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49er linebacker Eli Harold has quick learning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eli Harold came to work Friday morning and was hit quickly with the realization there would be no more easing into his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers.

August 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports

35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Woman completes record-breaking swim to Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco resident became the first woman to swim the 30-mile stretch from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday and conquer one of the world's most dangerous crossings.

August 09, 2015 | | State

SoCal turf rebate program paid out nearly $57 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California shelled out nearly $57 million during a popular program that paid homeowners and businesses to replace lawns with drought-friendly landscaping.

August 09, 2015 | | State

River that runs thru San Jose goes dry

SAN JOSE (AP) - The river that runs through America's 10th-largest city has dried up, shriveling a source of civic pride that had welcomed back trout, salmon, beavers and other wildlife after years of restoration efforts.

August 09, 2015 | | State

Forest Service abandons Lake Tahoe logging plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally under the guise of reducing wildfire threats that did not exist.

August 09, 2015 | | State

Accessing care especially difficult for Latino patients

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Miriam Uribe enrolled in California's low-income health insurance program last November, and she still hasn't found a primary care doctor 10 months later who could see her.

August 09, 2015 | | State

More frequent, higher doses of nsaids carry greater risk of side effects

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 44-year-old man with chronic headaches and migraines. Should I worry about the long-term effects of taking an NSAID (such as diclofenac) at least once a week? -- G.W.

August 09, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

SF Bay area TV news crews targeted by robbers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Examiner photographer Mike Koozmin was on a routine assignment at the city's Hall of Justice in the middle of the day when he was robbed of his camera equipment.

August 09, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive rioting Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riots broke out Aug. 11, 1965, and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.

August 09, 2015 | | State

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Mary Alma Von Euw

Mary Von Euw entered into rest on August 22, 2015 in Newark, CA at the age of 101.

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS

Sharon Ruth Peck Lewis

Sharon Ruth Peck Lewis, 55, entered into rest surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 21, 2015, in Hughson, CA. She was born on ...

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS

Salvatore Quacinella

Salvatore Quacinella, the light of our lives and a true international treasure, passed in the early hours of August 21, 2015 in Manteca. Born in ...

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS

James Allen Valentine

He was born in Port Orford, Oregon, the youngest child born to Lucille and Harry Valentine. He moved to Manteca, California as a teenager and ...

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS

Harold Clare Dodge Jr.

Harold Clare Dodge, Jr., lived all of his 83 years in California. He was born in San Leandro to Frances and Harold Dodge, and had ...

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS

1945: Eddie Bobson homers In Manteca softball victory

Sixty years ago, on August 29, 1955, fifty Manteca High varsity football hopefuls ran four laps and were ready for whatever Coaches Frank LeSan, Jim ...

August 25, 2015 | | SPORTS

Sagan wins Vuelta stage

MALAGA, Spain (AP) - After two convulsive days that saw former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali thrown out and a time trial deemed dangerous, Peter ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

IndyCar driver dies of head injury

IINDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Defending champ Rosol wins opener at Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Defending champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic opened with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory Monday over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Fraser-Pryce teaches lesson in how to gets gold at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders coaching staff has impressive playing credentials

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added an impressive group this offseason. They brought in 10 men who combined for 102 years of playing experience with ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

NaVorro Bowman’s first game back from injury memorable

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula has said it over and over again: He reserves the right to back off NaVorro Bowman if he senses the ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A’s pick Washington as third base coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to his old position as ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Valencia homers in 7-run 5th, A’s rally past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Cotto-Alvarez bout Nov. 21

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Miguel Cotto's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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