There is a hazy line between remembrance and fixation for New Yorkers contemplating the 10th anniversary of the deadliest attack ever committed on U.S. soil. Read More
Lawyers for Jared Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding 13 in a mass shooting in Arizona, will ask a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to halt his forced medication in a prison hospital. Loughner, 22, is charged with injuring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, and 12 others and killing six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, in the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson. Read More
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook Washington, D.C., and was felt across the East Coast, including in New York City.
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the Washington, D.C, area on Wednesday and was felt across the East Coast, including in New York City.
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The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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State representatives in Sacramento today introduced a parole reform bill inspired by the Jaycee Dugard case.State Sen. Ten Gaines, R-Roseville, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced the “The Parole Reform Act of 2011” to address what they see as problems with the current parole system.“It’s a refining of the process so it has a better result,” said Bonilla, who co-authored the bill. Read More
An Amber Alert issued for an allegedly kidnapped 16-year-old boy was canceled early Tuesday morning, Antioch police said.
The alert was canceled by 12:30 a.m. when police learned through an ongoing investigation that the allegedly abducted teen, Hassan Ameer Ford, had been released by his alleged captor, a 25-year-old man, and was no longer under duress.
Hassan has been in personal contact with family and friends since the incident Monday afternoon, although police have not spoken directly to him, police said. Read More
The six-alarm fire at Macro Plastics Inc. in Fairfield on Tuesday afternoon appears to have started when employees used an “open flame device” during maintenance work in a storage yard, Fairfield Fire Marshal Morgana Yahnke said this morning.The fire, which sent a thick plume of black smoke into the air that was visible for miles, started at about 1 p.m. at the facility, located at 2250 Huntington Drive in an industrial area. Read More
President Obama, welcoming the world-champion San Francisco Giants to the White House Monday, noted Brian Wilson’s epic beard, and said, “I do fear it.”The remark came as the president honored the team of “misfits and castoffs” that he deemed baseball’s “characters with character.”Obama was joined by Willie Mays, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, among other Bay Area politicians, in praising the Giants for their first World Series win in 56 years. Read More
A California state assembly bill aimed at San Francisco’s circumcision ban on the November ballot seeks to make it clear that no local law can restrict the practice.San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield gathered more than 12,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot, which would make circumcision of a minor in The City a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine and up to a year behind bars. Read More