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Probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires. Treasury agents in recent ...
By Jack Gillum, Menelaos Hadjicostis and Eric Tucker The Associated Press FULL STORY
UC president to send ‘strong’ message on Mexico trip
SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano is crossing the border next week to send a “strong and loud” message to Mexico — which she clearly hopes will resonate in Washington — that America should not isolate its neighbor. The 3-day trip starting next Wednesday i...
By Jocelyn Gecker The Associated Press FULL STORY
Four people, including two children, found dead in California
SACRAMENTO — Police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said. The four victims were discovered when police broke into the Sacramento home after a relative reported that something might be wrong. Police did not im...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California races nature, clock to make key dam repairs
SAN FRANCISCO — California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the damaged main spillway at the nation’s tallest dam, pounded last month by surging storm waters. It’s also racing the clock. Safety experts say there is no time for delays in the state plan to restore the critic...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California Supreme Court expands shoplifting under crime law
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court has expanded the list of crimes that could qualify as shoplifting under a voter-approved initiative that cut penalties for certain drug and property offenses. In a 5-2 ruling, the court said Thursday that shoplifting under Proposition 47 does not just ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to impede Judge Neil Gorsuch’s path to the Supreme Court, setting up a political showdown with implications for future openings on the high court. Still irate that Republicans blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee, Democrats consider Gorsuch a t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
White House defending Republican lawmaker’s decision to brief Trump
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday defended the House intelligence committee chairman’s extraordinary decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intelligence intercepts, even as Rep. Devin Nunes privately apologized to his congressional colleagues. The...
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London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52
LONDON — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. A...
By Jill Lawless and Paisley Dodds The Associated Press FULL STORY
Death rates up for middle age whites with little education
WASHINGTON — A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls “deaths of despair” — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two Princeton Unive...
By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press FULL STORY
This day in history
In 1832, a mob in Hiram, Ohio, attacked, tarred and feathered Mormon leaders Joseph Smith Jr. and Sidney Rigdon. In 1913, New York’s Palace Theatre, the legendary home of vaudeville, opened on Broadway. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Ph...
Filmmakers shoot rescue of sea turtle caught in line
TORRANCE — A pair of filmmakers shooting wildlife off the coast of Southern California rescued a loggerhead sea turtle that had its four flippers and neck wrapped in the line of a deflated helium balloon. Bryce Trevett and Angel Hernandez say they spotted something shiny floating in the water Tu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Zoo’s alligators awaken from cold-weather state
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Zoo says its two alligators have awakened from brumation — a hibernation-like state that cold-blooded animals use during cold weather. The zoo said this week that the alligators, Reggie and Tina, are now swimming, floating and sunning themselves. They are now gett...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes
SANTA MONICA — California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes. The dog’s owner, 35-year-old Crystal Lamirande, had just returned to her Santa Monica apartment Tuesday when a neighbor ...
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‘Town That Garbage Built’ for sale in Pennsylvania for $1.5M
REDUCTION, Pa. — “The Town That Garbage Built” is up for sale. A family that has owned the Village of Reduction in Pennsylvania for nearly 70 years has decided to divest itself of the 75-acre property. The $1.5 million asking price includes farmland, 19 single-family homes and a 1914 one-roo...
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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you think San Mateo County cities should do more to ensure there are sufficient and affordable child care spaces?

Yes, there are not enough affordable spaces
Encouraging more spaces would bring cost down
There should be subsidies for those making lower incomes
No, let the market dictate the available spaces
Employers should do more to provide child care spaces
Don't know


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