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13 poets laureate to receive more than $1 million in grants

Apr. 24, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million. The gifts from the Academy of American Poets, announced Wednesday, are for "recognition" of literary excellence and to support civic programs ranging from podcasts to community-based workshops....

San Jose scores 4 goals in 4 minutes, then wins Game 7 in OT

Apr. 24, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In San Jose, the game will always be remembered as the Pavelski Payback for the four goals scored on one power play after the Sharks' captain was knocked out cold, turning around a wild Game 7 that finally ended in overtime. In Las Vegas, the Golden Knights will always lament the...

Disputed call sparks Sharks comeback and leaves Vegas angry

Apr. 24, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski's head slammed to the ice, blood pooling nearby after he took an awkward fall following cross-check by Cody Eakin. As Pavelski was helped to the locker room by his teammates, the officials huddled to decide what sort of punishment to dole out after not initially making...

Voit homers twice to lead Yankees over Angels 7-5

Apr. 24, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yankees slugger Luke Voit showed last season what an unproven player can gain when injuries create opportunities for playing time. With New York depleted almost beyond recognition, Mike Ford and the rest of this year's injury replacements are seizing their moment. Voit homered twice...

Chapman, Piscotty lead A's offense in 11-5 win over Rangers

Apr. 24, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas didn't have much success trying to pump his fastball past Texas' hitters early and spent most of the game working through traffic. Montas calmed down enough to work out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth, just before Oakland broke out for its...

Hedges' homer bounces off Smith's glove in Padres' 6-3 win

Apr. 24, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Austin Hedges' unusual two-run home run came with an assist from Mariners center fielder Mallex Smith. Hedges' fly ball to deep center field bounced out of Smith's glove and over the fence, Franmil Reyes homered twice and had three RBIs, and the San Diego Padres beat AL West-leading...

8 injured as car deliberately hits pedestrians in California

Apr. 24, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say eight people have been injured after a motorist appeared to deliberately plow into them in Northern California. The Bay Area city's Department of Public Safety says a 13-year-old boy and seven others were taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after the crash near a...

San Francisco commission OKs shelter near tourist area

Apr. 24, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Port commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved a proposal to lease land for a 200-bed temporary homeless shelter in the popular Embarcadero tourist area as the city struggles with a severe shortage of affordable housing. Supporters cheered as the commissioners voted unanimously...

Housing-strapped California debates density near job hubs

Apr. 24, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A controversial proposal to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test Wednesday as California lawmakers search for solutions to the state's housing affordability crisis. Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener's bill is one of dozens on housing before lawmakers this...

Manson follower Van Houten gets another shot at release

Apr. 24, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is getting another chance at getting out of prison following a years-long saga that has seen a board recommend her parole three separate times. Van Houten's case is being heard before California's 2nd District Court of Appeal, which will consider...