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Jury selected in retrial over woman's burning death


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the retrial of a man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, allowing testimony to begin Tuesday.

Police: Modesto father forces way into home, abducts 6-year-old boy


Modesto police detectives said they are searching for a 6-year-old boy who was taken from his home by his father, police said.

Arizona's Republican governor and Democratic rival face off


PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic candidate David Garcia wrangled Monday over border policies and public education in the first of two televised debates this week, with Garcia complaining about attack ads he…

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):; 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exports


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):; 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran's…


Candidates for governor in red Oklahoma face off at forum


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democrat trying to capture the governor's seat in Oklahoma said Monday his government experience is a benefit, but he also quickly pointed out that it's been eight years since he's held office in the red state…

Dallas police officer who shot neighbor fired by department

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DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his Caribbean homeland.


Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his…


Rosenstein still has his job — at least till Trump showdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now.


Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back.

From ‘Rocket Man’ to ‘Terrific’: Trump lauds Kim in UN return


UNITED NATIONS — President Trump raised hopes at the United Nations on Monday that a second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could occur “quite soon,” striking a conciliatory tone one year after he used his debut at the United…

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn’t deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while…

Congress set to keep government open, delay action on border wall


WASHINGTON — Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there’s one potential obstacle: President Trump.

Police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in Baltimore shootout


BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer assigned to a crime suppression detail was wounded by gunfire and the suspect who fired at him was fatally shot in an alleyway in one of the city's rougher districts, Baltimore's interim police…


Russia to provide Syria with new S-300 air defense missiles


MOSCOW — Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria’s government with sophisticated S-300 air defense systems after last week’s downing of a Russian plane by Syria forces responding to an Israeli air strike, a friendly fire incident that…

Pope praises Latvians for keeping faith during occupation


AGLONA, Latvia — Pope Francis praised Latvians on Monday for persevering through the horrors of Soviet and Nazi occupation, persecution and exile, and urged them to keep their Christian faith alive as subsequent generations confront new…


Traffic delayed after I-580 lanes shut down at Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

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All lanes are open on eastbound Interstate 580 at San Quentin approaching the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge after an emergency closure of the left lanes early Monday morning.

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack


AHVAZ, Iran (AP) — Amid wails and vows of revenge, thousands of Iranians on Monday attended a mass funeral service for victims of a weekend attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people.


UK's Labour opposition says it might back new Brexit vote


LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition party took a step at its annual conference toward backing a new referendum on Brexit — but stopped short of saying the vote should include an option not to leave the European Union at all.


Firefighter injured as 2 small blazes burn on Concord-Pittsburg border

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A firefighter was injured and traffic was delayed as two small vegetation fires burned along Highway 4 on the Concord-Pittsburg border Sunday, authorities said.

Monday, Sep 24

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges


WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on…

Elderly woman found dead in car in Newark

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The body of an elderly woman was found in a car at the bottom of an embankment in Newark on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Stop Brexit? UK's Labour party mulls backing new referendum


LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party confirmed Sunday it will hold a major debate on Brexit at its party conference this week, buoying Labour members hoping to stop the country from leaving the European Union.

Spruced-up Alta Plaza Park welcomed back in grand reopening

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Spectacular views, sunny skies and almost-warm air Sunday drew hundreds of people to San Francisco’s Alta Plaza Park, which sits high in Pacific Heights.

Sunday, Sep 23

Pope warns Lithuanians against rebirth of anti-Semitism


VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Pope Francis warned against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance Sunday for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly…

85 cars towed, 2 arrests in East Oakland sideshows

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Oakland police towed at least 85 cars and made two arrests during a series of sideshows across East Oakland early Sunday morning.

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions.

AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday


WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from…

Saturday, Sep 22

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the…

Two coyotes now call Bernal Hill home, and sometimes they 'frolic'

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A lone coyote has long made San Francisco's Bernal Hill home, but in recent weeks people have seen two coyotes roaming this rocky summit rising above the city's south side have.

GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes standoff between Republicans and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack stretched into the weekend after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would vote…

School bus carrying 7 students catches fire on Richmond Bridge

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A school bus fire Friday afternoon caused a traffic shutdown for about 40 minutes on the westbound lanes of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, authorities said.

Friday, Sep 21

The Latest: Ocracoke Island accessible by ferry once again


The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local):; 4:00 p.m. Floodwaters have breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a North Carolina power plant, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the…

Candlestick Point opening campsites (bring a warm blanket)

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California is inviting folks to pitch a tent at one of six designated sites opening in Candlestick Point State Park on Oct. 1.

Sheriff: Shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun


ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law…

Man accused in San Francisco kidnapping, deadly crash ordered to stand trial


A man accused in a violent San Francisco kidnapping that led to a fiery and fatal crash in Emeryville was ordered to stand trial on several charges, including murder, a judge ruled Thursday.

Thursday, Sep 20

Police suspect Fresno Zoo trespasser bitten by lion was 'under the influence'

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Police found drug paraphernalia on a man who was bitten by a lion after breaking into the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wednesday night, ABC 7 reports.

Man pulled from water near SF’s Aquatic Park; 2 rescued from cliff rocks

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Two men and a woman were rescued early Thursday, and one was in critical condition, after being trapped on rocks and in the water near Aquatic Park in San Francisco, officials said.

Arrest of San Francisco activist Equipto sparks protest outside police station in Mission District

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More than 50 protesters confronted police outside of the Mission police station in San Francisco following the arrest of a Bay Area activist Wednesday who residents said was taken into custody for videoing police mistreatment of a black…

Dreamforce is coming to San Francisco — here’s what to expect

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An average weekday in downtown San Francisco can already feel claustrophobic, so what happens when 170,000 additional people flood into a relatively small patch of the city?