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The delicious love child of potato salad and deviled eggs

This recipe is what would happen if your favorite deviled eggs hooked up with a sinfully delicious potato salad. Rich, creamy, tangy, eggy and starchy, this is everything you want in a July Fourth side salad. This also happens to be a lovely do-ahead recipe. In fact, we highly recommend you prep it the day […]

Ditch the dogs and take your July 4 links to a new level

Anybody can grill a hot dog, slap it on a bun and dump on the usual ketchup and mustard. So how about going a bit beyond the ordinary this July Fourth? Let’s start with the meat. Rather than your basic dog, up the ante by grilling up something more robust, such as bratwurst sausages or […]

Pigs get off the hook for these summer-friendly grilled ribs

We tend to think of beef short ribs as a winter dish, something that simmers long and slow in a Dutch oven until fall-apart tender. But we decided these ribs deserved a shot at some summer sun, too. After all, why should pork ribs get all the attention when the weather gets warm? We start […]

Yee seeking to change plea

SAN FRANCISCO — A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Ex-Sen. Leland Yee, who previously has pleaded not guilty to bribery, money laundering and other felony charges, was scheduled to go on trial […]

Bailout program expires for Greece

ATHENS, Greece — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss on Tuesday as the bailout program it has relied on for five years was set to expire and eurozone finance chiefs decided not to extend it a new financial lifeline. Denied a last-minute bailout extension, the country was also due to become the first developed […]

Court rules Apple violated antitrust laws

NEW YORK — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that a lower-court […]

Dressing up a typical fruit salad with help from your grill

Want an easy way to add a little punch to your otherwise humdrum fruit salad? Just add some heat. In this case, we tossed pineapple rings on the grill for just 4 to 5 minutes per side. The intense heat of the flames caramelizes the natural sugars of the pineapple and adds a smoky char. […]

Environmentalists want to stop California fracking

LOS ANGELES — Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. State regulators this month approved nine permits for operator Thums Long Beach Co. for so-called fracking operations between August […]

Lightning closes LA beaches

LOS ANGELES — Lifeguards briefly ordered people off more than 100 miles of Southern California beaches Tuesday after a fast-moving thunderstorm brought lightning to the area. Beaches across Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties were shut down in the late afternoon after the National Weather Service warned lifeguards of the fast-approaching storm and lightning […]

Oh Deer: Racetrack encounters unusual hazard

ERIE, Pa. — Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate. Officials plan to resume racing on Wednesday after canceling some races Sunday and all the races Monday and Tuesday because deer were jumping onto the track […]

People: Affleck and Garner

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting after 10 years of marriage. The Oscar winner and his wife sent out a joint statement Tuesday after weeks of public speculation on the status of their marriage. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward […]

Stranded, lost mother gives birth in forest

OROVILLE — Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Chris French said Tuesday that a helicopter pilot responding to a brush fire Saturday first spotted a mother and an infant. Rescue workers on the ground […]

FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan’s looks

MONTREAL — Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan’s looks in an article posted in advance of the United States’ match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup. The second sentence of the piece referred to Morgan as “a talented goal scorer with […]

USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

REDWOOD CITY — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as tough as actually landing the games. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has […]

Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final

CONCEPCION, Chile — Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile. Messi assisted in first-half goals by Marcos Rojo and Javier Pastore and one of Angel Di Maria’s second-half goals. The Barcelona star also helped set up […]

Japan faces upstart England in World Cup semifinal

EDMONTON, Alberta — Coach Norio Sasaki can say whatever he wants in suggesting his Japanese players are superior to England’s. Coach Mark Sampson would prefer to see that decided on the field Wednesday, when his upstart Lionesses face the defending champion Nadeshiko in the Women’s World Cup semifinal. The winner advances to face the United […]

De La Rosa pitches Rockies to 2-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND — After 21 years in the majors, Colorado reliever LaTroy Hawkins isn’t trying to trick anyone with pitch sequences. The 42-year-old doesn’t have to worry about deception when he’s still able to reach 95 mph with his fastball. Hawkins retired all three batters he faced for his first save since April, and the Rockies […]

US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans. Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net. Lloyd’s penalty kick got the United States on the board, and the Americans went on to a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany […]

Giants finish month under .500 with 5-3 loss to Marlins

MIAMI — The San Francisco Giants ended June the way they started it — with a loss. A 5-3 defeat at Miami left the Giants with a 12-14 record for the month. Even so, manager Bruce Bochy said, it could have been worse for the injury-plagued World Series champions. “I’m not happy with it, but […]

Oregon growers look forward to new era of retail marijuana

WILLIAMS, Ore. — On the third Thursday of each month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural Oregon valley long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet. Since voters last fall made the state the fourth to legalize recreational marijuana, […]

What’s next for California’s contentious vaccine law

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. The following is a look at what the new law means for the nation’s most populous state: […]

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