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Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Ahkello Witherspoon making major strides in 49ers' secondary

Sep. 19, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The biggest weakness in the San Francisco 49ers' secondary last season now might be its biggest strength. Through two games, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has intercepted one pass and allowed a microscopic quarterback rating of just 16.0. Last season, he intercepted zero passes...

Odds stacked against Steelers heading into game vs. 49ers

Sep. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two straight losses to open the year, a season-ending injury to the franchise quarterback, and a West Coast trip to face an undefeated team all add up to many people writing off the Pittsburgh Steelers before the end of September. That's just the way coach Mike Tomlin likes it....

Court calls US "enhanced interrogation techniques" torture

Sep. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal court in San Francisco has taken the unusual step of using the word "torture" to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 attacks. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals used the word in a 2-1 ruling to describe the harsh...

Man charged in kidnapping of ride-share driver in California

Sep. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area authorities have charged a man in connection with the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of a Lyft driver last week. The Richmond Police Department said Wednesday prosecutors charged Marcus Dean with kidnapping and attempted murder after he allegedly held...

Steelers-49ers Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (0-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (2-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - 49ers by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 0-2, San Francisco 2-0 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 11-10 LAST MEETING - Steelers beat 49ers 43-18, Sept. 20, 2015 LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Seahawks 28-26; 49ers beat Bengals 41-17 AP...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco

Sep. 19, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies. Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles,...

Giants rout Red Sox 11-3, giving Bochy 2,000th win

Sep. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants helped manager Bruce Bochy reach yet another milestone before his retirement at the end of the season. San Francisco's 11-3 rout of the Red Sox on Wednesday night was Bochy's 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors. "I've been lucky. I've been blessed to...

No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit

Sep. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California. Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling of its homeless crisis, and on Wednesday, he issued a...