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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, left, stands next to manager David Ross, right, during baseball practice at Wrigley Field, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fence

Jul. 5, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston...

4 wounded in Oakland freeway shooting attack

Jul. 2, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A shooting on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway wounded four people Wednesday, authorities said. The attack was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 580 near an off-ramp in Oakland, according to the California Highway Patrol. The black Infiniti M35 sedan was carrying...

4 wounded in Oakland highway shooting; 580 lanes closed

Jul. 1, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least four people were wounded in a shooting Wednesday on a major highway in Oakland, police said. Th Oakland Police Department said the shooting on the 580 Freeway at 106th Avenue led the California Highway Patrol to shut down the eastbound lanes of the major highway while they...

FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020, file photo shows the Tesla plant, in Fremont, Calif. Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Jul. 1, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. The group wants the practice to stop, and it also wants state...

Hawaiian Airlines to resume some flights to U.S. mainland

Jul. 1, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines will resume some flights between Honolulu and U.S. mainland cities next month, after halting them because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released Wednesday, the airline said it will soon offer daily nonstop service between Honolulu and Boston, New York, Las...

Oakland A's looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

Jun. 30, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics might have some fans at home games after all. Well, sort of. The A's are selling cardboard cutouts with fans' photos that they will put in the seats at the Coliseum this season. The team also plans to mix in images of former players and celebrities alongside the...

FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, people, including those with the boogaloo movement, demonstrate against business closures due to concern about COVID-19, at the State House in Concord, N.H. Facebook says it is banning a “U.S.-based anti-government network

Facebook bans violent 'boogaloo' groups, not the term itself

Jun. 30, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has banned an extremist anti-government network loosely associated with the broader “boogaloo” movement, a slang term supporters use to refer to a second Civil War or a collapse of civilization. But the platform didn't try to name the group, underscoring the...

Oakland police officer arrested on suspicion of stalking ex

Jun. 29, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland police officer was arrested by the department on suspicion of stalking and threatening a city employee formerly involved in a relationship with the officer, authorities said Monday. The officer could face charges including misdemeanor stalking, criminal threats and making...

FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file booking photo from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, is Steven Carrillo. A federal grand jury indicted Carrillo, an Air Force sergeant, for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Oakland, Calif., and wounded his partner, a federal judge said Monday, June 29, 2020. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler told Carrillo that the grand jury charged him in the indictment with first-degree murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the United States and attempted murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the U.S. (Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Air Force sergeant indicted in federal guard killing

Jun. 29, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Air Force sergeant for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Northern California and wounded his partner amid protests against police brutality, a judge said Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler told...

A's top draft pick Tyler Soderstrom gets $3.3M signing bonus

Jun. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed hitting catcher Tyler Soderstrom, selected 26th by the Oakland Athletics in the amateur draft, has agreed to a minor league contract with a $3.3 million signing bonus. Sodorstrom's deal was above the slot value of $2,653,400. Oakland also announced Monday that it...