Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing
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Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Thursday found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier that touched off a national immigration debate two years ago, rejecting possible charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate had been deported five times and … Continue reading

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4 shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said. The shooting occurred as students were being let out of school for the day Tuesday from the June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School, which … Continue reading

Sentencing set for ex-state senator in racketeering case
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Sentencing set for ex-state senator in racketeering case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California state senator Leland Yee is expected to be sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 24 after acknowledging in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines. Yee’s attorneys have called for no more than five years and … Continue reading

Fired regulator: Governor pushed to waive oil safeguards.
Science / Technology

Fired regulator: Governor pushed to waive oil safeguards.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key environmental safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. Brown fired the regulators on … Continue reading

Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music
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Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a major new foray into streaming music on Monday as it showed off a host of new software features for its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. The $10-a-month music service is called Apple Music and combines on-demand listening, a 24/7 radio station hosted by live DJs and a forum … Continue reading

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400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say. The books, “Stirpium Historiae” and “Rariorm Plantarum Historia Anno 1601,” were taken from Italy’s Historical … Continue reading