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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser holds his World Series Most Valuable Player trophy following the Dodgers' decisive 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Ca. Since Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons. One more win and that elusive seventh championship will be theirs. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

Oct. 26, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll...

Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier hits a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Latest: Rays beat LA 8-7, tie Series at two games each

Oct. 25, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The Tampa Bay Rays pulled off a stunning rally in the bottom of the ninth inning when Brett Phillips’ two-out single and a pair of Dodgers misplays resulted in two runs that beat Los Angeles 8-7 and tied...

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric sign is displayed on the exterior of a PG&E building in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric will cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California girds for most dangerous fire weather of year

Oct. 24, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, which has endured its worst wildfire season in history, is bracing for the most dangerous winds of the year, a forecast that prompted the largest utility to announce plans to cut power Sunday to nearly 1 million people to guard against its equipment sparking new blazes....

Gunman arrested after Oakland hostage standoff in Oakland

Oct. 22, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man wanted on suspicion of a double killling was arrested Thursday after a standoff at an Oakland shoe store where he held an employee hostage for hours, police said. The man was taken into custody at around 5 p.m. His name wasn't immediately released. Nobody was injured. The man,...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) throws a pass as offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) blocks Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers (90) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jaguars' Minshew, Chargers' Herbert look to snap team skids

Oct. 22, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gardner Minshew and Justin Herbert don't remember much about the previous time they faced each other. The only thing they are focused on is trying to help their teams snap losing streaks. Minshew's Jacksonville Jaguars and Herbert's Los Angeles Chargers are looking for their first wins...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020 file photo, an ambulance drives by a homeless encampment in Oakland, Calif. City officials in Oakland, growing weary of a ballooning homeless population, approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks or near homes, businesses, schools and some churches. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)

Oakland approves rules to restrict homeless encampments

Oct. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in Oakland approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks or near homes, businesses, schools and some churches in the city that has seen a recent spike in the homeless population. The Oakland City Council unanimously...

In this March 24, 2020 file photo, Woodward Avenue is shown nearly empty in Detroit. Before the coronavirus showed up, downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many office workers to their homes in the suburbs, those who remain wonder if revitalization will ever return. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

Oct. 21, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Then the pandemic showed up, emptying once-bustling streets and forcing many office workers to flee to their suburban homes. Anthony Frank, who manages Dessert Oasis...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

Oct. 20, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer who lost two front teeth, officials said Monday. San Francisco police said they arrested Adroa Anderson, 35, of Watsonville in Oakland on Sunday. He was booked into the...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) looks for a receiver over Detroit Lions defensive end Romeo Okwara (95) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jaguars go cross-country to face QB they should have drafted

Oct. 19, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel cross-country this week and get a close-up look at the quarterback they could have — probably should have — drafted in April. Justin Herbert has been beyond impressive since taking over for Tyrod Taylor, who was initially...

California man convicted of mailing bombs that injured 2

Oct. 14, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Oakland man was convicted of mailing bombs that exploded and injured two people in a botched revenge plot, federal authorities said Wednesday. Ross Laverty, 59, is facing at least 20 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office announced. Prosecutors said DNA evidence tied Laverty to...