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Goff’s big game carries Cal past Air Force

FORT WORTH, Texas — If Jared Goff is headed to the NFL early, California’s junior quarterback replaced a couple of pretty big names in the record books in his final college game. How about Aaron Rodgers and Marcus Mariota. Goff threw for 467 yards and six touchdowns and the Bears won in the postseason for […]

December 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

ISIS fight tops 2015’s news stories

NEW YORK (AP) — The far-flung attacks claimed by Islamic State militants and the intensifying global effort to crush them added up to a grim, gripping yearlong saga that was voted the top news story of 2015, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. The No. 2 story was […]

December 30, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Officials: ‘Affluenza’ teen, mother detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said a Texas teenager serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck after invoking an “affluenza” defense was in custody in Mexico, weeks after he and his mother disappeared. Mexico’s Jalisco state prosecutors’ office said in a statement that its agents had been working with American authorities via the […]

December 29, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

End of meat? Startups seek alternatives

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and taste like the real thing — and can finally appeal to the masses. “We […]

December 29, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Avalanche double up Sharks in San Jose

SAN JOSE — Nathan MacKinnon had been struggling the past month putting the puck in the net. This time, even a length-of-the-ice shot bounced his way. MacKinnon scored twice on power plays and added an empty-net goal, Carl Soderberg and Blake Comeau also scored on power plays and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Sharks, 6-3, […]

December 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Casspi’s big night isn’t enough for Kings against Warriors

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry’s eyes lit up when he saw little brother Seth guarding him for the first time in their NBA career, and the reigning MVP promptly missed a long 3-pointer. “It was a very cool moment,” the Golden State star said. “I missed and he let me know about it. After that I […]

December 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bowl roundup: Navy sinks Pitt in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Keenan Reynolds wrapped up his record-setting college career at Navy in spectacular fashion, running for three touchdowns and throwing for another Monday to lead the Midshipmen past Pittsburgh, 44-28, in the Military Bowl. Reynolds ran for 144 yards on 24 carries, completed 9-of-17 passes for 126 yards and had a reception for […]

December 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bowl roundup: WSU holds off Miami for first bowl win since 2003

EL PASO, Texas — Luke Falk threw two touchdown passes to lead Washington State past Miami, 20-14, in the snowy Sun Bowl on Saturday. Erik Powell added field goals of 30 and 25 yards to help the Cougars (9-4) win a bowl games for the first time since the 2003 Holiday Bowl. Miami (8-5) lost […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

IS leader says ‘caliphate’ well, mocks Saudi-led alliance

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group on Saturday released a new message purportedly from its reclusive leader, claiming that his self-styled “caliphate” is doing well despite an unprecedented alliance against it and criticizing the recently announced Saudi-led Islamic military coalition against terrorism. In the 24-minute audio, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi said airstrikes by the international […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tornadoes sweep through Dallas area, deaths confirmed

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tornadoes swept through the Dallas area after dark on Saturday evening causing significant damage while a blizzard was blanketing parts of New Mexico and West Texas with snow, the latest in the nation’s freakish winter weather pattern that sent temperatures plunging to near zero wind chill in the western Plains even […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California wildfire 60 percent contained, evacuations lifted

VENTURA (AP) — Fire crews stopped the spread of a wind-whipped wildfire along the Southern California coast on Saturday, reopened a scenic highway and lifted an evacuation order for dozens of homes. The 1,238-acre blaze in the steep foothills northwest of Ventura was 60 percent contained by nightfall and no homes burned, fire officials said […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Petersen’s Huskies win Heart of Dallas Bowl

DALLAS — Chris Petersen’s young Washington team grew up late this season, closing with a victory Saturday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl for a winning record. Myles Gaskin broke a third-quarter tie with an 86-yard run and finished with a season-high 181 yards and four touchdowns to help Washington beat Southern Mississippi, 44-31, at […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Afghan officials: Southern district remains in state control

By Lynne O’Donnell KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces backed by U.S. air strikes pushed back a Taliban onslaught Thursday in a strategically important district in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said. Sangin district had been besieged by the insurgents for weeks before an uptick in the ferocity of the fight this week […]

December 24, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,
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