By JANIE McCAULEYAP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two of the NFL's top defenses dueled it out in a low-scoring game just as everybody expected - and San Francisco's offense did just enough to give the 49ers a narrow lead in the NFC West.
For the time being, anyway. This is hardly
By MARIA FISHERAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. has temporarily shut down its existing 2,100-mile Keystone pipeline after tests showed possible safety issues, a federal agency said Thursday.
Jeannie Layson, spokeswoman for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The United Farm Workers of America sued California's work safety division Thursday, saying state regulators aren't enforcing heat regulations, leading to continued illnesses and deaths in the fields.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf
By RON DePASQUALEAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Hezbollah's recent drone launch into Israeli airspace a "reckless provocation" in a report submitted Thursday to the Security Council, and warned that the war in Syria was destabilizing Lebanon
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
BEYANON, Syria (AP) - Anyone who dares try to slip out of the Shiite villages of Zahraa and Nubl is risking their life. Sunni rebel snipers outside are ready to gun them down. Roads out are blocked with barricades and checkpoints. Twice a day government
By BEN FOXAssociated Press
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Legal offices that are so contaminated with mold and rat droppings that lawyers in the Sept. 11 terrorism trial have been getting sick will get a full clean-up and be evaluated by safety experts, a military official said Thursday
By NIGEL DUARAAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities - police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them - quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A jail inmate suspected of drug use was shot and killed Thursday by a Los Angeles County deputy after the man grabbed a gun from another deputy in a hospital emergency room, authorities said.
The 27-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Millions of Americans preparing to survive an earthquake ducked under tables and covered their heads Thursday as part of the annual "Great ShakeOut" drill.
Organizers said some 14 million people, including 9.3 million in California, signed up to participate. Schoolchildren,
By KATHY GANNONAssociated Press
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - As he knelt in prayer to mark one of Islam's holiest days, Ali Raza Qurban saw a childhood friend and dozens of others die in a suicide attack on their Shiite mosque. Sunni militants were again targeting minority ethnic Hazaras in this