RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a criminal investigation of Chevron after learning the company had been routing pollutants around monitoring equipment at its Richmond refinery and burning them off into the atmosphere.
The San Francisco Chronicle
By STEVEN WINEAP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) - First, the Miami Dolphins missed a potential game-winning field-goal attempt in overtime, and then the New York Jets had a kick blocked with a chance at a victory, and then ...
Kicker Nick Folk received a reprieve that gave the Jets a wild
By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is in photo-finish mode with three new movies bunched up tightly for the No. 1 spot during a sleepy weekend at the box office.
Studio estimates Sunday put two movies in a tie for first-place with $13 million each: Jake Gyllenhaal and
By FENIT NIRAPPILAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out.
But in this San Francisco court, it's expected - and strongly encouraged for the defendants.
Bowls of hard candy rest in front of the judge's bench, as a reward for
By ALI AKBAR DAREINIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get
By JENNIFER AGIESTA and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Loretta Mitchell is 100 percent sure she's going to vote in the presidential race come November. She doesn't have a clue who'll get that vote.
That makes her a rare and highly sought after commodity: an undecided
By DAVID RISING and MATT MOORE and RANDY HERSCHAFTAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, following years of failed
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
CHENGDU, China (AP) - China has nearly mopped up a murder scandal that has roiled the country for months, but the last step - dealing with a fallen political star who was once among the Communist Party's most popular figures - will be the most delicate of all
By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Emmy Awards were still a day away, but the Nokia Theatre was already abuzz Saturday as celebrities popped in to run through their lines for Sunday's ceremony.
TV stars such as Aziz Ansari, Matthew Perry, Ginnifer Goodwin and
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Floodwaters receded Saturday from much of the tourist town of Talkeetna, giving residents a chance to begin cleaning the muddy mess left behind - but officials warned that the danger hadn't passed and advised that people boil their water.
About 200 miles south, in