OAKLAND -- The A’s don’t have long to ruminate on Tuesday night’s 5-4 loss with a day game Wednesday, which is good, because of the number of games in which they’ve lost a late lead already this season, this one might have been the most frustrating.

Finding and acquiring top players will be a challenge

After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait.

High School sports results from around the region.

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman — twice.

The price of oil fell 19 cents to 101.56 in Asia on Wednesday as traders awaited weekly data expected to show rising U.S. crude stockpiles.

The Sacramento City Council provided mostly glowing reviews Tuesday night of the city’s plan to help finance a new downtown sports arena for the Kings.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says the professional networking site LinkedIn will expand its presence in the city by anchoring a high-rise office building under construction.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame told a U.S. audience Tuesday that the horrific slaughter of more than 800,000 people in his country two decades ago has taught people in the small East African nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate."

The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented — and agencies at all levels haven't done enough to change the circumstances that led to the catastrophe, federal officials said Tuesday.

President Barack Obama told a Japanese newspaper on the eve of his arrival here that the U.S. considers the small islands in the East China Sea subject to a bitter Chinese-Japanese dispute within the scope of a U.S.-Japan security treaty.

The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way.

Supreme Court justices seemed torn Tuesday as they listened to the arguments in a complex technological case involving copyright law, the rights of TV broadcasters and a video startup called Aereo that is upending how viewers access television.

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