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Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after this season

Feb. 18, 2019 4:40 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big league manager. He told the team before Monday's spring training...

Man arrested during Virginia Capitol protest over Northam

Feb. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A protester at the Virginia Capitol has been arrested during a protest against Gov. Ralph Northam. Capitol Police said 23-year-old Patrick Talamantes of Sacramento, California, was charged with vandalism and littering after he tossed a container of red dye in a Capitol fountain. Police...

Correction: Grab And Go Shopping story

Feb. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about retailers adopting technology to allow shoppers to buy goods without waiting in line, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a provider of checkout-free shopping technology. The company is Grabango, not Grabandgo. A corrected version of the story is below:...

The Latest: Harris won't comment again on Smollett probe

Feb. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 3:25 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris says she won't comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett until an investigation is completed. Speaking to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, on Monday during her...

Toles has personal matter, doesn't report to Dodgers

Feb. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was not at spring training camp for Monday's voluntary full squad reporting day because of an unspecified personal matter. Manager Dave Roberts said there is no timeline for Toles' arrival. The mandatory reporting date is Saturday. "We'll...

Oakland, California diocese names 45 accused of sexual abuse

Feb. 18, 2019 2:45 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Oakland, California, has released the names of 45 priests, deacons and religious brothers who officials say are "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors. The San Francisco Chronicle said Monday that Oakland's list goes back to 1962 — when the...

OFs Maybin, Parra finalize minor league deals with Giants

Feb. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielders Cameron Maybin and Gerardo Parra finalized minor league contracts with the San Francisco Giants after passing physicals. Maybin joins his ninth team in 13 major league seasons, including from 2011-14 in the NL West for the San Diego Padres. He played in the 2017 World...

Miller becomes US-born goalies win leader in Ducks' win

Feb. 18, 2019 1:36 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. It was Miller's 375th victory,...

Ducks retire Hall of Fame defenseman Niedermayer's No. 27

Feb. 18, 2019 12:42 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Scott Niedermayer accomplished a lot during his 18-year NHL career. The Hall of Fame defenseman added one more to the list on Sunday night when he became the ninth player to have his number retired by two teams. The Anaheim Ducks raised Niedermayer's No. 27 to the rafters at the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...