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Oakland teen slain at Metreon / Shooting followed quarrel; suspect held

a shared story    367 weeks 4 days 22 hours 43 minutes ago
An 18-year-old Oakland man was shot to death at San Francisco's busy Metreon shopping center Sunday night, after an argument with at least one other young man just inside the building's entrance. A suspect, who police believe may be the shooter, was arrested a block away on...(more) 



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Kidnappings soar in Mexico as drug gangs seek new income

a shared story    344 weeks 1 day 23 hours 23 minutes ago
Daniel Escobedo was driving to school when he stopped for what he thought was a security check at a roadblock in the Mexican city of Juarez , across the border from El Paso, Texas . Worried about being late for class, he hurriedly handed his driver's license...(more) 



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New York's most famous prostitute revealed...

a shared story    350 weeks 2 days 6 hours 30 minutes ago
She left a broken home on the Jersey Shore at 17 and came to New York City to work the nightclubs as a rhythm and blues singer. Now, at 22, she is the unwitting, and as yet unseen, star of the seamy drama that is the...(more) 



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Tap. Tap. Reach. Reach. Plea-us interruptus: Craig Files to Withdraw Guilty Plea

a shared story    376 weeks 4 days 10 hours 5 minutes ago
Sen. Larry Craig filed court papers Monday seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, arguing that he entered the plea under stress caused by media inquiries into his sexuality. Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following his June...(more) 



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Sex offenders going homeless

a shared story    369 weeks 1 day 1 hour 20 minutes ago
Hundreds of California sex offenders who face tough new restrictions on where they can live are declaring themselves homeless, making it difficult for the state to track them. Jessica's Law, approved by 70 percent of California voters a year ago, bars registered sex offenders from living within 2,000...(more) 



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Judge grants injunction against members of three S.F. gangs

a shared story    371 weeks 12 hours 43 minutes ago
A San Francisco judge granted an injunction Thursday against 42 men suspected of being members of three warring gangs in the Western Addition, carving out two rectangular "safety zones" where the men will be barred from associating with each other in public,...  



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Ed Jew pleads not guilty to mail fraud, won't resign

a shared story    375 weeks 9 hours 55 minutes ago
Supervisor Ed Jew pleaded not guilty this morning to a federal mail fraud charge in connection with an alleged scheme to extort bribes from Chinese immigrant-run businesses facing city permit problems. Judge Elizabeth Laporte freed Jew but ordered him to post bail in the form of a...(more) 



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Two Berkeley firefighters stabbed

a shared story    394 weeks 3 days 22 hours 42 minutes ago
A knife-welding burglar stabbed a woman and two Berkeley firefighters early Monday before he was found hiding under a deck and arrested by police. Police arrested Michael Kenard Cornelius, a 53-year-old transient, who they found under a deck at a home in the 2000 block of Parker...(more) 



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Sad price of gang 'rent'

a shared story    372 weeks 5 days 10 hours 18 minutes ago
The shooting death of a 23-day-old baby has sparked what officials hope will be Los Angeles' most vigorous crackdown yet on gang members charging "rent" to merchants and vendors, a practice authorities believe is thriving despite an overall drop in crime. Los Angeles police detectives and prosecutors...(more) 

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Oakland officials welcome probe at City Hall

a shared story    326 weeks 6 days 11 hours 26 minutes ago
Oakland city officials welcomed on Friday the news of a federal criminal investigation that appears to center on allegations of City Hall nepotism and fraud under former City Administrator Deborah Edgerly. "We're going to comply with the FBI's request (for documents) and cooperate fully with the investigation,"...(more) 



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Gunman opens fire in Vegas casino; 5 wounded

a shared story    386 weeks 4 hours 23 minutes ago
LAS VEGAS -- A man on a balcony over the New York-New York casino floor opened fire on the gamblers below early Friday, wounding four people before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists, police said. 



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Prostitution measure makes in onto S.F. ballot

a shared story    331 weeks 6 days 22 hours 19 minutes ago
A measure that would make it more difficult to investigate and punish prostitution crimes in San Francisco qualified for the November ballot on Friday, opening another passage in the city's long fight over decriminalizing the sex-trade industry. Proponents of the measure were able to collect more than...(more) 



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