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Jury to restart deliberations in Oakland warehouse fire case

Aug. 19, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge ordered jurors to restart deliberations Monday in the trial of two men charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of 36 partygoers who died in a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area warehouse. The order to begin again came after the judge dismissed three...

D-backs avoid sweep, top Giants in Bochy's Arizona farewell

Aug. 18, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks desperately needed a win to avoid falling further behind in the race for a National League wild-card berth, and a pitcher who hadn't won at home in 2 1/2 months delivered. Merrill Kelly held the San Francisco Giants to one run in 5 2/3 innings, and the Diamondbacks...

San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies

Aug. 18, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 8-year-old female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock has died after suffering severe kidney disease. The San Francisco Zoo and Gardens, which cares for the bison herd, announced Brunhilda's death Friday after a necropsy, according to The San Francisco...

A lot of parallels: Elway has long been Lynch's idol, mentor

Aug. 18, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch always wanted to be like John Elway, his idol growing up and his mentor in the NFL both on the football field and in the front office. "John was a tremendous resource," Lynch said Saturday as his team wrapped up two days of joint...

Belt's grand slam, 6 RBIs lead Giants over Arizona, 11-6

Aug. 18, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Logan Webb found himself in the middle of a playoff race, and was up to the challenge. The 22-year-old right-hander survived a rocky start and pitched five innings to win his major league debut, leading the San Francisco Giants to an 11-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday...

Phoenix looks to be next big city with citizen police review

Aug. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of people, mostly African Americans, huddled around tables scattered across a church gymnasium on a recent evening, discussing past run-ins with Phoenix police officers and ways to hold them accountable. In a city still stinging from a video of officers pointing guns and cursing at a...

Yastrzemski hits 3 HRs, Giants beat D'backs in 11 innings

Aug. 17, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski never experienced a night like Friday. Not in his months in the major leagues, not in the minor leagues and not in Little League. "Not even in video games," the 28-year-old Yastrzemski said. Yastrzemski hit three home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the 11th...

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started. The union that represents opera singers...

Jury to decide PG&E's role in California wine country fire

Aug. 16, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined the...

The Latest: Jury to decide PG&E role in wine country fire

Aug. 16, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on rulings issued by the judge presiding over PG&E's bankruptcy case (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A state jury will get to decide whether Pacific Gas and Electric equipment ignited a deadly wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire...