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Veteran lefty Blevins joins Giants on minor league deal

Jan. 20, 2020 10:53 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veteran left-hander Jerry Blevins agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi confirmed the deal and said Blevins had passed his physical. They reconnect...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, center, and general manager John Lynch, right, celebrate while interviewed by Terry Bradshaw after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Also pictured at bottom left is Mike Shanahan. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers impressive turnaround leads to Super Bowl appearance

Jan. 20, 2020 7:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As the celebration raged in the victorious 49ers locker room, general manager John Lynch showed off a "Mobile to Miami" T-shirt that symbolized the turnaround in San Francisco. The team that was so bad a year ago that the coaching staff got rewarded with a week coaching the...

San Diego State forward Yanni Wetzell (5) slaps hands with guard Malachi Flynn (22) after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nevada, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

No. 4 SDSU chasing 20-0 start of Leonard's 2010-11 team

Jan. 20, 2020 6:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As much as the undefeated and fourth-ranked San Diego State Aztecs want to establish their own identity, there’s simply no escaping comparisons with the team Kawhi Leonard helped thrust into national prominence nine seasons ago. That’s a good thing, of course, because Leonard...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, signs are posted outside of a house was occupied by the group Moms 4 Housing in Oakland, Calif. The homeless mothers who were evicted last week from an Oakland house where they were squatting plan to buy the property after speculators, in a change of heart, agreed to sell it to a city nonprofit, it was announced Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Wedgewood Inc. will sell the home to the Oakland Community Land Trust, which will offer it for sale to the group Moms 4 Housing, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Homeless moms evicted from Oakland home may return

Jan. 20, 2020 6:29 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Homeless mothers who were evicted last week from an Oakland, California, house where they were squatting plan to move back after speculators agreed to sell the property to a nonprofit organization, it was announced Monday. Wedgewood Inc. will sell the home to the Oakland Community...

This photo shows a Toyota Prius at the scene of a deadly crash in the Temescal Valley, south of Corona, Calif., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. A Southern California driver intentionally rammed the Prius with several teenage boys inside, killing a few and injuring a few others before fleeing, authorities said Monday. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP)

California police: Driver rammed into car, killing 3 teens

Jan. 20, 2020 6:26 PM EST

TEMESCAL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California driver intentionally rammed a Toyota Prius with six teenage boys inside, killing three and injuring three others before fleeing, authorities said Monday. The Prius went off the road and slammed into a tree at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Temescal Valley...

Ski resort employee dies after being injured on trail

Jan. 20, 2020 5:43 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — An employee of a ski resort on the California-Nevada border has died after what the resort called a “serious incident" on a trail. Christopher John Nicholson, 36, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. was killed on Saturday, KOLO-TV reported. He was injured on the expert trail...

California apartment fire injures 2; dozens displaced

Jan. 20, 2020 5:15 PM EST

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A fire at a coastal Southern California apartment building Monday injured two people and displaced dozens more, authorities said. A candle left burning in a second-story bedroom sparked the fire shortly before 1 a.m. in a two-story complex in Seal Beach, south of Los Angeles,...

Accused killer of gym owner dies from jail fight injuries

Jan. 20, 2020 4:59 PM EST

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A man awaiting trial in the 2016 killing of a Southern California mixed martial arts gym owner has died from injuries he received in a fight at an Orange County jail. Kirk Price, 57, died Saturday, according to the Sheriff's Department. Price was hurt in a Dec. 27 fight at the Theo...

Tesla disputes claims its cars can accelerate on their own

Jan. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Tesla is disputing claims by a California man that all three models of the company's cars can suddenly speed up on their own without the driver touching the accelerator pedal. Tesla said Monday it checks when drivers report that their car accelerated on its own, and in every case where the company has the car's...

Nearly 100 beehives stolen from northern California orchard

Jan. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 beehives from an orchard in northern California. The beehives, which are used to pollinate almond orchards, were discovered missing on Friday, beekeeper Mike Potts said. He estimated that the theft of the 92 hives, about a third...