• In this March 15, 2012 file photo, Ben Gleitzman uses a traffic and navigation app called Waze as he drives to work in Menlo Park, Calif. Google is set to expand a San Francisco carpooling program that could morph into a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The program allows anyone using the Waze app to offer a ride to a limited pool of people trying to get to work or home. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber.

    Updated: 5:16 pm

  • In this Sunday, July 31, 2016 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws as quarterback Blaine Gabbert watches during NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif. Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting quarterback even as the debate surrounding Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem remains heated. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting quarterback even as the debate surrounding Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem remains heated.

    Updated: 4:20 pm

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Kaepernick’s decision to sit through anthem scrutinized

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters, Colin Kaepernick’s name came up Monday as his decision to sit down during the national anthem reached far beyond football.

  • In this photo taken July 25, 2016, Danny Royer, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., prepares to pilot a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos, Calif. The farm hired Royer this year to oversee drones equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera. The drone can scan from a bird's-eye view for cool, soggy patches where a gopher may have chewed through the buried drip irrigation line and caused a leak of water, a precious resource in drought-stricken California. On the farm's 2,400-acre tomato crop alone, this year drones could detect enough leaks to save water needed to sustain more than 550 families of four for a year. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

    In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird’s-eye view of a vast tomato field in California’s Central Valley, the nation’s most productive farming region.

  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Aaron Blair works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Blair tagged for 3 HRs in return to majors, Braves lose 13-4

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aaron Blair has a pretty good sense of what he needs to do to be successful in the majors.

  • San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik swings for a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves' Aaron Blair in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Giants hit 4 homers to back Bumgarner and beat Braves 13-4

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik homered twice and matched his career high of four RBIs to back Madison Bumgarner, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Sunday to win a series for only the second time since the All-Star break.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the end of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Kaepernick decision not to stand for anthem gets NFL talking

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress — specifically when it comes to race relations in the United States.

  • California Golden Bears players reach up to touch the trophy presented to them ofter defeating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at the end the opening game of the U.S. college football season at Sydney's Olympic stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The last American football of any kind played in Sydney was an NFL preseason game at the Olympic stadium that attracted 73,000 spectators in 1999. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday’s U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American “gridiron” experience.

  • Atlanta Braves' Matt Kemp connects for a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Albert Suarez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

    Kemp homers, Foltynewicz solid as Braves top Giants 3-1

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up a homer to Brandon Crawford to lead off the second inning, then got three straight outs on 12 pitches.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.