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Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

Blue Jays to promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Apr. 24, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are off Thursday. "Hopefully he becomes what everybody...

Pomeranz, 2 relievers toss 2-hitter, Giants beat Jays 4-0

Apr. 24, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Drew Pomeranz doesn't have to wait any longer for his first win with the San Francisco Giants. Pomeranz and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight game, and the Giants beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Wednesday, sweeping their two-game...

The Latest: Police: Driver who hurt 8 didn't express remorse

Apr. 24, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police say a driver who veered into a crosswalk and injured eight pedestrians in California did not say why he did it but indicated the act was intentional. Sunnyvale...

California lawmakers advance plan for denser housing

Apr. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers advanced a proposal Wednesday to spur more housing near transportation and jobs and make it easier to turn single-family homes into fourplexes as the state grapples with a lack of affordable housing. The measure, a compromise between two Democratic senators,...

49ers pick up 5th-year option on DL DeForest Buckner

Apr. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive lineman DeForest Buckner's rookie contract. Buckner will make about $12.5 million in 2020 under the option picked up on Wednesday. It will be guaranteed on the first day of the 2020 league year. Buckner was...

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...

The Latest: San Francisco commission Oks homeless shelter

Apr. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a proposed homeless shelter in San Francisco's Embarcadero (all times local): 10 p.m. San Francisco port commissioners have approved a proposal to put a temporary homeless shelter along the Embarcadero. Tuesday night's unanimous vote authorizes the port to lease a parking...

49ers sign offensive lineman Ben Garland to 1-year deal

Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Ben Garland to a one-year deal. The move Tuesday gives the 49ers depth on the line with a player who is familiar with San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan. Garland played in Atlanta when Shanahan was offensive coordinator in...

Judge OKs bankrupt PG&E's plan for $235 million in bonuses

Apr. 23, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge approved Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.'s plans Tuesday to pay $235 million in employee bonuses this year, despite the California utility's bankruptcy and objections from lawyers of victims of the state's massive wildfires. The Sacramento Bee reports that U.S....