Vatican calls for abolition of death penalty in new hard-line stance

ROME — Pope Francis on Thursday hardened the Catholic Church’s stance against the death penalty, with the church saying it…

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Congress sends firefighting planes to California, but they won’t help this year

WASHINGTON — More help is on the way for the increasingly devastating California fire season, thanks to Congress. Only trouble…

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49ers Training Camp: Fred Warner gets off to a physical start

By: C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have managed to avoiding big…

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Hurricane Maria claimed 1,139 lives in Puerto Rico over 3 months, new report estimates

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, battering the U.S. territory with heavy rain, flash…

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Chiu, Breed call on San Franciscans to oppose census citizenship question

Mayor London Breed joined Assemblymember David Chiu in Chinatown Thursday to encourage the public to oppose a question about citizenship…

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Trump’s EPA formally launches rollback of fuel economy standards

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Thursday pushed ahead with plans to unravel the federal government’s most effective action to fight…

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Former Uber driver convicted in death of 6-year-old girl

A former Uber driver was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter Thursday in connection with the 2013 death of a 6-year-old…

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Kolsky: Explaining the A’s — How the Oakland Nine became contenders

  It’s August, and the Oakland Athletics are 64-46, sitting 18 games over .500. This plain statement of fact feels…

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