Signing of RISE Act a step in the right direction for drug offenders and for reduction of incarceration, say experts
Signing of RISE Act a step in the right direction for drug offenders and for reduction of incarceration, say experts

Come January 2020, an enhancement that adds an additional year to someone’s new sentence for each of their past non-violent felony convictions for which they served time will cease to be in effect.

Body of Utah tech CEO found inside rental car in San Jose after she was reported missing during a business trip
Body of Utah tech CEO found inside rental car in San Jose after she was reported missing during a business trip

Erin Valenti's body was reportedly found on October 12 in the 6500 block of Bose Lane in San Jose, California and her death is currently under investigation.

California becomes first US state to ban manufacture and sale of animal fur products starting 2023
California becomes first US state to ban manufacture and sale of animal fur products starting 2023

The fur ban doesn't apply to used products or those used for religious or tribal purposes. And it excludes the sale of leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goat skin and anything preserved through taxidermy.

Joe Biden pretends to come out as gay during LGBTQ event, says Obama kissed him for supporting same-sex marriage in 2012
Joe Biden pretends to come out as gay during LGBTQ event, says Obama kissed him for supporting same-sex marriage in 2012

The former vice president had joined other Democratic candidates in fielding questions on LGBTQ issues during the town hall in Los Angeles on Thursday

Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list
Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list

While South Burlington in Vermont with population less than 20,000 was found to be the best city for disabled persons, Providence in Rhode Island was ranked the last among 182 cities that were covered by the survey. None of the 10 most populous cities got a place in the top 10.

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay area, no immediate damage reported
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay area, no immediate damage reported

The earthquake was measured at four miles in depth off the coast near Colma. People across San Francisco felt the quake.

O'Rourke says Buttigieg is afraid to push for mandatory buyback of assault rifles as he's 'worried about the polls'
O'Rourke says Buttigieg is afraid to push for mandatory buyback of assault rifles as he's 'worried about the polls'

The former Texas congressman reiterated his call to ban AR-15s and  AK-47s saying that it was 'wrong' for more than 10 million of the assault weapons to be 'on the streets'

San Francisco residents spend $2,000 on boulders to stop homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks
San Francisco residents spend $2,000 on boulders to stop homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks

The residents claimed they haven't been getting any assistance from the authorities and decided to take matters into their own hands

United Airlines flight makes 'emergency landing' after passenger gets trapped in bathroom halfway through the journey
United Airlines flight makes 'emergency landing' after passenger gets trapped in bathroom halfway through the journey

The flight from Washington D.C. to San Francisco was diverted to Denver to assist the passenger who was in the lavatory when the door became inoperative

Air Canada forced 12-year-old Muslim girl who plays for US squash team to remove her hijab in public before boarding flight
Air Canada forced 12-year-old Muslim girl who plays for US squash team to remove her hijab in public before boarding flight

Fatima Abdelrahman was traveling with her squash teammates when she was stopped by the employees of Air Canada as she was about to board her flight to Toronto for a squash tournament.

Massive NRA lobby, pro-gun judges and other key factors which could defeat any gun buy-back scheme in the US
Massive NRA lobby, pro-gun judges and other key factors which could defeat any gun buy-back scheme in the US

A number of Democratic presidential hopefuls have sought a buyback but the number of guns in circulation is at 16 million and the challenge is huge.

New York vape ban: Local businesses suffer as experts warn against blowback from hasty regulation
New York vape ban: Local businesses suffer as experts warn against blowback from hasty regulation

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker urged New Yorkers to stop vaping putting many businesses at risk of bankruptcy

Obama says daughters Malia and Sasha's 'very different temperaments' made him adopt different parenting strategies
Obama says daughters Malia and Sasha's 'very different temperaments' made him adopt different parenting strategies

He also emphasized on the importance of giving people the space they need to grow, just like he reminded himself not to call his daughters ever so often as they were away to college

Martin Luther King III says Kaepernick has been blackballed by NFL, calls for league's boycott till a team signs him
Martin Luther King III says Kaepernick has been blackballed by NFL, calls for league's boycott till a team signs him

With multiple teams currently hunting for quarterbacks in the wake of injuries to their existing players, Kaepernick has expressed an active interest in pursuing those vacancies. 

In subtle dig at Donald Trump, Barack Obama says watching TV or reading social media 'clouds your judgment' as a leader
In subtle dig at Donald Trump, Barack Obama says watching TV or reading social media 'clouds your judgment' as a leader

While speaking at a high-tech conference in San Francisco, the former president also laid stress on the job of building a good team to stay informed.

Colin Kaepernick approaching NFL teams in need of a quarterback but controversial reputation making owners wary
Colin Kaepernick approaching NFL teams in need of a quarterback but controversial reputation making owners wary

Quite a few NFL teams are shopping for quarterbacks in the wake of injuries to their existing players

NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton
NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton

Apart from being exceptional athletes, these men are ridiculously attractive too! Here's our pick of the top 10 hottest NFL players to look out for this season

NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'
NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'

Walmart's decision to stop sales of certain gun ammunition and to end open carry in its stores irked the National Rifle Association which saw it as an affront to 'America’s fundamental freedoms'

High school students, marine biologist among 34 presumed dead in fiery sinking of scuba boat off California coast
High school students, marine biologist among 34 presumed dead in fiery sinking of scuba boat off California coast

The only survivors were believed to be the captain and four crew members who were awake on the upper decks

SF restaurant owner says Bernie Sanders was rude to his staff and refused to take pictures: 'He did not even shake hands'
SF restaurant owner says Bernie Sanders was rude to his staff and refused to take pictures: 'He did not even shake hands'

Sanders was reportedly in San Francisco to attend the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting last week when the incident occurred at the iconic John's Grill

Colin Kaepernick shares emotional video marking 3rd anniversary of his #TakeAKnee protest
Colin Kaepernick shares emotional video marking 3rd anniversary of his #TakeAKnee protest

Colin Kaepernick spurred a nationwide controversy by taking a knee during the national anthem in order to protest inequality and racist police brutality

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US to remove illegal migrants without appearing before judges
Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US to remove illegal migrants without appearing before judges

Starting Tuesday, July 23, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. Previously, those deportations were largely limited to people arrested almost immediately after crossing the Mexican border

Dutch airline faces backlash for asking breastfeeding mom to cover up: ‘Crew made me feel extremely uncomfortable'
Dutch airline faces backlash for asking breastfeeding mom to cover up: ‘Crew made me feel extremely uncomfortable'

'I hope that KLM comes to realize that breastfeeding mothers and our babies deserve respect and support, too,' Shelby Angel told MEA WorldWide

Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85
Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85

His first appearance in a Boston uniform ended baseball's ugliest chapter, and the fact that it took the Red Sox so long left a stain on the franchise — and a void in the trophy case — it is still trying to erase

Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility
Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility

The 'Blue Lives Matter' flag honoring the law enforcement outside the Colorado detention center was spray-painted with the words 'Abolish ICE'

In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis
In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis

The first global analysis of the shifts in climate conditions across the world’s major cities under climate change paints a dreadful picture of the future of our cities

Another, stronger earthquake measuring 7.1 rattles Southern California, roads and buildings damaged
Another, stronger earthquake measuring 7.1 rattles Southern California, roads and buildings damaged

There is about a 1-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week, said Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology and a former science adviser at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Ted Cruz slams Colin Kaepernick for selectively quoting Frederick Douglass' historic July 4 address to denounce police brutality
Ted Cruz slams Colin Kaepernick for selectively quoting Frederick Douglass' historic July 4 address to denounce police brutality

Critics pointed out he had not included some sections of the speech, where Douglass spoke of hope for the future

Alveda King says Colin Kaepernick 'doesn't understand who Betsy Ross is' after Nike pulls flag sneakers
Alveda King says Colin Kaepernick 'doesn't understand who Betsy Ross is' after Nike pulls flag sneakers

King, a conservative and Trump supporter, says there are more pressing issues to address like 'babies being aborted in the womb'

Donald Trump Jr. slams Nike for pulling Betsy Ross flag sneakers, asks company to use communist symbol instead
Donald Trump Jr. slams Nike for pulling Betsy Ross flag sneakers, asks company to use communist symbol instead

The company had pulled its 'Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July' on concerns that it could hurt sentiments of people for its 'connection to an era of slavery.'

Veteran-owned company releases Betsy Ross flag t-shirt after Nike pulls shoes sporting same design
Veteran-owned company releases Betsy Ross flag t-shirt after Nike pulls shoes sporting same design

Georgia-based Nine Line Apparel, founded by retired Army Capt. Tyler Merritt, is also calling for a complete boycott of Nike

Living With Freedom | Maurice Caldwell's innocence was a secret everyone knew, and yet he spent 20 years behind bars
Living With Freedom | Maurice Caldwell's innocence was a secret everyone knew, and yet he spent 20 years behind bars

Maurice Caldwell was the son of Donald Ray Caldwell, a man convicted of killing a San Francisco police officer, and it seemed as if everyone was eager to make him pay for his father's sins

Mayor Pete Buttigieg branded a 'traitor' and heckled during town hall meeting after South Bend police shooting
Mayor Pete Buttigieg branded a 'traitor' and heckled during town hall meeting after South Bend police shooting

Many residents in the region have expressed their frustration at Buttigieg for not taking immediate action in the case, and several others have even accused him of siding with the police

Sacramento cop killed on domestic violence call lay wounded for 45 minutes before police were able to get to her
Sacramento cop killed on domestic violence call lay wounded for 45 minutes before police were able to get to her

26-year-old Tara O'Sullivan was shot at the scene and the gunman continued firing, leaving her colleagues helpless for 45 minutes as she lay wounded.

Greenland may be ice-free in future if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut significantly, warn researchers
Greenland may be ice-free in future if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut significantly, warn researchers

The study cautions that if emissions remain on their current path, the melting ice from Greenland alone could contribute as much as 24 feet to global sea level rise by the year 3000, which would put much of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans and other cities under water

12 white San Francisco police officers sue city claiming race, gender bias in promotions
12 white San Francisco police officers sue city claiming race, gender bias in promotions

The lawsuit challenges a test-scoring method that the city adopted in 1979 in response to a lawsuit from a group representing black and female officers, who alleged discrimination in hiring and promotions.

Male student who posed as a woman to expose sexual predators ends up catching a cop
Male student who posed as a woman to expose sexual predators ends up catching a cop

Ethan revealed to the police that one of his friends was molested when she was a child which is what prompted him to find a way of catching these predators

Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study
Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study

Climate change is projected to increase heat-related mortality in the US, Europe, the Americas, East, and Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North Africa

New York all set to become the first state in US to ban cat declawing
New York all set to become the first state in US to ban cat declawing

Supporters of a ban in New York include animal welfare advocates, cat owners and veterinarians who argue the practice is cruel and barbaric since it involves the amputation of a cat's toes back to the first knuckle.

San Francisco to consider proposal to force mentally ill drug addicts into treatment
San Francisco to consider proposal to force mentally ill drug addicts into treatment

Mayor London Breed and other supporters of the proposal say the move — known as conservatorship — is necessary to help addicts who are often homeless and suffering from a mental illness, making them a danger to themselves.

Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, 69, denied parole a third time for murdering a grocer and his wife 50 years ago
Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, 69, denied parole a third time for murdering a grocer and his wife 50 years ago

California governor Gavin Newsom overruled the parole board's decision to free the 69-year-old member of the Manson family. He said he was concerned about 'her potential for future violence'.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending in support of wage equality for restaurant workers: 'I was nervous that I may have lost my touch'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending in support of wage equality for restaurant workers: 'I was nervous that I may have lost my touch'

The Congresswoman did so in partnership with One Fair Wage, an organization that works to increase the federal minimum wage for tipped workers.

Former Hawaiian cop avoids jail time for sexually assaulting 5-year-old child over a period of four years
Former Hawaiian cop avoids jail time for sexually assaulting 5-year-old child over a period of four years

45-year-old Teddy O Van Lerberghe reached an agreement that saw him guaranteed a five-year probation sentence with no jail time, though it will still require him to register as a convicted sex offender for the rest of his life

Army vet plowed into crowd in California thinking Muslims were among people standing there, say authorities
Army vet plowed into crowd in California thinking Muslims were among people standing there, say authorities

The disclosure came as prosecutors filed two hate crime allegations against 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples. He is also facing eight counts of attempted murder after police said he deliberately plowed his car into people on April 24 at the Sunnyvale crosswalk and showed no remorse afterward.

Nancy Pelosi takes swipe at Melania while criticizing Donald Trump's merit-based immigration proposal
Nancy Pelosi takes swipe at Melania while criticizing Donald Trump's merit-based immigration proposal

Trump, during his White House Rose Garden speech last week, outlined his immigration proposals, which aim to put a stop to family-based migration

Judge temporarily blocks Trump from using defense funds to build parts of his US-Mexico border wall
Judge temporarily blocks Trump from using defense funds to build parts of his US-Mexico border wall

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency

San Francisco man snatches 74-year-old woman off the street, rapes her for 5 hours and dumps her on sidewalk in semi-conscious state
San Francisco man snatches 74-year-old woman off the street, rapes her for 5 hours and dumps her on sidewalk in semi-conscious state

The woman also reported that the suspect's roommate had a pit bull that bit into her lips several times and accused her rapist of strangling her which led to her losing consciousness

Thousands of women and rights groups march across US in #StopTheBans rallies to oppose anti-abortion bills
Thousands of women and rights groups march across US in #StopTheBans rallies to oppose anti-abortion bills

In Washington DC, protestors gathered in front of the Supreme Court, chanting slogans urging that their reproductive right was their business. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Pete Buttigieg showed up to support the protest while many shared their own abortion stories

'Temple of Time' honoring Parkland school shooting victims set on fire during ceremony
'Temple of Time' honoring Parkland school shooting victims set on fire during ceremony

The Temple of Time public art installation was set afire at a ceremony attended by the families of several Parkland victims. The ceremonial fire was supposed to symbolize the release of pain still left inside.

Devastating California wildfire that wiped out nearly 15,000 homes was sparked by PG&E equipment, say officials
Devastating California wildfire that wiped out nearly 15,000 homes was sparked by PG&E equipment, say officials

Cal Fire said transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based utility started the November 8 fire

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