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  1. TX Marine Warning and Forecast

    03.24 / 08:56 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    TX Marine Warning and Forecast TX Marine Warnings and Forecast for Friday, March 24, 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS * WAVES: 6 TO 8 FEET TODAY SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET BY TONIGHT. AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT SATURDAY... THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS…
  2. The Latest: Westminster attacker born Adrian Russell Ajao

    03.24 / 08:56 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    London's top terror officer says Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao. London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England. The attacker, identified as Khalid Masood, drove his car into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, killing three and wounding some 50, before stabbing…
  3. NY Forecast

    03.24 / 08:56 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    City/Town;Weather Condition;High Temp (F);Low Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index Binghamton;A touch of rain;44;34;ENE;5;86%;75%;1 Central Park;Spotty showers;63;44;ENE;2;61%;83%;3 Fort Drum;Snow, ice early;39;24;ENE;9;74%;66%;2 Ithaca;Occasional rain;42;33;ENE;5;89%;75%;1 New York Jfk;Showers around;59;40;ENE;7;70%;86%;3 New York Lga;Spotty showers;64;45;ENE;7;60%;83%;3 Niagara Falls;Cooler with rain;41;36;ENE;12;83%;93%;1 Saranac…
  4. AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    03.24 / 07:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. The State Department will recommend the pipeline is in U.S. interests, clearing the way for the White House to grant a presidential permit to TransCanada to build the $8 billion pipeline, two officials said. Oil industry advocates say the pipeline will improve …
  5. Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts

    03.24 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. Party leaders postponed the vote on the American Health Care Act because of a lack of support, leading investors to wonder whether gaining passage of more complicated and divisive initiatives like Trump's tax cuts will be even harder. ANALYST VIEW: "Markets are likely to …
  6. UVa faculty: New president should have academic background

    03.24 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — Faculty members at Virginia Tech are calling on the search committee for the University of Virginia's next president to choose someone with an academic background. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2mSoVVw ) that faculty members said at a public meeting this week that they believe the next president should have experience in higher education, as opposed to business or p…
  7. Photo gallery: New Hong Kong leader, as anointed by Beijing

    03.24 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Three candidates are on the ballot but there's little uncertainty about who the winner will be, with China's communist leaders already signaling early on their preference to the election committee, which is stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists. The "Umbrella Movement" protests ended without a satisfying resolution, leaving behind a turbulent and murky political situation and increasingly bitter social divisions in the former British colony. A career civil servant and devout Catholic, she's…
  8. A round-trip flight just for the view — the Southern Lights

    03.24 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    A charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew close to the Antarctic Circle to give the eager passengers an up-close look at the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights. Wong, a cancer research scientist, said he loves going camping and looking at the stars, something he found more stunning in New Zealand after moving from Australia three years ago. Griffin said he's thinking about another trip next year. Because the Boeing 767 is being decommissioned and the trip…
  9. Gov. Burgum signs concealed carry bill into law

    03.24 / 05:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Siding with the Second Amendment rights of North Dakota citizens' over others' concerns about safety, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation that would allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit. The legislation only requires someone carrying a concealed weapon to have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop. The bill was among a package of gun-rights measures being considered this s…
  10. Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists

    03.24 / 05:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to do in the last year of his life. The bottom line is that every day, workers of color across the country face deep-seated racism that would seem to be out of Dr. King's era, but sadly it's still happening today. After President Donald Trump's…
  11. AP Explains: Hong Kong's unusual system to pick its leader

    03.24 / 05:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. Here's a look at the electoral system in place, which critics have dubbed a "small-circle" or "fake" election because of its strict limits on popular participation: Pro-Beijing tycoons like billionaire Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest person, are prominent members, a…
  12. Sydney teenager pleads guilty to plotting terrorist attack

    03.24 / 04:38 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The youth, who cannot be identified because of his age, pleaded guilty in Parramatta Children's Court in western Sydney to planning a terrorist act by trying to source a gun or a bomb-making manual. Police in Melbourne arrested five teenagers on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired attack intended to coincide with the city's ANZAC…
  13. 'Hidden Figures' author Shetterly receives literary prize

    03.24 / 04:38 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    CLEVELAND (AP) — An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "Hidden Figures" has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism. Best-selling novelist Isabel Allende has received a lifetime achievement a…
  14. TX Marine Warning and Forecast

    03.24 / 04:38 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    TX Marine Warning and Forecast TX Marine Warnings and Forecast for Thursday, March 23, 2017 A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS... AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS Texas, Marine Warnings and…
  15. Coyotes-Panthers Sums

    03.24 / 02:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Arizona 1 0 0—1Florida 0 3 0—3First Period_1, Arizona, Rieder 16, 3:20. Penalties_None. Second Period_2, Florida, Thornton 2 (Sceviour), 7:38. 3, Florida, Marchessault 24 (Huberdeau, Barkov), 17:38. 4, Florida, Marchessault 25 (Vanek, Bjugstad), 18:04. Penalties_None. Third Period_None. Penalties_None. Shots on Goal_Arizona 11-4-8_23. Florida 8-19-12_39. Power-play opportunities_Arizona 0 of 0; Florida 0 of 0. Goalies_Arizona, M.Smith 18-22-8 (39 shots-36 saves). Florida, Reimer 15-14-5 (…
  16. New Mexico governor orders hiring freeze to save cash

    03.24 / 02:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The state personnel director outlined the freeze in a memo to cabinet secretaries, citing the need for executive agencies to take immediate action to control spending due to unprecedented budgetary challenges. The two-term Republican governor has vowed not to raise taxes, but lawmakers say the lack of new revenue, the downturn in the oil and gas industry and a stagnant economy has forced the state's hand. The Legislature's budget package had earned broad support among Republican and…
  17. Bat-killing fungus found in Texas

    03.24 / 01:26 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease to hibernating bats, has been found for the first time in Texas. The fungus has been detected samples taken from three species of bats in six West Texas counties — Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scu…
  18. US, 13 other nations demand Venezuela hold elections soon

    03.24 / 01:26 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and group of 13 nations across the Americas on Thursday called on Venezuela's government to hold elections and immediately free political prisoners, setting up a potential diplomatic showdown with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist administration. OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro made the request in a 75-page report on Venezuela's political crisis, in which he accused Maduro's government of systematically violating human rights and standards of d…
  19. Without enough votes, GOP leaders delay vote on health care bill

    03.24 / 00:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Republican leadership spent a frenzied day of closed-door meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill trying to lock up enough votes to pass its health care legislation. The GOP can afford to lose at most 22 of its members but remained 30 to 40 votes short of what it needed, mainly because of opposition from the conservative House Freedom Caucus, the current incarnation of the Tea Party. Trump held a last-ditch midday meeting Thursday to coax support from recalcitrant Freedom Caucus…
  20. Utah governor signs concealed carry, 0.05 DUI bills

    03.24 / 00:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert signed 13 bills Thursday, including a measure giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country and another allowing 18- to 20-year-olds to carry concealed weapons. The hospitality industry had urged Herbert to veto the measure lowering Utah's blood alcohol limit for most drivers to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent, but the governor said Friday it will save lives and discourage drunken d…