Kaepernick delivers to lead 49ers past Packers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frank Gore scored a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining, Colin Kaepernick threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns, with 13 completions to Anquan Boldin, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the…

Obama to meet with Democrats before Syria speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats Tuesday to seek support for U.S. military action against the government of Syria, a Senate Democratic aide said Sunday. The meeting at the Capitol would come just…

Wacha’s arm, bat lead Cards to sweep over Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha is glad he’s graduated to a pennant race. After finishing his college career at Texas A&M just over a year ago, the rookie pitched seven shutout innings and drove in two runs…

Calif. neuroscientist helps light up Hart’s shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has a new piece of equipment accompanying him on his latest tour — a cap fitted with electrodes that capture his brain activity and direct the movements of…

Pitino, Payton, King, 9 others enter hoops Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Rick Pitino remembers the training meals at the pizza place where his Boston University teams ate more than 30 years ago. Even Hall of Famers have to start somewhere. That obscure beginning provided a…

With Idris Elba, a Mandela with muscles at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too. Idris Elba…

Filipino rebels storm villages, take hostages

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says a navy patrol clashed with suspected Muslim rebels aboard several boats off a southern city in a fierce clash that killed one naval special forces member and wounded six others.…

Iowa allows blind people to get gun permits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of granting gun permits to blind people. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg……

Yellowstone officials investigate girl’s death

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old Idaho girl in a campground. Park spokesman Al Nash says park rangers responded to a call from a woman Saturday…

Texas fires defensive coordinator after rout

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas fired defensive coordinator Manny Diaz on Sunday, less than 24 hours after one of the worst defensive performances in the history of the program. Longhorns coach Mack Brown announced that former Longhorns defensive…

Italian reporter abducted in Syria is freed

ROME (AP) — The Italian government says an Italian journalist and a Belgian national who were kidnapped in Syria in April have been freed. The government announced late Sunday night that Domenico Quirico, a correspondent for the Turin…

Chiefs score early, dominate Jaguars in 28-2 win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It was Kansas City’s most lopsided season-opening victory in 50 years, a perfect start to the Andy Reid era. Alex Smith threw two early touchdown passes, Kansas City’s defense dominated all day and the…

US wins Walker Cup, routing Britain and Ireland

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan Smith won the deciding point in the United States’ 17-9 victory over Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup on Sunday, beating England’s Nathan Kimsey 4 and 3 in the fifth singles match…