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Wildfire shuts down Big Sur parks

BIG SUR (AP) - California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season.

July 26, 2016 | | State


Pitching for twin Delta tunnels

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of California Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration began making their pitch for approval Tuesday to build a pair of massive water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

July 26, 2016 | | State


Home trends make fires worse

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.

July 26, 2016 | | State


Prosthetic leg stolen from boy, 4

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A 4-year-old Southern California boy visiting the beach for the first time had his prosthetic leg stolen but hundreds of people have reached out to help him replace the limb.

July 26, 2016 | | State


Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Federer to miss rest of season

Associated Press

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

MOSCOW (AP) - At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stoudemire retires from NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Amare Stoudemire's greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA's most fearsome finishers.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin joining Lions via free agency

DETROIT (AP) - Anquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver's Twitter account Tuesday.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked up beyond the 2016 season.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Yahoo hack steals personal info from 500M accounts

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at ...

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


LinkedIn adding news feeds, ‘bots’ & training

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging "bots" and recommendations for online training courses ...

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


Luxury stores add more amenities in tougher market

NEW YORK (AP) - Buying some suits at Ralph Lauren might mean being offered a chauffeured ride home in a BMW. New clothes from Saks could ...

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla update halts automatic steering

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors says a software update to its Autopilot system will disable automatic steering if drivers don't keep their hands on ...

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


Memo to GOP ‘Never Trumpers’: Reagan isn’t rising from the dead

A "never Trump" friend I've known since law school writes:

September 22, 2016 | | Other Views


Union-made miracle on the Hudson

In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they insist ...

September 22, 2016 | | Other Views


Insurance firm rewards MUSD for SafeSchools partiicpation

Keenan, the largest privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm in California, recently announced hitting two million course completions in its Keenan SafeSchools online training ...

September 22, 2016 | | NEWS


Dodgers rout Giants to extend NL West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kerr says Americans should be ‘disgusted’ with shootings

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr fully expects NBA players to take up their own version of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's stand against racial oppression.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fresher Murray helps Raiders run game get off to fast start

ALAMEDA (AP) - Even though Latavius Murray is getting the ball less for the Oakland Raiders, he's doing much more when he has it.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers not taking struggling Seahawks lightly

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers haven't won a game at CenturyLink Field since 2011.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Pitch’ on Fox explores 1st woman in major leagues

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Remarkably, the lead actress and lead writer of "Pitch" have been asked by strangers whether the Fox TV series about the first ...

September 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Vegas feels like $10 million even if he likely won’t win it

ATLANTA (AP) - Jhonattan Vegas doesn't have a realistic chance of claiming the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus even if he wins the Tour Championship.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Team USA scrambling for answers after World Cup

TORONTO (AP) - Members of Team USA gathered for a few drinks after they were eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mengden tagged by Gattis, Athletics swept by Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Daniel Mengden threw the pitch exactly where he wanted. Where it wound up - not what the Oakland rookie wanted.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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