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 2020-07-06 12:48 

San Jose Mercury

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in coronavirus boom...

Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a repor...

 2020-07-06 10:22 

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6-year-old boy fatally shot in San Francisco neighborhood...

A 6-year-old boy was killed in a San Francisco shooting that left another person wounded, police said Sunday....

 2020-07-05 03:01 

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The Latest: Columbus statue yanked, tossed into Inner Harbor...

The Latest on protests over racial inequality:...

 2020-07-05 02:52 

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The Latest: S Korea has 60-plus new virus cases for 3rd day...

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded 60-plus COVID-19 cases for a third consecutive day, a continuation of a virus spread beyond the greater Seoul area....

 2020-07-05 02:17 

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Photos: Fourth of July celebrations and protests...

Patriotism and First Amendment rights were on display Saturday on the Fourth of July in the Bay Area. Residents exercised their right to assemble with car parades in San Jose, patriotically decorated porches in Fremont and with others questioning what Ind...

 2020-07-05 00:30 

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'Independence for whom?': Bay Area marks Fourth of July with protests, parades, at-home firework shows...

Bay Area residents marked a Fourth of July overshadowed by a worsening pandemic and civil unrest over long-simmering racism and police violence with protests, demonstrations — and some old-fashioned parades and firework shows....

 2020-07-04 22:54 

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The Latest: Noose found at Johns Hopkins construction site...

The Latest on protests over racial inequality:...

 2020-07-04 22:14 

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The Latest: Texas has its biggest daily rise in virus cases...

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has reported its biggest daily increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases — 8,258. Hospitalizations also continue to climb....

 2020-07-04 20:11 

San Jose Mercury

Analysis: Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th...

On a very different Fourth of July holiday, when many Americans are wrestling with the racist misdeeds of the country's heroes and confronting an unrelenting pandemic with surging cases, their commander-in-chief is attempting to drag America backward ...

 2020-07-04 19:57 

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Castro Valley: Woman killed, man injured in apparent murder and attempted suicide...

A woman was killed and a man critically injured early Saturday morning in what authorities are investigating as an apparent murder and attempted suicide at a home in Castro Valley....

 2020-07-04 19:50 

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The Latest: Virginia says large US flag could be target...

The Latest on protests over racial inequality:...

 2020-07-04 19:45 

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The Latest: WHO reports highest 1-day virus case increase...

BERLIN — The World Health Organization says member states reported more than 212,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the global body Saturday, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic....

 2020-07-04 19:03 

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Swiss zookeeper dies after tiger attack inside enclosure...

BERLIN (AP) — A 55-year-old keeper at Zurich's zoo was killed by one of the park's Siberian tigers, officials in the Swiss city said Saturday...

 2020-07-04 18:51 

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The Latest: Texas conservative wanted Guard to 'kill 'em'...

The Latest on protests over racial inequality:...

 2020-07-04 04:34 

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Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore...

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed ...

 2020-07-04 03:20 

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Kimberly Guilfoyle — Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend and top Trump campaign official — tests positive for coronavirus...

Kimberly Guilfoyle -- the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top fundraiser for the Trump campaign -- has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the matter and a campaign source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN....

 2020-07-04 02:46 

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At Rushmore, Trump to say protesters seek to 'defame' heroes...

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to say in a fiery speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday night that protesters have waged "a merciless campaign to wipe out our history" amid demonstrations against racia...

 2020-07-04 02:26 

San Jose Mercury

8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Alabama mall...

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama's shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said....

 2020-07-04 01:24 

San Jose Mercury

Trump to give fiery speech at Rushmore amid virus, protests...

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to "tear down" the nation's history. He's adding the condemnation of those who p...

 2020-07-03 23:49 

San Jose Mercury

Petaluma police ID couple found dead in possible murder-suicide...

Police on Friday released the names of a man and woman found dead Thursday morning at a Petaluma home in what's being investigated as a murder-suicide....

 2020-07-03 23:38 

San Jose Mercury

Trump plans fiery Rushmore rally amid virus threat, protests...

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to "tear down" the nation's history. He's adding the condemnation of those who p...

 2020-07-03 22:23 

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De La Salle quarterback Dorian Hale announces his college of choice...

3-star recruit as dual-threat QB led De La Salle to back-to-back appearances in CIF Open state championship game...

 2020-07-03 22:17 

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Marin conservatives stage Novato flag wave to support Trump...

A group of more than 50 people gathered on the DeLong Avenue overpass in Novato on Thursday in a show of support for President Donald Trump....

 2020-07-03 21:54 

San Jose Mercury

Trump readies fiery speech for Mount Rushmore July Fourth...

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to "tear down" the nation's history. He's adding condemnation of those who pull ...

 2020-07-03 20:59 

San Jose Mercury

Trump plans fiery speech for Mount Rushmore fireworks...

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to "tear down" the nation's history. He's adding condemnation of those who pull ...

 2020-07-03 19:40 

San Jose Mercury

Goldberg: Trump's re-election message is white grievance...

Republicans who complain that the president is undisciplined miss the point: Bigotry has always been the strategy....

 2020-07-03 13:56 

San Jose Mercury

Trump's Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks...

President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore, an event expected to draw thousands where masks and social distancing aren't required as coronavirus cases spike across t...

 2020-07-03 13:45 

San Jose Mercury

Preserving East Oakland's #BlackLivesMatter protest art...

East Oakland's Black Culture Zone is leading the way in collecting and curating the murals that sprang up during the #BLM protests spurred by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police....

 2020-07-03 11:40 

San Jose Mercury

Police unions have helped shield officers from accountability. Now they're facing unprecedented backlash...

More than 85% of police contracts in major cities around the country include language limiting oversight or discipline of officers, according to an analysis by Campaign Zero, a criminal justice reform advocacy group....

 2020-07-03 03:56 

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San Mateo County: 8 inmates test positive for COVID-19...

Authorities say 3 jail employees also have been infected with the deadly virus...

 2020-07-02 22:39 

San Jose Mercury

Murder conviction overturned for man who shot neighbor in the head...

OAKLAND — The murder conviction of a man who admitted to shooting his neighbor in the head in 2014, was overturned by an appeals court because of a technical error. Shawn Martin was convicted in April 2017 of the second-degree murder of his 21-year-...

 2020-07-02 21:48 

San Jose Mercury

Cartoons: COVID-19 cases hits new high in U.S. | Russian bounties...

Plus: Former Vice President Joe Biden can "hardly wait" to compare his cognitive capability to that of President Donald Trump....

 2020-07-02 19:24 

San Jose Mercury

Bay Area COVID car wash fundraiser: Dunk politicians, hear local bands, geek out on virtual reality show...

Relief-o-Rama brings Donald Trump impersonator, dunk tank where you can try to dunk human-size COVID-19 virus, comedy and more to San Bruno car wash....

 2020-07-02 18:43 

San Jose Mercury

Vanilla Ice postpones Texas concert over virus concerns...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week shut down bars and clubs in an effort to halt what he called a "massive spread" of the coronavirus. But the Emerald Point Bar & Grill is still open and hosting live music because it is a restaurant and performances...

 2020-07-02 18:13 

San Jose Mercury

Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in California, but overall hate crimes decline...

Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California rose nearly 12% in 2019, including a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue, even as hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%, according to a state report released Wednesday....

 2020-07-02 18:00 

San Jose Mercury

Herman Cain hospitalized, being treated for coronavirus...

Cain, a contributor for conservative media outlet Newsmax, was hospitalized Wednesday "after he had development symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization" and was informed Monday that he tested positive for the virus....

 2020-07-02 17:50 

San Jose Mercury

Analysts: Fire at Iranian nuclear facility hit centrifuge plant...

The site of the fire corresponds to a newly opened centrifuge production facility, said Fabian Hinz, a researcher at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California....

 2020-07-02 17:28 

San Jose Mercury

Coronavirus cases rising in 40 of 50 US states...

In yet another alarming indicator, 36 states are seeing a rise in the percentage of tests that are coming back positive for the virus. The surge has been blamed in part on Americans not wearing masks or following other social distancing rules as states li...

 2020-07-02 17:15 

San Jose Mercury

Alabama students are having COVID parties, with payout for the first infected...

The first person confirmed by a doctor to have coronavirus after the exposure wins the money made off the ticket sales....

 2020-07-02 16:15 

San Jose Mercury

Coronavirus: How does California's surge compare to Florida, Arizona and Texas?...

California is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases unlike it has seen during the pandemic. But is the Golden State in the same, dire situation as Florida, Arizona and other states where the virus is spreading rapidly?...

 2020-07-02 15:22 

San Jose Mercury

Suspect sought after CHP officer hit by stolen car in Hayward...

A CHP officer injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a stolen car fired a shot at the fleeing vehicle but it was unknown if the vehicle or driver were hit....

 2020-07-02 15:00 

San Jose Mercury

Photos: "Justice for Miles Hall Rally and Tribute" at Civic Park in Walnut Creek...

A diverse crowd of several hundred people attended the "Justice for Miles Hall Rally and Tribute" at Civic Park in Walnut Creek....

 2020-07-02 13:29 

San Jose Mercury

Experts see little evidence that George Floyd protests spread coronavirus in U.S....

There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd's death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections, according to public health experts. If the protests had driven an explosion in cases, experts say, the jum...

 2020-07-02 13:26 

San Jose Mercury

US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%...

U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring....

 2020-07-02 02:01 

San Jose Mercury

Belmont: Suspect sought in shooting near Highway 101...

The victim ran from the scene; it was not known if he was injured by the gunfire...

 2020-07-02 00:53 

San Jose Mercury

Colorado candidate is latest in GOP linked to QAnon...

President Trump has retweeted QAnon-promoting accounts. Followers flock to Trump's rallies wearing clothes and hats with QAnon symbols and slogans....

 2020-07-02 00:15 

San Jose Mercury

Chronic understaffing, face masks locked away, sexual assault: Shocking allegations against Orinda care home with COVID-19 outbreak...

Investigators have thus far found evidence of an unreported sexual assault, personal protective equipment being locked away, and several prior violations against Orinda Care Center....

 2020-07-02 00:02 

San Jose Mercury

PG&E emerges from bankruptcy, pays $5 billion into wildfire fund...

With the end of PG&E's $58 billion bankruptcy, the utility paid $5 billion into a wildfire fund....

 2020-07-01 23:13 

San Jose Mercury

House approves $1.5T bill to fix US infrastructure...

President Donald Trump has frequently declared his support for infrastructure projects and pledged during the 2016 campaign to spend at least $1 trillion to improve infrastructure. Since taking office, Trump has repeatedly called for enactment of an infra...

 2020-07-01 22:42 

San Jose Mercury

Authorities searching for 'armed and dangerous' suspect in Rodeo killing...

Angelo Ramirez, 30, is wanted on murder charges in connection with an April shooting in Rodeo....

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