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Author Archive: The Associated Press

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents do not […]

Sharks double up Kings in Game 1

SAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night. Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the […]

Pro baseball roundup: Susac sends Sacramento to a rare loss

WEST SACRAMENTO — By going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs, former Jesuit High star and current Fresno catcher Andrew Susac led the Grizzlies past Sacramento, 7-3, on Thursday at Raley Field. The Fresno victory sent the River Cats to 9-6, ending their six-game win streak. Cats right-hander Josh Lindblom (1-1, 7.79 ERA) took his […]

State’s health care sign-ups beat projections

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A late surge of sign-ups pushed California’s health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration. Through Tuesday’s end of the enrollment period, nearly 1.4 million Californians had selected a policy through the state’s online marketplace, about 1 million more than the federal government had projected last fall. Covered […]

Three killed in attack on Ukrainian base

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in on his neighbor’s future for hours from Moscow. Still, the constellation of events left the nation of 46 million no […]

Angels get past A’s in extras

ANAHEIM — Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Angels on Wednesday night. Pomeranz (1-1) retired David Freese on a grounder to second base and Raul Ibanez on a foul pop to the catcher before Iannetta drove the […]

Kings drop season finale to Suns

SACRAMENTO — Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings, 104-99, on Wednesday in the season finale for both teams. The Suns outscored the Kings, 33-25, in the fourth quarter to snap a three-game losing streak. Rookie Ben McLemore had 31 points […]

Giants edge Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West. The struggling Sandoval came through after reliever J.P. Howell (1-1) intentionally walked Hunter Pence with […]

Home building up in March after frigid winter

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the […]

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

SANTA ANA (AP) — Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once but allegedly twice that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — can’t stop criminal activity. Two years ago, the pair of registered sex offenders cut the monitors from their ankles, hopped a Greyhound bus […]

Giants beat L.A. in 12

SAN FRANCISCO — In a game that started Tuesday ended early Wednesday, Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, after Brandon Belt’s tying double in the ninth. Hunter Pence had four hits for the Giants, who have […]

Baseball roundup: River Cats get by Grizzlies at Raley

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats came back from an early three-run deficit on Tuesday to win their fifth consecutive game, beating Fresno, 7-4, at Raley Field. Starter Sean Murphy (2-1) allowed just two earned runs to earn the victory for the Cats (8-5). The Grizzlies plated three runs in the first two innings, […]

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off ‘carbon tax’

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California’s greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said his willingness to […]

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