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Giants lose 4-2 to Dodgers, fall 3 back in NL West - Lompoc Record
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has seen his team surge to baseball's best record, endure a summer-long skid and rally back into playoff contention, so he refuses to count his club out now. But three games behind the Los ...
Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset - Lompoc Record
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers used an old, familiar combo — Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates — to upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Gates had three touchdown catches, including a spectacular, one-handed grab, and the ...
Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking - Lompoc Record
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.
Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash - Lompoc Record
LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean has been identified. The Navy said Sunday that the pilot was Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead. He was the subject ...
Slain UK hostage recalled as devoted to others - Lompoc Record
LONDON (AP) — British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria. Haines — the ...
Anti-euro party polls well in German state votes - Lompoc Record
BERLIN (AP) — An exit poll indicates that an upstart anti-euro group has won seats in two more German state legislatures in regional elections. The ARD television exit poll put support for the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party at 10 percent or more ...
UK names second hostage held by Islamic State - Lompoc Record
LONDON (AP) — British officials have named a second U.K. hostage being held by the Islamic State group. Alan Henning is being threatened with death in the latest Islamic State video, which announced the beheading of another British hostage, David Haines.
Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city - Lompoc Record
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine city of Luhansk, much of which has been without water and electricity for more than a month, had a rare day of jubilation Sunday as rebel fighters paraded military vehicles victoriously through ...
US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor - Lompoc Record
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew ...
Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death - Lompoc Record
DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew. Nobody alleges that Officer Joseph Weekley intended to kill ...
French players relishing "dream" Davis Cup final - Lompoc Record
PARIS (AP) — Setting their sights on a first Davis Cup win since 2001, the French players are finding extra motivation in the daunting task awaiting them. France earned its place in the final by ending the two-year dominance of Czech Republic in the team ...
Davis Cup: Monfils seals 4-1 win for France - Lompoc Record
PARIS (AP) — Gael Monfils wrapped up a 4-1 victory for France in its Davis Cup semifinal against Czech Republic with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 defeat of Lukas Rosol on Sunday. France earned its place in the final for the first time since 2010 on Saturday when Jo ...
Pakistan blows up another dike as flooding spreads - Lompoc Record
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities say they will blow up another protective dike to spare a city from severe flooding. Spokesman Ahmed Kamal of the country's disaster management agency says experts placed explosives near the dike on Sunday to spare ...
Davis Cup: Vesely salvages pride for Czechs - Lompoc Record
PARIS (AP) — Jiri Vesely salvaged some pride for the Czech Republic as he beat Julien Benneteau 6-4, 6-3 in a consolation win against France in the semfinal of the Davis Cup on Sunday. France earned its place in the final for the first time since 2010 on ...
Shells rock east Ukraine city despite cease-fire - Lompoc Record
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week. The city council of Donetsk said Sunday that two neighborhoods ...