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August 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined...
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A view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin headlands.
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Tim Ryan
August 16, 2019 - 9:21 am
An unexplained power outage that affected a vast swath of Marin County overnight led to a huge number of emergency calls that "annihilated" the 911 call center, according the Marin County Sheriff's Office.
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Amazon shows a self-driving delivery robot that Amazon is calling Scout. Amazon is expanding the use of its self-driving delivery robots to a second state. The online shopping giant says the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a Labrador, will start delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif. Amazon.com Inc. has been testing them in a Seattle suburb since the beginning of the year. (Amazon via AP, File)
August 06, 2019 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighborhood. The online shopping giant says the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a Labrador, will begin delivering packages to customers in Irvine, California. It comes after Amazon began testing them in a...
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4/12/2006 - File photo dated 12/4/2006 of plastic at a recycling bay at BIFFA recycling plant in Beaumont Leys in Leicestershire. Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as she unveils the Government
Recycling Plant (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
August 05, 2019 - 4:46 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest operator of recycling redemption centers has shut down and laid off 750 employees. The Mercury News reports Monday that the company RePlanet has closed all 284 of its centers. RePlanet's president David Lawrence says the company stopped operating because...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Asian stock markets plunged Friday after President Donald Trump's surprise threat of tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 02, 2019 - 4:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets remained under pressure Friday, particularly in Europe, after President Donald Trump's shocked investors with another tariff announcement on Chinese imports. Monthly U.S. jobs figures could provide a distraction for investors later. Trump's announcement of 10%...
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Roz McCarthy, the founder of Minorities for Medical Marijuana, left, and Erik Range, Board Chair at Minorities for Medical Marijuana, photographed July 2, 2018.
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Carrie Hodousek
August 01, 2019 - 10:45 am
More women are in leading roles in the marijuana industry than in other fields, according to a new study.
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 A shopper carries a shopping bag while walking in the Union Square district on February 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
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Matt Bigler
July 31, 2019 - 3:11 pm
A new study out of UC Berkeley finds about half of California workers have no retirement savings and experts are warning the state may be heading toward a retirement crisis. The study looked at private sector workers in California and found not only are they not saving enough for retirement, many...
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Holly Quan
July 31, 2019 - 1:58 pm
San Francisco emergency officials gathered more than 100 private and nonprofit businesses together to urge them to plan in advance of Pacific Gas & Electric’s fire safety power outages. Officials say too many people don't believe so-called "PSPS" are going to happen in the city. PG&E plans...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo a Capital One credit card is shown in a wallet in San Francisco. A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the nation's largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, and in some cases the hacker obtained Social Security and bank account numbers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 30, 2019 - 11:05 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the nation's largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, and in some cases the hacker obtained Social Security and bank account numbers. It is among the largest security breaches...
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Denny's waitress Fong Van Luben (R) delivers free Grand Slam breakfasts to customers February 3, 2009 in Emeryville, California.
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Matt Bigler
July 26, 2019 - 11:04 am
Emeryville's minimum wage is the highest in the country. But will it backfire on the very workers it's designed to help?
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