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Brady, Pats hope 3rd time is charm on clinching playoff spot

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are hoping the third time's a charm on clinching a playoff berth. The Patriots (10-3) have lost two straight games with a chance to secure their 17th postseason appearance in coach Bill Belichick's 20 seasons. This time all they have to do to join Baltimore, Kansas City and...

Giants add infielder Cozart, prospect in trade with Angels

Dec. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants bolstered their infield Tuesday by acquiring Zack Cozart and prospect Will Wilson from the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named or cash. Cozart, if healthy after missing significant time in 2019 with shoulder and neck injuries, can play second or provide...

Chevron will write down assets by at least $10 billion

Dec. 10, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets. More than half the write-down is related to gas drilling operations in Appalachia. The huge fourth-quarter write-down...

Ravens, 49ers, Saints are top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens just keep on soaring. The Ravens clinched a playoff spot last week after they held off the Buffalo Bills 24-17 for their ninth consecutive victory. And the Ravens are again the unanimous choice as the top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll. For the...

Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permit

Dec. 10, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are now requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of...

Padres, D-Backs meet in regular-season games in Mexico City

Dec. 10, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will play each other in April in Major League Baseball's first regular-season games in Mexico City. The commissioner's office said Tuesday the two games on April 18 and 19 will be at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark...

Baby white rhino gets name, frolics in mud at San Diego zoo

Dec. 10, 2019 6:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A white rhino born last month at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has been named Future for what the calf represents to rhino conservation worldwide, officials said. The baby is bonding with her mother and frolicking in a maternity yard left wet by recent storms. “Future’s new...

NYC lawmakers vote 43-3 to require 'bird-friendly' glass

Dec. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's City Council voted 43-3 Tuesday to mandate “bird-friendly”glass in new buildings in hopes of cutting down on the tens of thousands of birds that die by flying into the city's buildings every year. The bill, which will take effect one year after it becomes law, will...

Immigrant advocates sue US over yanked detention hotline

Dec. 10, 2019 1:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates sued the Trump administration Tuesday for ending a free hotline that allowed detained immigrants to report concerns about custody conditions after it was featured on the show “Orange Is the New Black." The nonprofit group Freedom for Immigrants, which has run...

Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

Dec. 10, 2019 1:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said. At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled...