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Senator arrested: Leland Yee accused of gun charges, wire fraud   

SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to c...

Yee asked to resign: Reaction to arrest sparse but pointed   

The state Senate will vote Friday to suspend indicted Sen. Leland Yee if he refuses to voluntarily resign, said Sen. Jerry Hill who chairs the Democratic Caucus. “His future is very limited in the ...

Arrested senator known for transparency bills   

SACRAMENTO — Before his arrest Wednesday on federal corruption charges, Sen. Leland Yee was best known for his attempts to strengthen California’s open records, government transparency and whistle...

Excerpts from FBI affidavit   

The FBI on Wednesday filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against a California state senator who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an u...

SFO trespasser back at airport again   

The San Francisco woman banned from San Francisco International Airport for trying to sneak on Hawaii-bound planes multiple times was arrested again Wednesday when she turned up at baggage claim. Air...

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House Democrats trying to force vote on immigration   

WASHINGTON — House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill, an effort doomed to fail but designed to increase the election-yea...

Study: Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth   

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at...

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After what seems like the worst winter ever, my garden has started to wake up. In the past week, temperatures in my backyard have fluctuated between the low 60s and the high teens with gusty winds, th...

Culinary herbs are enjoying a revival thanks to new varieties, stronger flavors, health concerns and more discerning palates. Their low cost, attractiveness and easy-to-grow attributes are making them...

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The indictment itself was shocking, a state senator accused of conspiracy and arrested. As details of the case around state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, unfolded, it became more and mor...

Rules are made to be broken, but changed? That’s a whole different game. And, if Hasbro has its way, that game is “Monopoly.” Starting this fall, the board game publisher will issue a special ed...

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Agents from the IRS and FBI removed boxes from a home at 608 42nd Ave. in San Mateo Wednesday morning.

A raid of a house at 608 42nd Ave. in San Mateo Wednesday morning was part of the FBI’s numerous raids and arrest warrants throughout Sacramento and the Bay Area the federal agency executed in ...

Crystal Springs golfer David Madding played quite the joke on coach Ed Larios following the Gryphons’ West Bay Athletic League match at Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo Tuesday. “I came over...

Girls’ lacrosse Redwood 16, Menlo-Atherton 8 The Bears fell behind 4-0 and not even a seven-goal performance from Amanda Wiseman could prevent them from falling to the Giants. M-A (3-5-1 overall)...

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NEW YORK — The stock market continued its recent pattern of one step forward, one step back. After starting the day higher following an encouraging report on orders for manufactured goods, stocks d...

NEW YORK — Facebook’s latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate rea...

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LOS ANGELES — Columbus Short, a lead actor on the television series “Scandal,” was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge that he seriously injured a man during an altercation at a restaurant ear...

NEW YORK — A new startup is offering wealthy investors a chance to finance movies starring Tom Hanks, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck. The San Francisco-based Junction launched Wednesday. It’s a ...

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