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Olympic roundup: Phelps finishes with a flourish

When it was over, Michael Phelps hugged his teammates, then headed off the deck for the final time. Reclaiming the lead with his trademark butterfly stroke, Phelps won the 18th gold of an unparalleled career when he helped the U.S. win the 4×100-meter medley relay Saturday night. Phelps retires with twice as many golds as […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Economy adds 163,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June. July’s hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Murrieta wildfire 75 percent contained; 1 home lost

MURRIETA (AP) — As afternoon and evening winds picked up, firefighters in rural Riverside County said they don’t know when they’ll be able to fully contain a 355-acre wildfire that has been burning since Wednesday and has destroyed one home. Officials said the fire was still only 75 percent contained Thursday night — the same […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Colon’s gem, Reddick’s rip lift A’s

OAKLAND — Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer to back another strong outing by Bartolo Colon, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1, on Thursday. Brandon Inge and Seth Smith also drove in runs for the A’s, who improved to 14-5 since the All-Star break. Oakland, held to no more than […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Mets hand Giants their seventh loss in eight games

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey has a six-game hitting streak, the only Giants batter who has hit safely in more than two straight games. He was on the bench Thursday when San Francisco lost its seventh in eight games, a 9-1 rout by the New York Mets. “A lot of times when you think you […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney has one of many good scores at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio — With seven birdies and a 30-foot eagle putt, Jim Furyk shot a 7-under 63 for his best score ever at Firestone and a two-shot lead over Lee Slattery of England after the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational. The conditions could not have been more ideal with sunshine, heat and very little wind, […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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August 03, 2012 | Posted in Media Post

Factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies placed fewer orders with U.S. factories in June from May, signaling further weakness with manufacturing. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders fell 0.5 percent in June, the third decline in four months. Orders for core capital goods, considered a good proxy for business investment, dropped 1.7 percent. Demand fell […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Professor’s email reveals shooting plot

SANTA ANA (AP) — Rainer Reinscheid was into his second bottle of wine when he wrote a chilling email titled, “a good plan,” detailing violent revenge on the people he blamed for his teen son’s suicide. His son hanged himself after being disciplined at high school in March, sending the University of California, Irvine, professor […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mets edge Giants despite Posey’s HR

SAN FRANCISCO — Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven innings and Ruben Tejada homered for the first time in almost two years and singled twice, leading the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on Wednesday. All San Francisco could squeeze out of Niese (8-5) was a two-out homer by Buster Posey […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s lose two straight for the first time since June

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics knew their remarkable run of success during a memorable July would have to end at some point. Alex Cobb shut down Oakland for seven innings and Carlos Pena homered as the Tampa Bay Rays handed the A’s their first back-to-back losses since June with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday. “We’ll […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Olympic roundup: U.S. gymnast finishes strong to grab bronze

LONDON — Like pretty much everybody, Danell Leyva thinks Kohei Uchimura is the greatest male gymnast who’s ever lived. For now. While the three-time world champion was solidifying his exalted status with the Olympic title Wednesday, all but wrapping up the gold midway through the meet, Leyva gave a glimpse of what the young American […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

U.S. manufacturing sector shrank for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing shrank for the second straight month in July, further evidence of an economy growing at a sluggish pace. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its index of manufacturing activity ticked up to 49.8, from 49.7 in June. A reading below 50 indicates […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Familiar Lincecum performance lifts Giants over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO — With the bases loaded in the seventh inning and everything riding on Tim Lincecum’s latest big start, the skinny right-hander with the funky delivery dropped a wicked curveball against pinch-hitter David Wright that landed near the knees to freeze the All-Star third baseman in the batter’s box. Rally over. Inning over. One […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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