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Gassing up

October 05, 2012 | Posted in Media Post

Analysts: Spike in gas prices may linger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians woke up to sticker shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by up to 20 cents a gallon in some areas, prompting some stations to close and others to charge more than $5 a gallon. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report says the average price of gas across the state was […]

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

Dog dials owner, and then …

OREM, Utah (AP) — Police in Orem, Utah, say a man who thought he was getting a call from a burglar had actually gotten a call from his dog. Authorities in the community south of Salt Lake City say the man alerted police Wednesday after he received a phone call from his home phone on […]

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

Finding an encore in retirement

CHICAGO (AP) — Here go the baby boomers again, reinventing themselves and bucking tradition as they bear down on retirement. This time they’re leading a push into so-called encore careers — paid work that combines personal meaning with social purpose — in their 50s and 60s. As many as 9 million people ages 44 to […]

October 05, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Rare meningitis outbreak grows; 4 dead, 22 sick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis is likely to grow after sickening 26 people in five states, including four who died, health officials warned. All received steroid injections, mostly for back pain, a fairly typical treatment. The drug was made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts that issued a […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

DENVER (AP) — Little more than a month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that telegraphed his determination to take it to President Barack Obama with gusto. The president, intent on keeping his momentum from stalling, is warning Americans that his GOP […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giants lose finale but Posey wins

LOS ANGELES — Buster Posey has gone from missing most of last season after a violent collision at home plate to winning the NL batting title. And the San Francisco Giants are headed to the playoffs as NL West champions. The 25-year-old catcher went 0 for 2 in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Admissions study fuels affirmative action debate

By Justin Pope As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions on Wednesday, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report issued last week offers a big reason for their optimism: evidence from at least some of the nine states that don’t use […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Suicide bombings kill 33 in Syrian city of Aleppo

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in the main square of the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people, leveling buildings and trapping survivors under the rubble, Syrian state TV said. A fourth explosion a few hundred meters (yards) away also struck near the edge […]

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

Baseball roundup: A’s win to set up final-day showdown with Rangers

OAKLAND — Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back performance that helped the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 to move into a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game showdown for the division title. A night after holding a raucous celebration after […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Immigrant advocates blast Brown vetoes

SANTA ANA (AP) — Immigrant advocates blasted Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state’s large foreign-born population. The criticism of his decision to nix measures to expand the rights of nannies and house cleaners and protect some illegal immigrants from deportation muted cheers […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Oakland wins to get in

OAKLAND — Coco Crisp’s latest big hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to remain in contention for a division crown. Crisp had a go-ahead double in the fifth inning as Oakland (92-68) pulled within […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Raise a glass! Women winemakers winning success

By Michelle Locke ST. HELENA — In 1978, the first vintage that Cathy Corison made wine, she could count on one hand the number of women she knew of doing the same kind of work in the cellars of the Napa Valley. Without using all her fingers. Nearly 35 years later, Corison needs a lot […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

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