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Pro baseball roundup: Giants double up Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Madison Bumgarner won another game in May and three San Francisco players homered in a 6-3 victory over Milwaukee. Bumgarner (6-2) gave up four hits and three earned runs in six innings to improve to 5-1 in his last six starts. He’s also 9-1 in May the last two seasons. Matt Duffy, […]

12 missing after Texas flood sweeps away vacation home

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record […]

Assembly leaders boost favorite programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Assembly leaders control a large annual operations budget that they regularly tap into to boost services of their choosing without a single hearing or vote. They defend the practice as a responsible way to plug funding gaps for worthy causes, but government watchdogs warn that such spending has little oversight and […]

Giants/A’s roundup: Late arrival doesn’t hurt S.F. against Brewers

MILWAUKEE — After a late-night arrival, the San Francisco Giants thought they’d quickly caught a bizarre break — Khris Davis was called out for missing the plate on his home run trot. Davis wound up with his homer after Milwaukee challenged the ruling. Hunter Pence and the Giants got the win, though, rallying past the […]

Graveman gets back from the minors to lead A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kendall Graveman gave the struggling Oakland Athletics a much-needed lift. Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0, on Saturday. Graveman (2-2), recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make the start, […]

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig’s driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals. Mark Alvick was in “highway pilot” mode, the wheel […]

Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What’s the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors’ group aims to ease some confusion — and encourage more discussion of testing’s pros and cons — […]

Finding cause of California oil spill could take months

By Brian Melley GOLETA — The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster. Bad weather slowed cleanup efforts early Friday at the spill site in Santa Barbara County, […]

Tribune Publishing completes purchase of San Diego paper

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tribune Publishing Co. said Thursday that it completed its purchase of San Diego’s dominant newspaper from real estate developer Douglas Manchester for $85 million. The San Diego newspaper immediately changed its name from U-T San Diego to The San Diego Union-Tribune, as it was known from 1992 until Manchester bought it […]

Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts

FRESNO (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer today on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought. Regulators with the state Water Resources Control […]

Bumgarner’s bat beats L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. Outpitching the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, though, has become almost commonplace. Bumgarner homered, pitched 6 1/3 solid innings and helped the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for […]

UC committee OK’s tuition hikes for non-residents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Undergraduates from outside California and graduate students preparing for careers outside academia will pay more to attend the University of California in the fall under a revised plan approved by the 10-campus system’s governing board on Thursday. The tuition hikes endorsed by the Board of Regents included an 8 percent increase […]

Volunteers clean up thousands of gallons of oil

GOLETA (AP) — More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the ruptured pipeline Tuesday, and […]

Water cuts move to senior rights-holders

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country’s most productive agricultural state. After telling cities and towns to slash use by […]

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