Talk Back: Lion killed
Should the U.S. extradite Dr. Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe to face charges for killing a lion?

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Drinking, scuffle prompt fire chief suspension

Hayward Fire Chief Garrett Contreras drove city vehicles after drinking, started a physical confrontation with a subordinate and failed to answer dispatchers when he was the on-call commander, according to a city investigation. 
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Ex-A's infielder, 56, to return to pro-baseball

Tony Phillips, 56, who helped the A's win a World Series in 1989, will play for the independent Pittsburg Diamonds for the rest of August.  
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The drought-fueled fire we've been dreading

With vegetation so dry and so dense, flying embers that in wetter years would fizzle out are igniting at the mere touch of grass or shrub or needle. As one UC Berkeley scientist who studies the Sierra puts it, the forests "are primed and ready to go."  
( Laura A. Oda )
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie riding high

With Jack Del Rio coaching a team led by Derek Carr and Khalil Mack, Raiders boss speaks with unprecedented enthusiasm 
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Wine snobbery or oenophile bashing?

Internet name-calling is not restricted to cyberbullies. Oenophiles have pulled out the nasty too. Here's what a wine critic thinks of wine snobbery, name-calling and more.