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Richard sets down 18 of 21 in Padres' 6-2 win over Giants

Jun. 23, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hosmer's first single barely stayed fair and never made it past third base. His second was a little crisper and gave the Padres a little cushion in the ninth inning. It also assured Clayton Richard's career-best winning streak stayed intact. Hosmer reached base three times,...

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

49ers signed OL Tomlinson to 3-year extension

Jun. 22, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tomlinson started 15 games for the 49ers at left guard last season. He was acquired from the Lions last summer. Detroit made...

Where pot is now legal, no-longer-criminals seek forgiveness

Jun. 22, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Despite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn't always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for marijuana misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness. On July 1, Vermont will become the ninth...

Bumgarner goes 8 innings for 1st win, Giants beat Padres 3-0

Jun. 22, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner isn't easily impressed in pregame warmups. Thursday night was different. "I don't put a lot of stock into the bullpen before the game, but today I could tell that the stuff was picking up a little," the 2014 World Series MVP said. Bumgarner pitched eight innings of...

Giants' Strickland apologizes after temper lands him on DL

Jun. 21, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland apologized to his team, fans, and said he'd consider anger management counseling three days after injuring his hand punching a door in frustration after a blown save against Miami. Strickland is expected to be out six to eight weeks after...

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

Jun. 21, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California utility said Thursday it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October — some of them ignited by its fallen power lines. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also warned that its liability...

Lawsuit: Green-card holders face bias in US military policy

Jun. 21, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Trump administration policy that requires green-card holders to pass a background check before they can start military service is discriminatory and has left hundreds of enlisted people in limbo, a civil liberties group alleges in a lawsuit Thursday. The U.S. Department of Defense...

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

Jun. 21, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46. Koko was taught sign language from an early age as a scientific test subject...

Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

Jun. 20, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislation that was billed as one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a "mutilated" bill. The legislation has been closely watched...