Motorcyclist dies after collision with truck

A crash between a truck and a motorcycle left one dead Sunday afternoon, according to the San Jose Police Department. The incident occurred near Golden Wheel Park Drive and Oakland Road a few miles north of downtown San Jose at 3:30 p.m. Officials said the motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital and died shortly after. This marks the 17th traffic death of 2023 in San Jose. It’s unclear how exactly the accident occurred. Police are currently asking drivers to avoid to area. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Jake Burger’s walk-off grand slam gives the Chicago White Sox a 6-2 win — and series sweep — vs. the Detroit Tigers

Batting with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning of a tie game against the Detroit Tigers, Jake Burger just wanted to find a way to get a run home. He did — and more — hitting a game-ending grand slam to give the Chicago White Sox a 6-2 victory in front of 23,327 on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field. “Honestly, off the bat I didn’t think it was getting out,” Burger said. “I thought it was going to be off the wall, a single. But it went out and I’m still trying to come down from it a little bit. “First grand slam and first walk-off home run. Really exciting.” With the slam, the Sox completed a three-game sweep. Winners of four of five, they are 5½ games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins in the American League Central despite being nine games under .500 (26-35). “We needed that sweep,” Burger said. “We’ve got to keep getting results and putting it together.” Pitching led the way, as it did throughout the series. Starter Michael Kopech allowed two runs — on a homer

Nets forward Mikal Bridges commits to play for Team USA at FIBA World Cup: report

Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges has committed to play for Team USA at this summer’s FIBA World Cup, according to reports. The Athletic first reported Bridges’ addition to the team. Bridges saw his scoring more than double after joining Brooklyn as part of the Kevin Durant trade, averaging 26.1 points in his 27 games with the Nets. He also averaged 23.5 points a game in the team’s first-round playoff loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, Los Angeles Lakers guard Austin Reaves, Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton and Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Bobby Portis have also pledged to play for Team USA. USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill, coach Steve Kerr and general manager Sean Ford are putting the team together. The squad will convene in Las Vegas for training camp in early August before playing a number of exhibition games. The World Cup begins Aug. 25 and will have games in Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia. ()

China tightens access to Tiananmen Square, 32 detained in Hong Kong on anniversary of 1989 protests

BEIJING (AP) — China tightened access to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on Sunday, the anniversary of the military suppression of 1989 pro-democracy protests that left a still unknown number of people dead and discussions and commemorations forbidden within the country. In Hong Kong, which had been the last Chinese-controlled territory to hold commemorations, eight people, including activists and artists, were detained on the eve of the anniversary of the crackdown, a move that underscored the city’s shrinking room for freedom of expression. Police on late Sunday said they arrested a woman for allegedly obstructing police officers in performing their duties and took 23 others away on suspicion of breaching public peace for further investigation. Many of them were detained by officers around Victoria Park. The large public space with its lawns and sports grounds used to be the scene of an annual candlelight gathering to remember the hundreds or thousands killed when army tanks and infantry descended on central Beijing on the night of June 3 and into the morning of June 4, 1989. Discussion of the seven weeks of student-led protests that attracted

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ swings to massive $120.5 million opening

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters with a massive $120.5 million, more than tripling the debut of the 2018 animated original and showing the kind of movie-to-movie box-office growth that would be the envy of even the mightiest of Hollywood franchises. Sony Pictures’ “Across the Spider-Verse,” the multi-verse spinning animated Spider-Man spinoff, sailed way past expectations, according to studio estimates Sunday, riding terrific reviews (95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and strong buzz for the hotly anticipated follow-up to the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” In the sometimes formulaic realm of superhero movies, 2018’s “Into the Spider-Verse” offered a blast of originality, introducing a teenage webslinger from Brooklyn, Miles Morales ( Shameik Moore ), a punk-rock Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) and a host of other Spider-People. It launched with $35.4 million on its way to $384.3 million worldwide. “Across the Spider-Verse,” which exponentially expands the film’s universe-skipping worlds, cost $100 million to make, about half the cost of the average live-action comic-book movie. So at even the forecast $80 million that “Spider-Verse” had been

Saudi Arabia is slashing oil supply. It could mean higher gas prices for US drivers

By DAVID McHUGH (AP Business Writer) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia will reduce how much oil it sends to the global economy, taking a unilateral step to prop up the sagging price of crude after two previous cuts to supply by major producing countries in the OPEC+ alliance failed to push oil higher. The Saudi cut of 1 million barrels per day, to start in July, comes as the other OPEC+ producers agreed in a meeting in Vienna to extend earlier production cuts through next year. Calling the reduction a “lollipop,” Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman said at a news conference that “we wanted to ice the cake.” He said the cut could be extended and that the group “will do whatever is necessary to bring stability to this market.” The new cut would likely push up oil prices in the short term, but the impact after that would depend on whether Saudi Arabia decides to extend it, said Jorge Leon, senior vice president of oil markets research at Rystad Energy. The move provides “a price floor because the Saudis can play with

Alex Wood lands on injured list, plus when SF Giants expect to get back Pederson, Stripling, Estrada

SAN FRANCISCO — Standing at his locker Sunday morning, Giants starter Alex Wood made a plea for empathy: “I don’t know if anyone has back issues,” he said. A low back strain forced Wood to the 15-day injured list, and he didn’t have to look far for someone understanding of his situation, joining Ross Stripling as a pair of Giants starters both dealing with back issues. Wood, however, remained optimistic that his strain was less severe than Stripling’s, who remains a way off from returning. “We didn’t want to push it for my next start,” Wood said. “I think it should just be the 15 days.” Wood said an MRI on his back came back clean and that “I already feel like I’m moving better today than the last few days.” The back began causing discomfort before his start in Milwaukee last week but became more serious following his start Wednesday, when he said his lower left side “just locked up a little bit.” Wood’s best start of the season came against the Brewers, pitching into the sixth inning for the first time this year

Ukraine keeps up pressure following Russian declaration of victory in Bakhmut

By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and JAMEY KEATEN (Associated Press) OUTSIDE BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Watching imagery from a drone camera overhead, Ukrainian battalion commander Oleg Shiryaev warned his men in nearby trenches that Russian forces were advancing across a field toward a patch of trees outside the city of Bakhmut. The leader of the 225th Battalion of the 127th Kharkiv Territorial Defense Brigade then ordered a mortar team to get ready. A target was locked. A mortar tube popped out a loud orange blast, and an explosion cut a new crater in an already pockmarked hillside. “We are moving forward,” Shiryaev said after at least one drone image showed a Russian fighter struck down. “We fight for every tree, every trench, every dugout.” Russian forces declared victory in the eastern city last month after the longest, deadliest battle since their full-scale invasion of Ukraine began 15 months ago. But Ukrainian defenders like Shiryaev aren’t retreating. Instead, they are keeping up the pressure and continuing the fight from positions on the western fringes of Bakhmut. The pushback gives commanders in Moscow another thing to think about ahead

The 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV X-Line Prestige AWD SUV

The Bottom Line: What is a Sportage? A Sportage is a compact crossover SUV built in the Gwangju assembly plant in Korea, and sold worldwide by Kia. The performance, power and reliability of the 2023 Kia Sportage is on par with similar SUV’s like the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4. The compact crossover class has 17 SUV’s for sale with names that we all know, and they are: the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota RAV-4, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogue, Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Jeep Cherokee, Ford Bronco, Ford Bronco Sport, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Buick Encore, and the Kia Sportage. That’s a lot models to sort thru when you want to buy a new compact sized SUV, so let’s try to narrow the list down a bit. To start with, the redesigned 2023 Sportage is one of the roomiest compact SUV’s in this class. The base engine, a 4 cylinder mated to an 8 speed automatic, returns 25 mpg. The hybrid version is the one to get, because it is quicker, quieter, and gets 35 mpg.

Man stabbed to death on residential street in South San Jose

A man was stabbed to death in South San Jose early Sunday morning, according to the San Jose Police Department. Officials say the stabbing occurred sometime before 6:41 a.m. on Shawn Drive, a residential street. Police have arrested one suspect, an adult woman, in connection with the crime. The man was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening illnesses, and died within a few hours. Pending an investigation, this killing marks the 15th homicide of 2023 in San Jose. The San Jose Police department said that they have closed streets around Shawn Drive as they investigate the incident. The name of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of his family. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Person found dead near I-880 and Montague Expressway Crime and Public Safety | Suspect who stabbed, rammed victims in San Jose and Milpitas had violent, ‘delusional’ past, police say Crime and Public Safety | Gilroy man arrested in connection with February shooting Crime and Public Safety | Investigation underway into in-custody death at Milpitas jail Crime and Public Safety | Alleged neighbor spat in Santa

Saudi Arabia to cut oil output by 1 million barrels per day to boost slumping prices

By DAVID McHUGH (AP Business Writer) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Sunday that it will reduce how much oil it sends to the global economy, taking a unilateral step to support the sagging cost of crude after two previous cuts to supply by major oil-producing countries in the OPEC+ alliance failed to push prices higher. The announcement of Saudi’s cuts of 1 million barrels per day, which will start in July, followed a meeting of the alliance at OPEC headquarters in Vienna. The rest of the OPEC+ producers agreed to extend earlier production cuts through the end of 2024. “This is a grand day for us, because the quality of the agreement is unprecedented,” Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman said at a news conference, adding that the new production targets are “much more transparent and much more fair.” Calling the Saudi reduction a “lollipop,” bin Salman said, “We wanted to ice the cake.” He said the cut could be extended and that the group “will do whatever is necessary to bring stability to this market.” The slump in oil prices has helped

Breece Hall says ‘I feel like myself again’ less than a year after suffering ACL injury

The Jets have been eagerly anticipating the return of running back Breece Hall. It appears Gang Green won’t have to wait much longer to see Hall practice with the rest of his teammates. Although the Jets are taking it slowly following his ACL injury last October, Hall has been rehabbing, working on the side running during OTA practices this spring. “It’s going good, it’s good to get back on the field, running around doing drills, starting to cut and stuff,” Hall said on Wednesday. “I feel like myself again, just progressing every week. “It’s been good.” After the tean selected him in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Hall positively impacted the Jets offense. Hall rushed for 463 yards and four touchdowns in his seven games last season. He also caught 19 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. However, Hall’s season prematurely ended after he tore his ACL in a victory again the Broncos last October. Following its win against Denver, Gang Green was 5-2 and appeared poised to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. But after Hall’s injury

USA Basketball: Bay Area high school star earns spot on national team

Archbishop Mitty’s basketball prodigy closed out her unprecedented freshman year with one more honor. McKenna Woliczko, the 6-2 forward with great athleticism and elite scoring ability around the rim, earned a spot on the USA under-16 national team after tryouts in Colorado Springs. “I’m excited to be selected for the U-16 national team,” Woliczko told the Bay Area News Group via text on Sunday morning. “And we are all ready to win it all!! Woliczko and 11 others will represent the country from June 13-19 in Merida, Mexico at the FIBA Women’s U16 Americas Championship. “I am super grateful for this experience,” Woliczko said. “I’m glad I’ve been able to play and compete with the best player in the country and get taught by some of the best coaches in the country!” Woliczko started the trials as one of 55 participants, which was eventually pared down to 22, and then to the dozen who will compete in Group A with Puerto Rico, Colombia and host Mexico. Woliczko joins fellow MaxPreps freshman of the year Jerzy Robinson on the team that includes players from across the

Missing man’s body recovered at Iowa apartment collapse site; two others still missing

By The Associated Press DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The body of one of three men who had been missing after the partial collapse of an apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, has been found, a city official confirmed Sunday. Branden Colvin Sr.’s body was recovered Saturday, city spokeswoman Sarah Ott said. Two other men — 51-year-old Ryan Hitchcock and 60-year-old Daniel Prien — are still unaccounted for. Colvin, 42, is the first person confirmed to have died in the collapse. No other details were immediately released. The Quad-City Times reported that Colvin’s son, Branden Colvin Jr., graduated from high school Saturday. He and other family members had been at the collapse site almost constantly, hoping for a miracle. The discovery of Colvin’s body came a day after authorities announced that the search for survivors had been completed, with attention turning to shoring up the structure so recovery efforts could begin. The remains of the six-story apartment building were constantly in motion in the first 24 to 36 hours after it collapsed on May 28, which officials said posed a risk to rescuers who were trying to

Youth rock and jazz bands from Cupertino music school to perform

A natural performance Youth rock and jazz bands from Be Natural Music are performing June 11 in Saratoga to celebrate the Cupertino music school’s first anniversary. The concert is set from noon-3 p.m. at the Tamra Mediterranean Grill, 12019 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga. Admission is free, but Be Natural will be accepting donations for its scholarship program, which awards over $1,400 per month to 33 students. For more information, visit Sidewalk office hours Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will hold “Sidewalk Office Hours” Sunday, June 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Cupertino Farmers’ Market at De Anza College. Simitian invites community members to stop by to share their thoughts and concerns about local issues, ask questions and learn about county services. All questions are welcome, and no appointment is required. Midpen honored for financial transparency For the seventh consecutive year, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has been recognized for preparing transparent annual financial reports. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently bestowed its Triple Crown medallion on Midpen, which this year received the association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, the Popular

City Lights opens season with new play in old downtown digs

While City Lights Theater Company is “aggressively looking” for a new space to stage its shows, the move won’t be happening before the start of its 41st season in September. “It’s time for us to move, but we’re going to move when it feels right for us,” executive artistic director Lisa Mallette told a group of supporters assembled for the May 31 season announcement at the 386 Lounge, around the corner from City Lights’ current theater in downtown San Jose. “We’re looking for something like what we have, but bigger,” Mallette said. “We’re looking in downtown first, but if we can’t find anything, we’ll look elsewhere.” City Lights will open its 2023-24 season with the world premiere of “Toxic” by Kit Wilder, an actor, director and fight choreographer who’s currently serving as City Lights’ grant writer. The play focuses on the survivors of a school shooting, who meet five years after the incident to debate gun control. “It’s about learning to listen,” Mallette said of the show, which runs Sept. 16-Oct. 15. The company is staging a whodunit for the holidays. Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s

New Gary Sports Hall of Fame class includes former MLB pitcher, gymnastics champ

A former Major League Baseball pitcher and a national gymnastics champion are among the six new entrants to the Gary Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2023 inductees are college basketball coach Vic Bubas, track coach John Campbell, gymnast Dianne Durham Drahozal, MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, NBA star Davage Minor and longtime Gary schools coach Earl Smith Jr. The induction ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the Indiana University Northwest Arts and Sciences building auditorium, 3415 Broadway. The cost is $25 per person. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. “This is a very momentous moment and one we are proud of,” said Hall of Fame vice president Chuck Hughes during a Wednesday news conference. He credited the late Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Jr. for helping conceive of the plan for the Hall of Fame where honorees’ photos line a wall on the main floor of the Arts and Sciences building. Hughes said the Hall of Fame is working with Gary high schools to arrange tours for students so they can learn about the city’s rich athletic history. “We are built upon the

Claressa Shields and her winning committee

She is America’s most decorated boxer, amateur or pro, male or female. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, an undefeated, unified champion in not one, but two divisions. Claressa Maria “T-Rex” Shields is preparing for her seventh total title defense against Maricela Cornejo (16-5 with six knockouts) from Prosser, Washington on June 3 in Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena, home to the NBA Pistons and NHL Red Wings and streaming on DAZN. Cornejo replaces Hanna Gabriels who flunked a pre-fight drug test this month. The 28-year-old Shields (13-0 with two kayos), headlines the card less than 70 miles from where she grew up. Behind her in-the-ring greatness are two members of her team on the outside pushing all the right buttons: manager Mark Taffet, a former HBO executive and former boxer turned promoter Dmitriy Salita, an orthodox Jew from Ukraine. THE CHAMPION She is the WGOAT. Just ask her. “I am the greatest,” she says, though not as loud as the original author, but Claressa Shields is the face of women’s boxing, and she has the resume. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2012 London, 2016

‘Whoa, this doesn’t make sense’: Why is Oakland’s budget in such bad shape?

OAKLAND — For the past month, Oakland’s leaders have been entrenched in a budget process mired in tough choices, facing what officials have described as the largest deficit in its history. How large? The estimated shortfall, as presented by Mayor Sheng Thao in her budget proposal for the next two fiscal years, is $360 million — an amount inherited, as Thao puts it, from the previous administration, though the mayor was a councilmember when the last budget was approved. Thao’s strategy for combatting the shortfall and reaching a balanced budget manages to avoid layoffs, but it consolidates some departments and leaves unfilled a large number of jobs at the city, which is struggling with a 25% vacancy rate. The actual factors driving the shortfall are hard to understand without considering the complex web of past and current projections on which it’s based. Here’s how we got here: Q: What led Oakland to a historic $360 million deficit? A: Off the bat, the most significant answer is COVID-19 relief money that ended, creating a $188 million hole across the next two fiscal years. That was one-time

They said it: Getting to know words

“I would coin myself a quick word here. I’m an encyclopediac.” — Dhruv Subramanian, a 7th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon and finalist in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held last week near Washington, D.C., on how he got to be such a good speller.