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Trump jolts first GOP debate

CLEVELAND (AP) - A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination. His startling declaration left his onstage rivals scrambling to compete for attention the rest of the night.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

FCC voting on new phone rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

Hotel trade group blasts proposed sale of Orbitz

NEW YORK (AP) - The hotel industry is objecting to the acquisition of Orbitz by one-time rival Expedia, saying that it would lead to higher prices for vacationers and larger fees for hotel owners.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

Media stocks slammed as pay TV bundle starts unravelling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Signs that pay TV's pricy bundles of channels are starting to unravel finally took a toll on major media companies.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

Poll shows few consumers have received credit cards with chips

NEW YOPRK (AP) - Even as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches to replace Americans' out-of-date credit cards with new cards embedded with computer chips, the vast majority of Americans still have not received their new cards and only a small minority are using the chips at all, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

Abercrombie & Fitch promises to stop on-call shifts in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The retailer Abercrombie & Fitch plans to discontinue on-call shifts in New York this year, dropping a requirement for employees to remain available in case they're called to work on short notice, the company confirmed Thursday.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

Zynga reports 2nd quarter loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) on Thursday reported a loss of $26.9 million in its second quarter.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

Carole Smith (Nee Santiago)

Carole grew up in Manteca, the youngest in a close-knit family of seven siblings. She attended local schools and graduated from Manteca Union High School, where she was active in student government and sports. While working at the Manteca Telephone Co., she met her husband, John Cameron Smith, on a blind date arranged by co-workers. On that first date he held open the car door and said, "Hop in, shorty." That became his name for her. In 1957, they made Sacramento their home. They became a great team in their many ventures and spent many happy times with family and ...

August 06, 2015 | | OBITS

US women’s coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

CHICAGO (AP) - Jill Ellis has been rewarded with a contract extension after leading the U.S. women to the World Cup title. Next challenge: the Olympics.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A jug in hand, Zach Johnson gets back to work

When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand Slam. He came back out and watched from the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse at St. Andrews as Johnson, a good friend, won the claret jug.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Phelps focused in and out of pool

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August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Ledecky wins 200 free at worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Katie Ledecky is unbeatable in the distance races. Turns out she's awfully good going shorter, too.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Manhattan judge tackles Deflategate

VNEW YORK (AP) - If there's anybody who can take the hot air out of football's "Deflategate," it's a Manhattan federal judge with a history of encouraging fast resolutions to perplexing problems.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Leon serves up slam in 10th

OAKLAND (AP) - Arnold Leon was hoping to get a ground ball when he tried to throw a fastball down and away to Baltimore slugger Chris Davis.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Giants peaking at the right time

ATLANTA (AP) - Madison Bumgarner loves how the San Francisco Giants have returned to their winning ways with a tough part of the schedule coming up.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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Kennedy memoir takes hard look

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

$100M resort planned for Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - A multimillion-dollar resort will put roots down on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe's south shore.

October 04, 2015 | | State

SF’s last gun store closing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

More California winemakers use less water to grow grapes

RUTHERFORD (AP) - The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

State may ban concealed handguns on campuses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is once again considering a move to tighten its restrictions on guns with a ban on the concealed carry of handguns at ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

Bay Bridge designer fears leaks damaging main cable

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead designer of the Bay Bridge has warned Caltrans that the cable that holds up the new bridge's eastern span ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

Berkeley requests recommendation letters from freshmen applicants

BERKELEY (AP) - The University of California, Berkeley, will ask some freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors this fall, and the ...

October 04, 2015 | | State

Media trust hits all-time low

Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. His ...

October 03, 2015 | | Other Views

I’m going to miss Boehner

I am going to miss John Boehner as speaker of the House. The GOP looks like the fun party with its ring-a-ding leader and his ...

October 03, 2015 | | Other Views

High-speed rail seeks private investors

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received 35 responses from private companies interested in financing, building and operating the first 300-mile segment of ...

October 03, 2015 | | State

Plastic bag manufacturers file second ballot measure

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Plastic bag manufacturers filed a second ballot measure on Friday in California's fight over a statewide plastic bag ban.

October 03, 2015 | | State

LA County leases 2 more firefighting aircraft

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County has leased two additional SuperScooper firefighting aircraft from Canada as a precaution in case of fall wildfires in Southern ...

October 03, 2015 | | State

Homeland Security seizes Stockton Mayor Silva’s electronics at SFO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A mayor of a Northern California city said Homeland Security agents briefly detained him and seized his laptop and cellphone earlier this ...

October 03, 2015 | | State

Recreational spiny lobster season opens

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's recreational spiny lobster season opening Saturday is expected to see plentiful catches because of the El Nino ocean-warming event occurring ...

October 03, 2015 | | State


ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation - nine people shot dead at a community college. For many Americans it was ...

October 03, 2015 | | Nation

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