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California approves fines for water-wasters

Eighi Hiastake, of the San Francisco Dept. of Public Works, retracts a hose onto his truck after washing a city sidewalk with a mixture of water and disinfectant on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in San Francisco. In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought,...
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California approves fines for water-wasters

Eighi Hiastake, of the San Francisco Dept. of Public Works, retracts a hose onto his truck after washing a city sidewalk with a mixture of water and disinfectant on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in San Francisco. In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought,...

China growth edges up in possible sign of recovery

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edged up in the latest quarter, easing pressure on communist leaders to avoid job losses as they try to steer the country to a more sustainable expansion. Economic growth rose to 7.5 percent over a year earlier in the three...
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All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves to the crowd during the first inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves to the crowd during the first inning of...
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AL leads NL 5-3 after 6 innings, as Jeter jogs off

American League first baseman Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, hits a home run during the first inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) American League first baseman Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, hits...

Asia stocks lukewarm after China growth report

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lukewarm Wednesday after China met expectations of solid but unspectacular growth in the second quarter. The world’s second-largest economy expanded 7.5 percent over a year earlier in the April-June quarter, picking up slightly...
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All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, doubles during the first inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, doubles during the first inning of the MLB All-Star...
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AL leads NL 3-2 after 3 innings, as Jeter jogs off

American League first baseman Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, hits a home run during the first inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) American League first baseman Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, hits...

Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he is hopeful that the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will be completed before next season begins. But he could not guarantee that will happen because the deal is currently held up in the courts....

Cygnet man sentenced for threatening NB Schools

A letter writer who called himself “The Olde Bastard” threatened in September to blow up North Baltimore Schools. He mailed a similar note to village police a few days later. That second letter carried the trace imprint of his signature: Dwight W. Bower. Bower, 58, of Cygnet, was...