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  1. Illinois man charged in Iowa killing of girl has trial moved

    02.26 / 15:49 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Illinois man charged in Iowa killing of girl has trial moved The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/2lR5XC6 ) that a judge has ordered the first-degree murder trial of Stanley Liggins moved to Black Hawk County to avoid pre-trial…
  2. Warmer weather raises concerns for Michigan's fruit growers

    02.26 / 15:49 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Michigan State University Extension Service fruit educator Mark Longstroth tells MLive (http://bit.ly/2lq0z8i ) the warm temperatures will be "a little worrisome," if they continue and the buds start waking up in the region's peach trees and apricot orchards. Longstroth says that if the buds start swelling now, they could be vulnerable to cold temperatures later this…
  3. Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

    02.26 / 15:49 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The Koch-supported group has been heralding what it calls "braiding freedom" along with the nonprofit Virginia-based education group Charles Koch Institute, and Koch himself, as part of a larger fight against occupational licensing regulations. "Charles Koch and Koch Industries are committed to pursuing policies that can help all Americans realize their potential and improve their lives," said Dave Dziok, a spokesman for Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries, in a written…
  4. Columbia creates sanctuary for migratory monarch butterflies

    02.26 / 14:43 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Efforts to plant milkweed and other native flowers on park land were boosted earlier this month when Columbia became the 16th city in the state to join the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge, the Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/2lFO499A) reported. On a recent Saturday, volunteers spent four hours cutting bush honeysuckle with hand saws, piling up the debris and applying herbicide to kill an invasive species on the five-acre field. The city also has applied to join…
  5. Rhode Island Senate to talk about Amtrak bypass proposal

    02.26 / 14:43 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Doug Gascon, a deputy director of governmental affairs at the Federal Railroad Administration, will present his agency's recommendations to a state Senate finance committee on Tuesday at the Rhode Island State…
  6. Rattlesnake conservation plan panel scheduled to meet

    02.26 / 14:43 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The panel was formed at the urging of legislators to address public concerns about the state Department of Fisheries and Wildlife's plan to place snakes on Mount Zion, an island off-limits to the public. Some people feared the endangered snakes indigenous to Massachusetts would make their way to the mainland and harm hikers and…
  7. Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

    02.26 / 13:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    [...] the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Majority Republicans in the House and Senate will be closely watching the prime-time address for guidance, marching orders or any specifics Trump might embrace on health care or taxes, areas where some of his preferences remain a mystery. Congressional Republicans insist they are working closely with the new administration as they prepare to start taking votes on health…
  8. Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day

    02.26 / 12:34 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the m…
  9. New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles

    02.26 / 12:34 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone. LG also redesigned the phone's interior to separate the two main sources of heat — the main processor and the display driver — and turned other components into heat sinks to dissipate heat. Even though the company hasn't had the types of failures that Samsung experienced with the Note 7 batteries, Lee said wireless carriers are seeking greater …
  10. Russians march to remember slain opposition leader Nemtsov

    02.26 / 12:34 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Russians march to remember slain opposition leader Nemtsov MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians are marching in the streets of Moscow to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the K…
  11. Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes

    02.26 / 12:34 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes Brent Saunders, CEO of Botox maker Allergan PLC, last September announced a new "social contract" under which the company would limit annual list price increases for its drugs to below 10 percent. After deducting the discounts insurers and other payers get off the higher list price, Allergan will receive net price increases of around 2 percent to 3 percent on its drugs, Saunders said. Allergan, which is based in Dublin but operates from its…
  12. Egypt puts off higher entry visa charges until July 1

    02.26 / 11:27 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    A ministry statement late on Saturday gave no other details, but Egyptian officials explained that the postponement was made at the request of leaders of the tourism sector who warned that introducing the higher charges now — from $25 up to $60 — would further hurt the struggling industry as the off-season approaches. Egypt's vital tourism industry has been decimated after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015, killing all 224 people on boa…
  13. WA Current Conditions

    02.26 / 10:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WA Current Conditions as of 02:00 AM PST Sunday, February 26, 2017 _____ City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Arlington;Cloudy;36;SE;10;69% Bellingham;Showers;35;ESE;5;100% Bremerton;Cloudy;36;S;10;100% Chehalis;Cloudy;39;S;9;80% Deer Park;Cloudy;28;SSE;6;84% Eastsound;Rain;36;SSW;9;93% Ellensburg;Intermittent clouds;30;NW;5;74% Ephrata;Cloudy;32;N;7;72% Everett;Cloudy;36;SE;10;69% Fort Lewis;Cloudy;39;SSE;14;92% Friday…
  14. TX Current Conditions

    02.26 / 10:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Alice;Partly cloudy;55;ENE;6;89% Angleton;Clear;48;Calm;0;92% Brownsville;Mostly cloudy;68;ESE;7;87% Brownwood;Cloudy;36;S;3;80% Castroville;Mostly cloudy;44;Calm;0;72% Corpus Christi;Mostly cloudy;62;NE;7;89% Dallas Love;Intermittent clouds;44;SE;9;49% Del Rio;Mostly cloudy;50;SE;8;66% Edinburg;Cloudy;67;ENE;3;72% El Paso;Clear;45;Calm;0;20% Falfurrias;Cloudy;58;NNE;3;87% Fort Worth…
  15. NY Current Conditions

    02.26 / 10:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    NY Current Conditions as of 05:00 AM EST Sunday, February 26, 2017 _____ City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Albany;Cloudy;33;W;15;61% Binghamton;Flurries;24;WNW;10;77% Buffalo;Cloudy;28;W;21;60% Central Park;Mostly cloudy;38;NW;15;48% Dansville;Flurries;27;W;5;74% Dunkirk;Cloudy;28;WSW;16;60% East Hampton;Partly cloudy;39;WNW;14;66% Elmira;Cloudy;30;W;16;51% Farmingdale;Cloudy;41;NW;13;57% Fort…
  16. CA Current Conditions

    02.26 / 10:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Avalon;Partly cloudy;45;W;12;85% Camarillo;Cloudy;47;Calm;0;83% Carlsbad;Cloudy;54;Calm;0;77% China Lake;Intermittent clouds;41;S;8;52% Corona;Cloudy;46;Calm;0;85% Fullerton;Cloudy;52;Calm;0;74% Hanford;Intermittent clouds;41;SE;5;92% Hawthorne;Cloudy;52;Calm;0;74% Hayward;Mostly cloudy;45;Calm;0;62% Imperial Beach;Cloudy;52;Calm;3;71% Lemoore Nas;Cloudy;41;ESE;6;88% Long…
  17. CT Current Conditions

    02.26 / 10:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    CT Current Conditions as of 05:00 AM EST Sunday, February 26, 2017 _____ City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Bridgeport;Mostly cloudy;42;WNW;17;50% Chester;Clear;37;NW;6;64% Danbury;Clear;36;WNW;14;47% Groton;Clear;39;NW;16;61% Hartford;Cloudy;39;WNW;16;50% Meriden;Partly cloudy;40;NW;8;57% New Haven;Mostly cloudy;40;WNW;14;59% Oxford;Partly cloudy;36;WNW;8;51% Willimantic;Clear;39;WNW;17;54% Windsor Locks;Cloudy;36;WNW;12;59% _____ Copyright…
  18. HKO-WHL-Standings

    02.26 / 07:56 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Eastern Conference East Division Two points for a team winning in overtime or shootout; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Wednesday's results Moose Jaw 3 Lethbridge 1 Friday's results Saskatoon 3 Prince Albert 1 Medicine Hat 5 Calgary 4 Saturday's results Prince Albert 4 Saskatoon 2 Moose Jaw 5 Swift Current 2 Medicine Hat 4 Brandon 0 Sunday's results Moose Jaw at Saskatoon, 4:05 p.m. Tuesday's…
  19. Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank

    02.26 / 07:56 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Two women — a Vietnamese and an Indonesian — have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with the immensely toxic chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. The women told officials from their embassies in Malaysia that they believed the entire operation was a harmless prank for a reality show. Described as nice, well-behaved and naive by her family and friends, Hu…
  20. Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

    02.26 / 07:56 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    ATLANTA (AP) — When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Reaction wasn't enthusiastic among the liberal groups that embraced Sanders' presidential campaign and have intensified their efforts since the election of Republican President Donald Trump. The reaction Saturday — and the unusual campaign that preceded it — underscores the challenges Perez and Democ…