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Once the opponents relented, the Senate began voting, clearing the package by a 65-32 vote a full day before Friday's midnight deadline to fund the government. "Shame, shame. A pox on both Houses - and parties," tweeted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who spent the afternoon tweeting details found in ...
"Incidents like that are exactly why I'm asking these companies to come to San Francisco and partner with us as a local government so we can all collectively put public safety first," Farrell said in an interview before the event. The crash shows that the technology "is not ready for prime time," Mark ...

This means that all stores in the city will be completely fur-free by next year and includes online pruchases for delivery to San Francisco addresses. ... Claire Bass, HSI/U.K.'s Executive Director plans to write to the British government and urge Prime Minister May to follow San Francisco's ethical lead.
TechCrunch Disrupt ranks as the premier event in the startup landscape, and our flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, will be our biggest and best Disrupt ever. If you haven't heard, we're moving to the Moscone Center West, tripling the floor space and ... students government
FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 file photo, shows a fragment of the former Warsaw Ghetto wall in Sienna 53 street in Warsaw, Poland. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of Warsaw they called the "Jewish district." Poland's government is distancing itself from ...
FILE - In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo, people celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico and his government as a way out of the political crisis during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was report on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 that Slovakia's president Andrej Kiska has rejected a ...

FILE - In this Friday, March 16, 2018 file photo, people celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico and his government as a way out of the political crisis during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was report on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 that Slovakia's president Andrej Kiska has rejected a ...
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A potential collapse of the minority Norwegian government was averted Tuesday after a senior minister resigned for writing a Facebook post claiming the opposition Labor Party was more interested in protecting the rights of terrorists than the Norwegian people.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill in time for Congress to begin ...
Emails and text messages made public March 20, 2018, show frantic efforts after Hurricane Maria by officials of the Puerto Rican government and Walmart to get fuel to keep their generators going _ and silence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A letter sent by the ranking member of the ...
The Capitol is seen early Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington. Two major issues, the border wall and a tunnel and rail project, are holding up the massive government-wide spending bill that must pass Congress before a midnight Friday deadline to avoid another government shutdown. An agreement ...
The government blamed rebels in the eastern suburbs of Damascus for the attack on the Kashkol neighborhood. The capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, has come under increasing attack as government forces continue to pound rebel-held eastern Ghouta, with military backing from Russia.
Jay Nath, who has served as chief innovation officer at the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation (MOCI) since its formation in 2012, will be departing city government to serve as co-executive director at the nonprofit City Innovate Foundation. Nath's role as CIO at MOCI will be taken by Krista Canellakis ...
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has rejected a proposal for a new government following a crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee. Last week, the three-party coalition of Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned following massive street protests in the wake of the slayings ...
PARIS (AP) — France's government has presented a plan to better fight against racism and anti-Semitism, focusing on social media and prevention in schools. Prime minister Edouard Philippe said Monday France will push for a Europe-wide effort to force internet giants to remove "heinous, racist and ...
San Francisco Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath, a key architect of its groundbreaking Startup in Residence (STiR) program, has left City Hall to focus more exclusively on leading the fast-growing civic-tech sector collaboration, now in its fourth year. Nath confirmed to Government Technology that he was in ...
Trudeau's meeting with Bezos comes just weeks after Toronto, which has created a government-sponsored innovation hub for tech companies, was among the cities that made the shortlist for Amazon's second headquarters. The San Francisco Bay Area has become increasingly important to the Canadian ...

The announcement comes amid growing tensions ahead of Friday's anti-government rallies planned across Slovakia and abroad. The protesters demand a thorough investigation into the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, whose bodies were found in their home on Feb. 25, and ...
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007 file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to Daniels made prior to the 2016 presidential election ...
The top examiner of Wells Fargo at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency improperly revealed to the San Francisco bank the existence of a government investigation, a watchdog agency's inquiry has found. Sometime before mid-April 2017, the OCC's examiner-in-charge at Wells allegedly disclosed ...
Just as government shouldn't give preference to certain religions, it shouldn't give preference to certain races or sexual orientations, either. In principle, I think people should be able to hire whomever they want. Of course, that principle runs up against various civil rights laws banning racial discrimination in ...
Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security Council Thursday the Taliban's argument that it won't talk to the government because the conflict is not between Afghan parties "misrepresents the reality." He said tens of thousands of Afghans are killed and injured every year in confrontations between the Taliban ...
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel tweeted Thursday March 8, 2018 that he will not be a part of the next government. Later on Thursday, the German news agency dpa reported that the current justice minister, Heiko Maas, will become the country's next foreign minister. (Oliver Dietze/dpa via AP).
German government calculates deaths from nitrogen dioxide. March 8 ... BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people die prematurely each year in Germany from the harmful effects of nitrogen dioxide, a gas that's produced by diesel engines, according to a government-sponsored report published Thursday.
The portion of China's debt that is owed by the government declined to the equivalent of 36.2 percent of annual economic output at the end of 2017, down 0.5 percentage points from a year earlier, according to Xiao. He said that was safely below an international "warning level" of 60 percent. The minister ...
Attorneys for San Francisco argued Monday that an appeals court should uphold a judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit alleging former Sheriff Ross ... federal government to be heard at trial over a Bureau of Land Management ranger who left his firearm unsecured in a parked vehicle in San Francisco.
According to Perrotta's online resume, he describes himself as the "Acting Special Agent in Charge" working with a protective security detail with an unnamed U.S. government agency. On Sequoia's webpage, Perrotta is described as being "charged with a dual mission, protecting a member of the U.S. ...
The president is mostly exempt from conflict-of-interest laws that prevent officials of the executive branch from profiting off their government positions. And lobbyists, special interest groups and diplomats have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars already at Trump properties. But federal law regarding the ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate who serves as New Mexico's top land manager posted signs Tuesday along the U.S.-Mexico border aimed at blocking border patrol operations on a one-mile stretch of state trust land over concerns that the federal government is not compensating the ...
San Francisco city procurement officials are experimenting with a new chatbot for internal use that is expected to clarify one of government's most confusing processes. After a soft launch on Jan. 1, the Office of Contract Administration is now honing a digital assistant designed for use by workers across the ...
The purpose of the forthcoming 2018 Global Climate Action Summit—scheduled to take place September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, California—is to showcase the actions that state and local leaders, businesses, investors, scientists, students, non-profits and other so-called “sub-national actors” have ...
Rent and home prices are so high in San Francisco that even non-tech, middle-class workers are moving into dorms. In a recent ... The startup was founded in 2016 and caters to a specific demographic— middle-class earners who don't qualify for government subsidies but still can't afford San Francisco's sky-high prices.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican man who was deported twice and had a history of arrests was able to assume the identity of an American citizen and receive more than $360,000 in government benefits for nearly four decades, California court records show.
Slovak President Andrej Kiska is calling for substantial changes in the country's coalition government or for an early election to resolve the "serious political crisis" resulting from the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. Kiska said in a televised speech on Sunday: "Many don't trust law ...
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The resigned head of Iran's wrestling federation has asked the country's diplomats to take responsibility and support athletes who refuse to compete against Israelis, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Saturday.
San Francisco interim Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday that the city plans to pay for legal representation of any immigrant that the Trump ... California objected to the actions being labeled sweeps or raids, saying the government went after specific people and does not “target aliens indiscriminately.
The Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV, which has reporters throughout Syria, including in Afrin, said Turkish warplanes killed 18 pro-government gunmen while 19 more were missing. Al-Mayadeen said the airstrike occurred after the Popular Forces hit a Turkish helicopter gunship. The main Kurdish militia ...
FILE--In this April 14, 2016, file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Border Patrol agent shows the path of a tunnel that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying ...
He also said separatists plan to create a kind of Catalan shadow government in exile, called the Council of the Republic, in Belgium. Mendez de Vigo said such a body would have no power because it has no constitutional basis. In another twist in the ongoing battle between Madrid's central authorities and ...
As the leader of the youth wing of the center-left Social Democratic Party in Germany, the 28-year-old is the driving force behind an attempt to torpedo a pact between his party and Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to form a new government, which could have wide-ranging consequences.
"If it turns out to be true, it is a form of warfare against Germany," the head of the digital affairs committee, Dieter Janacek from the Greens party, told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper. Janacek characterized the attack as "severe" and called on the government to pass on the information it has to parliament.
BERLIN (AP) — The next German government will consider a proposal to identify diesel vehicles with low emissions using a visible label soon after it takes office, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Wednesday — an idea immediately met with criticism from business organizations and others.
In this model, the government invests in fiber infrastructure, then opens it up for private companies to compete as your ISP. This means the big incumbent ISPs can no longer block new competitors from offering you Internet service. San Francisco is pursuing the “open access” option, and is quite far along in ...
After several years of a steady increase, the number of international students seeking U.S. degrees fell about 4 percent, from 840,160 to 808,640, between 2016 and 2017, according to the National Science Board, which analyzed the government's student visa data in a report last month. The number of ...
Trump's food-stamp plan: Government picks the meals for poor people .... The proposal leaves the administration vulnerable to accusations of political hypocrisy — after all, conservative mantra is that individuals, not government, should ... Joe Garofoli is The San Francisco Chronicle's senior political writer.
In San Francisco, James Schwab, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, decided that he could no longer “bear the burden” of advancing the falsehood that more than 864 criminals managed to elude capture because of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's warning that an immigration raid ...
A federal judge in Las Vegas dismissed a criminal case last month against Bundy and his two sons stemming from an armed standoff with government agents at his Bunkerville ranch in 2014. Joel Hansen, chairman of the party with a strong emphasis on state and property rights, says Cliven Bundy's story is ...
The $200 million proposal is counting on at least $150 million coming from the federal government. The idea has found broad support among health insurance providers, doctors and the medical community. Under the bill, the state would be authorized to seek a federal waiver to offer a reinsurance program ...
North Korean hackers operate from facilities in China and other foreign countries where their government sends or permits them to work. Indeed, the country has reportedly sent hundreds of hackers into nearby countries to raise money for the regime. Many of the cyberattacks attributed to North Korea have ...


 

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