Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study being released Thursday. The analysis from the Center for Health and Economy comes as the Republican-led Congress is preparing to repeal “Obamacare” and replace […]

City, county approve negotiations on $1.3B Raiders stadium

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — City and county officials approved opening negotiations with an investment group on a possible $1.3 billion stadium project that supporters hope will sway the Oakland Raiders to stay. The approvals Tuesday give an investment team anchored by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and former quarterback Rodney Peete the right to negotiate […]

Raiders’ Derek Carr once again struggles against the Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oakland quarterback Derek Carr has faced the Kansas City Chiefs enough times in his bright young career to know what he was going up against on a cold night at Arrowhead Stadium. It didn’t seem to change anything: He was on the losing end for the fifth straight time. “They’ve […]

Carr overcomes injury to rally Raiders past Panthers 35-32

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A big blown lead, a short week against a rested opponent and a banged-up pinkie for their quarterback. Right now it seems as if nothing can derail the Oakland Raiders. Derek Carr came back from his injury to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating […]

Cousins scores 37, Kings get 122-105 win in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had a big third quarter, and these days it seems like everybody does against the Brooklyn Nets. Cousins had 37 points and 11 rebounds, scoring 18 points in the third quarter, to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 122-105 victory on Sunday night. “He is just hands down one […]

Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it, according to prosecutors. Moments later, the officer fired on the motorist, and a bleeding Castile uttered his last words: “I wasn’t reaching for it.” On Wednesday, that […]

Bounce TV to bring back ‘Cosby Show’ reruns

ATLANTA (AP) — Reruns of “The Cosby Show” are returning to television, even as the comedian’s sexual assault trial looms next year. Bounce TV announced in social media posts that it will resume airing reruns of the 1980s sitcom on Dec. 19. Atlanta-based Bounce, programmed for black audiences, says it takes the allegations against Cosby […]

NCAA: Graduation rates up for black men’s basketball players

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The NCAA announced Tuesday that 77 percent of black men’s Division I basketball players who entered college in 2009 earned a degree within six years, up five points from a year earlier and a record high. That improvement helped the overall Graduation Success Rate match last year’s record of 86 […]

Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to […]

Dave Chappelle, ‘SNL’ give thoughtful coda to election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” called on host Dave Chappelle’s wit and Kate McKinnon’s performance of “Hallelujah” for a thoughtful coda to a divisive presidential campaign. Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade largely out of the TV spotlight, proved ready and eager to offer his take on Donald Trump’s victory over […]