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Islamic State hunts down Syrian loyals: Militants seize control of strategic town with public shootings and beheadings   

BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their...

District delays decision for Peninsula location: High school board pushes deadline back until new superintendent takes control   

Peninsula Alternative High School students will continue to wait in limbo while high school district officials further consider whether to renovate their campus in San Bruno. The San Mateo Union Hi...

California farmers strike a deal to cut water use   

SACRAMENTO — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce cons...

Q&A: California farmers strike water-saving deal with state   

FRESNO — A group of farmers in the heart of California's agricultural region have cut a historic deal with the state to reduce their water use by 25 percent in exchange for avoiding deeper mandatory...

South San Francisco senior hopes to continue winning ways in national speech competition   

A senior at South San Francisco High School is crowdsourcing a fundraising effort to send her to the national high school speech championship, where she hopes continue a recent streak of success in co...

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Clinton received sensitive info on private email account   

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later ...

California moves toward ending use of bullhooks on elephants   

SACRAMENTO — California would become the first state to ban the use of bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate. "It's time that the state prohib...

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In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English. In 1533, the marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void. In 1788, Sout...

A measurement of body fat content based on the height and weight of adults is called BMI (body mass index). A high BMI may indicate future health problems. A BMI between 18.5 and 24 is healthy. A BMI ...

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Anona Dutton, a busy working mom makes time to go for a run at Millbrae Spur Trail with kids, Adayn, 6, Hunter, 3 and dog in tow.


As a full-time working mom of two, Anona Dutton struggled to make room for personal fitness and quality time for the family until she found a way to do both — taking advantage of all that San Mateo ...


Collin Theroux has found a home at San Joaquin Delta over the past two years. Now the sophomore catcher is looking to finish his community college career in style. A San Mateo native and former Serra...

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Now things get tougher as the Warriors head to Houston f...

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NEW YORK — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note. Major indexes fell from the start on Friday as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. ...

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb c...

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LOS ANGELES — It's infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original. In 1982, "Poltergeist" saw the brilliant p...

Incoming seniors: The time that you've been waiting for, for all of your years of schooling is almost here. In exactly a year from now, many of you will be preparing to walk the stage and receive your...

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