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Investigators looking at overdose in Prince death
MINNEAPOLIS — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press on Thursday. The official said that amon...
By Eric Tucker, Amy Forliti and Michael Tarm The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Brown approves funding for June primary
SACRAMENTO — California counties will get an additional $16 million to help manage a surge of new voters energized by the June 7 primary and petition signatures vying for the November ballot. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB120 on Friday, a day after lawmakers rushed it through the Assembly ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Drug dealers use ‘Steph Curry’ likeness to market heroin
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry. Regional transit police chief Thomas Nestel tweeted a picture of several packets featuring Curry’s face and name. His...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet
NEW YORK — Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won’t be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet. The company says its “365” chain will have a minimalist layout, affordable prices and third-party vendors who set up shop inside the sto...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
White House ’16: Hillary Clinton gears up for Trump in fall race
WASHINGTON — Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks. Though she has yet to clinch th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
John Kasich calls for balance on gay rights and religious beliefs
SAN FRANCISCO — Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a “chill pill” and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation. The Ohio governor appeared at a town hall hosted ...
By Janie Har The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another locat...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Cruz gets Indiana governor’s endorsement
INDIANAPOLIS — In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana’s governor endorsed the front-runner’s chief rival, Ted Cruz, on Friday, injecting new drama into the state’s critical Republican primary contest just days before voters head to the polls. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence described Cruz as “a p...
By Scott Bauer and Steve Peoples The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as shooting in rural region wounds four
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians voted Friday in the country’s parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Though Rouhani continues to have pop...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Sixteen blamed for mistakes in deadly U.S. attack on Afghan clinic
WASHINGTON — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a “disproportional response...
By Robert Burns The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rising violence kills more than 200 in a week in Syria’s Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a “monstrous disregard for civi...
By Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Eleven Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change
MIAMI — The U.S. has deported 11 Cubans under an agreement Washington made with Havana after a massive 1980 boatlift. In a statement to El Nuevo Herald, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Nestor Yglesias said the deportations took place under the terms of a 1984 agreement listing ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat
PATNA, India — With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people. The eastern state of Bihar this ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer
VATICAN CITY — Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research. Biden spoke at a conference on regenerative medicine and ended up sharing the stage with the pope, who used his own speech to decry a profit-drive...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
The California Republican convention on Burlingame's Bayshore this weekend will feature Donald Trump, John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina as speakers, what will you be doing?

Celebrating
Protesting
Trying to get in
Reading news reports of it
Staying away from Burlingame's Bayshore

 

 
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