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Fast Track splits Obama, Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators of both parties worked Wednesday to revive trade legislation that’s a top priority for President Barack Obama, a day after Obama’s fellow Democrats repudiated him nearly unanimously on the issue. Despite intense lobbying by Obama, every Democratic senator except one, Delaware’s Tom Carper, voted against moving forward on the legislation to […]

Golf courses tee up water savings

LAGUNA NIGUEL (AP) — At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom across the grass like white ants. But behind the man-made stream and […]

Skujins speeds to a Stage 3 win at Tour of California

SAN JOSE — Latvian Tom Skujins pedaled to a surprising mountain stage win by more than a minute and took the lead Tuesday in the Tour of California. The 23-year-old began Stage 3 in 95th position and trailed previous race leader Mark Cavendish of Britain by 42 seconds. Skujins completed the hilly 105.7-mile road stage in […]

Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

By Sue Manning If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know. Scientists are studying the popular breed to find out why their lifespans have gotten shorter over the years and why cancer is so prevalent. The Colorado-based Morris Animal Foundation recently got the […]

Dems, GOP ready to act if Supreme Court axes House districts

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) — Vulnerable House incumbents are fattening their campaign accounts as the Supreme Court approaches a decision on a case that could force legislatures to reshape congressional districts in 13 states or more, perhaps in time for next year’s elections. Political advisers from both parties say Republican-run Arizona and Democratic-led California […]

Wide disparities remain in access to state pre-K

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disparities in access to early learning opportunities have increased, with some states enrolling nearly all children in their pre-kindergarten programs and others not offering any services, according to a national study on early education released Monday. Florida, Oklahoma, Vermont and the District of Columbia each provide pre-K to more than 75 percent […]

Gadgets help families stay in touch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook. The couple’s 53-year-old son, Phil, checks it daily on his smartphone. If there’s […]

Detroit woman now world’s oldest

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A 115-year-old Detroit-area woman now listed as the world’s oldest living person still makes plans for a fishing trip each year and credits God for her longevity. Jeralean Talley of Inkster tops a list maintained by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the world’s longest-living people. Gertrude Weaver, a […]

Brotherly love? Voting across generations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The oldest of the half-dozen Democrats angling to be Philadelphia’s next mayor danced into a recent youth summit to the bass-thumping beat of 50 Cent’s hip-hop classic “In da Club.” A day after fainting at a televised debate, 74-year-old Lynne Abraham shook off stamina concerns and showed she can hang with the […]

94-year-old ready for graduation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A 94-year-old man will be one of the oldest graduates in the history of West Virginia University when he receives his diploma Sunday. The school says in a press release that Anthony Brutto, who studied on and off for 75 years, will be awarded his Regents Bachelor of Arts degree during […]

WWII soldier’s gift to mom, lost for 73 years, returns home

MILLVILLE, Mass. (AP) — This is the story of a loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent, who didn’t know if she would ever see her boy again. The elaborate pillow sham he sent her, lost for more than 70 years, finally came home, […]

Vaccine-bill backers fast-track proposal

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The authors of a bill aimed at boosting California school immunization rates said Monday that they have cut a reporting requirement out of their proposal, a maneuver that fast-tracks the bill and avoids another contentious hearing in the Senate. Sens. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, and Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, said they amended their […]

Online testing lays bare tech divide in schools

NEW CUYAMA (AP) — Nestled between mountains 60 miles from the nearest city, students at Cuyama Valley High School use Internet connections about one-tenth the minimum speed recommended for the modern U.S. classroom. So when it came time to administer the new Common Core-aligned tests online, the district of 240 students in a valley of […]

Giants/A’s roundup: Marlins get to Mad Bum to win in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO — Marcell Ozuna homered off Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth to help the Marlins win for the […]

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