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Quake damaged roads cut access to Italy town
AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue workers acknowledged Friday they might not find any more survivors from Italy’s earthquake as they confronted a new obstacle to their recovery work: a powerful aftershock that damaged two key access bridges to hard-hit Amatrice, threatening to isolate it. Mayor Sergio P...
By Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms
PARIS — France’s top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims. The rul...
By Philippe Sotto The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S. wants to limit speeds for truck and bus drivers
DETROIT — The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways. A new proposal Friday would impose a nationwide limit by electronically capping speeds with a device on newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 poun...
By Tom Krisher The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
FDA expands Zika screening to all blood centers in the U.S.
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Friday’s advisory means all U.S. states and territories will need to begin testing blood donat...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts from the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins waved goodbye as the Dragon slowly flew away Friday morning. Six hours later, the spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific, just off Mexi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state’s bathroom-access measure violates federal law. U.S...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Clinton says controversies behind her; Donald Trump begs to differ
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family’s foundation against Donald Trump’s criticism on Friday and declared she’s confident there will be no new blockbuster accusations on the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in Nove...
By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire
OSLO, Norway — Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies. The Maoist rebels announced their agreement to put down their arms in a joint statement with Philippine government officials at the end...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Deportations just latest topic where Trump has wavered
WASHINGTON — As he powered through his rivals in the Republican primary, Donald Trump sold himself as the “tell-it-like-it-is” candidate, a brash truth-teller whose policy pronouncements wouldn’t be swayed by the polls. “I’ve never wanted to learn the language of the insiders and I’ve...
By Jill Colvin The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Brown signs bill banning coal-export funding
SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals. The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign aggressively to block shipments of coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry markets in Asia....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
North Korea says U.N. condemnation of missile tests ‘provocation’
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country’s latest submarine-launched missile test. North Korean Foreign Ministry official Jon Min Dok said in an interview Saturday that the U.S.-led discussio...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Judge refuses to suspend California’s assisted death law
SAN DIEGO — A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia said the law will remain in effect for now. He also agreed to allow the physi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left three dead
TORONTO — A man once dubbed the Fake Beard Bandit as a suspect in a string of bank robberies and due to be married in three weeks was charged Friday in a bloody crossbow attack that left three people dead in a middle-class Toronto suburb. Wearing white coveralls and fumbling with his fingers, Br...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Judge won’t block California’s strict child vaccination law
SAN DIEGO — A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego...
By Julie Watson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rebels and civilians leave town after four-year siege
DARAYA, Syria — Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left this war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced evacuation deal struck with the government to end a four-year siege and aerial campaign that has left the area in ruins. The capitula...
By Albert Aji and Zeina Karam The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
U.S., Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce
GENEVA — The United States and Russia said Friday they had resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bolivian president, opposition spar over official’s killing
LA PAZ, Bolivia — President Evo Morales and his political opponents traded recriminations Friday over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a highway. The killing of Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes underscored how Morales...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey — A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said. The attack struck the checkpoint 50 meters (yards) from a main ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Would you welcome express lanes with a toll or carpool lanes on Highway 101 in San Mateo County?

Yes, they will help with traffic
Yes, but only carpool lanes
Only if the lanes are added and not taken away from current lanes
Not sure
No way

 

 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
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