• 49ers release linebacker NaVorro Bowman

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers cut ties with one of the few remaining links to their last run of success when they released linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday.

  • Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A fifth day of desperate firefighting in California wine country brought a glimmer of hope Friday as crews battling the flames reported their first progress toward containing the massive blazes, and hundreds more firefighters poured in to join the effort.