Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.

The moons that orbit Saturn may be increasing by one - an icy, pint-sized object that astronomers have named "Peggy."

Californians agree their state is parched, but they diverge by region on how supplies dried up and what should be done about the drought, according to the latest Field Poll.

They started a couple of weeks into Lent, and they’ll continue into mid-June: Several dozen congregants at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento, under the guidance of associate pastor Leslie Welton, are reading 12 pages of Scripture every day. It’s “The Bible in 90 Days,” timed to the Easter season’s Scriptural emphasis.

Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.

A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.

DeMarcus Cousins should be seated at the dinner table right now, elbowing for space and fighting for the entrees alongside Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond.

Pete Rose turned 73 years old on Monday, still nowhere closer to being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame than he was on Aug. 24, 1989, the day he was banned from the game by then-Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.

Veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who spent his first three seasons with the 49ers a decade ago, is back after signing a one-year deal with the team Tuesday.

An already formidable Sacramento State baseball team seems to be even better during midweek nonconference games this season, something the Hornets showed again Tuesday in walloping host UC Davis 15-7 in their annual Causeway Cup battle.

It’s safe to say Michael Morse is a hit after his first week of games at AT&T Park. His third-time-around walk-up music has Giants fans reaching for the high notes in A-ha’s 1985 hit “Take On Me.” His .350 batting average and co-team-leading 10 RBIs entering Tuesday’s series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t hurt, either.

Elected officials have called for an independent review of corrosion inside the new $6.5 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. They said their concerns stemmed from a Sacramento Bee investigation published Sunday that identified rust inside a supposedly protected chamber where the new span’s main suspension cable is attached.

Passengers were evacuated from a domestic Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday after a "smoky odor" was detected in the cockpit and main cabin due to what was later determined to be a burned-out fan.

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

Californians rushing to wrap up their 2013 taxes on Tuesday could choose from 20 charitable causes to support on their state tax forms.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is looking for people who are willing to drop what they are doing at the sound of a pager and respond to fire, medical and other emergencies in their community.

The university is appealing a jury verdict that a painting of the late actress by Andy Warhol belongs to her on-again off-again lover, actor Ryan O’Neal.

A team of Folsom youths will travel to St. Louis next week to compete in a national competition testing its skill in robotics, engineering and teamwork.

An El Dorado Hills resident and chief executive officer for a software development company was arrested today on suspicion of state income tax evasion.

They were trying to change their lives and communities by doing something truly brave: Leaving all they had known to go to college far from home. Frankly, their stories put to shame the conventional wisdom that young people today – the millennial generation – are spoiled, lazy and disaffected.

William “Bill” Behnk, a pioneering computer expert who helped develop and implement information technology systems for the California Legislature, died April 8 with prostate cancer, his family said. He was 87.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced that it is partnering with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to help create stronger and safer communities.

Authorities say the body of a missing hiker has been found on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County.

Syrian army forces led by Hezbollah’s well-trained guerillas recaptured the ancient Christian village of Maaloula from Islamist rebels early Tuesday morning and announced the end of a months-long campaign to take control of the strategic mountain range that rebels had controlled for more than a year.

A judge has sentenced a longtime San Francisco Bay Area youth baseball coach convicted of molesting children to nearly 11 years in prison.

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

A former Southern California fire chief has pleaded no contest to stealing more than $300,000 of radio equipment to sell on eBay and setting a fire in a bungled attempt to hide the theft.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A No. 42 jersey hung in every locker in the Giants’ clubhouse this afternoon, as Major League Baseball continues its tradition of honoring Jackie Robinson on the anniversary of the day he broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947.

A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.

President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a “regional power” in remarks that were interpreted as not only a jab at leader Vladimir Putin’s ego but also justification for the administration’s reluctance to wade deeper into a conflict that’s worsening by the day.

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