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SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


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U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday... » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 10:14 a.m. | Updated: jul. 31, 2014 10:14 a.m. | U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it  Comments 0 Comments
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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a loom... » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:24 a.m. | Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills  Comments 0 Comments
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Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets.... » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:19 a.m. | Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?  Comments 0 Comments
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W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of ne... » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:14 a.m. | W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths  Comments 0 Comments
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Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight... » Read More
Posted: jul. 31, 2014 8:09 a.m. | Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site  Comments 0 Comments
SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6
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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 ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 4:57 p.m. | SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6  Comments 0 Comments
Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar
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Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 3:54 p.m. | Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar Comments 0 Comments
Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension
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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. » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 2:43 p.m. | Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension  Comments 0 Comments
Century-old pipe break points to national problem
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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 Californi... » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 2:39 p.m. | Century-old pipe break points to national problem  Comments 0 Comments
California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico
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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 t... » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 1:51 p.m. | California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico Comments 1 Comment
White House threatens to veto House border bill
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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. bo... » Read More
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Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias
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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 g... » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 12:20 p.m. | Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias  Comments 0 Comments
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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 pulle... » Read More
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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. » Read More
Posted: jul. 30, 2014 9:14 a.m. | Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill  Comments 0 Comments
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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 hig... » Read More
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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 prevent... » Read More
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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 a... » Read More
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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. » Read More
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OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

NEW YORK (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again. » Read More
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Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt
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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. » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 6:02 p.m. | Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt  Comments 0 Comments
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Minivan fleeing police crashes in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say a pedestrian was critically injured when a stolen minivan fled from police, ran a red light and crashed into a taxi cab... » Read More
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Hiker, 13, found in California national park
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Hiker, 13, found in California national park

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been ... » Read More
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Arraignment delayed for teens in USC student death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student ... » Read More
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UPDATE: Water main break causes flooding near UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structur... » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2014 4:57 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 5:04 p.m. | UPDATE: Water main break causes flooding near UCLA Comments 1 Comment
Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested
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Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was fo... » Read More
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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice
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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wast... » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2014 4:08 p.m. | $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice  Comments 0 Comments
Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp
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Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back. » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2014 3:51 p.m. | Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp  Comments 0 Comments
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Brown sets more talks on immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration refor... » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2014 2:57 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 2:57 p.m. | Brown sets more talks on immigration Comments 0 Comments
Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high
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Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messagin... » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2014 2:49 p.m. | Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high Comments 0 Comments
Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400
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Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong se... » Read More
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