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Jets sign QB Josh Johnson to give them experienced backup

Aug. 04, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets signed well-traveled veteran quarterback Josh Johnson, giving them an experienced backup behind rookie Zach Wilson. Linebacker Brendon White, an undrafted free agent from Rutgers, was waived Wednesday to make room for Johnson....

San Francisco Bay Area man sentenced for firebomb plot

Aug. 03, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man who plotted to firebomb the homes of people on his personal “enemies list" was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in federal prison. David Jah, 47, of Concord, was sentenced for conspiracy to commit arson. He was convicted last fall. ...

Scherzer eager to team up with Kershaw in Dodgers rotation

Aug. 03, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw were part of the same draft class. Now they get to be on the same team. In his first comments since being acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Washington Nationals in a blockbuster trade last Friday, Scherzer...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer debuts for Dodgers, Ohtani pitches

Aug. 03, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ MAX EFFORT Max Scherzer makes his Los Angeles debut, starting at Dodger Stadium against the Houston Astros. The World Series champions got the...

San Francisco to provide extra COVID-19 vaccination shots

Aug. 03, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will provide an extra dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson variety but public health officials aren't calling it a booster, authorities said Tuesday. In a possibly unique decision in...

PG&E says equipment may be tied to fire, touts improvements

Aug. 03, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said its equipment may have been involved in starting a small wildfire that merged with a massive blaze now threatening homes in the Northern California mountains, a revelation that came Tuesday as the nation's largest utility briefed state...

San Francisco's mayor agrees to $23K fine for ethics breach

Aug. 03, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday agreed to pay nearly $23,000 in a fine to the city for a series of ethics violations while in office, including asking a former governor to release her brother from prison and allowing a former head of public works embroiled in...

Healthy Sanu providing leadership in 2nd stint with 49ers

Aug. 03, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mohamed Sanu is thrilled to have a second chance with the San Francisco 49ers. His fellow wide receivers might be even more excited to have their favorite resource back. “I love Mo,” Brandon Aiyuk said. “Mo is...

Giants go extras to win 11-8 after Diamondbacks rally

Aug. 03, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Buster Posey didn't have the best night at the plate, yet the Giants' All-Star catcher impressed manager Gabe Kapler with his tenaciousness — and his baserunning. Posey doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning for San Francisco, then hustled to...

COVID hits 23 in California schools, days after reopening

Aug. 02, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Two neighboring San Francisco Bay Area school districts on Monday reported 23 coronavirus infections among students and staff, just days after in-person classes resumed. Students returned to classrooms at Brentwood Union School District's 11...