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Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

McMahon homers twice, Rockies beat Phillies 6-2

Apr. 19, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon couldn't hit a home run while working his way back from the injured list. He had no trouble going deep in his first game back in the lineup. McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Los Angeles police nab scooter-riding Bay-area thieves

Apr. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Thursday that they've broken up a band of scooter-riding robbers from the San Francisco Bay Area who busted into 40 cars over the weekend in Los Angeles. The thieves traveled to Hollywood and used ride-sharing scooters to hit dozens of cars near the tourist-heavy Hollywood...

San Francisco's campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" show to end

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" musical revue that has been a must-see for San Francisco tourists for 45 years is coming to an end. Producer Jo Schuman Silver announced Wednesday the show's final performances will be on New Year's Eve. The show spoofs political and pop culture and...

Pass rush or more picks is question for 49ers at No. 2

Apr. 18, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan knows his team can go in one of two directions with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. Take the top available pass rusher to help upgrade a defense that struggled to create takeaways last year or move down in the draft and accumulate...

Garoppolo recovering well from major left knee injury

Apr. 18, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo has resumed throwing and taking drop backs as he rehabilitates from a major knee injury that derailed his first full season as San Francisco's starting quarterback. The process of coming back is going smoothly and Garoppolo hopes to be able to take part in...

California school district changing name tied to Confederacy

Apr. 17, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The Dixie School District board voted Tuesday night to change the name of the 150-year-old district after critics linked it to the Confederacy and slavery. Trustees voted 3-1, with one abstention, to change both the name of the San Francisco Bay Area district and the name of its...

Arenado homers on 28th birthday, Rockies beat Padres 8-2

Apr. 17, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies found their stride at sea level. Arenado homered for the third straight game — a two-run shot on his 28th birthday — and Jon Gray pitched seven strong innings for the Colorado Rockies, who beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 Tuesday night for...