The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.

A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.

Jason Poole received the go-ahead to open Preservation & Co.’s retail shop starting Thursday.

The competition between Marcus Lattimore and Carlos Hyde, both of whom were big-time running backs in big-time conferences, has captured the imagination of fans and fantasy football pundits alike. I know I've done at least two national radio interviews in the last week where that has been a hot topic.

Is America’s First Family buying a multi-million dollar home in the tony desert town favored by the rich and famous?

Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull — to keep her alive.

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."

President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason the federal health care law should be scrapped.

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.

A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.

Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state.

The missing, pregnant wife of a Marine might have been shot while hunting in California with a married man with whom she was having an affair, court document show.

An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.

Meg Arnold, who has overseen many key initiatives of the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance for nearly five years, will step down from the CEO position on Sept. 30, SARTA announced Tuesday.

Free ice cream will be served up in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday.

The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.

Sales of existing homes improved for the third consecutive month in June, the National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday in one of several new data points that suggest a steadily better economy.

A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.

A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.

The library will provide between 50 and 75 scholarships to qualified adults who intend to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.

State and federal agencies on Tuesday released separate recovery plans for endangered Central Valley salmon and steelhead, aiming to restore habitat and water flows to prevent extinction of the species.

On Monday, the “Rise Guys” program will rejoin Sacramento airwaves on AM 1320, making new but familiar afternoon drive-time voices available to capital listeners and providing competition for Grant Napear‘s established presence on AM 1140. Do you plan to give a listen to the new show featuring Kevin “Whitey” Gleason and Mark Kreidler?

Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose failed in their petition drive to let voters decide whether the city's tough restrictions on pot clubs should be overturned.

Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.

Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

Attempting to reduce the number of injuries - particularly brain injuries - suffered by athletes playing football in middle and high school, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation limiting the number of full-contact practices in which teams at those levels may engage. Is it an effective approach to improving the game’s safety?

We continue to examine the 49ers’ most intriguing training-camp battles today with a look at what has been one of the most stable spots in recent years, the offensive line.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday nominated a Mexico-born Stanford Law School professor to the California Supreme Court, moving to replace one of the high court’s most conservative members with a Democrat.

FX is taking another trip to "Fargo," where the cast is changing but some of the characters are not.

A New York City elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.

The 49ers have built the first sports stadium in the country to be awarded LEED Gold status upon completion, owner Jed York announced on Monday via Twitter. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is recognized as the premier mark of achieving environmentally friendly architecture. The Ravens -- whom the 49ers will visit next month -- have the NFL’s only other LEED Gold building. They got it by retrofitting M&T Bank Stadium last year.

In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation.

Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.

Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.

A San Francisco Bay Area water district is set to vote on the hiring of "water cops" to issue fines to people caught wasting water.

High temperatures will be stepping up day-by-day in Sacramento, ending their ascent just short of 100 degrees by the weekend.

Protesters marched on the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, waving placards and demanding justice for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week.

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No one is claiming responsibility for the crumbling Board of Equalization building, leaving taxpayers holding the bag, Dan says.

California’s 5,822 soldiers killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War are honored with a memorial in Capitol Park that lists their names on 22 black granite panels. But what about veterans who returned home, only to die from wounds they sustained abroad?

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