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Both Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen (MEHL'-genn) are Hispanic. prosecutors also said jurors should be kept separate from a hallway outside the courtroom where Menendez occasionally prayed with clergy members during the first trial. Earlier Friday, the government announced it will retry ...
"To get this close where you can see them, and the government shuts them down -- that's very, very frustrating," said Dan O'Meara, a firefighter from Fresno, California, who is descended from an Irish immigrant family that entered through Ellis Island. "But now, we're not allowed to go out there and see it.".

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The closure ...
Nationwide, many park sites started denying entry Saturday, including such iconic spots as New York's Statue of Liberty, Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and Martin Luther King Jr.'s childhood home in Atlanta. Kurtis Alexander is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. email: kalexander@sfchronicle.com twitter: ...
People walk past an electronic stock board showing the hang seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's ... more. Photo: Kin Cheung, AP. Image 2 of 2. People walk past an electronic stock board showing ...
People walk past an electronic stock board showing the hang seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's ... more. Photo: Kin Cheung, AP. Image 2 of 2. People walk past an electronic stock board showing ...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government. Government shutdowns are unusual but not unheard of. The government has partially shut down three times in the ...
San Francisco (KRON) -- With the United States government shut down, Bay Area residents are concerned about the local impacts. KRON4's Will Tran was in San Francisco Friday morning with details. He says one of the first noticeable differences will be the immediate shutdown of National Parks, ...
On Pier 33 in San Francisco, what may be the last tour boat for Alcatraz left at mid-afternoon. Its passengers will return to an uncertain world -- one hanging and hinging on the federal government and, at Alcatraz Landing, the National Park Service. "They haven't said anything officially and told us to wait for ...
Visitors at Muir Woods in Marin County, which would likely be closed in a partial shutdown of the federal government. ... The Presidio of San Francisco, which also is managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area, operates under a separate charter than most national park sites and would probably ...
"I want to make clear that we'll judge the new government on its actions," she said. Merkel added that what she'd heard from the new Austrian government regarding Europe politics convinced her they would work with Germany in "very close cooperation." Kurz, meantime, declined to comment on Merkel's ...
California's two U.S. senators want to be briefed on any plans by the Trump Administration for a major immigration sweep in San Francisco and other ... Attorney General Xavier Becerra (HAH-vee-air Bah-sehr'-ah) said Wednesday that it's the federal government's responsibility to protect the nation's borders ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say must be resolved before they'll vote to keep agencies ...
Andrei Belousov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that the government is considering increasing allocations for education, health care and infrastructure. He said Tuesday that the country may cut spending on other areas or raise taxes to free up funds, adding that no final decisions have ...
But none of the eight other parties that have seats in parliamentary has agreed to create a coalition government with ANO because they consider Babis unsuitable to lead the government due to fraud charges he has been facing linked to EU subsidies. In another blow for the prime minister, a parliamentary ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers want to know if a new state initiative aimed at reducing property taxes is working as intended. A provision in the state budget directs local officials around the state to convene panels to study ways their counties, towns, cities and villages could save money by ...
Risen and Lichtblau were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for their reporting. While Bush administration officials criticized the publication, they never cited any resulting terrorist acts or damage to national security. Bob Egelko is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. email: begelko@sfchronicle.com twitter: ...

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has sworn in four new cabinet ministers in a limited government reshuffle. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi swore in the new ministers of culture, tourism, local development and business just hours after parliament approved their appointment on Sunday. Einas Abdel-Dayem ...
Prime Minister Erna Solberg's Conservatives, the Anti-Immigration Progress Party and the Liberal Party announced Sunday that the two weeks of talks had yielded an updated government program that includes tax cuts and reform of Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, among other pledges.
Why Disney World Has Its Own government ... Disney World is what it looks like if you give a corporation full control over an area of land as big as San Francisco. It's worked out great for the company, which counts on the park for 14% of its $2 billion yearly earnings. And it's been a boon for Florida as ...
Protesters walk during a demonstration against the new Austrian government in Vienna Austria, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Protesters walk during a demonstration against the new Austrian... VIENNA (AP) -- Thousands of Austrians are protesting their country's new right-wing government with a march in ...
riot police patrols the district of Intilaka, north of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday Jan. 11, 2018. Tunisian authorities say 237 people were arrested and dozens of others injured across the country in recent days as ... more. Photo: Amine Landoulsi, AP. Image 2 of 3. Riot police officer patrols the district of Intilaka, ...
San Francisco, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The western U.S. city of San Francisco will get an extra 9 million U.S. dollars from the federal government to fight homelessness, local media reported Thursday. With the 9 million dollars, which is part of two-billion-dollar grants announced by the government Thursday, ...
London (AP) -- The Euro surged to three-year highs against the dollar Friday amid hopes for a new coalition government in Germany and signs that the European central bank is preparing to rein in its stimulus sooner than many had been predicting. stock markets were steady as traders paused for ...
Sex workers in San Francisco who come forward to report assault cannot be penalized for prostitution or petty drug crimes under new guidelines announced by ... also noted that the district attorney's office won't report the immigration status of victims or witnesses of violent crimes to any government agency.
And he said he is asking local housing officials and community leaders to help the state and federal government house refugees. "Florida is the most welcoming state in the nation and we will continue to do everything possible to help the Puerto Rican families recovering from Hurricane Maria in our state," ...
The law requires the government to "minimize" the retention and sharing of such "incidentally" acquired data. Instead, as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, the CIA, FBI and NSA routinely search their collections for Americans' phone calls and emails -- a practice known as "backdoor searches.".
Pine represents District 1, which includes Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco east of El Camino Real and San Francisco International Airport. He was first elected to the board of supervisors in 2011, and previously served as board president in 2014. Pine is replacing former ...
PRAGUE (AP) -- The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis agreed with a proposal to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive for ... The government announced its decision Wednesday, when it was also supposed to face a confidence vote in Parliament.
But he said allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices across the board would risk restricting choice for patients, since the government would have to establish an approved list of discounted medications. As a candidate, Trump called for allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Yet there has been no ...
The law requires the government to "minimize" the retention and sharing of such "incidentally" acquired data. Instead, as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, the CIA, FBI and NSA routinely search their collections for Americans' phone calls and emails -- a practice known as "backdoor searches.".
FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in the Indian ...
Six dispensaries confirmed Saturday that they're selling recreational marijuana. They all received their state licenses to sell on Friday. One of them, Apothecarium, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local politicians and even offered a 20 percent discount for people who brought their mothers. Eliot Dobris ...
(KGTV) - A former U.S. Marine accused of planning a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco's Pier 39 was indicted by a grand jury this week. ... In a statement to CNN, federal public defender Charles Lee said they intend to challenge the government's ability to prove Jameson would go through with the ...
Iranian worshippers chant slogans while they burn a representation of U.S. flag during a rally against anti-government protestors after the Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 5, 2018. A hard-line Iranian cleric has called on Iran to create its own Indigenous social media apps, blaming them for the ...
San Francisco acting Mayor London Breed signaled her intent to become an official mayoral candidate in the June election, pulling her nomination ... up in an impoverished family to becoming acting mayor -- had given her a unique perspective on how to make government work better for the city's most ...
The case against Elmer Charlaix developed after a government investigation found that his time in government corresponded with an inexplicable rise in his financial resources. Saca served as president from 2004 to 2009. Thursday's decision also banned Charlaix from holding any public position for 10 ...
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says Iran's government is imprisoning and killing "those who are brave enough" to protest in the streets. She is accusing Iran's government of limiting the flow of information, restricting speech and trying to prevent the rest of the world from witnessing the ...
There are roughly 6 million available jobs, near a record high, according to government data. Should unemployment fall to 3.5 percent, those complaints will intensify. For at least two years, Economists have been expecting the falling unemployment rate to boost wages. Though average hourly pay growth ...
Surging state tax revenues and a rebound in the oil and natural gas sectors are propelling a rapid turnaround in New Mexico government finances after two years of austere budgets. State government income for the fiscal year starting on July 1, 2018, is expected to surpass current annual spending by ...
In a statement to CNN on Thursday, Jameson's federally appointed public defender Charles Lee said his office "will investigate the possibility of an entrapment defense, as well as the government's inability to prove beyond a reasonable doubt any attempted criminal act given Mr. Jameson told the FBI ...
San Francisco (AP) -- The decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy on federal marijuana enforcement sparked an ... amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says states have all powers that the Constitution does not delegate to the U.S. government or deny them.
Fazli's comments marked the first government estimate of participation in the protests and appeared timed so authorities could contrast it against the mass crowds brought together for the pro-government demonstrations. Meanwhile in New York, an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, called for ...
San Francisco will continue with plans to permit pot shops to sell recreational cannabis as early as Saturday despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions ... The decision creates uncertainty around whether the federal government will start cracking down on the recreational cannabis industry in California, which ...
The government also says additional charges have been filed against previously indicted defendants, including illegally possessing ammunition and multiple firearms as "undocumented" individuals. The government says El Salvador-based MS-13 consists chiefly of immigrants or descendants of ...
FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after signing the tax bill and continuing resolution to fund the government, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For Trump, that energy-sapping 2017 cocktail of blistering presidential tweets, salacious ...
A woman walks past of a mural depicting members of Iran's Basij volunteer paramilitary force, in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, ...
San Francisco residents were rocked by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake early on Thursday, Jan 4. ... Because it's 2018 and nothing feels real until we put it on the internet, there were a ton of hilarious tweets about the San Francisco earthquake that left ... "When in doubt, blame the government", right?
Two young Iranians sit in a Fast Food restaurant in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, a Palestinian sweet vendor pushes his cart, during a power outage at the main street in Jebaliya refugee camp, Gaza Strip. The Palestinian government in the West Bank has announced electricity supplies will be restored to the Gaza Strip months after it asked ...


 

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