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Gunman arrested after Oakland hostage standoff in Oakland

Oct. 22, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man wanted on suspicion of a double killling was arrested Thursday after a standoff at an Oakland shoe store where he held an employee hostage for hours, police said. The man was taken into custody at around 5 p.m. His name wasn't immediately released. Nobody was injured. The man,...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) throws a pass as offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) blocks Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers (90) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jaguars' Minshew, Chargers' Herbert look to snap team skids

Oct. 22, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gardner Minshew and Justin Herbert don't remember much about the previous time they faced each other. The only thing they are focused on is trying to help their teams snap losing streaks. Minshew's Jacksonville Jaguars and Herbert's Los Angeles Chargers are looking for their first wins...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020 file photo, an ambulance drives by a homeless encampment in Oakland, Calif. City officials in Oakland, growing weary of a ballooning homeless population, approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks or near homes, businesses, schools and some churches. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)

Oakland approves rules to restrict homeless encampments

Oct. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in Oakland approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks or near homes, businesses, schools and some churches in the city that has seen a recent spike in the homeless population. The Oakland City Council unanimously...

In this March 24, 2020 file photo, Woodward Avenue is shown nearly empty in Detroit. Before the coronavirus showed up, downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many office workers to their homes in the suburbs, those who remain wonder if revitalization will ever return. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

Oct. 21, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Then the pandemic showed up, emptying once-bustling streets and forcing many office workers to flee to their suburban homes. Anthony Frank, who manages Dessert Oasis...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

Oct. 20, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer who lost two front teeth, officials said Monday. San Francisco police said they arrested Adroa Anderson, 35, of Watsonville in Oakland on Sunday. He was booked into the...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) looks for a receiver over Detroit Lions defensive end Romeo Okwara (95) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jaguars go cross-country to face QB they should have drafted

Oct. 19, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel cross-country this week and get a close-up look at the quarterback they could have — probably should have — drafted in April. Justin Herbert has been beyond impressive since taking over for Tyrod Taylor, who was initially...

California man convicted of mailing bombs that injured 2

Oct. 14, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Oakland man was convicted of mailing bombs that exploded and injured two people in a botched revenge plot, federal authorities said Wednesday. Ross Laverty, 59, is facing at least 20 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office announced. Prosecutors said DNA evidence tied Laverty to...

2 killed, 1 injured in broad daylight shooting in Oakland

Oct. 14, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed and a third person injured in a broad daylight shooting Wednesday in Oakland, authorities said. Police said all the victims were males, but did not release their names or ages, the East Bay Times reported. The shooting was reported about 12:47 p.m. Wednesday in...

FILE - In this May 17, 2014, file photo, Tony La Russa, newly hired as chief baseball officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, speaks to reporters after being introduced in Phoenix. The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing job, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A three-time World Series-winning manager, the 76-year-old La Russa joined the Angels prior to this season as senior advisor of baseball operations. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

AP source: Angels give White Sox OK to interview La Russa

Oct. 14, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing job, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person, confirming a USA Today report, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Angels typically do...

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 7, 2010, file photo, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan acknowledges the crowd after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the Reds' baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, in Cincinnati. Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has died. A family spokesman says he died at his home Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Danville, California. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

Oct. 12, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — At 5-foot-7, he was the smallest cog in the Big Red Machine. And to his star-powered teammates, Joe Morgan was a driving force, too. Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman who became the sparkplug of dominant Cincinnati teams in the mid-1970s and the prototype for baseball’s...