The Associated Press

Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. Samsung wants a new trial. Apple is seeking an additional $707 million in damages and interest. The two companies filed a blizzard of legal papers […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Israeli forces repulse attack on border

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a soldier was killed in a shootout with militants along the Israel-Egypt border. Israeli troops shot and killed three militants who attempted to infiltrate the country on Friday, thwarting an attack. Military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich says the militants were also wearing explosive belts when they opened […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ethics committee will not charge Waters

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations. At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they found no violations in their investigation of allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters is a senior Democrat on the […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Woods starts strong at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — In the one week Tiger Woods had away from golf during the FedEx Cup playoffs, Nick Faldo said he had lost his aura, Greg Norman said he was intimidated by Rory McIlroy and Johnny Miller claimed that Woods once wanted lessons from him. “Nice week, huh?” Woods said, grinning. Even better was to […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Big wave drags couple out to sea, husband dead

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say a giant wave has dragged off a Walnut Creek couple walking on a Baja California beach, drowning the 72-year-old husband and injuring his 66-year-old wife. Prosecutors say a navy boat found Ted Park’s body two hours later in the ocean 800 yards from the spot where […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cain pitches Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain pitched eight solid innings to earn his career-best 15th win, Pablo Sandoval homered for his first time in two months and the San Francisco Giants moved another game closer to clinching the NL West title with a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Sandoval’s three-run shot in […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Anderson hurt as A’s fall to Detroit

DETROIT — Oakland hopes it only lost a game in the Motor City. Brett Anderson pitched just two-plus innings before leaving with a strained right oblique and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat the Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night. “He’s getting an MRI right now,” said A’s manager Bob Melvin. “So, we won’t know […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions

PARIS (AP) — A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, inflaming global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam and prompting France to step up security at its embassies. The move by the provocative weekly Charlie Hebdo followed days of violent protests from Asia to Africa against the U.S.-produced film […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giants grab another victory

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum pitched San Francisco one win closer to an NL West crown, and the Giants lowered their magic number to clinch the division to seven with a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Lincecum (10-14) struck out six and walked two in 6 1/3 scoreless innings on a […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Tough start to Oakland’s trip

DETROIT — The Oakland Athletics may have only one more big hurdle to clear before securing a surprising playoff berth. Their final trip of the regular season — 10 games against Detroit, the New York Yankees and Texas — began Tuesday night in ugly fashion. Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cal State weighs tuition hike if tax measure fails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees are set to vote on a plan that would raise tuition by 5 percent next year if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative in November. The finance committee of the CSU board of trustees is scheduled to consider the “contingency strategy” to address Proposition 30’s potential […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Al-Qaida threatens attacks on U.S. diplomats

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in North Africa on Tuesday called for attacks on U.S. diplomats and an escalation of protests against an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States and triggered a wave of demonstrations and riots in the Middle East and beyond. While demonstrations have tapered off in nations including Egypt […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giants edge Rockies to take eight-game lead

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford tripled, doubled and scored on a passed ball, and Hunter Pence singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies, 2-1, on Monday night. Madison Bumgarner (15-10) allowed one run and four hits in six innings while walking a career-high […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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