Niles: California is losing a theme park and it’s a tough blow for fans

The owner of Knott’s Berry Farm has delivered a gut punch to some California theme park fans. Cedar Fair announced June 27 that it had sold the land underneath the California’s Great America theme park in Santa Clara. The approximately $310 million deal includes a leaseback that will allow Cedar Fair to continue operating the… Continue reading Niles: California is losing a theme park and it’s a tough blow for fans

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Child shot in East Oakland

OAKLAND — A 3-year-old boy was shot Sunday night as he sat in a vehicle in East Oakland, authorities said. Two people were arrested in connection with the shooting, but authorities said neither was the actual shooter. The boy was in critical but stable condition Monday at a hospital where he was set to undergo… Continue reading Child shot in East Oakland

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Sharks coaching search: One name has been tied to Mike Grier

SAN JOSE – With Mike Grier set to be officially named the Sharks’ new general manager Tuesday, speculation immediately began as to who he would hire to be the team’s next head coach. It didn’t take long for David Quinn’s name to be mentioned. Grier, 47, is expected to be formally introduced as the Sharks’… Continue reading Sharks coaching search: One name has been tied to Mike Grier

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The wife of ailing Orioles owner Peter Angelos met with MLB commissioner after her son’s lawsuit questioned her leadership

A week after one son’s lawsuit described her as isolated and indecisive, the wife of ailing Orioles owner Peter Angelos and her other son met with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who was reassured about her oversight of the team as part of her control over her husband’s assets, people with knowledge of the… Continue reading The wife of ailing Orioles owner Peter Angelos met with MLB commissioner after her son’s lawsuit questioned her leadership

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Police: Four wounded by gunfire during Oakland Coliseum fireworks show

OAKLAND — Four people, including an 11-year-old boy, were wounded by gunfire as they watched a fireworks show following the Oakland A’s game Sunday night at the Coliseum, authorities said. Police believe the bullets that struck the four were fired from outside the Coliseum by people illegally celebrating the Fourth of July. At least one… Continue reading Police: Four wounded by gunfire during Oakland Coliseum fireworks show

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July Fourth event shooting causes panic in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of people watching a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia ran for cover when gunshots rang out, forcing them to leave behind strollers and other personal items as they sought refuge from what many feared was an active shooter. Two Philadelphia police officers working at the event suffered graze wounds… Continue reading July Fourth event shooting causes panic in Philadelphia

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76 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The fossilized skeleton of a T. rex relative that roamed the earth about 76 million years ago will be auctioned in New York this month, Sotheby’s announced Tuesday. The Gorgosaurus skeleton will highlight Sotheby’s natural history auction on July 28, the auction house said. The Gorgosaurus was an apex carnivore that… Continue reading 76 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned in NYC

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S&P/TSX composite down more than 400 points, U.S. stock markets also fall

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index plunged more than 400 points in late-morning trading amid a broad-based decline led by losses in the energy and base metal sectors, while U.S. stock markets also fell.  The S&P/TSX composite index was down 437.03 points at 18,591.83. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 669.52… Continue reading S&P/TSX composite down more than 400 points, U.S. stock markets also fall

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Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin’s sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul. Chauvin’s plea agreement calls for a sentence of 20 to… Continue reading Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

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