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Big Sky roundup: Cal Poly knocks off FBS Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Deonte Williams rushed for 187 yards, including a 65-yard score on the game’s fourth play, and Cal Poly held on for a 24-22 win over Wyoming on Saturday. The Mustangs (2-0), a FCS school, improved their record to 4-12 against upper-division teams over the last 10 years. Wyoming (0-3), playing without injured […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar

CHICAGO (AP) — Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Anti-tax group says Cal State letter is illegal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A letter being sent to California State University applicants that details the effect on university finances if an upcoming ballot measure fails is illegal, an anti-tax group said. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association charges that the letter, which warns that enrollment capacity will drop […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Chicago looking for goats to graze at O’Hare

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Department of Aviation is looking for a few good goats. WFLD-TV reports that Chicago recently put out a bid for goats to trim the grass at O’Hare International Airport. The bid also calls for a goat herder. Amy Malick is the department’s point person for sustainability, and she says the city […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A’s finally lose a road game

ANAHEIM — One troublesome inning interrupted what had been a sensational start to Brett Anderson’s season following Tommy John surgery. The Athletics’ left-hander did all he could to match zeros with Los Angeles’ Jered Weaver through six innings before it fell apart. Torii Hunter triggered a six-run seventh with a leadoff homer against Anderson and […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Stowaway cat survives plane ride in suitcase

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When an Ohio woman packed her bags for a Disney vacation, her cat didn’t want to stay behind. Sometime Monday, Bob-bob the cat found his way into Ethel Maze’s suitcase, made it through screening at Port Columbus International Airport and was loaded into an airplane for a flight to Orlando. The […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crews closer to containing Scotts Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters are getting close to containing a wildfire that had threatened hundreds of homes outside of Ukiah. CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the Scotts Fire is 75 percent contained after scorching more than seven square miles. Berlant says the fire, burning since Sept. 7, would likely be contained as early as […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

House to pass six-month spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — As its last major act before leaving Washington for the fall campaign, the House is voting to put the government on autopilot for six months. The temporary spending bill is needed to avert a government shutdown when the current budget year expires Sept. 30. At issue are the day-to-day operating budgets of […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. sends Marines to Libya after deadly attack

By Maggie Michael and Osama Alfitory BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The U.S. dispatched an elite group of Marines to Tripoli on Wednesday after the mob attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Officials were investigating whether the rampage was a backlash to an anti-Islamic video with ties to Coptic Christians or a […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Giants and A’s stay hot on the road

DENVER  — Tim Lincecum pitched effectively for six innings, Brandon Crawford doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies, 8-3. Marco Scutaro added three hits, including a pair of run-scoring singles, to help the NL West-leading Giants take two of three from the Rockies and improve to […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Salton Sea blamed for big stink

SANTA ANA (AP) — After a day of “odor surveillance” and other scent-based sleuthing, Southern California air quality investigators confirmed Tuesday what they had already expected — that a pungent, rotten-egg aroma that stretched across the region came from the Salton Sea. Investigators from the South Coast Air Quality Management District collected air samples, modeled […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, died as he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Oakland holds off the Angels

ANAHEIM — Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes homered and Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning of […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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