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Tuesday, May 16


Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures…

Saturday, Apr 29


Editorial: Abandoning free and open Internet is a very bad idea

It’s no surprise that new Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai wants to do away with the basic principle that all internet data should be treated equally by broadband providers, such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. He’s a…

Thursday, Apr 27


Oakland could lose millions under Trump budget

OAKLAND — The city could lose $10.5 million in federal funds under the White House’s proposed budget, according to an analysis from the city administrator’s office. It is too early to know exactly what to expect, as the president’s 62-page…

Wednesday, Apr 26


Workers at Ivanka Trump’s clothing-maker earn about $62 a week

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) What was Ivanka Trump doing at the W20 women’s…

Monday, Apr 3


Tesla reports record deliveries of vehicles in 1st quarter

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. says it delivered a record 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 69 percent from the same period last year. Tesla said Sunday that it delivered about 13,450 Model S cars and about…

Friday, Mar 17


East Bay store among JCPenney locations to close

RICHMOND — The JCPenney at Richmond’s Hilltop mall is among 138 stores that the company will shutter this year as part of a plan to shrink its store count as the industry grapples with changes. Most of the stores on the list will begin…

Sunday, Feb 19


McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She…

Tuesday, Feb 14


Twitter reverses one new safety rule, concedes misstep

Twitter has abruptly reversed one of its safety rules to combat social media bullies, in the latest stumble by the micro-blogging service. By George Avalos | gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com |. PUBLISHED: February 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm |…

Sunday, Feb 5


Milo Yiannopoulos plans to return to Berkeley

BERKELEY — Controversial provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced Saturday morning via Facebook that he has plans to return to Berkeley, following violent demonstrations that prompted UC Berkeley to cancel his speaking event there earlier…

Thursday, Jan 19


Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland — Few people are more eager for Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia. Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by…

Friday, Jan 13


Oakland: Tower of Power band members hit by train in Jack London Square

An Oakland Police officer exits the car parked in front of Yoshi's nightclub after two musicians were hit by an Amtrak train on Embarcadero and Clay Street in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Bassist Marc Van Wageningen of…

Wednesday, Jan 11


Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and his team were on the side of the City of Angels over the City by the Bay on Tuesday, choosing…

Friday, Dec 30


Hospitals penalized for patient safety violations

Almost half of Alameda County hospitals will be penalized after being cited by the federal government for high rates of patient injuries, which for the first time includes the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs. Of the 96 California…

Wednesday, Dec 14


Ronnie Lott’s Raiders stadium plan gets…

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) OAKLAND — A Hail Mary attempt to keep the Raiders…

Tuesday, Dec 6


Oakland warehouse fire: 10 more victims named

OAKLAND — Ten more victims of a deadly Fruitvale District warehouse fire were named late Monday as authorities pressed forward with an investigation that could result in murder charges. So far, 36 bodies have been pulled from the ash and…

Tuesday, Nov 29


Minimum wage protest closes intersection in East Oakland


OAKLAND — A minimum wage protest shut down an East Oakland intersection on Tuesday morning, as part of nationwide “Fight for $15 Day of Disruption,” according to media sources. Protesters included Bay Area Uber drivers, fast-food workers…

Wednesday, Sep 7


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