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Former Sheriff’s Activities League director arrested on suspicion of embezzlement

REDWOOD CITY – The former executive director of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling $25,000 from the nonprofit organization, authorities said. On Friday, Barbara Bonilla, who also worked for the sheriff’s office, was booked into county jail on seven counts of grand theft, the sheriff’s office said […]

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China now holds the world’s last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed

Summary List Placement After tragedy struck the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, the scientific community mourned the loss of an astronomical landmark. There is now only one last remaining giant, single-dish, radio telescope in the world: China’s 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST).  Completed in 2016 and located in the Guizhou province of […]

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Pentagon blocking Biden’s access to intel agencies

By Alex Marquart, Ryan Browne and Nicole Gaouette | CNN The Trump administration prevented President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team from meeting with its counterparts at Pentagon intelligence agencies this week, according to a former senior intelligence official familiar with intelligence transition discussions. The slowdown means the Biden team has not yet been able to meet […]

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‘You took away not only a father but a son, a brother, and my best friend’: Pittsburg men get 49 years to life for 2014 murder

MARTINEZ –Two Pittsburg men in their 20s were sentenced to 40 years to life, plus an additional nine years, for convictions related to a 2014 shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead and two of his friends wounded. Justin Singh, 24, and Deion Nazareta-Albano, 23, were both convicted last June of shooting at 19-year-old Anthony […]

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In a major win for Dreamers, DACA is restored by federal judge, DHS ordered to accept new applications for the program

Summary List Placement On Friday, US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ruled that he was restoring the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era program that creates eligibility for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to apply for and secure work permits, or Dreamers.  The Trump administration attempted to end the program […]