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Thousands expected for tsunami drill in Ore. town

By Jeff Barnard COOS BAY, Ore. — Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities planned to hold their first tsunami evacuation drill Thursday, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan. Coos Bay Fire Chief Stan Gibson said the vivid TV images of last year’s tsunami in Japan have […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Shootings leave 6 dead in Seattle

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE — A city already anxious about a recent spate of shootings was rattled further when a man walked into an arts cafe near a Seattle university and opened fire, fatally wounding four people. Police say he later killed a woman during a carjacking before shooting himself. As officers closed in during […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Diamondbacks bite Giants, 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO — Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to help Ian Kennedy snap a five-start losing streak, and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Kennedy (4-5) outdueled Tim Lincecum (2-6) in a matchup of struggling aces to […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

OT victory puts Heat up 2-0

MIAMI — The biggest postseason comeback in Miami Heat franchise history wasn’t enough. The Heat needed more — and got it, digging deep to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Heat rallied from 15 down to beat […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kings take Game 1 in overtime

NEWARK, N.J. — Anze Kopitar scored a spectacular goal on a breakaway with 11:47 left in overtime Wednesday night and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Kopitar faked a backhand shot, put the puck on his forehand and beat a prone Martin Brodeur. […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Liriano sends A’s to eighth straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS — Francisco Liriano needed a strong start in his return to the Minnesota Twins rotation. The punchless Oakland Athletics provided the perfect remedy for the vexing left-hander’s recent struggles. Liriano’s six shutout innings Wednesday led the Twins to a 4-0 victory, the eighth straight loss for the A’s. Manager Bob Melvin said he’s as […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Bill protects businesses from ADA lawsuits

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bipartisan bill aimed at protecting small businesses from attorneys who demand quick settlement money under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat from Sacramento, and Sen. Bob Dutton, a Republican from Rancho Cucamonga, say they are trying to balance the […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

EU calls for ‘banking union’ to ease crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive office on Wednesday called on the 17 countries in the eurozone to create a “banking union” that can centrally oversee and — if needed — bail out the sector, which has become a weak link in the continent’s financial system. Bank failures have already overwhelmed the public finances […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cabrera keeps hitting for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Posey drove in Cabrera with an RBI double in the sixth inning to […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Twins spoil good start by A’s Parker

MINNEAPOLIS — No matter what the Oakland Athletics do these days, they can’t seem to come up with a win. The A’s got a great start from youngster Jarrod Parker on Tuesday, and their sputtering offense was able to scratch two runs across the plate, but it just wasn’t enough. Former Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Spurs get 20th straight win in Game 2

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway. Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday. The Spurs set an NBA record with their […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Syrian diplomats around the world expelled

PARIS (AP) — The United States was the latest country to expel a top Syrian diplomat today as governments around the world joined in an unusually coordinated blow to Syria’s leaders, after a particularly gruesome massacre in which the United Nations says families, including children, were shot at close range in their homes. Cranking up […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCLA faculty votes on privatizing business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal that would privatize UCLA’s business school but allow it to remain affiliated with the state university is moving ahead. A faculty council called the Legislative Assembly will vote on the proposal on June 7. The proposal was rejected by a graduate student council, UCLA’s newspaper, The Daily Bruin reported this weekend. Under the proposal, the […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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