Boldin leads Niners over Redskins

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Wide receiver Anquan Boldin caught nine passes for a season-high 137 yards and a touchdown Sunday, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 17-13 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers drove 75 yards in eight plays for the game-winning touchdown, a 4-yard burst by running […]

Seahawks stymie NFC West-leading Cardinals

SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks overcame seven sacks and a quiet day from running back Marshawn Lynch to beat the Arizona Cardinals 19-3 while keeping the NFC West race alive. Seattle (7-4) moved to within two games of the division-leading Cardinals, who had a six-game winning streak snapped. Arizona (9-2) had just 204 total yards […]

Patriots crush Lions for seventh straight win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The seventh straight win was in the books, and Vince Wilfork had a message to get across to the people who doubted his New England Patriots early this season. “So many people saying how bad we were … everything possible negative that people could say they said about us,” the nose tackle […]

‘Shawshank Redemption,’ 20 years later

Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins had that epic reunion in “The Shawshank Redemption.” On Tuesday, the two actors came together once again to celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary with writer/director Frank Darabont, who adapted “Shawshank” from a Stephen King short story. The movie’s tale of two […]

Aca-mazing! First look at ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

The pitch is back and fans can’t aca-believe it. The trailer for musical comedy “Pitch Perfect 2″ hit theaters and the Internet this week, promising more harmonizing from our favorite college a cappella group. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and the rest of the Barden Bellas will return for the sequel to the 2012 […]

‘Hunger Games’ aims to top 2014’s box office

At the box office this weekend, the odds are ever in favor of “The Hunger Games.” Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the first act of the final installment of the “Hunger Games” series, opens this weekend along with big expectations. The film is projected to have a huge box office weekend — […]

Giuliani: Ferguson is a ‘significant exception’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, does not exemplify a larger national problem. “93 percent of blacks are killed by other blacks,” Giuliani said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We’re talking about […]

Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?

Add two more to what’s the possibly largest club in Washington: Republicans who might seek their party’s 2016 nomination. On CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who just a won third term, sidestepped a question from Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger about whether he was thinking of running. “I’m […]

Skit: Obama dumps ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Bill

You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to reach the Capitol building in Washington, so just imagine what the tumble down is like. Or, just ask “Schoolhouse Rock” Bill, hero of the classic animated educational segment “I’m Just a Bill” on how a bill becomes a law. In a sketch on this weekend’s episode […]

5 reported dead after earthquake hits China

A powerful earthquake struck a remote Tibetan region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least five people and causing a stampede at a primary school. It injured more than 50 people and damaged around 25,000 houses, state media reported. The magnitude-5.9 quake struck late Saturday afternoon in a mountainous area of Sichuan province at a […]

Family fights to save beloved dog

A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a “vicious dogs” ordinance. Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull Zeus from an uncertain fate. The petition, which asks the village of Moreauville to reverse a “vicious dog” ban against pit bulls and rottweilers, has drawn nearly 40,000 signatures. […]