Raiders beat Broncos 21-14 in fight-filled game

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With one starting receiver ejected, a second hurt and Oakland’s once 21-point lead down to seven, Derek Carr dropped back to pass with a chance to seal a victory with a third-down conversion. Carr lofted the ball into a void in the defense and Cordarrelle Patterson ran under it and rumbled […]

California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted, the regulations drafted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles would protect these carmakers […]

California rampage puts spotlight on homemade ‘ghost guns’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home. Kevin Neal, 44, was armed with what authorities believe were two high-powered rifles that he […]

Randolph helps Kings knock off Thunder 94-86

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Zach Randolph chuckled at the thought that he is too old to still log major minutes in the NBA. The veteran big man has a different perspective on his game. “I’m in my prime,” Randolph said with a wide grin. Looked pretty good Tuesday night. Randolph scored each of his 18 […]

Initiative would expand DNA gathering, restrict early parole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Monday proposed a ballot measure that would bar certain convicted rapists and sex traffickers from being eligible for early release and expand the list of crimes for which a perpetrator’s DNA is collected. Assemblyman Jim Cooper of Elk Grove, a former Sacramento County Sheriff’s captain, said he’s […]

California Senate hires outside firms to review harassment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of the California Senate announced Monday that two outside firms will investigate allegations of sexual assault and harassment, including unwanted groping and sexual advances, and will review the chamber’s policies for responding to such misconduct. The move comes as female lobbyists, lawmakers and legislative staffers share stories of harassment […]

Carr Returns, But Oakland Raiders’ Losing Skid Continues

OAKLAND, Calif. — Despite suffering a transverse fracture in his back two weeks ago, quarterback Derek Carr returned to action for the Oakland Raiders against the Los Angeles Chargers. But his presence on the field wasn’t enough to halt a losing streak. The Raiders dropped their fourth-straight loss after Nick Novak kicked a 32-yard field […]

NFL May Change Policy That Players ‘Should’ Stand for Anthem

(AP) – NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players “should” stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism from President Donald Trump. Commissioner Roger Goodell told club executives Tuesday in a […]

Governor signs legislation making California a ‘sanctuary state’

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump. Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration […]

OJ Simpson freed; parole official says he’ll live in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at a remote Nevada prison where O.J. Simpson was set free after nine years for armed robbery arranged the former football and Hollywood star’s dead-of-night departure to avoid public scrutiny. It worked. Simpson signed release paperwork and disappeared into the darkness early Sunday, minutes into the first day he was […]