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A’s clinch playoff spot thanks to Yanks’ win over Rays

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SEATTLE - Oakland, one of the more unlikely success stories in recent seasons, blew a chance to clinch a playoff spot at home Sunday but on Monday wound up in the postseason for the first time since 2014 thanks to Tampa Bay’s loss to the…

Kevin Durant leaves his future with the Warriors in doubt

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LeBron James’ influence spread some 400 miles to the north Monday. The Warriors’ media day didn’t seem quite as crazy as in years past — not a “circus,” as so many people described it — and the primary reason was James joining the Los…

Telltale, San Rafael maker of video games, lays off most of its staff

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Telltale Games, an independent developer and publisher that championed narrative in video games through its characters’ conversations and quandaries, has laid off most of its staff, the San Rafael company said.

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):; 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo has torn ACL, season is over

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To no one’s surprise, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

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Dallas police officer who shot neighbor fired by department

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DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his Caribbean homeland.

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PG&E blames bear for NorCal power outage

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On Monday morning, bear in Butte County did what most bears do. It climbed.

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his…

Giants remove Bobby Evans as general manager

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In a move that comes as no surprise at the end of a second straight losing season, the Giants are removing Bobby Evans as general manager.

49ers lose Garoppolo, so, how about Kaepernick?

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The 49ers spent $137.5 million last year to lock up their quarterback of the future. They just didn’t expect it to be the distant future.

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Rosenstein still has his job — at least till Trump showdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now.

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Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back.

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn’t deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while…

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Draymond Green: ‘I feel like I’m going to be here a long time’

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On the notion of becoming a free agent after the 2019-20 season: “This a business. You always have to explore those options, see what makes sense and what doesn’t. Try to do what’s best for the team, and what’s best for Draymond. But I…

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr: ‘We’re playing with house money’

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr took the podium at Media Day on Monday, looking refreshed and excited about the season. “We’re playing with house money,” he said, because there’s no longer any doubt about the team’s place in NBA history.

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Congress wants to regulate airline seat space

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A bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration is due for a Congressional vote this week, and it includes some significant new consumer protections for airline travelers, including regulation of airline seating. But don't think your…

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media

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NEW YORK (AP) — Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it's buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes.

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Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'totally political,' says 'I am with him all the way'

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh 'totally political,' says 'I am with him all the way'

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Peek inside Disneyland's most fanciful lounge: Here's the $15,000 experience at 21 Royal

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The costly tag includes a seven-course meal with wine pairings and a couple cocktails each for 12 people, along with VIP status at the Grand Californian hotel and Park Hopper passes for entry to both Disneyland and Disney California…

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Firefighter injured as 2 small blazes burn on Concord-Pittsburg border

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A firefighter was injured and traffic was delayed as two small vegetation fires burned along Highway 4 on the Concord-Pittsburg border Sunday, authorities said.

Monday, Sep 24

Elderly woman found dead in car in Newark

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The body of an elderly woman was found in a car at the bottom of an embankment in Newark on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

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BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.

Jimmy Garoppolo likely tore ACL in 49ers’ 38-27 at Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 49ers have endured more humiliating losses in Kansas City than the one they endured Sunday, but none more devastating.

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules.

Sunday, Sep 23

85 cars towed, 2 arrests in East Oakland sideshows

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Oakland police towed at least 85 cars and made two arrests during a series of sideshows across East Oakland early Sunday morning.

Costello-to-Parkinson pass helps Stanford top Oregon in OT

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EUGENE, Ore. — Down by 17 at the half, playing against a red-hot quarterback and an almost unstoppable receiver in a hostile stadium, Stanford had the Oregon Ducks right where it wanted them.

Saturday, Sep 22

School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

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HOUSTON (AP) — A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned.

Woman's swollen pinky finger was rare sign of tuberculosis, UCSF doctors say

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A woman who received treatment for a swollen pinky at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center was discovered to be infected with the same bacteria that causes tuberculosis. According a report published in the New England…

Two coyotes now call Bernal Hill home, and sometimes they 'frolic'

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A lone coyote has long made San Francisco's Bernal Hill home, but in recent weeks people have seen two coyotes roaming this rocky summit rising above the city's south side have.

The Latest: Senate committee agrees to give Ford more time

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):; 11:35 p.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time…

Friday, Sep 21

NorCal Rapist suspect arrested 27 years after first crime through DNA, officials say

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Police and prosecutors on Friday said they have cracked a 27-year-old cold case by arresting the NorCal Rapist, a man suspected of sexually assaulting 10 women over a span of 15 years in six different counties. Police arrested Benicia…

Palo Alto moms link arms in front of Christine Ford's home, chant 'Protect Christine'

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A group of two dozen people gathered in the driveway of Christine Blasey Ford's Palo Alto home Thursday to show support for the professor who says she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Colin Kaepernick NFL comeback? His lawyer seems to think so

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In an interview posted Thursday morning by TMZ, an attorney for Colin Kaepernick implies that multiple NFL teams could have interest in signing the quarterback, who last played in the league in 2016.

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed…

Thursday, Sep 20

Cupertino approves Vallco development south of Apple Park

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Cupertino city officials voted Wednesday evening to approve a massive housing and office development that would replace the mostly vacant Vallco Mall.

Arrest of San Francisco activist Equipto sparks protest outside police station in Mission District

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More than 50 protesters confronted police outside of the Mission police station in San Francisco following the arrest of a Bay Area activist Wednesday who residents said was taken into custody for videoing police mistreatment of a black…

Dreamforce is coming to San Francisco — here’s what to expect

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An average weekday in downtown San Francisco can already feel claustrophobic, so what happens when 170,000 additional people flood into a relatively small patch of the city?

Warriors play waiting game with Patrick McCaw

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Less than a week before the start of training camp, the Warriors face at least one major personnel question: Will Patrick McCaw sign?