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Baseball roundup: A’s get a big win over Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — All it took was one big swing from George Kottaras to give the Oakland Athletics a much-needed victory against the team they’re chasing in the AL West. Kottaras hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning and the A’s moved within four games of the division lead by beating the first-place Texas […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Calif. governor signs driverless cars bill

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California. The bill by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla will establish safety and performance regulations to test and operate autonomous vehicles on state roads and highways. “Today […]

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

Cities challenge California’s redevelopment law

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California cities announced Monday that they are challenging a law that gives state finance officials the power to take local tax revenue as community redevelopment agencies are being dismantled. The League of California Cities filed a lawsuit in Sacramento County Superior Court against the state Department of Finance, the Board of Equalization […]

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

Brown signs bill for same-day voter registration

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills designed to modernize California’s election and campaign finance laws, including allowing voters to register as late as Election Day and making it easier for vote-by-mail voters to let others drop off their ballot. Brown announced Monday that he signed the same-day voter registration […]

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

Beltre’s late single sends Rangers past Oakland

ARLINGTON, Texas — The young Oakland Athletics have seen too many of these endings lately during their playoff chase. Adrian Beltre singled home the winning run in the ninth inning Monday night, after tying the game two innings earlier with his 35th homer, and the Texas Rangers rallied past Oakland 5-4 to stretch their AL […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Colleges open their eyes: ZZZs are key to GPA

By Justin Pope As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they’ll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some schools are also giving students what a growing body of research reveals could make a huge difference in their college careers: ear plugs, sleep shades and napping […]

College football roundup: USC rebounds to beat Cal

LOS ANGELES — Matt Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 Southern California bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory over California on Saturday. Lee had 11 catches for 94 yards, and Silas Redd rushed for 158 yards and a score as the […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 ,

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