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‘Sneaker waves’ kill parents, son

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as 10-foot surf churned the water just feet away like a washing machine. Signs near the beach warned of “sneaker waves,” the kind that suddenly roar […]

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

Newton pushes Panthers past Philly

PHILADELPHIA — Cam Newton returned to his rookie form to outshine a seventh-round draft pick starting his first game since high school. Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 30-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night in a matchup of teams with the […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kings bounce back to beat Jazz

SACRAMENTO — Tyreke Evans scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and the slumping Sacramento Kings beat the Utah Jazz, 108-97, on Saturday night. The Kings squandered a 13-point lead in a two-point loss Friday in Utah, but this time held on to win for only the second time in eight games. […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Egypt reformist warns of turmoil from Morsi decree

CAIRO (AP) — Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei warned Saturday of increasing turmoil that could lead to the military stepping in unless the Islamist president rescinds his new, near absolute powers, as the country’s long fragmented opposition sought to unite and rally new protests. Egypt’s liberal and secular forces — long divided, weakened and […]

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

Gaza crowds surge at Israel border fence, 1 dead

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired today to push back Gaza crowds surging toward Israel’s border fence with the Hamas-ruled territory, killing one Palestinian and wounding 19 in the first violence since a truce between Israel and Hamas took hold a day earlier. Hamas security tried to defuse the situation and keep […]

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

Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who’d rather shop instead. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that’s named Black Friday because of retail folklore that it’s […]

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

San Francisco OKs ban on public nudity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco shed a vestige of its free-spirited past as local lawmakers narrowly approved a citywide ban on public nudity. Casting aside complaints that forcing people to cover up would undermine San Francisco’s reputation as a city without inhibitions, the Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 on Tuesday in favor of an […]

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

Cal fires Tedford after disappointing season

BERKELEY — Jeff Tedford made a downtrodden program relevant as coach at California, putting out competitive teams for a decade, developing dozens of NFL players and spearheading a facilities upgrade. When he was unable to match his own early on-field success in recent years he was fired after 11 years as coach. Cal fired Tedford […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sierra resorts get snow in time for Thanksgiving

By Martin Griffith Ski resort operators are rejoicing after a string of storms brought an early winter to the Sierra Nevada just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday period. While they still need more snow to kick into full operation, tourism officials are thankful that an abundant early snowfall allowed some resorts to open early […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Israel ‘willing partner’ in potential cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says Israel would be a “willing partner” in a cease-fire with Gaza’s ruling militant group Hamas. Benjamin Netanyahu made the pronouncement today at a meeting with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, who is in the region as part of an international diplomatic push to end nearly a week of […]

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

No Smith is no problem for Niners

SAN FRANCISCO — Strong-armed fill-in Colin Kaepernick made all the right throws, looking every bit a capable NFL No. 1 quarterback. Kaepernick passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start in place of the injured Alex Smith, and the San Francisco 49ers whipped the Chicago Bears 32-7 on Monday night in […]

November 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

California prosecutors seek to jump-start death penalty

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Robert Fairbank’s appeal of his death sentence for the 1985 rape and murder of college student Wendy Cheek. With that rejection, Fairbank joined at least 13 other death row inmates who have completed the decades-long capital punishment appeals process and are […]

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

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