The Associated Press

Bill protects businesses from ADA lawsuits

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bipartisan bill aimed at protecting small businesses from attorneys who demand quick settlement money under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat from Sacramento, and Sen. Bob Dutton, a Republican from Rancho Cucamonga, say they are trying to balance the […]

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

EU calls for ‘banking union’ to ease crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive office on Wednesday called on the 17 countries in the eurozone to create a “banking union” that can centrally oversee and — if needed — bail out the sector, which has become a weak link in the continent’s financial system. Bank failures have already overwhelmed the public finances […]

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

Cabrera keeps hitting for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Posey drove in Cabrera with an RBI double in the sixth inning to […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Twins spoil good start by A’s Parker

MINNEAPOLIS — No matter what the Oakland Athletics do these days, they can’t seem to come up with a win. The A’s got a great start from youngster Jarrod Parker on Tuesday, and their sputtering offense was able to scratch two runs across the plate, but it just wasn’t enough. Former Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Spurs get 20th straight win in Game 2

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway. Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday. The Spurs set an NBA record with their […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Syrian diplomats around the world expelled

PARIS (AP) — The United States was the latest country to expel a top Syrian diplomat today as governments around the world joined in an unusually coordinated blow to Syria’s leaders, after a particularly gruesome massacre in which the United Nations says families, including children, were shot at close range in their homes. Cranking up […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCLA faculty votes on privatizing business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal that would privatize UCLA’s business school but allow it to remain affiliated with the state university is moving ahead. A faculty council called the Legislative Assembly will vote on the proposal on June 7. The proposal was rejected by a graduate student council, UCLA’s newspaper, The Daily Bruin reported this weekend. Under the proposal, the […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Heat cool down Celtics in Game 1

MIAMI — A big early Miami lead was wasted. Once the Heat took control again, they simply ran away from the Boston Celtics. And the NBA finals are now three wins away for LeBron James and the Heat. James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Win is extra special for Zito, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Warming up in the bullpen, Barry Zito could hardly see when triple amputee Marine Cpl. Nick Kimmel hopped out of his wheelchair on a new pair of prosthetic legs to throw out the ceremonial first pitch with his right arm and lone remaining good limb. Matt Cain provided the highlights of that […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Twins score off Cook to edge A’s

Ryan Cook’s remarkable run of impeccable relief for the Oakland Athletics was bound to end sometime. The end of his 23-inning scoreless streak, however, was not well-timed. Justin Morneau drove in two runs for Minnesota, including the tying double in the eighth inning for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over on Monday to hand […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Miami officer shoots, kills naked attacker

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer on Saturday fatally shot a naked man who was chewing on the face of another man on a downtown causeway off-ramp, police and witnesses said. The Miami Herald reports that gunshots were heard at about 2 p.m. on the MacArthur Causeway off-ramp, which is near the newspaper’s offices. […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Blanco’s big game isn’t enough for S.F.

MIAMI — Gregor Blanco struck out swinging to end the game, leaving two runners on base in the San Francisco Giants’ 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. That’s about the only thing that went wrong Saturday for Blanco, who recorded his second straight three-hit performance. “I feel really good,” Blanco said. “I’ve been working on […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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