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San Francisco: One detained after feds find chemicals to make explosives

SAN FRANCISCO – A man was detained after chemicals to make explosives were found in San Francisco on Friday night. Officers were called to the 600 block of Gilman Avenue about 5:10 p.m. to assist federal agents with an investigation, the San Francisco Police...

CHP placed on ‘tactical alert’ ahead of presidential inauguration

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol is going on “tactical alert” ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the agency’s top official announced Friday. In a statement, Commissioner Amanda Ray cited the potential for civil unrest as her reason for...

U.S. Figure Skating: Alysa Liu is 4th but happy while Karen Chen takes bronze

Richmond’s Alysa Liu finally found a challenge too steep on Friday night in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas. Liu, 15, finished outside of the top three for the first time since winning the 2018 Junior title in San Jose. With 2018 Olympian Bradie...

Morgan Hill: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

MORGAN HILL – A 59-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing at a home in Morgan Hill, police said. The stabbing was reported on the 16000 block of Sundance Drive about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the Morgan Hill Police Department said in a news release....

COVID-19: ‘Chaos’ and logjams in California as vaccine supply promises fall through

With the coronavirus pandemic approaching 400,000 U.S. lives lost but the drugs that can halt the carnage finally in hand, California’s vaccine distribution system has spent the last 48 hours on the brink of collapse. The outgoing presidential administration, it was...

H-1B: Homeland Security’s ICE develops new unit to probe OPT foreign student work permit

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is developing a new unit to probe use of the Optional Practical Training work permit for foreign students, and to recommend investigations of students and employers. The OPT program, widely used in the Silicon Valley technology...

What you need to know about how to get a coronavirus vaccine

Looking to get a coronavirus vaccine but struggling to figure out how or where to book one? You’re not alone. The rollout of the eagerly anticipated COVID-19 shots has been anything but smooth and resulted in widespread frustration, system crashes and clogged phone...

Manhattan DA expands probe into Trump Org. finances

By Kara Scannell | CNN The Manhattan district attorney’s office has expanded its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances to include the family’s compound in Westchester County, according to lawyers and people familiar with the investigation....

COVID-19: UK announces new travel restrictions

By Amy Cassidy, Duarte Mendonca and Marnie Hunter | CNN In an effort to protect against new coronavirus variants, the United Kingdom will close all travel corridors from 4 a.m. local time Monday. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the move in a news conference...

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends Parler app suspension: ‘We don’t consider that free speech’

By Todd Spangler | Variety Apple chief Tim Cook said posts on right-wing social app Parler represented “incitement to violence” that warranted its removal from the App Store. In an interview to air on Fox Broadcasting’s “Fox News Sunday” this Sunday (Jan. 17), Cook...

Word Game: Jan. 15, 2021

TODAY’S WORD — GRAYLING (GRAYLING: GRAY-ling: An edible fish of the Northern Hemisphere.) Average mark 30 words Time limit 45 minutes Can you find 44 or more words in GRAYLING? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — NEOPHYTE note open peen pent peon...

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Miss Manners: She was insulted by my condolence note

DEAR MISS MANNERS: When the father of a friend died, I sent what I thought was a nice letter of condolence. I later heard that my friend was somewhat insulted by my note, as I “hadn’t even bothered to send a sympathy card,” but wrote a letter instead. I know Miss...

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