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England to face Germany for 3rd place in Women’s World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta — Though Mark Sampson already knew what answer he’d get, England’s coach felt obligated to ask defender Laura Bassett whether she was emotionally ready for one more game at the Women’s World Cup. “She looked back in my eye, and said, ‘I’m in for the team,’” Sampson recalled Friday. “It was an easy […]

US defeats China 1-0, plays Germany in World Cup semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field. Aided by tweaks in the lineup, the 32-year-old midfielder was able to roam more Friday night, scoring for the United States in a 1-0 victory over China that sent the Americans to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup against Germany. […]

June 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Germany beats France in shootout to reach World Cup semis

MONTREAL — Germany coach Silvia Neid needed five volunteers for the shootout that could beat France and put the two-time Women’s World Cup champions into the semifinals. She got four. Some of her players were looking down at their shoes. Others were on the bench, nursing the wounds they picked up during 120 minutes of […]

June 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. Chief Justice John Roberts said it was not enough for prosecutors to show that the comments of Anthony Elonis […]

June 02, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

German Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass dies at 87

BERLIN — Guenter Grass was to Germany what William Faulkner was to the old American South: The bard, scourge and pathfinder of a society ruined by moral disgrace and humiliated by military defeat. For much of his adult life, the Nobel-winning writer held the rare status in the literary world of both national historian and […]

April 14, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Europe’s nightmare: Terror threats both large and small

LONDON — The military-style attack in Paris has made clear that Europe faces an evolving, ever-more complex terror threat no longer dominated by a few big players. It’s not just al-Qaida, or Islamic State. It’s not just the disciples of some fiery, hate-filled preachers. Instead, security experts say, it’s now an Internet-driven, generalized rage against […]

January 10, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

WASHINGTON — The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an expanded program for citrus growers in Florida, one that provides government payments to […]

September 22, 2014 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Revelations about the National Security Agency’s electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts. Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, which sells an encryption app allowing users […]

August 08, 2014 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Goetze scores late to give Germany World Cup title

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster. With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina on Sunday — denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the game’s […]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana at World Cup

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and equaled the World Cup scoring record in the process. Germany was held to an entertaining 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday and needed Klose’s second-half equalizer to avoid another second-game letdown that has plagued the team in recent tournaments. Klose now has 15 career […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Germany votes for Merkel at home, austerity abroad

Even though the immediate postwar Europe is a fading memory, Germans still opt for stability and familiarity when they head to the polls. They did so again Sunday, by giving Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose personal style is caution verging on monotony, a third term, with 41.5 percent of the vote, just short of an absolute […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Our view | Tagged ,

Seven vie for four board seats in Fairfield-Suisun schools race

FAIRFIELD — Seven people are running for four seats on the Fairfield-Suisun School District board in the Nov. 8 election in a race that guarantees at least two fresh faces will be elected. And there is still time for more to throw their name into the hat. The candidate filing period ended Friday except in races […]

Washington beats California 16-13 on last play

AP Sports Writer BERKELEY — Chris Polk scored on a 1-yard run as time expired, and Washington denied California bowl eligibility while keeping its own postseason hopes alive with a thrilling 16-13 victory Saturday. Quarterback Jake Locker, who threw an earlier 80-yard touchdown pass, was stopped on consecutive sneak attempts on second and third down […]

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Official: Germans, Brits behind Europe terror plot

Associated Press Writers ISLAMABAD — Eight Germans and two British brothers are at the heart of an al-Qaida-linked terror plot against European cities, but the plan is still in its early stages, with the suspects calling acquaintances in Europe to plan logistics, a Pakistani intelligence official said Thursday. One of the Britons died in a […]

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Australia votes on whether first woman PM survives

Associated Press Writer CANBERRA, Australia — Australians choose Saturday whether they will cut down their first woman prime minister after only two months in power and return to conservative rule in a cliffhanger election that threatens the survival of a first-term center-left government. Voters face an unusual choice between two relative unknowns: a prime minister […]

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Spain beats Germany 1-0 in World Cup semifinal

DURBAN, South Africa — Spain outplayed Germany yet again. And now the Spanish have the biggest prize of all within their sights. Spain will play for the World Cup title for the very first time, thanks to Carles Puyol’s goal on a powerful header in the second half Wednesday night. The 1-0 victory was the […]

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Germany beats England 4-1 in World Cup

AP Sports Writer BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — Germany’s latest World Cup victory over England will be remembered not for any of the brilliant goals, but for the one that didn’t count. Ask anyone — players, coaches, thousands of fans in the stadium and millions more watching on television — and there’s little question that Frank […]

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Germany beats Ghana 1-0, wins World Cup group

JOHANNESBURG — Germany won. Ghana lost, then won. Mesut Oezil scored on a left-footed blast from outside the area Wednesday to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Ghana and first place in Group D at the World Cup. Still, Ghana had reason to party. Moments after the game was over, Ghana learned that Australia had […]

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US, England face decisive matches

JOHANNESBURG — Group C was supposed to be a romp through the first round of the World Cup for the English and Americans. That romp has turned into an obstacle course, and both teams have stumbled. Although each can advance to the second round Wednesday with wins, such victories hardly are givens considering how they […]

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Heavy Jeep’s little cousin is fine in its own realm

By Warren Brown   BEAR MOUNTAIN, N.Y. — Not everyone climbs into a sport-utility vehicle eager to take it off-road. Most SUV drivers and passengers simply want to get to the next point in a city or county, preferably using a paved surface. As such, their primary concerns aren’t fording streams, crawling over rocks, or […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Walmart has annual meeting, keeps CEO in family

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is passing the chairmanship of the world’s largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation. The company said that board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is his son-in-law. The change took effect at the […]

June 06, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Kurds gaining ground on IS fighters in Syria

BEIRUT — In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. As the Kurds close in on Tel Abyad, a major commercial center on the Turkish […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

What Saudi Arabia has achieved after bombing Yemen for a month

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia may have changed the name of its operation in Yemen – from Decisive Storm to Restore Hope – but not much has changed on the ground. Even after officials declared the near monthlong Saudi-led bombing campaign over Tuesday, airstrikes continued, pounding the capital Sanaa and Houthi positions in the city of […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in State, national columnists | Tagged ,

Students begin using recording studio donated by Drake

PHILADELPHIA — A troubled city high school has finally heard the sound of music coming from a recording studio donated by Drake after a monthslong search for a teacher to run it. The Grammy-winning rapper gave $75,000 to help create the space at Strawberry Mansion High School, district officials said. Drake, a 28-year-old Toronto native, […]

March 13, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Dog owner lawsuit alleges food made his pups sick

SAN FRANCISCO — A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Nestle […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Right at Home: what’s hot in outdoor furniture

Kim Cook Outdoor living spaces have come a long way from the days when “outdoor furnishings” meant a few inexpensive folding chairs around a flimsy plastic table. Today’s outdoor chairs might be wrought iron or wrought aluminum, with upholstered seats. The table might be stone or wood or an elegant faux version of either, and […]

February 14, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to benefit rival Iran. Those who know King […]

January 24, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Games to Remember from 2014

They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet. They sent us into joyful celebration or left us in anguished disbelief. When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the […]

December 27, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won’t confess

PARCHMAN, Miss. — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an ardent segregationist. And […]

December 23, 2014 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed […]

December 20, 2014 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,
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Solano News »

Bertani talks Destiny Place at town meeting

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Alive & Free course snags operations manager to lead PAL Center group

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New planet will make you younger, heavier

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

Ultrasound models needed in Fairfield, Vacaville, Napa

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

Firefighters slowly choke out Wragg Fire

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New Solano civic group celebrates grand opening

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Chili, rib cook-off a hit with crowd

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Suisun City police log: July 31, 2015

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Fairfield police log: July 31, 2015

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Weather for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

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Diversification key to withstand market turmoil

By Mark Sievers | From Page: B7

Effect of 2016 vote on markets uncertain

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: B7, 1 Comment

2015 Solano County Fair: Transition time

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Small first step can make big difference to a child

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Turn summer slide into ladder up

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US / World »

Fiery crash kills one, injures three

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Rescued golden eagle hit by wind turbine, dies

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Firefighter killed as fires continue to rage

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Downton Abbey to get Rose Parade float

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Cop rescues man from burning car

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Crash sparks LA brush fire

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Records show arrested Uber driver has previous conviction

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Tourists flock to watch new bridge under construction

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FAA cites fail-safe system problem in crash that killed seven

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GOP’s Kasich says family is worth as high as $22M

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Graham believes he can win New Hampshire, McCain agrees

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7, 8 Comments

Grand jury indicts Texas AG on securities fraud charges

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Florida’s largest utility puts cash behind Bush

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Huge donation amounts are fueling early presidential campaign

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Christie, others take page from McCain town hall playbook

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Project turns city in Mexico into work of art

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WHO, sailing body want tests of Rio water done

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CDC’s top modeler makes estimates and incites controversy

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

New Taliban leader vows to continue insurgency

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Kerry pays a visit to Egypt for security talks

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Recovered wing flap arrives in France for analysis

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Death of Cecil has been tough for lion researcher

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Hitchhiking bots end journey in Philly

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‘Just the ticket': 4-star solution to nuclear Air Force ills

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Opinion »

Fairfield Relay for Life committee thanks community

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Dixon doing right thing for future

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Sound off for Aug. 2, 2015

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Editorial Cartoon: Aug. 2, 2015

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Scalia’s zingers appalling

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Entertainment »

TVGrid

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Memoir by mother of Columbine shooter coming in February

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NEH announces $1.7 million in grants for nonfiction books

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

Review: Barclay delivers gripping story in ‘Broken Promise’

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Publishers Weekly best-sellers

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Sports »

49ers deal with loose sod in Levi’s Stadium on first day

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Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

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Eddie Krawiec wins NHRA Pro Bike Battle

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Raiders LB Sio Moore returns following hip surgery

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Brooks earns first career win in A’s debut, 5-1 over Indians

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

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Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings

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USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid

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John Isner rallies to reach Atlanta Open final

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Perry shoots 61 to take lead in 3M Championship

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Merritt, Chappell share lead at Quicken Loans National

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Ko shares lead at Women’s British Open on major debut

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Lucchino stepping down from position with Red Sox

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Gordon looks to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

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Warren eagles 1st extra hole to reach match play semifinals

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Ryan Blaney wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

American Pharoah poised for more racing history in Haskell

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

Undefeated Garcia stops Malignaggi in 9th round

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Hometown report: Bocce, BMX

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

Bowling report for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

Signups for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B4

This date in sports history for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

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Business »

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Death business expands into hosting weddings, other events

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Puerto Rico: No money available to make $58M bond payment

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry

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Obituaries »

Maynard E. Spurgeon

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George Stevenson Buchanan

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Robert Roger Birr

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

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