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Suspended Raider Aldon Smith to be investigated by NFL

ALAMEDA (AP) - The NFL is investigating whether a video linked to an account from suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith shows him using illegal drugs.

July 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant heads to new home with Team USA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night.

July 25, 2016 | | Olympics


Sanders backers divided on Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.

July 25, 2016 | | Nation


Mom of slain teen warned son of nightclub shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."

July 25, 2016 | | Nation


At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) - At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

July 25, 2016 | | Nation


IS attacker: Germans ‘won’t be able to sleep peacefully’

ANSBACH, Germany (AP) - A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation's people "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" in a cell phone video before blowing himself up outside a wine bar, wounding 15 people, authorities said Monday.

July 25, 2016 | | Nation


Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks.

July 25, 2016 | | Nation


After turmoil, Sanders, Mrs. Obama, Warren thrill convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a forceful, impassioned defense of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation's children. She took numerous swipes at Republican Donald Trump, all without mentioning his name.

July 25, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders backers divided on Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.

July 25, 2016 | | State


Fire burns homes; residents balk at leaving

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors.

July 25, 2016 | | State


Wish granted: Garbage man for a day to sick Sacramento boy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - His wish isn't to go to Disneyland or meet a Superhero.

July 25, 2016 | | State


Newsom essay criticizing Pence lacks source citations

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several of the Democratic politician's Twitter and Facebook posts from the last month lack citations to their original sources.

July 25, 2016 | | State


New law will require temporary vehicle license plates in California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that newly purchased vehicles display temporary license plates, approving the bill despite objections from social justice activists who say it will lead to more fines and economic hardships for poor people.

July 25, 2016 | | State


All about the hack, the leak, the discord

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails.

July 25, 2016 | | Nation


LOL at the DNC

Democrats have every reason to rage against the Democratic National Committee: Newly leaked DNC memos confirm that Donald Trump was right when he said the party machine was "rigged" in Hillary Clinton's favor. The latest CNN/ORC poll shows that 68 percent of voters think Clinton is not "honest and trustworthy."

July 25, 2016 | | Other Views


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Serena Williams destroys racket in win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - One destroyed racket - and one poor set - later, Serena Williams made it safely into the third round of the Rio Olympics ...

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


Deja vu for Americans; 5th in team gymnastics again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It was 2012 all over again for the Americans on Monday in the Rio Games.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


Bolt says sub-19 seconds in 200 still a goal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The "Usain Bolt Variety Hour" hit Brazil, big time, on Monday.

August 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Muhammad first US athlete to wear hijab at an Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The third day of Olympic competition featured a couple of firsts: Rafaela Silva captured host Brazil's initial gold medal of ...

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


McGwire, Strasburg among future stars who played in Olympics

Baseball is returning to the Olympics in 2020. The question now is who will be playing.

August 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


1996 World Cup team newest class of US Hockey Hall of fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Longtime high school coach Bill Belisle, forward Craig Janney and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey team are this year's ...

August 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Crawford’s 7th hit wins it for Giants in 14th

MIAMI (AP) - Brandon Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ...

August 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on to beat NL East contending O’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Kendall Graveman pitched seven strong innings, Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth and the Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore 3-2 on ...

August 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pac-12 promises memorable fall race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford coach David Shaw only needed a few words to epitomize why his Cardinal are the Pac-12 football favorites this fall - and ...

August 08, 2016 | | SPORTS


US women use balanced attack in rout of Spain

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Everywhere Sue Bird looks on the court, there's someone in a U.S. jersey that can score. It's a ...

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s shakes slow start to blast Venezuela

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Red, white and blase for one quarter, the U.S. Olympic team woke up and won with ease.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


After all the bad blood, King beats Efimova

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - This one will surely be seen as a victory for clean athletes over the dopers.

August 08, 2016 | | Olympics


ROOTS IN RIPON

So in last week's article I commented on my utter disdain for Hillary Clinton for any number of reasons which are too numerous to ...

August 08, 2016 | CHUCK ROOTS | Local Columns


Loving America by finding fault with it

I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who'd worked all over the world in the U.S ...

August 08, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump is our nation’s Carcinoma

Ruben Navarrette, a national recognized syndicated writer, published a syndicated column, "Have We Lost Sight of an American Hero?" which appeared in the Ventura County ...

August 08, 2016 | AL MONCADA | Other Views


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