The Associated Press

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 ,

Bumgarner is better with the bat in Giants win

DENVER — Madison Bumgarner had all sorts of trouble throwing his fastball. He had no problems hitting one. The young lefty hit a three-run homer on a night when he struggled on the mound, and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in rainy conditions Tuesday. “I’m all […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

U.S. men edge Jamaica on the pitch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Herculez Gomez curled in a free kick in the 55th minute for the lone goal as the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 in World Cup qualifying Tuesday. After hitting the frame three times in a dominant first, the United States went ahead after Clint Dempsey was fouled by Rodolph Austin. Gomez’s drive […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Country pauses to mark tragedy’s anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time to move forward after a decade of remembrance. As in past years, thousands gathered at the World Trade Center site in New York, the Pentagon […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crews make progress against fast-moving wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A red-flag warning was lifted Monday and improved weather conditions helped crews slow a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California, a fire official said. More than 1,600 firefighters used the break in the weather to enforce containment lines around the Scotts Fire, which was threatening about 300 homes and 40 other structures […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

San Diego charges past Raiders

OAKLAND — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers capitalized on their opponent’s mistakes instead of making errors of their own. Rivers threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd and Nate Kaeding kicked five field goals to spoil Dennis Allen’s debut as Oakland coach by beating the Raiders 22-14 on Monday night. The Raiders […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Rockies hold off Giants to snap skid

DENVER — Rockies pitcher Alex White homered and Colorado finally solved a struggling Ryan Vogelsong, beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-5, Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Buster Posey and Hunter Pence went deep for the Giants, who lost for only the second time in 10 road games. San Francisco’s lead in the […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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