The Associated Press

Judge won’t halt Pa. voter identification law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats say will suppress votes among President Barack Obama’s supporters. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he wouldn’t grant an injunction that would have halted the law requiring each voter to show […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Belt, Bumgarner lead Giants win over Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter and Brandon Belt had three hits and three RBIs, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in a matchup between NL division leaders. Bumgarner (13-7) struck out six and walked one in his second complete game this season. […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s blanked by Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeremy Guthrie learned in June what not to do against the Oakland Athletics. Guthrie allowed only three singles in seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals rolled to a 5-0 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night. Guthrie, who struck out a season-high eight, ran his scoreless streak to 15 innings, […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kaepernick leading competition for backup QB spot

SANTA CLARA — After an impressive quarter of action in San Francisco’s preseason opener last week, Colin Kaepernick has grabbed a clear lead in the three-way competition to be the 49ers’ No. 2 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday that Kaepernick has put some space between himself and young veterans Scott […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Retail sales up a solid 0.8 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses in July by the largest amount in five months, a surge that could help lift the economy out from its slump. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in July from June, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the largest increase since February and followed three […]

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

Veteran officer, gunman die in Texas shootout

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A law enforcement veteran of 19 years was making what was supposed to be a routine house call to serve an eviction notice at a property near the Texas A&M University campus. But the recipient opened fire and shots were exchanged, leaving him, the police constable and another man mortally […]

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

Brown’s office launches climate change website

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday launched a website to document the effects of climate change and respond to those who question it, calling them climate change “denialists.” Brown’s office announced the site while he was at Lake Tahoe with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for an annual summit focused on the health of […]

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

Nationals enjoy highest-scoring game of year vs SF

SAN FRANCISCO — Kurt Suzuki drove in four runs, Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each knocked in three and the Washington Nationals routed the San Francisco Giants 14-2 Monday night in a matchup of NL division leaders. Gio Gonzalez (15-6) tied a Nationals record for wins in a season, boosted by Washington’s highest-scoring game of […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cowboys beat Raiders 3-0 in exhibition opener

OAKLAND — Darren McFadden needed one series to show he’s in midseason form for Oakland following a foot injury that cut his last season short. Most of the rest of the first-team offensive players for the Raiders and Dallas Cowboys need plenty of work to get back to that level. McFadden picked up where he […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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