• Raiders excited to break out the pads for first time

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — After months of practicing in shorts and shells, the Oakland Raiders finally got the chance to put on the pads.

  • Fires approach a home near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.

  • Raiders arrive in Napa for training camp

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders’ rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper arrived for the start of training camp looking to make up for lost time.