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Jail chaplain learns humility through work: Martin Schurr gave up a cushy corporate life to give back   

Helping to heal those incarcerated, their families and others affected by crime is all in a day's work for St. Vincent de Paul's Head Jail Chaplain Martin Schurr, but nonprofits haven't always been hi...

Life sentence for ‘chrome revolver bandit’: Three strikes for man who went on multi-city crime spree   

The three-strikes robbery defendant nicknamed the "chrome revolver bandit" for the large silver weapon used during a multi-city crime spree and the shooting of a San Mateo pet store clerk will be sent...

Google Express courier charged with stealing Target items   

A Google Express shopping courier with a record of theft convictions stole items from a Daly City Target store while picking up items purchased through the new delivery system, according to prosecutor...

Vet with PTSD gets time served for assault   

A 25-year-old Woodside military veteran committed to a state mental hospital after his arrest for assaulting his cousin with a shovel was sentenced Friday to a year in jail but already has 16 months w...

Former church usher imprisoned for molesting girl   

The former Daly City church who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching two young girls on separate occasions was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offe...

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California can't say if it's meeting drought goal   

LOS ANGELES — The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and pr...

Former CIA officials can’t see ‘torture’ report   

ASPEN, Colo. — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review part...

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SILVER DOLLAR CITY AND AMERICAN CRAFTSMANSHIP: TRADITIONAL SKILLS THRIVE IN BRANSON, MISSOURI. It all started with a cave. In the 1950s, the proprietors of Marvel Cave, one of the largest caves in Mis...

In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1882, the Richard Wagner opera "Parsifal" premiered in Bayreuth, Germany. In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonapa...

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One never knows when an opportunity will present itself. Sometimes it falls in one's lap, other times, it takes scratching and clawing so that "luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"...

Dying in the digital age means leaving two worlds instead of one. One is the physical world, where your body resides. The other is the online world, where your virtual self exists. When you die, your...

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Vinyl Room in Burlingame hosted a Yelp Elite member party in the newly renovated bar.


A new and revived Burlingame means a revamping for a bar right off Burlingame Avenue. With the Burlingame Avenue Streetscape project, Vinyl Room at 221 Park Road has decided to do renovations and too...


SAN FRANCISCO — Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating...

The San Bruno boys are at it again. The San Bruno Colt League All-Stars have surged into the third tier of the postseason. Advancing through the Peninsula Colt League Section Tournament and the North...

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NEW YORK — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — t...

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky. And the U.S. stock market's response? After dipping briefly on the b...

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Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidin...

Sheriff Quinn Colson has been working to clean up corruption and injustice in Ace Atkins' compelling crime fiction series, but he can't change the past of Jericho, Mississippi, when he's faced with a ...

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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
WASHINGTON — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplom..
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