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A’s start five-game series on right foot, shutout Astros in win

A’s start five-game series on right foot, shutout Astros in win

The A’s will be seeing a lot of the Houston Astros this week; five games in four days, to be exact. With just three weeks remaining in the season, each game weighs heavy with postseason implications. The Astros flew into Oakland just 3.5 games back, in stabbing distance of the A’s long-held first place spot…
Rams plan three-running-backs ‘rotation’ vs. Cowboys, Sean McVay says

Rams plan three-running-backs ‘rotation’ vs. Cowboys, Sean McVay says

Sometimes it says just as much when a coach doesn’t name a starter at a key position. Monday, with Week 1 upon him, Sean McVay stuck with the Rams’ long-discussed plan for a running-back-by-committee approach instead of anointing a No. 1 ballcarrier to start the season in Todd Gurley’s old role. McVay said he’s “optimistic”…
India becomes 2nd worst-hit country, economic pain is urgent

India becomes 2nd worst-hit country, economic pain is urgent

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s increasing caseload made the Asian giant the pandemic’s second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday as its efforts to head off economic disaster gain urgency. The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total past Brazil with 4.2 million cases. India is now only behind the…
East Bay gets shaken by two earthquakes

East Bay gets shaken by two earthquakes

  By Bay City News Service An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck about 1.75 miles east/southeast of San Leandro at 11:43 a.m. Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey website reported. The preliminary reading showed a depth of 6.2 miles. A 2.6 magnitude quake was reported in the same area about eight minutes earlier.…
Capitol’s dominant Democrats still bickering

Capitol’s dominant Democrats still bickering

One might think that when Democrats captured overwhelming control of the California Legislature — roughly three-fourths of its 120 seats — harmony would prevail. Nope. As the Legislature’s just-concluded, pandemic-truncated 2020 session demonstrated, one-party dominance is no panacea. While Republican legislators may be largely irrelevant these days — although they did display some sly gamesmanship…
How to score a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for $1

How to score a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for $1

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Some like it hot. Especially those who adore warm, freshly-made Krispy Kreme doughnuts. And in celebration of the long, glorious holiday weekend, the business is offering a hot deal today only. Anyone purchasing a dozen doughnuts (of any variety) on Sept. 5 is going to also receive a dozen original glazed for a buck as…
Word Game: Sept. 5, 2020

Word Game: Sept. 5, 2020

TODAY’S WORD — GRAPNEL (GRAPNEL: GRAP-nel: A small anchor for small vessels.) Average mark 41 words Time limit 45 minutes Can you find 52 or more words in GRAPNEL? The list will be published Monday. YESTERDAY’S WORD — CURLICUES circle circus cire cleric clue cries cruel cruise cruse cure curie curl curlicue curse ulcer uric user relic…
In-person learning at LAUSD campuses won’t come until safety is assured, union says

In-person learning at LAUSD campuses won’t come until safety is assured, union says

United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district, opposes having any of its members return to L.A. Unified School District campuses to provide in-person instruction to the district’s highest-needs students before it is safe to do so, the union’s president said Friday, Sept. 4. “We know our students learn best…