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Restaurant group sues over Berkeley’s natural gas ban

Nov. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction may end up eroding the region’s reputation for fine and creative dining, according to a California trade association suing the city on behalf of restaurants. In its lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S....

Police: ‘At risk’ man charged in fatal California attack

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The suspect charged Thursday with fatally stabbing a man who tried to stop a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train was considered a “missing person at risk” because he walked away from a hospital, but authorities said that label didn’t mean he was...

Opponents focusing on stopping 49ers running game

Nov. 21, 2019 6:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nobody has been able to do much to stop the San Francisco 49ers this season but apparently opponents are now deciding that taking away the run is the way to go. Opposing defenses have been loading the box the past few weeks to attack the 49ers’ second-ranked rushing attack...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

Lots of familiarity between coaches when Packers visit 49ers

Nov. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur started preparing to face San Francisco's stellar defense, he sent out a text message trying to get some inside information. "Hey, would you give me a call? I have a couple of questions about your defense," LaFleur said he messaged 49ers...

Eagles took Nick Foles because Seahawks chose Russell Wilson

Nov. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson nearly ended up in Philadelphia instead of Nick Foles. Former Eagles coach Andy Reid wanted to select Wilson in the 2012 NFL draft but Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider beat him to it. So Reid took Foles 13 picks later. Both quarterbacks ended up winning...

‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ top Spirit Awards nominations

Nov. 21, 2019 6:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh and Benny Safdie’s Diamond District crime film “Uncut Gems” and Robert Eggers’ fever-dream period tale “The Lighthouse” led the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nods each, in nominations announced Thursday in Los Angeles....

Defense has been weak link in Cardinals rebuild

Nov. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Cardinals locker room was a jovial place on Tuesday afternoon, with players rushing through their post-practice routine so they could embark on a five-day break away from football. Arizona safety Budda Baker hopes he and his defensive teammates have fun before coming back to the...

Ex-California sheriff’s deputy gets prison for stolen gun

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former San Francisco sheriff’s deputy to 14 months in prison for fraud after she lied about her department-issued firearm being stolen. The San Francisco Examiner reported Thursday that 55-year-old April Myres was sentenced Tuesday after a trial last...

Baseball owners approve Johnson as Giants’ control person

Nov. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greg Johnson was approved by the major league clubs as the new controlling owner of the San Francisco Giants. Following the decision Thursday at the owners meetings in Arlington, Texas, Giants president and CEO Larry Baer still will represent the club at the meetings, along with...