Raiders get good news on Carr’s hand injury

ALAMEDA (AP) — After a season opener when just about everything went wrong, the Oakland Raiders finally got a piece of positive news. Quarterback Derek Carr’s injured throwing hand that knocked him out of the game Sunday is not as serious as originally feared, and the Raiders are hopeful Carr will be able to play […]

NBA great Moses Malone dies at 60

(AP) – Moses Malone devoured rebounds so easily it sometimes seemed he missed shots on purpose to pad his total before scoring. All those points and rebounds made Malone an NBA great. A few words, and one championship, made him a Philadelphia sports icon. Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious […]

‘Cosby: The Women Speak’ to air Thursday on A&E

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a dozen of Bill Cosby’s accusers will have their say in a TV special. The A&E channel said Monday that “Cosby: The Women Speak” will detail the allegations made against the entertainer and damage to Cosby’s career and image. Actress Louisa Moritz and model Beverly Johnson are among those […]

Bengals spoil Del Rio’s debut with 33-13 win over Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) — Andy Dalton couldn’t have scripted his season opener with Cincinnati much better. For Jack Del Rio and the Raiders, it’s hard to imagine it getting much worse. Dalton welcomed Tyler Eifert back to the lineup by throwing him two touchdown passes and Jeremy Hill ran for two scores to help the Bengals […]

Less than half of students meet new reading, math standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Less than half of all California students passed new math and English tests aligned with the Common Core standards and considered indicators of college and career readiness. Results for the Smarter Balanced assessment released Wednesday show that 44 percent of students in third through eighth and 11th grades met or exceeded […]

Teacher equity plans approved for 16 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — To ensure all students, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic background, get equal access to the best teachers, Kentucky plans to enhance mentoring for new teachers. Massachusetts will seek to raise standards for teacher education programs, and Rhode Island and Nevada are looking at financial incentives to attract and retain teachers. The […]

Ex-tennis pro James Blake wants apology for being handcuffed

NEW YORK (AP) — Former tennis professional James Blake said Thursday that he wants an apology from police after a case of mistaken identity led to him being handcuffed and taken to the ground. “I’d like an apology,” Blake said on ABC’s “Good Morning America. “I’d like an explanation for how they conducted themselves because […]

Governor’s highway plan includes $65 driver fee and higher fuel taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — More than two months after calling a special session to address California’s transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. A one-page […]

Gunman sought after deadly shooting at Sacramento college

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said. The suspect ran from the scene after the shooting near a campus baseball field on Thursday afternoon, and was not […]

No digital divide among Black, white millennials

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds African-American millennials say they are just as engaged in getting news online as their white counterparts, further debunking a long-held belief that people of color are at risk of being left behind technologically. In general, 64 percent of millennials say they read and watch news online regularly, including […]