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Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil.

San Rafael: Man arrested in armed robbery attempt SAN RAFAEL - A 42-year-old San Rafael man who allegedly brandished a handgun at a drug store clerk in downtown San Rafael was arrested Saturday on several felony charges, including armed robbery and assault with a firearm. Police were notified about 8:45 p.m.

Martinez: Vehicle drives off Highway 4, crashes in backyard MARTINEZ - At least one person was seriously injured after a vehicle crashed off eastbound state Highway 4 and into the backyard of a home in Martinez early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said the crash was first reported at 12:52 a.m.

Man Dead After Being Shot At Least Once In Upper Torso In Compton COMPTON - Authorities continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in Compton. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says the shooting unfolded in the 600 block of Butler Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Boeing CEO concedes 'mistake' with planes in 2 fatal crashes PARIS - The CEO of Boeing says the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in 737 Max jets before two deadly crashes of the top-selling plane. Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg told reporters in Paris on Sunday that Boeing's communication "was not consistent" and that's "unacceptable." The U.S.

California mulls adopting portions of despised Trump tax law - California's liberal Legislature wants to give poor people a lot more money in their state tax refunds each year. But to do it, they would have to partially adopt some of President Donald Trump's 2017 tax changes. State lawmakers last week sent a $214.8 billion operating budget to Democratic Gov.

Record-breaking number of African migrants coming to America PORTLAND, Maine - Undaunted by a journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic privation and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the United States in unprecedented numbers. Border agents and officials in Texas and even in Maine are scrambling to absorb them.

Home invasion suspect flees hospital despite machete wound - Authorities in North Carolina say a home invasion suspect fought off by an 11-year-old with a machete has left the hospital and is on the loose. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that 19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall left the hospital where he was being treated Friday for head wounds.

San Francisco airline food workers OK strike over health care, wages Unite Here Local 2, the hotel and restaurant workers' union of San Francisco and San Mateo counties, announced Saturday that about 1,500 workers - or 99.8 percent of the union's members - voted this week to authorize a strike when released by the National Mediation Board.

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Searchers find body of man swept away in California river - Searchers have found the body of a man who was swept away by the roaring Kings River in central California. The Kings County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Jose Luis Gomez sank when he jumped in the river with a pool raft around 2 a.m. Saturday near Stratford.

1 Killed, 4 Injured In Rollover Crash In North Hills Area NORTH HILLS - Authorities Sunday have responded to the scene of a deadly rollover crash in the North Hills area. Investigators say one person is dead and four others were seriously hurt after two cars crashed just after 5:30 a.m. this morning. The crash unfolded on Haskell Avenue and Parthenia Street.

Lloyd, Pugh, Press among 7 new starters for US vs. Chile PARIS - Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh and Christen Press formed a new starting front line as U.S. coach Jill Ellis made seven changes for Sunday night's Women's World Cup match against Chile.

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed MOSCOW - About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis.

Drag Queen Story Hour set for Sparks Library despite critics - The Drag Queen Story Hour is coming to northern Nevada. Two drag queens plan to read stories to children at the Sparks Library on July 20, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. Libraries across the country have hosted similar events since the New York-based nonprofit sponsored readings in San Francisco four years ago.

6-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car In Driveway Of Highland Home HIGHLAND - Authorities say a 6-year-old child remained in critical condition on Sunday, a day after being struck by a vehicle in Highland. The crash happened just after 9:10 p.m. in the 26400 block of 9th Street. It was there that authorities say the child was struck in a residential driveway.

Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft' LOS ANGELES - "Men in Black: International" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn't exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit. Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in ticket sales nationwide over the weekend.

No Word Yet On Whether Charges Will Be Filed In Deadly Costco Shooting It remained unclear Sunday whether charges will be filed in the deadly shooting at a Costco in Riverside County.

Kirsten Everberg at 1301PE 1301PE and Unit 5, Los Angeles: through June 29. Written by Shana Nys Dambrot: New paintings and works on paper by Kirsten Everberg continue her career-long interest in subverting certain paradigms of art history - largely, though not exclusively, materialist ones.

Hive Five For All The Dads! Helena and Matthew Sylvester have been partners long before they were ever married. As Helena's interest in growing food developed, Matthew encouraged her-from growing plants on their patio in Oakland to leasing a farm of their own in Sunol, California.

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack ISTANBUL - Turkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria. In a statement, the defense ministry said Turkish troops responded with "heavy weapons" after the artillery attack in Idlib province.

Letter: Recent extreme heat, fires, floods feel like apocalypse - "Power outages darken Bay Area cities during heat's height" and "Extreme heat causes major delays on Caltrain and BART trains for commuters." Such problems will only get worse with global warming. Economists favor a carbon tax to cut greenhouse gases, reduce global warming and avert greater disasters.

UCI nursing school graduate changed over from a finance career after meeting the man his blood donation helped save On Saturday, June 15, Ha, 27, celebrated receiving his master's degree in nursing science during the graduation ceremony for UC Irvine's Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. Ha was in the first class to graduate from the two-year-old program, where his focus was community and population health nursing.

In video, Newark mayoral hopeful called cyclist 'Aryan,' homophobic epithet, in San Jose altercation According to the witness, it started when Lopes told his neighbors' prospective renters they were parked in the wrong spot.

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