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SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House threatens to veto House border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Broken water pipe floods UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

NEW YORK (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Lava that's slowly creeping into a rural Hawaii town is about the length of a basketball court from a house.

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing Broncos fan says he had 'fill of football'

DENVER (AP) - A man who disappeared during last week's Denver Broncos game, touching off an extensive search by family and friends, told police he had "his fill of football" when he walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market - a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike.

October 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan army: 8 soldiers killed in tribal region

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's army says eight soldiers have been killed during an operation in the country's Khyber tribal region.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) - A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lakers lose game and touted rookie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff fires 1 after San Francisco hospital death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff's Department officials say one staff member has been fired, two have been suspended, and five others are facing discipline a year after the body of a 57-year-old hospital patient was found in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her room.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 below-the-radar films to catch this fall

By all means, see David Fincher's gloriously pulpy "Gone Girl," the elegant, surreal comedy "Birdman," the percussive and intelligent indie "Whiplash" and the staggering Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour." But before Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" arrives and wipes everyone's brains, here are three films not to forget amid the increasingly crowded fall movie season:

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

NEW YORK (AP) - Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charges filed against California shooting suspects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against two Utah residents in the slayings of two California sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage that also left a motorist and third deputy wounded.

October 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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