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  1. Capital Voices: 'I felt I had landed in some glamorous place'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 |

    In anticipation of Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen's Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans - 150 of them - to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, the exceptional and the everyday. We'll share one person's story every day until Canada Day.


  2. The Latest: San Francisco police seek motive in UPS shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 14 |

    Bodies lie under a yellow tarp as police investigate the scene where a UPS employee opened fire at one of the company's package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, killing three co-workers and then himself. San Francisco authorities say they're interviewing the families of victims and witnesses to piece together what led a gunman to open fire in a UPS warehouse.


  3. San Francisco marks 50 years since legendary Summer of LoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 12 |

    They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom. And they left an enduring legacy.


  4. Kent Nagano, Gideon Zelermyer elated to work on ElijahRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 |

    Cantor Gideon Zelermyer, left, and OSM conductor Kent Nagano at the podium in the Maison symphonique. The two have been friends for years, but are working together for the first time on a May 21 presentation of Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Zelermyer's home synagogue.


  5. Business HighlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 |

    A huge extortion cyberattack spread across the world Friday, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies in dozens of countries. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the U.S. National Security Agency and later leaked to the internet.


  6. Video of girl's suicide attempt helped rescuers to save herRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 |

    The alarming video on Facebook Live of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough to help sheriff's deputies save her. It underscores Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion that keeping such videos online can allow friends and others to intervene in real time - and save lives.


  7. Prosecutors: Heiress changed his life then plotted his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2017 |

    Keith Green was a popular but troubled Northern California high school football star who had recently washed out of college when he met Tiffany Li. Li was a pretty, jet-setting daughter of a rich and powerful Chinese family who was born in Beijing and grew up in Silicon Valley.


  8. Students sue over suspensions for 'liking' racist postsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 |

    Four California high school students sued a school district after they were suspended over their responses to Instagram posts that included a black student and coach with nooses around their necks. The students at Albany High School in the San Francisco Bay Area - three of whom are Asian - "liked" or briefly commented on the posts, according to the lawsuit filed this week in federal court in San Francisco.


  9. Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent starts strong before wandering off into 'narrative thickets'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 |

    In a New York Times review of the Central Park eatery Tavern on the Green in 2015, critic Pete Wells hoped that celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower would rescue the restaurant in the manner of a film character who comes out of retirement for one last heist. "The story and scenery are so perfect that somebody really should make a movie out of it."


  10. Business HighlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 |

    The chief executive of United Airlines apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight, calling it "a mistake of epic proportions" as frustrated lawmakers warned airline executives to improve customer service or face congressional intervention. House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said carriers should use the notoriety of the violent event - and a separate incident in which a mother with a stroller was bullied by a flight attendant - to make long-needed improvements.


  11. Chinese murder suspect living in California posts US$35M bail, upsetting victim's familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 |

    Tiffany Li, right, leaves with a bodyguard from San Mateo County Jail on April 6, 2017, in Redwood City, Calif. Geoff Carr, right, attorney for Tiffany Li, talks with reporters outside San Mateo County Jail on April 6, 2017, in Redwood City, Calif.


  12. AP Interview: Trump's pro-business stance buoys Saudi effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 |

    The Saudi prince tasked with attracting foreign investment said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-business administration can be a good thing for the kingdom as it overhauls its economy and prepares to publicly list shares of state-owned oil giant Aramco. Prince Saud bin Khalid al-Faisal, the acting governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, pointed to last month's visit to Washington by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is second-in-line to the throne and leading a nationwide push to limit Saudi reliance on oil exports.


  13. 2 Canadians win Gairdner Awards for contributions to medical scienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 |

    Two Canadian researchers are among the winners of this year's Gairdner Awards, which recognize some of the most significant medical discoveries made by scientists around the globe. Dr. Antoine Hakim, a professor emeritus of neurology at the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Lewis Kay, a senior scientist in molecular medicine at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, are among seven international recipients of the 2017 awards announced Tuesday in Toronto.


  14. Reza Aslan, host of CNN's 'Believer,' under fire for eating human brain with cannibals in IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 |

    Religion scholar Reza Aslan ate cooked human brain tissue with a group of cannibals in India during Sunday's premiere of the new CNN show "Believer," a documentary series about spirituality around the globe. The outcry was immediate.


  15. The CIA is hacking Samsung smart TVs, WikiLeaks says, with 'Weeping ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 |

    Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden appears via live video link from Russia on a computer screen during a parliamentary hearing at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in 2015 A man tests out an iPhone 7 Plus during a media event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016 The latest revelations about the U.S. government's powerful hacking tools potentially take surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of technology users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of everyday devices can be turned to spy on their owners. Televisions, smartphones and even anti-virus software are all vulnerable to CIA hacking, according to WikiLeaks documents released Tuesday.


  16. A little mouse delays British Airways flight from London to San Francisco by four hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 |

    The passengers were all buckled up and ready to go when the crew told them that a mouse-spotting meant they couldn't take off. The crew joked that the mouse couldn't enter U.S. airspace without a passport, and told everyone they needed a whole new plane.


  17. Young transients avoid life in prison without parole after murdering Quebec tourist in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 |

    Multnomah County Sheriff's Office photos show the three suspects who were arrested Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Portland, Ore., in the killing of Steve Carter, a tantra yoga teacher, on a hiking trail in Marin County, Calif. SAN FRANCISCO - Two transients pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the deaths of a Canadian tourist who was camping in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park during a music festival and a yoga teacher walking his dog on a popular hiking trail.


  18. Gap raises fourth-quarter earnings outlook on better salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 |

    The San Francisco, California-based company said fourth-quarter revenue at stores opened at least a year rose 2 per cent. By division, Gap's namesake stores saw the key measure unchanged, while Old Navy enjoyed a 5 per cent gain.


  19. 2 states file papers fighting Trump's travel restrictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 |

    Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would "unleash chaos again." The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came early Monday after the White House said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban.


  20. Apple, Google, Uber join fight against Trump travel banRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 |

    Dozens of tech companies, including behemoths like Apple, Google, and Facebook, are siding with Washington state and Minnesota as they fight President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. In their court filing with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a total of 97 companies said Trump's travel ban "hinders the ability of American companies to attract great talent; increases costs imposed on business; makes it more difficult for American firms to compete in the international marketplace."


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