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Arizona man cleared in 1983 slaying of woman in California

REDWOOD CITY (AP) — An Arizona man accused of the 1983 killing of a San Francisco woman whose body was found half-buried on a Northern California beach was cleared of charges and released from prison, authorities said. Prosecutors say the case against John Joseph Scott, 68, was dropped due to insufficient evidence and he was […]

Iran releases Americans in breakthrough prisoner exchange

VIENNA (AP) — Four Americans detained in Iran will be coming home and seven Iranians in U.S. custody also will win their freedom in a breakthrough swap negotiated by the longtime foes, officials in both countries said. As well, a fifth American was freed separately. The news emerged as a landmark deal took effect Saturday […]

Planned Parenthood sues activists who made undercover videos

Planned Parenthood filed a federal court lawsuit Thursday alleging extensive criminal misconduct by the anti-abortion activists who produced undercover videos targeting the handling of fetal tissue at somePlanned Parenthood clinics. “The people behind this fraud lied and broke the law in order to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood,” said Dawn Laguens, the organization’s executive vice president. “This […]

Sharks double up Oilers

SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi each scored during the shootout and Martin Jones stopped both Edmonton shooters to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Oilers on Thursday night. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored in the first period and the Sharks won their fourth straight. Nail Yakupov scored, but the Oilers […]

Gay’s game-winner sends Sacramento past Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gay scored 24 points and hit the game-winning shot with 0.9 seconds remaining to give the Sacramento Kings a 103-101 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. DeMarcus Cousins had his 21st double-double of the season with 36 points and 17 rebounds. Rajon Rondo added 13 assists and six […]

Ready to let the car take the wheel?

Questions and answers about new self-driving car safety data LOS ANGELES (AP) — While self-driving cars already are being tested on public roads, newly released safety data support the cautionary view that the technology has many miles to go before people can sleep at the wheel. That doesn’t mean relief is decades away for commute-weary […]

California regulators reject Volkswagen recall plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators on Tuesday rejected Volkswagen’s recall plan for some of the German automaker’s most popular diesel models that used software to intentionally deceive government emissions tests, including the Beetle, Jetta, Golf and Passat. The rejection doesn’t rule out an eventual recall plan for owners of the 75,688 affected 2.0-liter diesel […]

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Senate raises cost Californians nearly $2.5 million annually

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Pay raises given to every state Senate employee last month will cost taxpayers nearly $2.5 million a year, officials disclosed Tuesday in response to a public records request from The Associated Press. Senate leaders previously declined to say how much it would cost to give the raises to 874 Senate employees. The raises […]

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U.S. sailors released by Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — All 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after their two small boats allegedly drifted into Iranian territorial waters around one of Iran’s Persian Gulf islands a day earlier have been freed, the United States and Iran said Wednesday. The sailors’ swift release quickly diffused what could have escalated into an […]

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Sharks draw first blood then finish off Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Manitoba— Joe Pavelski scored his 22nd goal of the season and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1, on Tuesday night. San Jose was playing its third game in four nights and won all of them. Joe Thornton, Chris Tierney and Joel Ward, with an empty-netter, also scored […]

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Warriors take a shootout in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers and scored 38 points, Draymond Green added 25 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings 128-116 on Saturday night for their sixth consecutive victory. The Warriors (35-2) broke loose for 36 points in the third quarter and built a 12-point lead. Curry had 14 points in […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks skate all over Toronto

SAN JOSE — The depth scoring that has been missing most of the season for the San Jose Sharks finally showed up in a big way. Tomas Hertl scored twice and Matt Nieto, Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi also snapped goal-scoring droughts to help the Sharks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-0, Saturday for their […]

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Kerry to respond ‘as appropriate’ on jailed reporter’s case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Saturday that Secretary of State John Kerry will respond “as appropriate” to a letter from executives at 25 news organizations, including The Associated Press, asking him to press Iran to free jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. The department is “working very hard to get our citizens back […]

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More detail, new questions about 2011 Clinton email

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department provided more detail Saturday about a 2011 document at the center of Hillary Clinton’s latest email controversy, as an official said the former secretary of state never received the paper by nonsecure fax. But many other questions remained unanswered. Clinton, whose presidential campaign has been challenged by her use […]

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