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  1. High rent may doom Catholic chapel that survived 9/11

    04.29 / 12:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    St. Joseph's was rededicated in 2005 as a memorial to those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks, with statues including St. Florian, patron saint of firefighters, and St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of police officers. The chapel's rent spiked in 2014 from $80,000 in 2009 as new trade center towers went up and developers competed to build luxury apartments and high-end stores in the area. According to financial information on the parish website, St. Joseph's paid $359,000 in…
  2. First kelp harvest made from Ketchikan area site

    04.29 / 12:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    First kelp harvest made from Ketchikan area site KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Mariculture crews landed a disappointing first haul of planted seaweed recently near Ketchikan as part of an experiment on commercial kelp farming in the state. The University of Alaska Southeast, a seaweed product specialist known as Blue Evolution and a handful of commercial kelp growers are collaborating on the effort, with one growing operation near Ketchikan and two sites at Kodiak Island, where the first h…
  3. Report: Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds

    04.29 / 12:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's military has relocated a convoy of armored vehicles and personnel carriers to a base near the Syrian border as tensions with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militants escalate, local media and activists reported Saturday. The agency said the relocation comes after Turkish officials announced the completion of a phase of Turkey's cross-border operation in Syria, adding that the force may be used against Syrian Kurdish militants "if needed." Turkish officials announced t…
  4. AP FACT CHECK: Have Trump aides caught his exaggeration bug?

    04.29 / 12:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration officials who gave President Donald Trump's tax plan a splashy debut in recent days seem to have caught the exaggeration bug from their boss. TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN, on Trump having no intention of releasing his own tax returns ever: The president has released plenty of information and I think has given more financial disclosure than anybody else. During last year's election campaign, Trump argued that he couldn't release his taxes because h…
  5. WA Forecast

    04.29 / 11:40 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 Bellingham;A shower;58;46;S;11;63%;67%;4 Deer Park;A shower in spots;58;32;W;10;59%;62%;5 Eastsound;A shower;56;46;SW;7;66%;68%;4 Fort Lewis;Some sun, a shower;56;40;SSW;9;63%;66%;4 Friday Harbor;A passing shower;57;44;WSW;8;68%;66%;4 Pullman;A shower or two;56;36;WSW;16;64%;64%;6 Seattle Boeing;A shower;56;45;ESE;6;71%;75%;4 Stampede Pass;Spotty…
  6. CA Forecast

    04.29 / 11:40 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    CA Forecast CA Forecast for Monday, May 1, 2017 City/Town;Weather Condition;High Temp (F);Low Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index Arcata;Sun and clouds;61;44;N;8;80%;8%;6 Auburn;Sunny and pleasant;77;52;NNE;7;46%;0%;8 Avalon;Nice with sunshine;78;60;W;6;21%;1%;9 Blue Canyon;Mostly sunny;63;48;ENE;7;39%;1%;9 Crescent City;Sunny intervals;58;47;NNW;11;84%;28%;5 Edwards AFB;Sunny and warmer;85;52;SW;9;15%;0%;9 El Centro;Sunny and…
  7. As Macron hunts rural vote, Le Pen celebrates alliance

    04.29 / 11:40 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    USSEAU, France (AP) — French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind. Back in Paris, Le Pen announced that if she wins the presidency next Sunday, she would name Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, her new campaign ally, as prime minister, aiming to secure the nearly 1.7 million votes that the anti-European Union conservative got when he was eliminated from …
  8. French president: May 7 vote will gauge support for EU exit

    04.29 / 10:35 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    French President Francois Hollande says French voters have a choice to make about the future of Europe when they cast their ballots in the second round of the presidential election next weekend. Hollande told reporters at a European Union summit Saturday that "it's a risk" should France follow Britain out of the 28-nation bloc if far-right leader Marine Le Pen becomes president. Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel says he thinks British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap…
  9. CA Marine Warning and Forecast

    04.29 / 10:35 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    CA Marine Warning and Forecast CA Marine Warnings and Forecast for Saturday, April 29, 2017 SEE THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWFLOX) FOR MORE DETAILS. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT HAZARDOUS WIND AND SEA INEXPERIENCED MARINERS... * WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT…
  10. WA Marine Warning and Forecast

    04.29 / 10:35 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WA Marine Warnings and Forecast for Saturday, April 29, 2017 _____ ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING... * WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 KT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. _____ Copyright 2017…
  11. EU chief Tusk stresses citizen's rights in Brexit talks

    04.29 / 09:31 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in its divorce negotiations and warned that any demands from Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly." Tusk's remarks came before he chairs a summit of 27 EU leaders in Brussels to finalize the cornerstones of their negotiating stance after May triggered two years of exit talks on March 29. Tusk insisted that there can be no discussions on a f…
  12. The Latest: Macron defends EU farm aid

    04.29 / 09:31 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is taking selfies with elderly shoppers and shaking hands with asparagus and sausage vendors — and defending the European Union at a campaign stop with rural voters ahead of the May 7 runoff. On an impromptu tour Saturday of the farmers' market in the central town of Poitiers, Macron listened to a grain farmer complain of low-price competition from other EU countries and a vegetable farmer's laments about the difficulty of getting loans to u…
  13. WHL Playoff Scoring leaders list

    04.29 / 08:25 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WHL Playoff Scoring Leaders Through Apr. 28 NameGAPtsReid Gardiner, Kel151328Tyler Wong, Let111324Sam Steel, Reg81624Giorgio Estephan, Let101323Keegan Kolesar, Sea91322Egor Babenko, Let91221Calvin Thurkauf, Kel81321Dillon Dube, Kel71421Dawson Leedahl, Reg11819Connor Hobbs, Reg41519Nick Merkley, Kel61218Austin Wagner, Reg13417Adam Brooks, Reg51217Donovan Neuls, Sea61016Ethan Bear, Sea51116Ryley Lindgren, SC8715Alexander True, Sea7815Brennan Menell, Let51015Mathew Barzal, Sea41115Dominic…
  14. Michigan to start major revamp of veterans nursing homes

    04.29 / 08:25 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The initiative — billed as the most substantial change to the system since the first veterans home opened in Grand Rapids 131 years ago — stems from new, bipartisan state laws that officials say will lead to higher-quality care for more veterans. [...] the large, institutional veterans homes need to be replaced in favor of smaller-scale housing and expanded to other parts of the state, state officials say. Overseeing the facilities' site locations, construction and operations is the new M…
  15. The Latest: Southeast Asia leaders conclude closed-door meet

    04.29 / 08:25 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Southeast Asian leaders have concluded their closed-door retreat in Manila's ornate Coconut Palace and have started a meeting with lawmakers from the region. In a speech earlier in the day at the summit opening, Duterte made an oblique swipe at Western governments, asking them not to meddle in the affairs of regional…
  16. Jurors to resume deliberations Tuesday in NAU shooting case

    04.29 / 08:25 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Defendant Steven Jones has claimed self-defense in the October 2015 incident that left one student dead and three others wounded following an argument and fight near an off-campus apartment complex in Flagstaff. Other jury questions involved whether the victim who was fatally shot had a right to charge Jones, what is the law regarding pointing a gun at an unarmed person, and does an aggressive motion that doesn't include contact justify…
  17. Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

    04.29 / 07:19 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. Despite Trump's assertion that the nation needs to wean itself of foreign oil, U.S. oil imports have declined in recent years as domestic production boomed amid improved drilling techniques opening up once unreachable areas. [...] environmental law and…
  18. Police seeking charges, say bounty hunters shot 2 men

    04.29 / 07:19 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — Police in Tennessee say they are asking a grand jury to bring charges because investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend in which one of the men was fatally wounded. Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll said authorities will ask a county grand jury on Monday to bring charges after the shooting last weekend in which he says neither man shot was the person whom bounty hunters were trying to serve with a warrant The objective of a bounty h…
  19. 'God Pods' offer Yakima inmates another path

    04.29 / 07:19 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    [...] this time, she decided to get into one of the jail's faith-based housing units — "God Pods" as they're called by inmates and guards — in order to score a few extra privileges, such as television and coffee. What she learned in the religion and life-skills classes taught by volunteers helped her eventually break the cycle of substance abuse and incarceration that had dominated her life, she now says. For more than 20 years, the jail has set aside housing units where volunteers come i…
  20. Native plants attract birds to your own backyard

    04.29 / 07:19 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    On a recent morning, Simons stood sipping from a steaming cup of coffee and noticed an eastern kingbird carrying something wiggly in its beak. The bird lover, a member of the Pendleton Bird Club, transformed his 12 acres into an avian mecca of sorts. Simons said his strategies to attract birds include growing native plants that produce a variety of berries, seeds and nuts. University of Delaware wildlife ecology professor Doug Tallamy wrote "Bringing Nature Home" as a guide for those…