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Wash sending Braves home in WS after near miss a decade ago

Oct. 28, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Twice in the same game 10 years ago, Ron Washington was within one strike of winning the World Series as a manager. The beloved baseball lifer is now finally getting another shot at a championship. A decade after that Game 6 loss while guiding the Texas...

California virus cases stop falling, governor urges caution

Oct. 27, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled up his sleeve Wednesday and received a coronavirus vaccine booster shot, a move he encouraged others to take as the state heads into the time of year that in 2020 ushered in the deadliest spike of COVID-19 cases. ...

Hall of Famer Payton looks to make mark as college coach

Oct. 25, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Way up in the Oakland Hills, Gary Payton is hollering good-naturedly as if he's still on the court during his days as a dynamic point guard with the Seattle SuperSonics, this time instructing his Lincoln University assistant coaches exactly where to stand for a group...

Debut of Huey Newton bust spotlights an influential figure

Oct. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

It was the first time in decades that she’d seen his glow. At the California foundry that fired a bust of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Percy Newton, his widow supervised as a bronze caster put finishing touches on what is to become the first permanent public art...

US Rowing accepts resignation of longtime men's coach Teti

Oct. 22, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime U.S. rowing coach Mike Teti, who has been criticized by some of his former athletes as being emotionally abusive and using physical intimidation, has resigned but immediately accepted a position funded by a large donor leading a new high-performance training...

Retired Oakland police captain shot in gas station robbery

Oct. 21, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A retired Oakland police captain was shot Thursday in an exchange of gunfire during an apparent robbery attempt at a gas station that left one of his attackers dead. Ersie Joyner, who once headed the city's Ceasefire anti-violence initiative, was...

Cargo backlog creates traffic headaches on sea and land

Oct. 20, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles neighborhood just outside the nation's busiest port complex has become a perpetual traffic jam, with trucks hauling cargo containers backed up day and night as workers try to break through an unprecedented backlog of ships waiting to unload. ...

Ray Fosse, barreled by Rose at '70 All-Star Game, dies at 74

Oct. 13, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ray Fosse, the strong-armed catcher whose career was upended when he was bowled over by Pete Rose at the 1970 All-Star Game, has died. He was 74. Carol Fosse, his wife of 51 years, said in a statement online that Fosse died Wednesday after a...

California extends cocktails-to-go and outdoor dining rules

Oct. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to extend the sale of cocktails-to-go and keep alcohol service for outdoor dining at parklets as officials try to help restaurants recover from the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a pathway for these businesses to...

Small crack in pipeline may have delayed oil spill detection

Oct. 07, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Video of the ruptured pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Southern California shows a thin crack along the top of the pipe that could indicate a slow leak that initially was difficult to detect, experts said Thursday. ...