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Author Archive: The Associated Press

Baseball roundup: Giants slam Rockies in the 11th

DENVER (AP) — Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco’s six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies. With the Giants on the verge of being swept in a three-game series at Coors Field for the first time in 12 […]

Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday. Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has been covering the crisis in Ukraine for weeks and was reporting about groups of masked gunmen seizing government buildings in […]

Sharks go up 3-0 with OT win

LOS ANGELES — Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday to take a 3-0 first-round series lead. Rookie Tomas Hertl tied it with 10:43 left in regulation for the […]

Baseball roundup: Rangers rally to beat A’s in the ninth

OAKLAND (AP) — Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics, 5-4, on Tuesday night. Josh Wilson doubled to drive in the tying run just ahead of Choice, who began his career with the A’s. Luke Gregerson (0-1) took the loss after […]

High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The […]

Work on Highway 50 begins

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Repairs starting Tuesday at the convergence of three major freeways in Northern California could cause massive traffic delays for vehicles passing through the state capital. California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Bradley says hour-long delays are possible on Highway 50 through Sacramento, which links the capital to South Lake Tahoe. Officials are urging […]

Paolo Soleri: One architect’s humanely radical urban vision

Mesa City is a dense, walkable metropolis built of local materials that uses passive solar energy, natural light, and urban vibrancy to create a sustainable place to live, work, and play. It sounds like any number of the hip, transit-oriented developments that excite urban planners today, but it was actually the invention of the visionary […]

A’s score 3 in ninth, rally past Astros 4-3

By Michael Wagaman OAKLAND — Josh Reddick isn’t ready to declare himself out of an early season batting slump, not after the miserable start he got off to. A pair of solid games at the plate sure has the Oakland outfielder feeling a lot better about things, however. Reddick had hits in his last three […]

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — The dark hall inside Christianity’s holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites. Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected at the site where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher […]

Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed U.S. earnings

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region’s exchanges closed for Good Friday. Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 14,504.47. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.4 percent to 2,090.4 after data this week showed […]

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 […]

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