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  1. Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fightRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WSB-TV

    San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special "poop patrol."

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  2. Jurors: Don't throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WSB-TV

    Jurors who found that agribusiness giant Monsanto's Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper's cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk of their $289 million award in his favor, a newspaper reported Monday. Juror Gary Kitahata told Judge Suzanne Bolanos in a letter that the jury was convinced by the evidence, the San Francisco Chronicle said.

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  3. San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses for homeless Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WSB-TV

    San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special "poop patrol," and a young tech worker created "Snapcrap" - an app to report the filth.

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  4. California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | WSB-TV

    A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos didn't formally rule on any issues after a two-hour hearing to consider Monsanto's demand to toss out the entire jury verdict in the first of thousands of similar cases across the country to go to trial.

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  5. Court to examine the NFL's Super Bowl ticketing policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | WSB-TV

    The NFL's Super Bowl ticketing policies will be put under a microscope this week when New Jersey's Supreme Court considers claims that the league violated state consumer fraud laws leading up to the 2014 game at MetLife Stadium. If Josh Finkelman's challenge succeeds and the case ultimately prevails as a class action, the NFL could be liable for millions in damages to him and other ticketholders, his attorney said.

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  6. California ballot initiative seeks to end high speed rail Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | WSB-TV

    Opponents of the California gas tax increase passed by state legislators last year on Tuesday proposed a new ballot measure for 2020 to provide money for road repairs and eliminate the state's $77 billion high-speed rail project. The backers of the 2020 measure are also behind Proposition 6, which will ask voters in November if they want to repeal the state's recent gas tax hike, which raised the state gas tax 12 cents per gallon.

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  7. San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 | WSB-TV

    The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye. But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or a loose drape of rose; a black silk and lace scarf by Dolce & Gabbana; or a hood attached to an extra-long girls' dress.

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  8. Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | WSB-TV

    Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and presented no evidence that Monsanto executives were malicious in marketing Roundup, attorneys for Monsanto said in court documents filed late Tuesday.

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  9. California aims to drop fossil fuels for electricity by 2045Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WSB-TV

    California has set a goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said the policy should serve as a model for other states and nations. Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, approved the measure as he prepares to host a summit in San Francisco of climate change leaders from around the world starting Wednesday.

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  10. Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | WSB-TV

    Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The 2,000-foot long floating boom will be towed Saturday from San Francisco to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - an island of trash twice the size of Texas.

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  11. Trump seeks corporate lawyer for US attorney in California Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | WSB-TV

    President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to the position of U.S. attorney in Northern California, the White House announced on Thursday. David Anderson is a Stanford Law School graduate who clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy from 1991 to 1992.

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  12. Defendant to ask to move California warehouse fire trial Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | WSB-TV

    A man who saw his agreement with prosecutors rejected by a judge last week after already pleading no contest in the deaths of 36 people in a California warehouse fire said Monday it is now impossible for him to get a fair trial in Oakland. "How am I going to find a jury that hasn't heard me say, 'I'm guilty,'" Derick Almena told San Francisco television station KGO in a jailhouse interview.

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  13. Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | WSB-TV

    A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man's lawyers said. "I'm glad to be here to be able to help in a cause that's way bigger than me," Dewayne Johnson said at a news conference Friday after the verdict was announced.

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  14. The Latest: Monsanto to appeal $289 million verdict Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WSB-TV

    Monsanto Co. says it will appeal a $289 million verdict a San Francisco jury ordered it to pay a former groundskeeper who claimed the company's weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.

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  15. Bank of the West's environmental stand faces blowback Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WSB-TV

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  16. Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WSB-TV

    A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.

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  17. DA: 'My heart is broken' for subway stabbing victims' family Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | WSB-TV

    Prosecutors will seek a life sentence against a parolee charged with murder and attempted murder in the unprovoked stabbing of two young women at a subway station, a Northern California district attorney said Wednesday. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said authorities continue to investigate whether John Cowell, 27, was motivated by racial hate when he killed Nia Wilson, 18, and wounded her sister, Letifah Wilson, 26. "My heart is broken for them and also for our community at large," she said after the hearing.

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  18. In Yosemite, vacation's over Source: Cox Media GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | WSB-TV

    Yosemite National Park Superintendent Mike Reynolds said he can count on one hand how many times the park has closed, and Tuesday was one of those times . Wildfires came early at the height of summer tourist season.

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  19. Push for soda taxes across USA notches win in Philly Source: Cox Media GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | WSB-TV

    Philadelphia, the nation's largest city with a soda tax, has the right to charge its 1.5-cents-per-ounce levy on sweetened beverages, the state Supreme Court ruled in a bitter defeat for retailers and distributors. The ruling was a crucial victory for backers of such taxes as cities and states wrestle with the contentious tax that could be good for health and public coffers.

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  20. San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | WSB-TV

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