How to rid park of annoying gulls stumps Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even the sea gulls are throwing the struggling San Francisco Giants for a loss this year. The San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/kat6ovo ) that Giants officials are stumped with finding a humane…

Seen and heard at Comic-Con

Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego: STAN LEE REMAINS ‘THE MAN’ Where Stan Lee goes, a crowd follows. Saturday at Comic-Con International was no exception as the co-creator of Spider-Man, the…

Bullock makes Comic-Con debut with ‘Gravity’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sandra Bullock has landed at Comic-Con. The actress came to the pop-culture convention for the first time Saturday to discuss the new film “Gravity,” in which she and George Clooney play astronauts floating through…

Comic-Con gets early look at ‘Godzilla’ footage

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Exploding airplanes, flattened trains, massive missiles and even more massive monsters greeted Comic-Con fans Saturday morning. Stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson joined director Gareth Edwards to offer a look at early…

Little Mermaid diving into ‘Once Upon a Time’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Little Mermaid is going to be part of the “Once Upon a Time” world. The revelation that Ariel is swimming around Storybrooke was teased in a video at the conclusion of the ABC…

Pastor: Boy found in trunk had keys with him

DRESSER, Wis. (AP) — A 2-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in the trunk of a car had the key to the vehicle with him, the family’s pastor said Saturday. Isaiah Theis had that key and several…

Inspectors at Ohio amusement park where 7 got hurt

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — State inspectors are at a popular Ohio amusement park to figure out how a boat on a thrill ride accidentally rolled backward down a hill and flipped over in water, injuring seven people. Cedar…

In Seattle, Paul McCartney is joined by Nirvana

SEATTLE (AP) — In Nirvana’s hometown, former members of the defining grunge band reunited to join Paul McCartney on stage. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined the former Beatle before 47,000 fans at Safeco Field during Friday’s concert.…

Baghdad car bombs, other Iraq attacks kill 46

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least 30 people have been killed in a wave of evening car bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad. Police said the blasts struck late Saturday in the neighborhoods of Karrada, Baiyaa,…

Naveen Andrews joins ‘Wonderland’ spinoff

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Naveen Andrews is traveling to Wonderland. The “Lost” actor surprised Comic-Con fans by joining the panel Saturday for ABC’s “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.” Andrews will play Jafar in the “Once Upon a…
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1 charged in Niles raid

One of the men arrested during a raid on a Niles home Friday has been charged. …

Bridges, Moore reunite in new film ‘Seventh Son’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dude is reuniting with Julianne Moore in his new film. Jeff Bridges came to Comic-Con Saturday to offer fans an early look at “Seventh Son,” expected in theaters next year. Bridges plays a…

Bridges, Moore reunite in new film ‘Seventh Son’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dude is reuniting with Julianne Moore in his new film. Jeff Bridges came to Comic-Con Saturday to offer fans an early look at “Seventh Son,” expected in theaters next year. Bridges plays a…

Turkey bars protestors’ wedding party at park

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police have fired a water cannon in downtown Istanbul to disperse an anti-government demonstration. The clash occurred Saturday after hundreds of people tried to enter the city’s Gezi Park to hold a wedding ceremony for…
Campbell shooting

5 shot in Campbell

Update Five people were injured during a shooting in Campbell early Saturday afternoon.…

British comedy figure Mel Smith dies, aged 60

LONDON (AP) — British comedian Mel Smith, whose 1980s evening news parody was a forerunner to comedic offerings such as America’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” has died of heart attack, his agent says. He was 60.…

Rock royalty join Trayvon Martin’s mom at NY rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators, including music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, joined Trayvon Martin’s mother Saturday in New York City at one of about 100 rallies around the country calling for justice for the slain black…