Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

Jake Peavy had the right kind of shoes on late Sunday night -- they just weren’t the right color. Peavy was still wearing his red shower sandals from his time with the Boston Red Sox, though he promised he was going to get rid of them and "have orange on from here on out, and bleed it with the rest of these guys."

Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.

Fire crews massed manpower and materiel against a stubborn Sierra Nevada wildfire Sunday as volunteers unleashed a major effort to save stranded animals.

Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

The “fire and intensity” that manager Bruce Bochy spent two days touting about new Giants pitcher Jake Peavy showed in Peavy’s demonstrativeness on the mound in his debut Sunday.

Ashleigh Smith, 27, and Terry Scott, 19, were booked into Sacramento County Jail Thursday night on suspicion of felony child abuse and neglect in connection with the death of their 3-month-old son, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

It doesn't matter to John Jaso whether he's Oakland's leadoff batter, as long as he's playing. For the Athletics, he's extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting.

A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.

A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

LaMichael James, who yesterday appeared poised to become the 49ers’ No. 2 running back due to Kendall Hunter’s injury, suffered a dislocated elbow in practice today and will miss a month. Suddenly the 49ers, who had one of the deepest and most intriguing running-back groups in the NFL when training camp began Thursday, are thin at the position.

Hurricane Hernan spun deeper into the open Pacific on Sunday night after forming earlier in the day far off Mexico's western coast. It posed no threat to land.

The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it.

Hundreds of thrill-seekers paid for the chance to run with 2,000-pound bulls — despite protests from animal-rights activists.

The Giants haven’t scored a run off a starting pitcher in the first two games of this series and have one run total in 32 innings against starters over their last four games. So manager Bruce Bochy makes a small tweak at the top of the lineup for today’s series finale against the Dodgers, putting Gregor Blanco in the leadoff spot and dropping Hunter Pence to second.

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.

A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.

MEXICO CITY – Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Gov. Jerry Brown, who so far has said little about the immigration crisis on the border, will meet privately with religious figures in Mexico City this week to discuss the matter, his office announced Sunday.

With 1,200 El Dorado and Amador county residents leaving their homes this weekend because of the Sand Fire, neighboring communities have stepped in to provide clothing and shelter evacuees and their animals.

As the wildfire in El Dorado and Amador counties spreads, so does does the blaze online.

The fire that forced more than 1,200 residents to evacuate their homes in El Dorado and Amador counties has destroyed 10 homes and seven outbuildings, according to Cal Fire. The 3,800-acre blaze is 35 percent contained this afternoon from 20 percent on Saturday.

Sacramento residents can expect cooler temperatures to start off the week with a chance of smoky air because of the Sand Fire in El Dorado and Amador counties, according to the National Weather Service.

Get live updates from people and organizations on the scene of the Sand Fire burning in El Dorado and Amador counties.

A driver struck and seriously injured a woman Saturday while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.

New York really is "the naked city."

Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead.

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.

An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.

A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded.

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season.

The "Ant-Man" cast is set.

Season 5 of The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" ended with characters Damon and Bonnie (played by Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham) being separated from their loved ones as they enter a mysterious, purgatory-like dimension.

Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion, but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pressed his nation's case on America's Sunday news programs.

Marianne Vos of the Netherlands won the inaugural women's version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of Paris'Champs-Elysees.

During Saturday's practice, Tramaine Brock showed why the 49ers felt comfortable moving on from long-time starting cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown in the offseason.

The 49ers activated two draft picks from injury lists -- outside linebacker Aaron Lynch, who suffered a hamstring strain in the spring, and center Marcus Martin, who rolled his ankle prior to training camp.

A 2-year-old found floating in a duck pond at Elk Grove Regional Park Saturday afternoon died after being taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to the Elk Grove Police Department.

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