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Bumgarner, Giants hold off Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Madison Bumgarner overcame one big mistake. Bumgarner struck out 11 to pitch the San Francisco Giants past the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-5, on Saturday. Bumgarner (7-2) gave up a grand slam to Jeff Francoeur and a solo homer by Andres Blanco. The reigning World Series MVP gave up six hits and walked none in […]

Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says HIV patients shouldn’t delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited until blood tests showed […]

Massive data breach could affect every federal agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management — the human resources department for the federal government — and […]

A’s complete a sweep in Detroit

DETROIT — The Oakland Athletics are finally enjoying a modest winning streak, and manager Bob Melvin isn’t about to let the league standings spoil this encouraging stretch. “We’re just trying to play good — win as many games as we can,” he said. “We’re about trying to climb toward .500, and then worry about where […]

Wow! Warriors win Game 1

OAKLAND — After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a […]

‘Accidental’ lake is drying out

SALTON CITY (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California’s largest lake are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life. An air of decline and strange beauty permeates the Salton Sea: The lake is shrinking — […]

Bills would increase penalties for campus sex assaults

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California college students who are disciplined for sexual assault face tougher penalties under legislation approved by the state Assembly. The Assembly on Wednesday approved a pair of bills to set consistent standards for dealing with campus sexual assault. AB967 would set a minimum of two years suspension for students found responsible for rape […]

Legislature advances climate-change plans

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to further reduce the state’s carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years. The state Senate passed proposals to enact Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to curb greenhouse gas emissions by setting what the administration […]

Blach brings it as Cats beat OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Sacramento starting pitcher Ty Blach took the mound Wednesday night and dominated the Oklahoma City Dodgers, shutting them out through eight magnificent innings in a 7-3 River Cats victory. In fact, when Juan Perez — who finished 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs and two RBIs — hit the first lead-off […]

Hudson hangs in but Giants still fall

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Hudson doubled for the first hit given up by Francisco Liriano. The Giants right-hander later took a comebacker off his right leg that could have ended his start too soon. He shook it off, literally, and stayed in the game. Hudson (3-5) hung tough with Liriano for seven innings and each […]

Gray’s good pitching continues in A’s win

DETROIT — No matter how badly things are going for the Oakland Athletics, they have a good feeling every fifth day. That’s when Sonny Gray takes the mound, and they usually have their best shot at a win. After beating the Detroit Tigers, 6-1, on Wednesday, the A’s are 7-5 when Gray starts. While that’s […]

State considers health coverage for immigrant kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to sell private insurance to immigrants without documentation. Senators approved a bill that would allow between 195,000 and 240,000 […]

Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair. The College Board gave unprecedented access to […]

Pirates hand Giants another loss

SAN FRANCISCO — A fourth straight loss at home didn’t bother Giants manager Bruce Bochy as much as his ballclub’s inability to get hits in key situations. It’s a problem that was an issue for San Francisco earlier this season and has once again become a stumbling block for the defending World Series champs. Brandon […]

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