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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Jul. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck Tuesday afternoon 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of Brentwood, California. People took to social media to say they felt a sharp...

California readies $1.6B high-speed rail design contract

Jul. 16, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Tuesday moved toward awarding a $1.65 billion contract to design and construct the tracks and system for the first segment of its beleaguered high-speed rail project. The action taken by the California High-Speed Rail Authority's board of directors was a...

Wells Fargo 2Q results beat Street estimates

Jul. 16, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wells Fargo reported better-than-expected earnings despite lower interest income in the second quarter, a potential concern for investors with a Fed interest rate cut likely on the horizon. Shares in the consumer banking giant slid 3%. Wells Fargo & Co., still under growth...

Crawford has 2 HRs, 8 RBIs as Giants overwhelm Rockies 19-2

Jul. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Crawford capped a big day at the plate with a defensive gem. Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. He finished off...

Flight instructor dies in California helicopter crash

Jul. 16, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A city spokesman says a training helicopter has crashed in Northern California, killing a flight instructor and seriously injuring a student. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a student and instructor of Pacific Helicopters flight school were the only two people aboard the...

49ers sign K Robbie Gould to 4-year contract

Jul. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kicker Robbie Gould signed a four-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday instead of playing this season on the franchise tag. The 49ers had placed the tag on Gould in February for a price tag of about $5 million and faced a Monday deadline to sign him to a long-term...

Beede's pitching, hitting lead Giants past Brewers 8-3

Jul. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After having 11 days off between starts, Tyler Beede had to shake off some rust in the first inning before he quickly took control on the mound. He looked sharp at the plate, too, in leading the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Beede pitched...

Gamel's RBI double in 9th lifts Brewers past Giants 5-4

Jul. 14, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel picked a great time to break out of a slump. Gamel's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Ryan Braun with the winning run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday night. "It was a big hit," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "A...

Posey hits grand slam in 10th, Giants beat Brewers 10-7

Jul. 13, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The San Francisco Giants went into the All-Star break playing solid baseball. Buster Posey made sure they kept up their winning ways in their first game back. Posey hit a grand slam in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Giants to a 10-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night....

Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in California

Jul. 12, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state's last two major oil spills. The newly revealed spill has been flowing off and...