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  1. Hillary Clinton looks on, a few feet from history

    01.21 / 00:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Hillary Clinton probably thought often about what it would be like to look out on the lawn of the Capitol as the page was finally turned on the divisive 2016 election, but she would have imagined a very different tableau than the one before her Friday. The defeated Democratic presidential nominee was looking on from fewer than 10 seats away as Donald Trump took the oath of office. Clinton sat beside former President Bill Clinton, her only job to be part of the tradition that the living…
  2. Minnesota's 3rd largest county collecting DNA again

    01.21 / 00:11 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — The sheriff's department of Minnesota's third largest county, a suburban area of St. Paul, will resume collecting DNA samples from people who have been charged with certain violent crimes but have not yet been convicted. The Supreme Court ruled Jan. 11 that Dakota County District Court exceeded its authority when it stopped Sheriff Tim Leslie and his department from collecting the DNA samples. DNA samples taken through a cheek swab are sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal A…
  3. Grandview father denies killing 2-year-old by child abuse

    01.20 / 07:38 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Court documents say 2-year-old Nicholas Torres became lethargic and somewhat unresponsive after his father watched him one day in 2014 while the mother was away. The charges against Torres come after a lengthy investigation that included a review of medical and autopsy records by a Seattle…
  4. Trafficking cases reported to hotline from Ohio on the rise

    01.20 / 06:25 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    State anti-trafficking groups providing data for the report said they handled 445 cases of people identified as human trafficking victims in the first half of 2016. — New screening tools for inmates entering Ohio prisons identified 213 potential trafficking victims in the adult prison system in 2015 and 2016 and 22 sex and labor trafficking victims in the youth s…
  5. Man appears in court in Washington officer shooting

    01.20 / 05:11 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — A man who appeared in court in connection with the shooting of a Mount Vernon officer was ordered to have no contact with his fiancée. KIRO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/t2BlCo ) 44-year-old Ernesto Rivas was scheduled to enter a plea Thursday to the charge of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of officer Mike Mc…
  6. Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling

    01.20 / 05:11 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    While the cause of the Thursday's crash off a popular Brazilian coastal town had not been determined, Zavascki held such an important role in the sprawling "Car Wash" investigation into a multibillion-dollar bribe scheme at the state oil company Petrobras that many Brazilians and even international groups like Transparency International immediately voiced fears of possible foul play and demanded a full investigation. While the largest corruption probe in Brazil's history has been led by a…
  7. Gillette man gets life in prison for 2-year-old boy's death

    01.20 / 04:34 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — A Gillette man convicted of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Forensic experts testified the boy died of trauma to his abdomen a…
  8. Husband charged in connection to wife's death

    01.20 / 01:30 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    According to court documents, Stephen Allwine called Cottage Grove police on Nov. 13 after the couple's 9-year-old son found Amy Allwine dead in their home. There weren't any signs of forced entry in the house, and security cameras didn't show anyone coming or going except Stephen Allwine and police. Investigators from the FBI, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Cottage Grove police mapped out a timeline in which a user who went by the handle "dogdaygod" attempted to pay…
  9. Bill advancing to create cabinet job to deal with flooding

    01.19 / 23:03 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — A bill that would create a new cabinet-level position to address coastal flooding issues in Virginia has cleared an early hurdle. Lewis said Thursday that Hampton Roads is the second-largest population center threatened by sea level rise and the state needs a "one-stop shop" to consolidate efforts to deal with flood p…
  10. Sentencing reset for Alaska strip club owner in dumping case

    01.19 / 21:49 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for an Alaska man who was found guilty of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from a converted crabbing boat he was operating as a floating strip club. In a sentencing memorandum, Cashion asks that the court consider a fine and probation rather than prison time, adding that Byler is "especially needed as a partner to his wife and family in a frontier subsistence environment." Byler was convicted in December 2015 o…
  11. *? *? *Open*High*Low*Settle* Chg.

    01.19 / 21:12 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    NEW YORK (AP) — Cotton No. 2 Futures on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Thursday: OpenHighLowSettleChg.COTTON 250,000 lbs.; cents per lb.Mar72.4473.2972.2772.69+.43May72.9173.6872.6573.26+.51Jul73.5874.1673.4173.81+.56Oct71.57+.30Dec70.9871.4570.8071.13+.15Mar71.26+.05May71.11+.04Jul70.96+.04Oct70.46+.04Dec70.20+.04Mar70.24+.04May70.28+.04Jul70.32+.04Oct70.36+.04Dec70.40+.04Est. sales 22,120. Wed.'s sales 19,345Wed.'s open int 2…
  12. Land swap for school trust land in Bears Ears on hold

    01.19 / 19:58 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal and state officials say a land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won't happen before President Barack Obama leaves o…
  13. Mississippi high school graduation rate rises for third year

    01.19 / 19:58 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Mississippi high school graduation rate rises for third year The state Department of Education announced Thursday that the graduation rate rose to 82.3 percent last…
  14. Driver of van that hit train, killing 1, pleads guilty

    01.19 / 19:21 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The driver of an Ohio church van that crashed into a moving train in 2015, killing a woman and injuring nine children, has pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated vehicular homicide. The van was carrying vacation Bible school students when it ran into the CSX freight train at a Middletown crossing July 28, 2…
  15. Judge rules SAIF must reinstate CEO

    01.19 / 18:45 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — Oregon's workers comp insurance agency must reinstate the chief executive it improperly fired in 2014, a judge has ruled. Marion County Judge Claudia Burton ruled the agency's board violated the state's open meetings law when it considered whether to oust John Plotkin in two private meetings. Legal documents and interviews with insiders revealed an operation rife with personal rivalries and power grabs. Within weeks of Plotkin's start at SAIF, bureaucrats uncomfortable with his a…
  16. Despite criticism, country singers will be performing all over Trump's inauguration weekend

    01.19 / 18:09 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    It was an easy shot to take. Country singers, traditionally a conservative group, seem like the obvious choice of entertainment for a GOP president. But nothing is obvious about this controversial presidential inauguration. While a number of country artists are indeed performing around Washington over inauguration weekend, they've nearly all faced…
  17. New Gambia president inaugurated in Senegal; Jammeh defiant

    01.19 / 18:09 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new Gambian president was sworn into office in neighboring Senegal on Thursday while Gambia's defeated longtime ruler refused to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country. The small room held about 40 people, including Senegal's prime minister and the head of Gambia's electoral commission. A jumbo TV screen broadcast the ceremony to several hundred watching outside the embassy, while people inside Gambia watched television …
  18. Major crime up in Memphis; homicides surged 42 percent

    01.19 / 18:08 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Major violent crime — which includes homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — increased 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016. The Commercial Appeal reports (http://memne.ws/2k7Beka) the Crime Commission just started a crime-fighting plan that's aimed at reducing violent and property crime by 30 percent in five yea…
  19. First data of oil movement released following state law

    01.19 / 17:32 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    First data of oil movement released following state law (AP) — New data collected by the state shows that nearly 618 million gallons of crude oil moved on trains through Washington in the last q…
  20. Police union buys 'help wanted' billboard in battle with DA

    01.19 / 17:32 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The $62,000 ethics fine was the largest imposed by the board in its 10 years of operation and stemmed from Williams failure to disclose nearly $160,000 worth of gifts — including home repairs, airfare and lodgings for vacations — before he amended financial disclosure forms for the years 2010-2015 in August. Williams, a Democrat, apologized and vowed to "work every day" to earn back the "trust and respect" of family, friends, supporters and government officials. The officer was removed fr…