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Ashcraft goes 8, Reds beat Giants 4-2 to halt 7-game skid

Jun. 25, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie right-hander Graham Ashcraft bounced back from two poor starts, pitching a career-high eight innings to help the Cincinnati Reds stop their seven-game losing streak Friday night with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Nick Senzel drove in two...

Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to seek abortions and to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in states where the procedure becomes outlawed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade....

Kings nab Iowa's versatile Keegan Murray with 4th pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings selected Iowa forward Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft. A first-team All-American as a sophomore, Murray was the Big Ten’s leading scorer at 23.5 points a game and averaged 8.7 rebounds while playing...

Bonta, Hochman will face off in California's AG race

Jun. 23, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Nathan Hochman will battle California's Democratic attorney general in the November general election after garnering 18% of the vote in the primary, according to figures released Thursday. Hochman, the Republican Party's endorsed candidate, will...

Brown introduced as Kings coach after helping Warriors win

Jun. 21, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

During a break between Golden State's Western Conference finals games against Dallas, then-Warriors top assistant Mike Brown jumped on a plane to San Diego to watch his new star De’Aaron Fox work out and take the Sacramento guard and his family to lunch. Brown got right back on a...

California Democrats to investigate cause of high gas prices

Jun. 20, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With California drivers paying more than $6 for a gallon of gas and state officials deadlocked for months over how to provide relief, lawmakers in the state Assembly on Monday announced they would investigate oil companies they say are "abusing a historic situation to...

California Negro Bar recreation area to get new name

Jun. 17, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's State Park and Recreation Commission voted on Friday to temporarily rename a lakeside recreation area called Negro Bar while a new name is chosen. The historic park will be called Black Miners Bar, the commission said in a 7-0 vote. ...

California pair charged with smuggling drugs to 5 states

Jun. 17, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pair not only smuggled drugs to five other states but repeatedly impersonated federal law enforcement officers as part of the nationwide scheme, a U.S. grand jury alleged this week. A federal grand jury in Sacramento on Thursday...

California lawmakers OK budget over governor's objections

Jun. 13, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday passed a $300 billion operating budget over the objections of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, highlighting disagreements among Democrats about how to spend a record-breaking surplus that, by itself, is more than most other states spend in a...

HHS secretary Becerra tests positive for COVID-19 again

Jun. 13, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s top health official has again tested positive for COVID-19, less than a month after he came down with virus symptoms while on a trip to Germany. U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra woke up with symptoms again Monday morning and tested positive afterward,...