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Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention that the athletes are students and not professionals.

September 30, 2015 | | SPORTS

Top rookies could be factor

CHICAGO (AP) - Most of Kyle Schwarber's major league firsts are long past, tucked away for safe keeping, or displayed on a shelf somewhere. His No. 12 Cubs jersey hangs in stores all over Chicago.

September 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Barry Zito is content after Athletics’ win over Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Barry Zito's big league career began 15 years ago with a win over the Angels in Oakland. It might have ended Wednesday with four innings against the Angels in the waning days of a losing season.

September 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Leake throws 2-hitter, Giants beat Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 on Wednesday night.

September 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kaep blocks out worst game chatter

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Opposing defender Tyrann Mathieu went off about how San Francisco's simplified passing game made it clear where Colin Kaepernick's throws were going in Sunday's 40-point, four-interception loss at Arizona. The quarterback's worst game as a pro prompted plenty of people to question his game and all that work he put in with Kurt Warner over the offseason in the desert, or even call for his job.

September 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders ride triplets to early success

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have spent most of the past decade searching for big-play options at quarterback, running back and receiver.

September 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Rods, Roadsters & Cruising Cars

This Saturday Oct. 3, the Wheels of Woodbridge Lugnuts will be hosting their eighth annual Rods, Roadsters and Cruising Car Show.

September 30, 2015 | | NEWS

Keith Henricksen

Keith A. Henricksen, 45, entered into rest on September 25, 2015 in Modesto, California. He was born on August 30, 1970 in Manteca, CA.

September 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Casinos: We’re the good guys

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The industry group representing casinos, racetracks and sports books in 40 states where gambling is legal wants there to be no confusing it for illegal gambling linked to violent organized crime.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation

Convicted of cigarette-smuggling

NEW YORK (AP) - A Maryland man accused of spearheading the smuggling of more than a million cartons of untaxed cigarettes into New York state was convicted Tuesday of racketeering but acquitted of charges that he plotted behind bars to get witnesses killed.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation

Mom accused of tossing baby to death from window

NEW YORK (AP) - A woman who apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his home and then tossed her newborn daughter out a seventh-story window to her death was arrested Tuesday on murder and manslaughter charges, police said.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation

Officer’s gesture brings homeless man to tears

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Touched by the plight of a homeless man forced to walk several hours a day to his job, a Kansas police officer stepped up with a gesture that brought the man to tears.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


LAFAYETTE (AP) - Africanized honeybees, known as killer bees because of their swarming, aggressive and deadly nature when a colony is threatened, have made their way to the San Francisco Bay Area for the first time, researchers say.

September 30, 2015 | | State

SoCal couple charged after woman found locked in shed

LANCASTER (AP) - A woman found locked in a storage shed behind a Los Angeles County home appeared malnourished and had old and fresh wounds, investigators said Tuesday as the woman's brother and his girlfriend remained held on charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment.

September 30, 2015 | | State

2 plead not guilty to murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two 22-year-old men fatally stabbed a University of California, Los Angeles student before setting her apartment on fire, prosecutors said Tuesday.

September 30, 2015 | | State

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2004: 2” of rain floods intersections

100 years ago

October 18, 2015 | | NEWS

Which type of flu shot is best?

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the 2015-2016 flu season, we find a trivalent vaccine (three influenza virus), quadrivalent vaccine (four influenza virus) and high-dose trivalent recommended ...

October 18, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

One rather large diamond for wedding

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia couple who first met nine years ago on a softball diamond decided to team up there, too, tying ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

2 men seriously injured in shark attacks

HONOLULU (AP) - Two men were seriously injured Saturday in separate shark attacks off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Family of 5 dead after SUV goes into lake

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An entire family, including three young children, died Sunday after their vehicle went into a suburban Phoenix lake, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Finding alternatives to suspending students

DALLAS (AP) - The recent arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb led to widespread ridicule of school ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Boy, 6, fatally shoots brother, 3

CHICAGO (AP) - A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 3-year-old brother while playing "cops and robbers" with a gun their father told investigators he ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Rats winning the face in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - To many in New York City, the rats are winning.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Therapy dogs in courts to help soothe child victims

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The girl had shut down, slumping in her chair as if she had hoped it would swallow her up.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Changing a dog’s name

DEAR DIDI: My husband and I recently adopted the most amazing dog from Pets N Pals in Lathrop, CA. We absolutely adore him but we ...

October 18, 2015 | | Other Views

Lawsuit over disabled access to San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge has declined to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit that claims a beach in the ritzy San Diego neighborhood ...

October 18, 2015 | | State

Governor, legislators punt tough tax questions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While Gov. Jerry Brown approved high-profile legislation addressing social issues such as aid-in-dying, animal antibiotics and the gender wage gap this year, he ...

October 18, 2015 | | State

Woman run over by own car in Northern California

PETALUMA (AP) - An 82-year-old Petaluma woman was run over by her own car in a freak mishap that left her with a broken leg.

October 18, 2015 | | State

‘Star Wars’ trailer set for ‘Monday Night Football’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than just football fans will likely be tuning in to watch halftime on "Monday Night Football" this week.

October 18, 2015 | | State

2 rescued after car plunges into bay off Santa Cruz wharf

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Fire officials say two men were rescued from the water after their car plunged off the Santa Cruz wharf.

October 18, 2015 | | State

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