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Pulitzer-winning composer Wayne Peterson dies at 93

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Composer, pianist and educator Wayne Peterson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for music that was hotly contested because judges had chosen another composer, has died. He was 93. Peterson died on April 7 at his San Francisco home, his son Grant Peterson...

Casali catches 5th straight shutout, Giants beat Marlins 3-0

Apr. 23, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It means so much to Curt Casali that he can provide Buster Posey a much-needed break behind the plate and Giants pitchers don't miss a beat with the backup. Casali caught his fifth consecutive shutout, guiding Aaron Sanchez and four relievers in...

Therapy bunny at ballpark brings smiles and is instant hit

Apr. 23, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A handsome, golden-colored therapy bunny named Alex came to the ballpark and stole the hearts of San Francisco Giants fans Thursday night, attending the series opener against Miami with owners Kei Kato and Josh Row. Sporting a dark bow tie with...

Video: California deputy shoots Black man within a minute

Apr. 22, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A white sheriff’s deputy in the San Francisco Bay Area shot and killed a Black man in the middle of a busy intersection about a minute after trying to stop him on suspicion of throwing rocks at cars last month, newly released video showed. Graphic...

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Apr. 22, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said convicting Chauvin on...

49ers agree to deals with Hurst, Key

Apr. 22, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have added two former Raiders defensive linemen by agreeing to contracts with defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and defensive end Arden Key. Hurst and Key were waived by the Raiders last week, three years after being...

Ainslie, Slingsby look forward to competitive SailGP season

Apr. 22, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

British sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie gave a tantalizing look at what the second season of SailGP would offer when he dominated the opening regatta on Sydney Harbor in February 2020, including a victory over Tom Slingsby and defending champion Australia in the match-race final. ...

California Senate OKs supervised sites for drug users

Apr. 22, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Instead of putting opioid-users in jail, a proposal moving through the California Legislature would give them a place to inject drugs while trained staff watch them to make sure they don't die from accidental overdoses. The state Senate passed...

CONCACAF avoids Northeast, West Coast for Gold Cup

Apr. 22, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF is avoiding the large population areas of the Northeast and West Coast for the Gold Cup, a championship many top players are likely to skip. The New York area, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., were omitted from the venues announced...

California public schools see 'sharp decline' in enrollment

Apr. 22, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California public schools have experienced a sharp decline in enrollment this year as the pandemic forced millions into online school, according to data made public Thursday. The drop came as the state's school districts dawdled in bringing...