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MLB roundup: Giants make NLCS but A’s fall

CINCINNATI — Buster Posey insisted all along — even after San Francisco lost the first two at home — that his team was far from done, no matter how long the odds. Turns out, he was right. And the NL batting champion had a lot to do with this most Giant comeback. Posey hit the […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Report: Syrian plane carried communications gear

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish state-run television TRT reported Thursday that a Syrian passenger plane intercepted by Turkey’s air force was carrying military communications equipment, as Damascus branded the incident piracy amid growing tensions between the two countries. Yeni Safak, a newspaper close to the Turkish government, reported there were 10 containers aboard the plane, some […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Third victim of garage collapse dies

MIAMI (AP) — A man who was pulled early Thursday from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage at Miami Dade College has died, police said, bringing the death toll to three. One person was still missing, Miami-Dade police said. The man who died Thursday morning at a Miami trauma center had been trapped for […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Another crazy A’s comeback

OAKLAND — Seth Smith, Coco Crisp and the never-say-die Oakland Athletics forced a Game 5 of their AL division series against the Detroit Tigers with their most memorable comeback yet. Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp capped Oakland’s most dramatic comeback yet with a […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Woodland on list for possible credit downgrade

SACRAMENTO — One of the nation’s top credit rating agencies announced Tuesday that it will review dozens of California cities for possible downgrades amid mounting concern over municipal bankruptcies and bond defaults. Moody’s Investors Service will scrutinize the ratings of various types of bonds in 30 California cities, including Woodland. The agency also announced that […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Giants get Game 3 despite quiet bats

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series. Third baseman Scott Rolen’s two-out error in the 10th inning gave the Giants the go-ahead run Tuesday in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, who couldn’t shake 17 years of home […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Obama: ‘Today we celebrate César Chávez’

By Ben Feller KEENE (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader César Chávez as a national monument, calling Chávez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained “invisible” to much of the nation. “”Today, we celebrate César Chávez,” Obama said […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Former Aggie Descalso homers in Cards’ win

ST. LOUIS — Carlos Beltran hit the last two of the Cardinals’ four homers and St. Louis chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday that tied their NL division series at one game apiece Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso, a UC Davis graduate, also went deep […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cain struggles as Giants lose Game 1 to Reds, 5-2

SAN FRANCISCO — An uncharacteristic start from ace Matt Cain has left the San Francisco Giants in unfamiliar territory to start this postseason run. Cain gave up home runs to Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce for the first earned runs he has ever allowed in the postseason, and the Giants find themselves trailing a playoff […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Parker’s error helps Tigers beat A’s 3-1 in Game 1

DETROIT — Jarrod Parker pitched well enough to keep Oakland in the game against Detroit. Trying to field his position proved costly to the Athletics. Parker’s error allowed the Tigers to score a go-ahead run in the third inning of a 3-1 win over the A’s Saturday night in Game 1 of their AL division […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

CDC: Meningitis outbreak death toll up to seven

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven. In updated figures posted to its website Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people across nine states. Minnesota and Ohio are the […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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