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Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

LOWER LAKE (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground. In Yolo County, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department ordered the evacuation of Cache Canyon […]

Giants edge Rangers in 11 innings

ARLINGTON, Texas — Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings on Saturday. Hunter Pence led off the 11th with a homer off Sam Dyson (0-1), another pitcher in his first […]

Brooks has a strong debut in A’s win

OAKLAND — Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part […]

California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June. Nearly two-thirds of the 411 local agencies in the state hit or nearly reached savings targets, according to data released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control […]

Average U.S. vehicle age hits a record 11.5 years

By Dee-Ann Durbin DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today’s vehicles and the lingering impact […]

California beaches remain open as source of oil slick sought

GOLETA (AP) — The Coast Guard is hoping lab tests will determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick floating off California’s Santa Barbara County shoreline. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrea Anderson said Thursday that the 3-mile-long sheen is about 1,000 yards from the sand and beaches remain open. She says tar ball samples […]

Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government’s top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine. Planned Parenthood’s request to the National Institutes of Health came as Senate Republicans […]

Gov’t finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law’s public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 — the […]

Teen charged in death of 8-year-old to appear in court

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists’ complex in a California beach town is scheduled to appear in court. Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson Middleton into his family’s apartment from a courtyard where she had been […]

Dodgers outlast Oakland in a slugfest

LOS ANGELES — Pinch hitter Kike Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers’ five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer on his bobblehead night for the Dodgers (57-45), who snapped their […]

Pence plays big as Giants blank Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn’t surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try to test his arm again. This time the San Francisco Giants outfielder made the Brewers pay with one of the two sparkling defensive plays he made. Pence also came up big […]

Del Rio aims to change the culture in Oakland

OAKLAND — Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a new version of the Raiders and those errors were no longer acceptable. There have been plenty of slipups over the past dozen years as the Raiders have been unable to […]

Gray beats the Boys in Blue

LOS ANGELES — With every pitch in a masterful three-hitter, Sonny Gray reminded the Oakland Athletics that their season is far from finished after a tumultuous few days. Gray struck out nine in his second shutout in July, and Oakland snapped its four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on […]

Brewers snap San Francisco’s win streak

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants were on a roll with a chance to move into the top spot in the NL West for the first time in two months. Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut them down while pitching for the first time in two months, leading the Milwaukee Brewers […]

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