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Ray Fosse, barreled by Rose at '70 All-Star Game, dies at 74

Oct. 13, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ray Fosse, the strong-armed catcher whose career was upended when he was bowled over by Pete Rose at the 1970 All-Star Game, has died. He was 74. Carol Fosse, his wife of 51 years, said in a statement online that Fosse died Wednesday after a...

California extends cocktails-to-go and outdoor dining rules

Oct. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to extend the sale of cocktails-to-go and keep alcohol service for outdoor dining at parklets as officials try to help restaurants recover from the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a pathway for these businesses to...

Small crack in pipeline may have delayed oil spill detection

Oct. 07, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Video of the ruptured pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Southern California shows a thin crack along the top of the pipe that could indicate a slow leak that initially was difficult to detect, experts said Thursday. ...

Kaiser Permanente suspends 2,200 unvaccinated employees

Oct. 06, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Health care giant Kaiser Permanente has put more than 2,200 employees nationwide on unpaid leave who have chosen not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus — a little over 1% of its workforce. The employees have until Dec. 1 to get vaccinated...

Family of man killed by FBI wants video of shooting released

Oct. 04, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Family members of a man shot and killed by an FBI agent in Oakland last month demanded Monday authorities release surveillance video of what happened. The family of Jonathan Cortez, 31, also asked for the names of the FBI agents and other law...

A's can't consistently find winning formula, miss playoffs

Oct. 04, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin truly believed he had a playoff team this year, and that's why Oakland's September stumble and frustrating finish remains perplexing to everybody involved. Even through an 0-6 start, numerous devastating injuries — most...

MLB draws 45.3M as fans return, down from 68.5M before COVID

Oct. 04, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball drew 45.3 million fans this year as fans gradually were allowed to return, down from 68.5 million over 2019 in the last season before the coronavirus pandemic. The Los Angeles Dodgers led the major leagues in home attendance at 2.8...

Mariners lose to Angels 7-3 as playoff drought continues

Oct. 03, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — During Kyle Seager’s decade as the starting third baseman in Seattle, his overwhelming desire was finding a way to end the Mariners' long postseason drought. In a season when expectations were low, Seager and the Mariners nearly pulled off some late...

AL batting champion Gurriel lifts Astros over A's 7-6

Oct. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel hit a winning RBI single in the ninth inning, and the AL West champion Houston Astros headed to the postseason with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Gurriel hit .319 and became Houston’s second player to...

California parents cheer and jeer vaccine mandate for kids

Oct. 01, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Parents in California on Friday had mixed reactions to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for schoolchildren after they gain final federal approval. Some welcomed the move as a way to keep children safe and classrooms...