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Road runners & rattlesnakes

When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy.

June 26, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Pope says gays deserve an apology

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis says gays - and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited - deserve an apology.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing basics of drug investigations, from confiscations to testing and undercover operations, law enforcement officials say.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


For Trump and Brexit voters, same frustrations

MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) - At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Bureau plan to sterilize mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds - a new approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Defending AR-style firearms

ATLANTA (AP) - Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Federer out to turn around rough season at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for another Wimbledon.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Defending champ Serena at Wimbledon ready to play

LONDON (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Murray-Lendl partnership is among things to know

LONDON (AP) - Andy Murray was part of the first wave of top tennis players who hired former stars of the game as coaches, striking up a successful partnership with Ivan Lendl that resulted in two Grand Slam titles, including at Wimbledon in 2013.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chad Barrett lifts Quakes to draw with Los Angeles

STANFORD (AP) - Chad Barrett headed home Shea Salinas' free kick in the 90th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles Galaxy in the final matchup of the 2016 California Clasico on Saturday night.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Power holds off Kanaan to win at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Healthy again following an early-season illness, Will Power is feeling much better about his chances of contending for another IndyCar championship.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


No weeknight races

NASCAR chairman also squashes more road courses

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Ko wins LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Lydia Ko began the final round of the NW Arkansas Championship in a tie for the lead.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Naval Academy grad Hurley wins Quicken Loans National

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist pumped with his right. The ball disappeared into the hole in front of him as the crowd roared, and Hurley let loose the emotion he'd been holding in.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America crown

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina's national team.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Obama urges calm after shootings

MADRID (AP) - President Barack Obama on Sunday urged respect and restraint from Americans angered by the killing of black men by police, saying anything less ...

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Militant groups part of police attacks?

DALLAS (AP) - Police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were followed by calls from black militant groups and others to seek vengeance against ...

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Shooter taunted police for 2 hours

DALLAS (AP) - The suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police taunted authorities during two hours of negotiations, laughing at them, singing and at one ...

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Three types of sleep apnea explained

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a pretty healthy 53-year-old female and have central sleep apnea, along with a few obstructive events. I see a neurologist ...

July 10, 2016 | | Other Views


Poisonous plants on your yard can can kill your dog

DEAR DIDI: We have a beautiful 10 week old Rottweiler puppy. She is so good and hasn't caused any problems which just amazes us ...

July 10, 2016 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


Women more likely than men to face poverty in retirement

CHICAGO (AP) - During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty.

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Will shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising ...

July 10, 2016 | | State


OBESITY RATE SKYROCKETS

Even smart people still think that eating low- or no-fat foods is a healthy way to lose weight. It's not true.

July 10, 2016 | | Other Views


Online school agrees to pay state $168.5M

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A for-profit company that operates online charter schools in California has reached a $168.5 million settlement with the state over claims it ...

July 10, 2016 | | State


Firms bail on Republican convention under pressure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year's Republican National Convention. But some of America's biggest corporations are bailing ...

July 10, 2016 | | State


Kidnapping victim missing even though 4 arrested in case

VALLEJO (AP) - Police in Northern California are investigating the kidnapping for ransom of a woman who remains missing even though four suspects have been arrested ...

July 10, 2016 | | Crime


SF bans foam for cups, coolers, toys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings.

July 10, 2016 | | State


Colon, Scherzer, Saunders, Belt added to All-Star rosters

NEW YORK (AP) - Bartolo Colon and Max Scherzer are headed to the All-Star Game, picked as replacements for other pitchers originally selected to the National ...

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Crawford’s 3 hits power Giants past D’backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and came within a triple of hitting for the cycle, Jeff Samardzija overcame a shaky first ...

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics rally in 9th only to lose to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - The Oakland Athletics made a big comeback in the ninth inning on Friday night, only to end up losing when the Houston Astros ...

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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