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Poll: Voter focus is on economy   

WASHINGTON — It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's mid...

Sojourn to the Past former board members sue over bills   

Two former board members of the nonprofit Sojourn to the Past are suing for unreimbursed credit card purchases they made to help transport local high school students to the South for an annual firstha...

Seven running for Half Moon Bay City Council   

Seven candidates vying for three seats on the Half Moon Bay City Council in the November election have varying ideas on how to balance the impacts of tourism, improve the community and restore the pub...

Man imprisoned two years for arranging tryst with teen   

A 28-year-old man who reportedly brought beer and a bottle of expired "hot and sexy" lotion to an arranged tryst with a deputy posing as a Millbrae teen was sentenced to two years in prison. Marlon M...

SamTrans awards New Redi-Wheels contract   

The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors Wednesday voted to select First Transit, Inc. as the new $42.9 million five-year paratransit service provider for the Redi-Wheels program, the ...

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Construction spending down .8 pct   

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. Construction spendin...

California Catholics challenge abortion order   

SAN FRANCISCO — California's Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions. The California Catholic Conference, which...

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Where fashion goes, decor follows. And this fall, the fashionistas are inspired by Scotland. Plaid capes, kilts and coats hit the fall 2014 catwalk for Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. Marchesa sh...

As fun as summer at the lake is, Sue Vanderwiel and family also make the most of their Apple River, Illinois, vacation home in the winter. That's when "it is much quieter, and we can just hang out, pl...

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Used to be the most eyebrow-raising thing at restaurants were the alarming calorie counts posted next to the menu items. But step aside artery-clogging super-sized burgers, mystery meat buried under s...

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last week prohibiting the sterilization of state prisoners without their consent. In a reflection of the sorry state of California's prison system, prison health pr...

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Victor and Mary Ojakian speak at a press conference Wednesday morning to promote Caltrain’s new Web page aimed at providing resources for those needing help. The Ojakians lost their son to suicide.


In an effort to reduce the stigma around mental health issues, Caltrain announced it's offering online resources and information dedicated to suicide prevention through its website. For the past 20 y...


PITTSBURGH — Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing. A grand slam provided all that and more, silencing a revved-up c...

As Notre Dame-Belmont hitter Katie Smoot set up for an attack, Tigers' coach Jennifer Agresti calmly told her, "Hit it." Smoot swung through the ball, sent is screaming toward a Presentation defender...

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NEW YORK — Financial markets got off to a rough start in October as disappointing economic news and Ebola fears drove stocks lower. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped more than 200 points Wed...

DETROIT — Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September. General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group led the industry with 19-percent sales increases over last September. Toyota...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you think the Affordable Care Act has been effective?

For the most part
Effective? yes; good? no
Still too soon to tell


Texas Ebola monitoring now beyond initial contacts
DALLAS — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County H..
US factory orders posted record drop in August
WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop..
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