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Fight over taxes looms between Dems, Brown
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap. The financial crisis has passed and the economy is rebounding, but the fight over...
By Juliet Williams The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Obama declares era of ’new trust’ with India
NEW DELHI — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of “new trust” in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi. Standing side by side at the stately Hyderabad House, Obama and...
By Julie Pace The Associated Press FULL STORY
Japan stunned by video
TOKYO — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention focused on efforts to save the other hostage, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinz...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Kerry warns against violence in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria — In a rare high-level visit to Africa’s most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria’s leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month’s vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-l...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Greek radical left wins election, threatening turmoil
ATHENS, Greece — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, setting the stage for a showdown with the country’s international creditors that could shake the eurozone. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the co...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Fewer kindergarteners skip vaccinations
LOS ANGELES — Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. The issue has taken new prominence as California deals with an outbreak of measles...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Judges question scouts ban
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts and other youth groups that practice “invidious” discrimination against gays came against the wishes of some jurists with children who are Boy Scouts or who are active ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Blizzard warning issued
NEW YORK — A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said. A blizzard warning was issued for New York and Boston, and t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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San Bruno pizza parlor fire under control
Firefighters have controlled a two-alarm fire that sparked at a pizza parlor in San Bruno this morn..
Child struck near Fair Oaks Elementary School not seriously injured
A child was hit by a car while walking near Fair Oaks Elementary School in unincorporated San Mateo ..
Six-alarm vegetation fire in Pacifica contained
A six-alarm vegetation fire that prompted evacuations in Pacifica early this morning has been contai..
Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani
BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group alm..
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