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Jonestown survivors lost only life they knew, built new ones

Nov. 14, 2018 2:01 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette's life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his...

Reporter's dispatch after Jonestown mass murders, suicides

Nov. 14, 2018 1:41 AM EST

Forty years ago this week, a California congressman and a group of journalists traveled to Guyana, South America, to see Jonestown, a remote settlement created by an American church, and investigate reports of abuses of members. As the visitors prepared to return to the U.S., Peoples Temple gunmen ambushed them...

Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48

Nov. 13, 2018 11:43 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus," was described as a...

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Tuesday after...

Nick Mullens remains starter at QB for 49ers

Nov. 13, 2018 9:10 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan knew things wouldn't always go quite as smoothly for Nick Mullens as they did in his first start. So when Mullens followed up his record-setting debut with a spottier performance that included two interceptions and a failed late drive, Shanahan...

Manning's late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

Nov. 13, 2018 12:52 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Eli Manning showed he still has what it takes to lead the kind of game-winning drive that earned him two Super Bowl MVP awards. Manning capped a 75-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing...

Ratinho, McCarthy lead San Francisco over Sonoma State 88-54

Nov. 13, 2018 12:34 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jordan Ratinho scored 20 points and Matt McCarthy added 18 points and 13 rebounds to help San Francisco remain undefeated with an 88-55 victory over Division II Sonoma State on Monday night. Ratinho was 7 of 11 from the field and made five 3-pointers. McCarthy was 9-of-10 shooting from...

49ers promote RB Matthew Dayes from practice squad

Nov. 12, 2018 7:15 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have promoted running Matthew Dayes to the active roster from the practice squad and waived defensive back Tyvis Powell. Dayes was active for Monday night's game against the New York Giants in place of the injured Raheem Mostert. The inactive players for...

San Francisco buries Maine 93-50 behind Minlend's 22 points

Nov. 10, 2018 7:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charles Minlend scored a career-high 22 points with five 3-pointers and San Francisco hit 14 of 29 from long distance in beating Maine 93-50 on Saturday. Six players scored in double figures for the Dons (2-0), who never trailed and led by as many as 47 points. Frankie Ferrari scored...

The Latest: Trump threatens to withhold federal payments

Nov. 10, 2018 4:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 1:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is "so poor." Trump says Saturday via Twiitter that "there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly...