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Storm leaves death and darkness in its wake

NEW YORK (AP) — As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation’s largest city unusually vacant and dark. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giants parade set for Halloween

SAN FRANCISCO — For the second time in three years, San Francisco is gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate a World Series victory for the Giants. Plans for the Wednesday bash were being made as the city cleaned up after a rowdy celebration Sunday night turned violent in some neighborhoods and police arrested […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney is masterful in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Nick Watney took a few peeks at the leaderboard, and heard the echo of raucous cheering at regular intervals in the distance as Tiger Woods was commencing his last-round charge. Watney, starting two groups behind Woods, knew it was going to take a very special kind of round Sunday to win […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Second straight shutout puts Giants up 3-0

DETROIT — Nothing is stopping them — not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded. Armed and accelerating, the San Francisco Giants became the first team to throw consecutive World Series shutouts in nearly a half-century, blanking Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, on a chilly Saturday for a […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bombings, clashes leave Syria truce in tatters

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian warplane flattened a three-story building, suspected rebels detonated a deadly car bomb and both sides traded gunfire in several hotspots across the country Saturday, activists said, leaving a U.N.-backed holiday truce in tatters on its second day. The unraveling of the cease-fire marked the latest setback to ending Syria’s civil […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Weak earnings reports weigh on stocks

Stocks closed mostly lower Friday after investors found little to like in weak corporate earnings reports and news of only tepid growth in the U.S. economy in the third quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average managed a gain of 3.53 points to close at 13,107.21 after spending much of the day in the red. The […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Colleges offer veterans classes to ease transition

By Eric Tucker WASHINGTON (AP) — The students in the Saturday morning class trickle in and, as they introduce themselves around a table, reveal far more intimate biographies than just name and hometown. One confesses to demons he struggles to control. Another says he’s here to find a community. “Forgive me,” an Iraq war veteran […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Protesters return to Oakland square

OAKLAND (AP) — The city that became the national epicenter for the Occupy movement on Thursday played reluctant host to a one-year anniversary rally and march marking the day when protesters were removed from an encampment on a City Hall lawn, sparking the first of many clashes with police. Rally organizers have vowed to take […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 22 in Caribbean

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 22 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm to hit the U.S. East Coast with a super-storm next week. Sandy knocked out power, flooded roads and cut off islands in the […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giants blank Tigers to go up 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO — Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next. Two wins in two games and suddenly San Francisco doesn’t need to dig itself out of a postseason hole for a change. Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a bunt […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Poll shows voters wary of November tax initiatives

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO — Support is slipping for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, with 48 percent of likely voters saying they favor the proposal to raise the statewide sales tax and increase income taxes on the wealthy, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey found that […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Weekly jobless aid applications fall to 369K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 368,000. The figures appear […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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