sides of the dispute said in newly obtained court documents.

August 22, 2016 | | State

State lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state Senate on Monday revived a bill that would make the state the first in the United States to give farmworkers the same overtime pay as people who work in other industries, a last-ditch effort to reverse a nearly 80-year-old practice of exempting field hands from wage rules.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Court upholds gold dredging ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets 2nd life online

CINCINNATI (AP) - With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has taken on life after death.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

The Jorge Toscano success story

Entrepreneurialism is not for everyone; you have to be born with the spark.

August 22, 2016 | AL MONCADA | Other Views

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On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

HOUSTON (AP) - His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Trump won’t say he’ll accept election result

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Equipping cars to drive completely on their own

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Texas youth team in anthem protest ends season early

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas youth football team that received publicity and threatening messages after player protests during the national anthem ended its season ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Record high 60% back legal pot

NEW YORK (AP) - A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Pets at work bring their own risks

NEW YORK (AP) - When a conference call turns tedious, Brent Robertson can still count on getting a smile from watching Gus rolling around on the ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

T-Mobile fined $48M over misleading ads on ‘unlimited’ data plans

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Modest gain seen for fall Obamacare sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

China’s LeEco sets out to shake up tech market

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Most U.S. consumers haven't heard of LeEco, but the Chinese technology company is setting out to become a household name ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

High speed: Newsom back on board

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that he no longer opposes California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan, after withdrawing support for the ...

October 19, 2016 | | State

Santa Ana winds bring fire danger

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Santa Ana winds gusted out of the mountains of Southern California on Wednesday, driving up temperatures and fanning several small brush fires ...

October 19, 2016 | | State

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