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San Francisco at 'boiling point' over tech, houses, homeless

Apr. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 200 people. Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting down...

Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, to $2.91

Apr. 21, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline surged 13 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.91. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says one of the reasons for the spike is an increase in crude oil costs. Lundberg says Sunday that...

Reggie Cobb, former NFL back and Volunteer star, dies at 50

Apr. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL running back and University of Tennessee star Reggie Cobb has died at 50. His death was announced Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. He scouted for the team for the last 10 years, as well as for other clubs before them. Details of his death were not disclosed. Cobb...

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

McMahon homers twice, Rockies beat Phillies 6-2

Apr. 19, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon couldn't hit a home run while working his way back from the injured list. He had no trouble going deep in his first game back in the lineup. McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Los Angeles police nab scooter-riding Bay-area thieves

Apr. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Thursday that they've broken up a band of scooter-riding robbers from the San Francisco Bay Area who busted into 40 cars over the weekend in Los Angeles. The thieves traveled to Hollywood and used ride-sharing scooters to hit dozens of cars near the tourist-heavy Hollywood...

San Francisco's campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" show to end

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" musical revue that has been a must-see for San Francisco tourists for 45 years is coming to an end. Producer Jo Schuman Silver announced Wednesday the show's final performances will be on New Year's Eve. The show spoofs political and pop culture and...

Pass rush or more picks is question for 49ers at No. 2

Apr. 18, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan knows his team can go in one of two directions with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. Take the top available pass rusher to help upgrade a defense that struggled to create takeaways last year or move down in the draft and accumulate...