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Gilead’s new four-in-one HIV pill, Genvoya, wins US approval

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a new four-in-one combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved sales of Genvoya from Gilead Sciences Inc., the top maker of HIV medicines. The once-a-day pill combines three existing Gilead HIV drugs — Vitekta, Tybost and […]

California to release plan to use 1 drug in executions

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is set to release plans to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, a change that comes nearly a decade after the state last put an inmate to death. The single drug would replace the three drugs used in 2006. Gov. Jerry Brown said three years ago that California would […]

Marleau leads Sharks past Panthers

SAN JOSE — Even at age 36 and approaching an impressive milestone, Patrick Marleau still has the speed that’s made him so effective throughout his career. Marleau scored a highlight-reel goal for his 997th point and the San Jose Sharks beat the Florida Panthers at home for the first time in nearly 10 years, 5-2, […]

Bengals finish strong to beat Browns

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton plopped down in the chair and didn’t even wait for the first question. “A little different from last year, huh?” he said, his eyes widening. Different in every way — not only the Bengals quarterback, but for his still unbeaten team, too. Dalton connected with tight end Tyler Eifert for three […]

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside. Even with insurance and her Social Security check, Ranzman still had to come up with […]

Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

By Stephen Ohlemacher WASHINGTON (AP) — Older Americans got a double dose of bad news last month: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many. It’s just the third time in 40 years that Social Security payments will remain flat. All three […]

Just a number: At 66, Baker looks to win big in golden years

By Ben Walker, AP baseball writer Dusty Baker has put up plenty of big stats in his baseball life: More than 1,000 RBIs, nearly 2,000 hits, 20 years as a player, 20 more as a manager. After he was hired Tuesday to guide the Washington Nationals, many fans focused on another number — 66, his […]

UC Merced worker hailed for stopping attacker

MERCED (AP) — A construction worker who ran into a California university classroom to break up what he thought was a fight is being hailed as a hero for preventing a student armed with a hunting knife from possibly killing his intended target. The attacker was later killed by police. Byron Price, 31, was working […]

Kings lose big in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points, Brandon Knight added 17 as the Phoenix Suns routed the Sacramento Kings, 118-97. Kosta Koufos led the Kings with 16 points off the bench. Sacramento played without All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins for the second consecutive game because of a strained right Achilles. Alex Len had a season-high 16 […]

High toxin levels in California crabs prompt health warning

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California health officials on Tuesday warned people to avoid eating Dungeness and rock crabs that contain dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast. High levels of domoic acid were found in crabs from the Oregon border to the southern Santa Barbara County line, the […]

Blue Jackets sink Sharks with second-period flurry

SAN JOSE — Boone Jenner and Ryan Murray scored within 30 seconds of each other late in the second period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Tuesday night. Brandon Saad, Scott Hartnell and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, who extended their winning streak over the Sharks […]

Without Cousins, Kings get beat by Grizzlies

SACRAMENTO — Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Golden State with a 103-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. The Grizzlies were anxious to rebound after a franchise-worst, 50-point loss Monday to the defending NBA champions. The Grizzlies were outscored […]

San Francisco voters go to the polls today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mayor Ed Lee is expected to win re-election today even as the San Francisco ballot reflects deep concern over the tech-driven development he’s championed in his five years in office. The ballot includes contentious citizen-backed initiatives to restrict Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms, and impose a freeze on luxury housing […]

U.S. asked to suspend pipeline review

By Rob Gillies TORONTO (AP) — After waiting seven years for a decision, the company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas has asked the U.S. State Department to suspend its review of the project. The move comes as the Obama administration increasingly appeared likely to reject the pipeline permit application. TransCanada […]

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