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Vogelsong outduels Strasburg as Giants beat Nats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco answered right back after Yunel Escobar hit the game’s first pitch for a home run, Ryan Vogelsong settled in to win for the first time in more than seven weeks, and the Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Thursday night. Matt Duffy and Buster Posey hit RBI singles […]

Picky eating? It’s usually harmless … usually

By Lindsay Tanner, AP medical writer Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out. Preschool-aged children who are extremely selective about what they eat and dislike even being near certain […]

Gray misses start, A’s lose 4-2 to Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Sonny Gray’s sore back forced the Oakland A’s to juggle their rotation, and cost them a chance to send their staff ace against the hottest team in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game Thursday, beating Oakland 4-2 behind Mark Buehrle’s arm and Ryan Goins’ bat. Jesse Chavez moved […]

At least 50 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese port

By Christopher Bodeen TIANJIN, China (AP) — Huge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed at least 50 people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions Thursday about whether the materials had been properly stored. Hundreds of people were injured in the explosions shortly before […]

Crews make big gains against Northern California wildfire

LOWER LAKE (AP) — Firefighters have made significant progress against a wind-stoked blaze in Northern California that has forced evacuations. Fire spokeswoman Karen Stasko said the fire in Lake and Napa counties was 33 percent contained as of Thursday morning, up from 16 percent the previous night. It has burned through 37 square miles. The […]

Member of infamous ‘San Quentin 6′ killed by fellow inmate

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO (AP) — An inmate involved in a bloody 1971 San Quentin escape attempt that left six dead has been killed by a fellow prisoner, corrections officials said Wednesday. The slaying of Hugo Pinell, 71, triggered a riot Wednesday that grew to involve about 70 inmates at a maximum security prison east […]

Blue Jays batter Brooks, beat Athletics 10-3

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Brooks might want to check with customs before his next start in Toronto. Whatever the reason, he seems to have a tough time bringing his best stuff across the border. Brooks was roughed up by the Blue Jays for the second time in his short career as Toronto won its 10th straight […]

Astros shut out Giants to cap road trip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants manager Bruce Bochy was already in a sour mood after watching his ballclub get shut out for the 10th time this season. Learning that the defending World Series champions might be without leadoff hitter Nori Aoki for the near future didn’t make it better. Aoki returned to San Francisco’s lineup […]

Cuba dissidents won’t attend US Embassy event

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration doesn’t plan to invite Cuban dissidents to Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, vividly illustrating how U.S. policy is shifting focus from the island’s opposition to its single-party government. Instead, Kerry intends to meet more quietly with prominent activists later […]

Clinton giving up server amid concerns about classified data

By Ken Dilanian WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state. Two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal […]

Hacking ring accused of making $100M on stolen news releases

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In late October 2013, Panera Bread Co., the national chain of restaurants that specializes in healthy soups and baked goods, prepared a news release to announce it was adjusting its earnings expectations downward for the recently begun fourth quarter. The release undoubtedly was one of many sent by publicly traded companies […]

California pension proposal cast similarly to failed bid

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO — Proponents of a California pension initiative said Tuesday that state Attorney General Kamala Harris is once again favoring labor unions by using the same words she used to describe their previous failed bid to limit taxpayer spending on public pensions. “The first sentence is a repeat of the first sentence […]

Messi stars as Barcelona takes Super Cup

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice and set up the winning goal as Barcelona started the season in dramatic style by beating Sevilla 5-4 after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. The action-packed, all-Spanish match was won when Pedro, linked by British media with a move to Manchester United, scored […]

Bumgarner overpowers Astros as Giants win

 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts, Brandon Belt broke up a pitcher’s duel with two solo homers, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night. Belt’s homers, in the fourth and sixth innings, gave him 17 this season to match his career high, also […]

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