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‘SNL': Baldwin’s Trump Celebrates the Anniversary of the Mueller Investigation with a ‘Sopranos’ Parody (Video)

Baldwin returns as Trump, flanked by Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro reprising their roles as lawyer Michael Cohen and Special Counsel Robert Mueller<p>Alec Baldwin returned for the series finale of “SNL” as Donald Trump, parodying the finale of “The Sopranos” to celebrate the first year of the Russia …

Donald Trump Jr

The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local):<p>3:45 p.m.<p>Hawaii County civil defense officials are warning residents that lava may cross a highway in the coming hours.<p>Officials say a flow is less than a mile (kilometer) away from Highway 137 in the …

Natural Disasters

Watch a coyote nonchalantly trot around Golden Gate Park

A bold coyote was out for a stroll on a path in Golden Gate Park on Saturday morning, and an SFGATE staffer on a walk with his baby caught some video.<p>The coyote can be seen checking out passing cars and joggers, and strolling on the path before making his way off into the grass.<p><i>ALSO: Survivor in</i> …

Golden Gate Park

Palo Alto pastor resigns after nasty tweets about city: 'An elitist sh-- den of hate'

A debate in Palo Alto over permits, traffic, and safety turned into frenzy of internet warfare after unsavory tweets from an associate pastor were leaked to the city's website.<p>The recovered tweets were posted on a public document addressing the city's latest council hearing, in which the city and …

Silicon Valley

Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday.<p>Since a first fissure opened in a community on May 3, lava was mostly spattering up and …

Geology

The Latest: Kentucky Derby winner Justify captures Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local):<p>7:15 p.m.<p>Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another impressive victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for trainer …

Horse Racing

There's so much plastic in the ocean, you're probably eating it in seafood

The next time you purchase a case of 12-ounce water bottles consider this:<p>By 2050, plastic in the ocean will likely outweigh all the fish in ocean.<p>Scientists of the World Economic Forum last year estimated there are 5.25 trillion particles weighing 270,000 tons currently floating in the oceans. …

Hawaii’s ‘last princess’ fights for control of her fortune

HONOLULU — Every day, tourists flock to a downtown Honolulu palace for a glimpse of the way Hawaii’s royal family lived, marveling at its gilded furniture, lavish throne room and grand staircase made from prized koa wood.<p>But few know Iolani Palace — America’s only royal residence — has relied in …

Native Hawaiians

1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in Washington state

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — One man was killed and another was seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state.<p>Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred.<p>The mountain lion ran …

Hung Up

The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 113 people on board (all times local):<p>3:40 p.m.<p>Cuba's transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's plane crash near Havana.<p>Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez says 113 people were on board including 102 Cubans, three …

Cuba

Plenty of flowers are blooming along the Sonoma Coast this week. 🙌 #northerncalifornia #sonomacoaststatepark #bayarea #coastiscalling 📷: @mullin_around

Guess who's coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures

BURLINGTON, New Jersey (AP) — With a gospel choir, black cellist and bishop, Oprah, Serena and Idris Elba in the audience and an African-American mother-of-the-bride, Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle was a blend of the solemn and the soulful.<p>Guess who's coming to …

Royal Family

Plane passenger allegedly punches pregnant woman, service dog

A 59-year-old man allegedly punched a pregnant woman, who is also deaf, and her service dog during a Frontier Airlines flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando on Thursday.<p>The Orlando Police Department told the Orlando Sentinel that Timothy Manley was traveling with his family and was seated near a …

Flying

Fastest climber of 7 summits returns safely from Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The Australian climber who became the fastest to scale the highest peaks on all seven continents returned safely from Mount Everest on Saturday.<p>Steve Plain said he has no immediate plans for any new adventures and is looking forward to spending time with his family.<p>Plain, …

Mountaineering

Throw a backyard summer camp-inspired bash

Jenni Kayne is no stranger to backyard camping.<p>As a child, she and her sisters would ditch the family's vacation home on the edge of Lake Tahoe for an impromptu sleepover outdoors.<p>"Even when I was really little, camping out on the beach for the night felt fun," says Kayne, a Los Angeles home and …

Tahoe

Rescue dogs dress up and party at Bay to Barkers

Dogs of all shapes and sizes and several hundred of their people piled into the San Francisco SPCA's courtyard on Florida Street on Friday night for the organization's annual "Bay to Barkers" cocktail party and costume contest.<p>"This costume took me three months to make," said Eva Borrego, 44, whose …

San Francisco

Begin here: Great Bay Area places to learn outdoor sports

No matter where you are in the Bay Area, you're bound to see people enjoying any number of outdoor recreation activities. They might be surfers at Ocean Beach, rock climbers in San Francisco or cyclists racing over Mount Tam toward Stinson Beach.<p>Maybe it's time you got out there and joined the …

Santa Cruz

Routes: United, British Airways, American, Aer Lingus, Delta, WOW, Korean, Virgin Atlantic

This week's most important air route developments<p>In route news, United is overhauling its East Coast operations and will end a northern California route; British Airways temporarily suspends some San Jose and LAX flights; American puts widebodies on some DFW routes, including San Francsico; Aer …

Virgin Atlantic

Bolinas home listed for $3.885 million comes with a 100-year-old barn

A 1.7-acre estate tucked away in the sleepy beach town of Bolinas at 201 Mesa Rd. and listed for $3.885 million offers two unique properties: a 100-year-old barn with soaring 35-foot-high-ceilings and a three-bedroom home with post-modern style.<p>"It's like a mix of two entirely different eras," says …

Trails

California's only sea is dying and now threatening children

The Salton Sea is steadily disappearing, and communities near it are literally being left in the dust.<p>California's largest body of water — located in Imperial County near the Mexico-U.S. border — has been sinking for years, and dust clouds containing heavy metals, agricultural chemicals and fine …

Water

The Latest: 1 killed, 1 wounded outside Georgia graduation

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia (all times local):<p>11:05 p.m.<p>Police in metro Atlanta say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people who had just attended a high school graduation ceremony.<p>A police …

High School

Police: Two shot, one fatally, after high school graduation ceremony in Georgia

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police: Two shot, one fatally, after high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

Crime

Secret FBI source for Russia probe met with three Trump advisers during campaign

Probes into Russia, Trump campaign<p>In mid-July 2016, a retired American professor approached an adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign at a symposium about the White House race held at a British university.<p>The professor took the opportunity to strike up a conversation with Carter Page, whom …

Donald Trump

San Francisco cold case killings solved — cops point to tattooed serial robber

A former Bay Area resident and serial bank robber now serving time in a Florida prison has been accused of committing a pair of killings in San Francisco that had gone unsolved for nearly two decades.<p>San Francisco investigators said Friday they served an arrest warrant on Roy Donovan Lacy, 38, …

Crime

Charges: Abuse left Auburn girl, 7, eating garbage, drinking from toilets

The girl's mother, step-father are accused of beating and starving her<p>After Audrey and Roderick Grey were questioned by police in January about the injuries spotted on their 7-year-old daughter at her Auburn, Washington school, they admitted that Roderick Grey, her stepfather, had beaten her with a …

Crime

Black bear recorded roaming around downtown Healdsburg

Residents of a quiet Healdsburg neighborhood might have met an unwelcome passerby had they stepped outside their house in Friday's early morning hours.<p>One local who spotted a black bear roaming the area called 911 to report the animal as it walked down a sidewalk near Tucker and Fitch streets in …

San Francisco

Trump endorses John Cox in California governor's race

Gavin Newsom, California Lieutenant Governor<p>John Cox, businessman and lawyer<p>Antonio Villaraigosa, former mayor of Los Angeles<p>Travis Allen, California State Assembly Member<p>John Chiang, California State Treasurer<p>Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction<p>SACRAMENTO, …

California

Massive tree falls onto Dolores Street, smashes Audi

A massive ficus tree split into two in San Francisco on Friday afternoon, with a big branch falling onto an Audi A4 and blocking traffic on Dolores Street near Dolores Park.<p>San Francisco Police Department reports that nobody was injured and that the tree likely fell due to old age and wind.<p>The …

San Francisco

Stunning. Thanks @vincentjamesphorography for the share. #karlthefog #bayarea #fog #weather #nature #picoftheday #regram

Stormy Daniels cuts performance short after man throws wallet at her face

Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels<p>v<p>Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels<p>BEND, Ore. (AP) — Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was forced to cut short a performance at an Oregon strip club after a man threw a wallet at her face.<p>More than 100 people were at the Stars Cabaret on Thursday to see Daniels as part …

Stormy Daniels