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Saints, 49ers clash with top NFC seeding in the balance

Dec. 5, 2019 9:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints are ready to up the ante. A third-straight NFC South title has been wrapped up. Next on the list is a second straight No. 1 overall playoff seed in the NFC, a goal New Orleans (10-2) can get closer to accomplishing on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers (10-2)...

Bills brace to face Jackson-led Ravens' bull-dozing offense

Dec. 5, 2019 8:24 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Appreciating how difficult it is to contain Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens' bull-dozing offensive attack, Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips was put at ease watching TV last weekend. After averaging 405 yards offense and 36 points in winning their previous seven games,...

Airbnb introduces new rules to rein in parties, nuisances

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are...

Schools closed day after flooding shuts major highway

Dec. 5, 2019 7:39 PM EST

CHUALAR, Calif. (AP) — Several schools remain closed Thursday in Northern California town after heavy rain led to flooding on a major highway in Monterey County, officials said. Several roads near Gonzalez Unified School District schools were closed a day after a heavy downpour led to a six-hour closure...

Police seek mom accused of crashing car into son's barber

Dec. 5, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area barber is recovering Thursday after he says a customer rammed into him with her car, smashing him into a glass storefront and breaking his leg because of a small nick on her son's neck during a haircut. Brian Martin, 63, was at a hospital following surgery...

Ex-California lawmaker pleads guilty in coffee shops fraud

Dec. 5, 2019 6:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former state assemblyman from San Bernardino pleaded guilty to money laundering after acknowledging he defrauded investors as CEO of a coffee shop chain in the San Francisco Bay Area, federal prosecutors said Thursday. As part of a plea agreement, Terrence Goggin, 78, pleaded guilty...

San Francisco Opera names its first female music director

Dec. 5, 2019 6:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company's history. The 39-year-old Kim will become the company's music director designate effective immediately and take on the position permanently in August,...

Anderson gets $1,775,000 from Giants, could earn $2,625,000

Dec. 5, 2019 6:05 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Tyler Anderson has a $1,775,000 salary as part of his contract with the San Francisco Giants and would earn $2,625,000 if he is healthy for most of the season and pitches 130 or more innings. Anderson’s deal, announced Tuesday, includes $500,000 in roster bonuses and...

California rent control advocates try again on 2020 ballot

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The group behind a failed 2018 rent control measure is trying again for a ballot initiative next year, even after California lawmakers limited rent increases as one attempt to blunt the state’s housing affordability crisis. The housing advocacy division of the AIDS Healthcare...

Man dies after falling down cliff in San Francisco

Dec. 5, 2019 10:22 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man died Wednesday after he fell 200 feet (60 meters) down a cliff at a popular San Francisco park, fire officials said. Rescue swimmers with the San Francisco Fire Department reached the man after spotting him against some rocks and dragged him to shore in Lands End Lookout, the...