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
Sen. Jim DeMint has confirmed that the House will block President Obama from making recess appointments, in the following statement emailed to the Examiner: Read More
A senior Republican Senate aide says that the House has indicated it will not agree to let the Senate leave for a full recess over Memorial Day in an attempt to block President Obama from making any appointments during the break next week.
Under the U.S Constitution, neither chamber can adjourn for more than three days unless both chambers agree to it.
When Democrats took over Congress in 2007, they held pro forma Senate sessions every three days during breaks to prevent President Bush from making any appointments, some of which lasted mere seconds. Read More
The woman who had a child fathered by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger 10 years ago has been identified as Mildred Patricia Baena, a housekeeper/assistant who worked for the Schwarzenegger-Shriver family for more than 20 years, according to online sources. TMZ reports that she performed cleaning duties, did laundry and cooked, among other chores.
The child, a boy, was reportedly fathered more than 10 years ago, before Schwarzenegger’s seven-year term as governor of California began. Read More
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said Monday the he hopes the Pakistani government grills its military and intelligence officers about their knowledge of Osama bin Laden's million-dollar compound.
In a critical statement given to reporters Monday morning, Levin questioned whether Pakistani officials may have known bin Laden was hiding not far from the country's military hub. Read More
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