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Mount Rainier ranger killed in climbers’ rescue

LONGMIRE, Wash. (AP) — A Mount Rainier ranger slid more than 3,000 feet to his death as he helped in efforts to rescue four injured climbers who fell on a glacier, a National Park Service spokesman said. Ranger Nick Hall was helping prepare the climbers to be taken from the 14,411-foot Washington state peak when […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

The King has his crown

MIAMI — LeBron James has found it all since taking his talents to Miami. Add NBA champion to the list. Best player in the game, best team in the league. “Happiest day of my life,” he said. James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and got the kind of help that was worth […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Cespedes’ blast gives A’s a sweep in L.A.

OAKLAND — His tender left hand and sore left hamstring both on ice after a big day, Yoenis Cespedes shared how he reminded himself to keep the celebration to a minimum. Just a standard jump for joy at home plate, nothing fancy that could lead to further injuries. “No chance,” he said with a smile, […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

California’s budget deal cuts welfare, health care

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will close its projected $15.7 billion budget deficit by restructuring the state’s welfare program, streamlining health insurance for low-income children, and reducing child care coverage and college aid, as part of a deal Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders announced Thursday. The governor and lawmakers provided only broad outlines of the […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire in west China

BEIJING (AP) — Two young Tibetans, a herder and a migrant carpenter, set themselves on fire and hold up Tibetan flags as the flames engulf them before they stumble and fall on a street in western China, in a graphic video of their immolations released Thursday. One of the two men who self-immolated Wednesday in […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Proposals to raise taxes qualify for ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California voters will get a chance to vote on competing proposals that would raise taxes as the state struggles with its budget deficit. An initiative backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to raise the state sales and income taxes for some California residents and a rival initiative that would raise income taxes on […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fire torches S.F. building planned for America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco firefighters were cleaning up debris and gathering their equipment late Wednesday after battling a four-alarm fire in a building along the city’s waterfront that’s part of an area planned to host next year’s America’s Cup yacht race. The building on Pier 29 was vacant, but there were some cars […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Angels’ Weaver blanks Giants

LOS ANGELES — Jered Weaver pitched six innings of two-hit ball in his return from the disabled list and the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0 on Wednesday night, handing Ryan Vogelsong his first loss in almost seven weeks. Alberto Callaspo homered against Vogelsong and teammates Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo greeted […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

A’s Milone makes short work of L.A.

OAKLAND — Tommy Milone pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and an RBI in his return to the Oakland lineup and the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-1, on Wednesday for their seventh win in eight games. Cespedes scored Oakland’s first run after a double and […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Gunman takes hostages in bank

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A gunman who authorities say had past psychiatric problems took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse, claiming he was acting for religious reasons. The incident plunged this city in fear for the second time in recent months. Tensions have been high in Toulouse […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

McCarthy is impressive as A’s shut out Dodgers

OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy would much prefer to pitch on far fewer than 11 days’ rest. That made him all the more amped up once he finally got back on the mound Tuesday — so much so that he hyperventilated in the first inning. Not that it affected him. McCarthy settled down and showed no […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Angels score big, then use good defense to hold off Giants

ANAHEIM — Even after Barry Zito’s latest rough start left the Giants eight runs behind the Angels by the fourth inning, San Francisco only needed a couple of big hits to get right back in it. Those hits died in Albert Pujols’ glove at first base, and the Giants never recovered. Pujols hit a three-run […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

With James hurting, Heat finish off Thunder in Game 4

MIAMI — LeBron James could hardly stand, certainly couldn’t run. Good thing all he needed to do was shoot. Better get well fast, LeBron. You’re one win away from the biggest party of your life. A limping, grimacing James shook off left leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:51 remaining and the Miami […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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