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  1. The Latest: Investment chiefs defend process, transparency

    09.21 / 18:52 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on campaign contributions and investment decisions by the state of New Mexico (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Officials who oversee a multibillion-dollar retirement fund for New Mexico's public educational employees are denouncing any suggestions that political contributions have influenced investment decisions. Officials with the Educational Retirement Board on Wednesday took issue with an online report that raised questions about political donations made by …
  2. Hogan plans to widen I-270, I-495 and BW Parkway

    09.21 / 18:52 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced $9 billion in projects to add lanes to Interstate 270, the Capital Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to ease congestion in the traffic-choked suburbs of the nation's capital — a plan that includes toll lanes. Hogan said the plan to add four lanes to all three roads "will substantially and dramatically improve our state highway system and traffic throughout the region," while benefiting millions of Mar…
  3. Missouri couple indicted in death of woman's teen daughter

    09.21 / 18:52 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri husband and wife have been indicted in the killing of the woman's biological teenage daughter, who had recently moved in with them after spending most of her life with an adoptive family in Minnesota. Rebecca Ruud, 39, and Robert Peat Jr., 31, are charged in the indictment returned Wednesday with first-degree murder and an alternative count of child abuse resulting in the killing of Savannah Leckie. Investigators say Savannah had started living w…
  4. Wisconsin mother says profanity toward son is free speech

    09.21 / 18:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is deciding whether a mother's profane tirade against her 14-year-old son for burning popcorn amounted to free speech. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 44-year-old Ginger Breitzman argued this week that her language wasn't inciting violence or a true threat, and therefore is protected speech. Breitzman was charged with disorderly conduct following a 2012 incident where she screamed at her son while he was talking t…
  5. US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

    09.21 / 17:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the increasing tensions around one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria. Syrian government forces, Russian special forces and U.S.-backed militants are all battling IS around the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province. The talks are aimed at ensuring safety for all the different fighting elements. The meeting, however, also s…
  6. Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

    09.21 / 17:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant and to build a battery factory nearby, moves it said would create 600 new jobs. The luxury division of Germany's Daimler AG said it plans to manufacture electric SUVs under Mercedes' EQ sub-brand at the Alabama plant by the start of the next decade. Mercedes executive Markus Schaefer said in a statement that "with the a…
  7. Louisiana House leader: Surplus should refill rainy day fund

    09.21 / 17:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's House speaker wants to use the lion's share of a $100 million-plus state surplus expected from the last budget year to repay the "rainy day" fund, which was used during the year to pay agency expenses. Lawmakers took $99 million from the fund, rather than make deep cuts, to plug an anticipated budget gap in the 2016-17 financial year that ended June 30. But apparently the income forecast for that year had been too conservative. A state economist told L…
  8. The Latest: 1 of 6 arrested over London subway bomb released

    09.21 / 16:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the London subway attack investigation (all times local): 5:45 p.m. British police say a 21-year-old man arrested over last week's London subway bombing has been released without being charged. The man, originally from Syria, was detained outside a fast-food restaurant in west London on Saturday, a day after the attack at Parsons Green station. Thirty people were injured when a homemade bomb placed inside a bucket wrapped in a supermarket bag, partly detonated d…
  9. Iraq War vet, businessman James seeks Michigan Senate seat

    09.21 / 16:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now run an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate. He is the second candidate in the GOP primary field, joining former state Supreme Court Justice Bob Young after another business executive, Lena Epstein, left the race this week to seek a House seat instead. The 36-year-old James formally began exploring a bid two m…
  10. WA Portland OR Zone Forecast

    09.21 / 16:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WA Portland OR Zone Forecast for Thursday, September 21, 2017 _____ 447 FPUS56 KPQR 211644 ZFPPQR Zone Forecasts for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington National Weather Service Portland OR 944 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017 Spot Temperatures are for Today, Tonight, Friday, Friday Night, and Saturday. WAZ021-211800- South Washington Coast- Including the cities of Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle, Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment 944 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017 .TODAY...Patchy morning…
  11. Feds subpoena docs from co-owners of failed nuclear project

    09.21 / 15:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from both companies that abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina, the utilities confirmed Thursday, signaling the first concrete evidence of a federal probe into the failure. In a notice posted on its website, SCANA said that officials were complying with the demand from the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Carolina that the company and its subsidiaries produce documents related …
  12. Regulators fighting state's new hazardous waste hauling law

    09.21 / 15:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State regulators are allowing more companies to haul toxic waste in Louisiana, but stopped short of matching the standards sought by state lawmakers in a new law. The Public Service Commission agreed Wednesday in a 4-0 vote to update its trucking regulations. But The Advocate reports the commission didn't go as far as a new state law demands with the hazardous waste rules. PSC Chairman Eric Skrmetta said the commission instead will continue with its lawsuit in Baton …
  13. Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hacked

    09.21 / 15:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function as they should and for protecting investors was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally. The disclosure arrived two months after a government watchdog said deficiencies in the computer systems of the Securities and Exchange Commission put the system, and the information it contains, at risk. In July, the Government Accountability Office issued a critical…
  14. The Latest: Banners, yelling at forum on new St. Louis chief

    09.21 / 15:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations following the acquittal of a former St. Louis police officer (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Protesters held up a banner, yelled and projected a video showing officers arresting St. Louis protesters during a meeting to gather public input about the search for a new police chief. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that about 120 people attended a forum at a recreation complex involving members of a citizen advisory committee. The …
  15. TX Fort Worth TX Zone Forecast

    09.21 / 14:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    TX Fort Worth TX Zone Forecast for Thursday, September 21, 2017 _____ 520 FPUS54 KFWD 211440 ZFPFWD Zone Forecast Product National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 940 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017 TXZ119-212115- Dallas- Including the city of Dallas 940 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017 .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. .FRIDAY...Partly sunny in the morning...then clearing. Highs in the lower 90s. South…
  16. NY Buffalo NY Zone Forecast

    09.21 / 14:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    NY Buffalo NY Zone Forecast for Thursday, September 21, 2017 _____ 130 FPUS51 KBUF 211436 ZFPBUF Zone Forecasts for Western New York National Weather Service Buffalo NY 1030 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017 NYZ001-212100- Niagara- Including the city of Niagara Falls 1030 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017 .REST OF TODAY...Mostly sunny and warm with highs ranging from the mid 70s along the Lake Ontario shore to the lower 80s inland. Light east winds. .TONIGHT...Mainly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Light…
  17. StoryCorps' Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders

    09.21 / 14:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    NEW YORK (AP) — StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. The nonprofit oral history project on Thursday announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school students to record a conversation with an elder over the holiday weekend using the StoryCorps app. Students can also add photos and videos to their stories and upload them to an online StoryCorps a…
  18. Annie Proulx to receive honorary National Book Award

    09.21 / 13:53 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards didn't prepare Annie Proulx for her latest honor: a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement. "I was astonished when first I heard that news," Proulx told The Associated Press during a recent email interview. "I simply had not thought of my various writings as a body of work that might be considered as a contribution to American letters. It almost seemed that I had been negligent in writing what I considered discrete n…
  19. Plane crashes after takeoff, killing Georgia pilot

    09.21 / 13:53 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    RHINE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pilot was killed in a crash after takeoff from a private airstrip early Wednesday. The Telegraph of Macon reports that Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson says the Cessna 150 piloted by 44-year-old John Kyle Barron went down into the woods around 6:15 a.m. Steverson says witnesses said the plane went down several seconds after taking off. Barron was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the F…
  20. Cop on desk after violent arrest of man 'trying to help'

    09.21 / 13:53 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of five Pittsburgh officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook has been assigned to desk duty while the others are working their usual assignments. Mayor Bill Peduto says Officer Andrew Jacobs will be on desk duty until the city and the district attorney complete reviews of Tuesday's arrest of 47-year-old Daniel Adelman, of Ravenna, Ohio. Jacobs is the officer seen punching Adelman and telling him to "Stop resisting." Police s…