UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

AP Photo/Cliff Owen BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a “grave concern” of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her threat to speak next week at the university. Chancellor Nicholas B....

Raiders exercise fifth-year option on star defender Mack

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are making a commitment to one of the NFL’s best players. Menacing pass rusher Khalil Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by Oakland on Thursday, presumably keeping him with the team...

Woods has 4th back surgery; likely to miss majors this year

One day after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and will go through another year without playing a major. The surgery was Wednesday at the Texas Back Institute. Woods was in Missouri on Tuesday to announce plans to design a...

A look at Iran's presidential candidates

AP Photo/Vahid Salemi TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has announced the final list of candidates for next month’s presidential race, which will largely serve as a referendum on the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. President Hassan Rouhani is widely seen as the...

Venezuela's economy in tatters, at a glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuela’s seizure of a General Motors factory Wednesday comes as that nation’s economy is gripped by a long-running downward spiral that has caused widespread misery. The prices of food and other essentials have soared, and jobs have...

EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday he’s issued a 90-day delay for oil and gas companies to...

Some Things To Know About Ohio State’s Upcoming Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State’s spring practice in the books, here are some things to know about the upcoming season: ___ PASSING IS A PRIORITY The downfield passing game will be better. At least it should be. After the Clemson loss in the College Football Playoff,...

Bauer, Santana Lift Indians Over Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday. Bauer (1-2) gave up two runs, three hits and three walks, lowering his ERA from 8.44 to 6.35....

Gunfire sensors credited with swift arrest in deadly rampage

AP Photo/Mathew Sumner FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under...