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School’s AP scores invalidated: Mills High community challenging College Board decision   

Mills High School parents and students are working to reverse the College Board’s decision to invalidate tests in 11 Advanced Placement subjects taken this May because of seating irregularities. Th...

Volunteer wins Jefferson Award: Ann Griffiths has been a member of Peninsula Volunteers for 50 years   

Ann Griffiths said she’s lucky she doesn’t wear mascara because she cried when she learned she would be the recipient of the Jefferson Award. The award is known for being the United States’ Puli...

Coroner: Teen in Asiana crash killed by vehicle   

As the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 burned, Ye Meng Yuan was lying on the ground just 30 feet away, buried by the firefighting foam rescue workers were spraying to douse the flames. No one knows exa...

Former drug lab tech gets year home confinement   

A former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician avoided a prison sentence Friday when a federal judge sentenced her to one year of home confinement and five years of probation for misdemeano...

Human trafficking defendant heading to trial   

One of two people charged with human trafficking for allegedly prostituting four women, including one underage girl, at a South San Francisco motel will stand trial on the felony count. Maria Carolin...

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San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages   

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Diego County government official in charge of issuing marriage licenses asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to stop gay marriages. County clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urg...

More evacuations in California wildfire   

IDYLLWILD — Residents of another 700 homes were advised to retreat to safety on Friday as crews fighting a wildfire in the mountains above Palm Springs grew increasingly concerned about the possibil...

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Ranked by circulation, the top three newspapers in the United States are USA Today, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. *** The strongest creature on the planet is the rhinoceros beetle. The...

In 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States convened in Richmond, Va. In 1871, British Columbia entered confederation as a Canadian province. In 1917, the World War I draft lottery went into ope...

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I sent my recent guest perspective on Independence Day to a few Vietnam veteran friends of mine. Their reviews were mixed. “What’s a parade?” one buddy asked. Several just replied...

We often are asked to explain the phenomenon of “Duck Dynasty,” the extremely popular A&E network show starring members of our Robertson family. It’s not sexy. It’s not wicked. It’s not dys...

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Clockwise from top right: Mauro Ffortissimo plays piano on the bluffs at Kelly Beach in Half Moon Bay Thursday. He’s been playing there at sunset every night for the past two weeks. Mauro Ffortissimo plays one of his Sunset Pianos while ballet dancer Samantha Corsiglia performs at Thursday night’s performance. Aerialist Cola Claret dances while suspended from cypress trees.

Dozens of people gathered under coastal cypress trees in the obscured moonlight Thursday to watch as a group of musicians, poets, singers and dancers put on one of the most unique shows to ever grace ...

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Willy Cahill watches a demonstration at Cahill’s Judo Academy in San Bruno.

Willy Cahill was diagnosed with polio at age 7. “Doctor told me I would never walk again,” said Cahill. He was just one of numerous children diagnosed with the crippling disease during World W...

All aces are valued the same in a deck of cards. On the baseball diamond, however, not all aces are equal. Redwood City Post 105 sent its ace, Tyler Vau Dell, to the mound in a winner’s bracket ga...

SAN FRANCISCO — Chad Gaudin struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to build on his impressive monthlong stretch, All-Star Buster Posey hit an RBI double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the f...

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NEW YORK — A bad day for technology stocks Friday slowed a recent surge in the stock market. Microsoft led the slump in tech, falling the most in more than four years after the company wrote off ne...

PITTSBURGH — A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at ...

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As sympathetic, methodical ghostbusters Lorraine and Ed Warren, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make the old-fashioned haunted-house horror film “The Conjuring” something more than your average fr...

I am a month away from leaving for college, on the brink of a major step toward the future, and yet I can’t help but think of my past. A friend I have had the pleasure of knowing since sixth grade...

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