Oakland: Waste Management sues city over gabage contract

Waste Management, the country’s largest trash hauler, filed suit today alleging that the Oakland City Council violated the public trust and acted illegally…

Oakland launches flexible parking program

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and other city officials today launched a pilot project implementing demand-based pricing for street parking in the city’s Montclair Village district…

IS claims to behead American journalist James Foley

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A video by Islamic State group militants Tuesday purported to show the execution of American journalist James Foley…

Florida woman shoots grandson; thought he was intruder

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A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder…

Aussie miner lawmaker criticized for China tirade

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Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer called the Chinese “bastards” and “mongrels” and accused Beijing of trying to take over Australia…

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

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Police reports point to a troubled relationship between a suburban Chicago woman and the daughter accused…

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

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Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, abducting their wives and children…

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

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Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocers are being…

Blast in China coal mine traps dozens miners

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A gas explosion Tuesday in a coal mine in eastern China trapped 27 workers underground, state media reported…

Three arrested in connection to shooting at Bayfair mall

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Three people were arrested in a shooting that happened last Monday in the parking lot of a mall in San Leandro…