• File-This March 25, 2011, file photo shows Justin Wilson, of England, preparing for a practice run for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo Erin Stennis poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Stennis helped a lawmaker pass legislation allowing California taxpayers to donate to colon cancer prevention after her husband died of the disease in 2003. Stennis says it's a missed opportunity that the state hasn't spent any of the  donations on cancer awareness a decade after the legislation passed. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    AP EXCLUSIVE: California tax donations lost in bureaucracy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn’t been spent.

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Cubs’ six-game winning streak halted by Jake Peavy, Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Maddon is all for having his young Chicago Cubs team tested in late August. What perfect preparation for the stretch run of September.

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Peavy shuts down Cubs as Giants earn 1st win in series, 4-2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Peavy considers himself a No. 1 starter regardless of when he pitches in San Francisco’s rotation. All he cares about is delivering every fifth day, especially as September approaches with the World Series champion Giants in another tight playoff chase.

  • In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted former 49ers defensive lineman McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, with the indictment stemming from an incident last Dec. 15 at McDonald's home. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Grand jury indicts former 49er Ray McDonald on rape charge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person.

  • In this Aug. 1, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Tyler Patmon (26) breaks up a pass to wide receiver Deontay Greenberry during NFL training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Orlando Scandrick’s season-ending knee injury was a flashback for Dallas coach Jason Garrett to losing linebacker Sean Lee during the offseason a year earlier. This time, the Cowboys think they have the cornerbacks to absorb the blow. Patmon is already being touted as the new slot cornerback, a position held by Scandrick before he emerged as the best cover guy on the team the past two seasons and played outside as well. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

    Cowboys think they have depth to replace injured Scandrick

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Orlando Scandrick’s season-ending knee injury was a flashback for Dallas coach Jason Garrett to losing linebacker Sean Lee during the offseason a year earlier.

  • This Aug. 25, 2015, photo, provided by The Oakland Raiders, shows the Oakland Raiders Performance Center in Alameda, Calif. The team has brand new practice fields to go along with an 18,500-square-foot building that features four times as much equipment as the old weight room, along with a turf field for walkthroughs and other exercises and a fuel bar designed by Gatorade to help players with their performance and recovery. (Tony Gonzales/Oakland Raiders via AP)

    Raiders excited about upgraded facilities

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finally have a state-of-the-art training facility even if they are still searching for a permanent home.

  • Driver Sage Karam stands on pit road during qualifying for Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Long Pond. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

    Dixon: Karam has strong support system to help with crash

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Sage Karam has a strong support system that his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate believes will help him through the death of Justin Wilson.

  • Vote on 2024 Olympics delayed amid questions over cost

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing an early test of support at home, Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympics plan stalled Wednesday amid questions about potential runaway costs and the impact on neighborhoods already strangled by traffic and congestion.

  • This screen shot shows the Twitter page of Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester Lee Flanagan II, shortly after he fatally shot WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during a live broadcast in Moneta, Va., early Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2015. The station said Flanagan was also an employee at WDBJ and appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (Twitter via AP)

    In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man ‘waiting to go BOOM’

    Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer traced a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving memories of an “off-kilter” loner easily angered by office humor.