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Report blasts handling of Occupy Berkeley protests

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A report released Wednesday criticizes the use of batons by campus police against student demonstrators during Occupy protests at UC Berkeley last fall. In its report, the campus Police Review Board committee said members were particularly disturbed by the repeated striking of some protesters during the Nov. 9, 2011, crackdown. Police jabbed and […]

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

Google adds warning of ‘state-sponsored attacks’

BEIJING (AP) — Google said Wednesday that it has added a feature to warn users whose accounts it believes are targets of “state-sponsored attacks,” but the Internet giant did not cite a specific government. Google Inc., however, closed its search engine in China in 2010 after saying it no longer wanted to cooperate with Beijing’s […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Voters split on tobacco tax

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s still too close to call the California initiative to raise the tax on tobacco products. As of Wednesday morning, opposition to the increase led by just over 1 percent, or about 64,000 votes, out of more than 3.8 million votes counted. But there’s an unknown number of ballots left to be tallied. […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Wisconsin outcome signals opportunity for Romney

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall victory in Wisconsin sets the stage for what’s now expected to be a hard-fought presidential battle for this Midwestern state. The Republican’s solid victory served as a warning for President Barack Obama about the potential hurdles he faces as he fights to hang onto a traditionally Democratic […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rangers double up A’s in Oakland

OAKLAND — Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics, 6-3, on Tuesday. Yorvit Torrealba hit a sacrifice fly, Adrian Beltre singled twice and Holland (5-4) pitched into […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Padres edge Giants with late HR

SAN DIEGO — Rookie Logan Forsythe hit his first major league home run leading off the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. Forsythe hit a 1-0 pitch from Steve Edlefsen (0-1) into the second deck in left field. Huston Street (1-0), […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Celtics steal Game 5 in Miami

MIAMI — Paul Pierce watched the shot sail just over LeBron James’ outstretched arm. And when it swished, he turned toward the Boston bench, shaking his head. The biggest shot of the night, for certain. And it put the Miami Heat in big trouble in these Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Pakistan: Al-Qaida No. 2 at house hit by US drone

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has evidence that al-Qaida’s second-in-command was in a house destroyed by a U.S. drone strike in the country’s northwest tribal region, but it is unclear whether he was killed, intelligence officials said Tuesday. U.S. officials have said they were targeting Abu Yahya al-Libi in Monday’s strike in Khassu Khel village […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Parker is nearly flawless as A’s pound Rangers

OAKLAND — Rookie Jarrod Parker held Texas hitless until the eighth inning and Brandon Inge drove in four runs in Oakland’s eight-run second inning as the Athletics beat the Rangers, 12-1, on Monday. Parker (2-2) easily worked his way through baseball’s highest-scoring offense in his ninth career start before Michael Young grounded a single through […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Thunder get Game 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs, 108-103, in Game 5 on Monday and moving within a victory of a series knockout. Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder took a 3-2 lead in a wildly […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kings win to take a commanding 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES — Everybody in the sold-out building sensed a crucial moment of the Stanley Cup finals when the New Jersey Devils got a two-man advantage early in a scoreless Game 3. The Devils threw every star and every scheme at the Los Angeles net, desperate for a power-play goal to turn around the series. […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Vogelsong stays hot as Giants top Cups

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong kept thinking how steady all the other San Francisco starters have been over the past week. It weighed on his mind Monday morning before his outing. His turn, time to keep up and do his part. He delivered, all right. Vogelsong won his fourth straight decision, Buster Posey scored the […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kings win another Cup game in OT

NEWARK, N.J. — Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday. Jonathan Quick made 32 saves and Drew Doughty scored on a magnificent […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Plane lands on bus in Ghana, killing 10

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana’s capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle, emergency responders and airport officials said. The crash occurred in Accra near Kotoka International Airport, which […]

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

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