A. J. Guest

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Swalwell says Trump could be impeached if he sends ex-ambassador to Russia for questioning

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Turning over former US Ambassador Michael McFaul to Russia for questioning would be grounds for impeaching President Donald Trump, Rep. Eric Swalwell declared on Wednesday.<p>"Republicans in Congress need to stand firm that we absolutely will not tolerate the President even …

Donald Trump

3 Things to Do if You're in Your 40s With No Retirement Savings

News flash: You're a real adult now, and neglecting your nest egg will no longer fly.<p>Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get …

Retirement

Letter to the Editor: A visitor’s critique of San Francisco’s dirty streets

My wife and I have experienced San Francisco the past few days; we both work in downtown Chicago. We will have spent three days south of San …

San Francisco

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

The top Massachusetts court unanimously ruled on Monday that a judge can require defendants with substance use disorders to remain drug-free as a condition of probation and send them to jail if they relapse.<p>The case, which challenged a requirement routinely imposed by judges across the country, had …

Brain Disease

Plutonium Was Stolen From an SUV in a Texas Marriott Parking Lot Last Year. No One Knows Where It Is

Thieves stole an unknown amount of plutonium and radioactive monitoring equipment from the backseat of an SUV parked overnight at a Marriott hotel in …

San Antonio

Scientists say other people are probably watching us more closely than we might think

I like the catchy term that scientists recently came up with to describe a common psychological phenomenon: the "invisibility cloak illusion." I don't quite like what it describes.<p>According to the scientists, and their 2016 paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we incorrectly …

Psychology

Western wildfires are so bad that they're reversing decades of air quality improvements

The consequences of America’s swelling wildfire problem are traveling well beyond blackened, ashy forests. They're now tainting the air in cities and …

Climate Change

Someone Took Out A Full-Page Ad In SF Newspaper To Warn Residents To ‘Watch Your Backs’ For Homeless People

3:25 PM 07/14/2018<p>Someone in San Francisco purchased a full-page ad Friday telling city residents to “Watch your backs — nobody else is.”<p>“As if …

San Francisco

SoCal prosecutor placed on leave after tweets targeting Rep. Maxine Waters

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor was placed on leave Monday following a report that he posted discriminatory comments on social media targeting a U.S. lawmaker and the victim of a police shooting.<p>Michael Selyem, a deputy district attorney in San Bernardino County, was …

Social Media

Appeals court rejects effort to tear down Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

The push to drain Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and restore the Sierra canyon to its natural state was rejected by the courts — again — Monday, though opponents of the dam said they plan to take their fight to the California Supreme Court.<p>In a legal case that has been a thorn in the side of the …

San Francisco

Judge dismisses parts of administration suit over California sanctuary laws

A federal judge dismissed parts of a Trump administration lawsuit Monday that would have weakened protections for undocumented immigrants in California.<p>U.S. District Judge John Mendez in Sacramento ruled last week that two of three sanctuary laws — allowing the review of privately owned federal …

Trump Administration

EU official criticizes Trump over attitude toward allies

BRUSSELS (AP) — A senior European Union official lashed out Tuesday at President Donald Trump, lambasting the U.S. leader for his constant criticism of European allies and urging him to remember who is friends are when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin next week.<p>European Council President …

Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. embassy in London warns Americans: 'Keep a low profile' during Trump visit

With President Donald Trump's impending trip to London expected to spark protests and upheaval, the U.S. embassy in London has some advice for Americans: "Keep a low profile."<p>The president is scheduled to arrive in the U.K. on Thursday, and what activists are calling a "carnival of resistance" has …

Donald Trump

Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it's no longer doing any good

Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They’re helping the environment and being good citizens.<p>But their glow might turn to gloom if they realized that much of the stuff is headed to a landfill.<p>That’s because there’s no longer a recycling market for a …

Sustainability

The Baltic Sea Now Has a Suffocating 'Dead Zone' the Size of Ireland

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Human activity and man-made global warming are threatening marine life in the Baltic Sea, hindering the world’s</i> …

Baltic Sea

Why isn’t humanity tackling climate change? Because you never empty your dishwasher

It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. According to new research published in <i>Nature</i>, humanity will witness marked sea level rises …

Climate Change

Obama offers Democrats tough love ahead of midterms: 'Enough moping'

<b>Beverly Hills, California (CNN) —</b> Former President Barack Obama, re-emerging into the political fray for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser here on Thursday, had a message for troubled Democrats: Do more than just mope.<p>Obama peppered his 45-minute appearance with subtle knocks for …

Beverly Hills

Who are America's working poor?

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, according to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US.<p>"The United States, one of the world's richest nations and the "land of opportunity," is fast becoming a champion of inequality," …

Income Inequality

Turkey elections: How powerful will the next Turkish president be?

<b>There's no question that the biggest issue for most voters in the Turkish elections was the state of the country's economy.</b><p>But the most immediate impact of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory is that he will now preside over a brand new presidential system of government.<p>It was approved in a …

South Asia

Beijing has tactics besides just tariffs to hurt the U.S. in a trade war

As President Donald Trump ratchets up trade war rhetoric against China this week, trade experts worried that China, which has the world’s second-largest economy, will unleash a Pandora’s Box of punitive tactics against American companies.<p>After Trump threatened another $200 billion in tariffs in …

Economy

North Beach shooting renews scrutiny of SF officer’s use of force

A San Francisco police officer who shot a fleeing, armed man in the back this month in North Beach was the subject of an unusual presentation to the …

Law Enforcement

Ex-employee comes forward to ID club owner in threats to burn homeless encampment

You thought the guy throwing a homeless man’s belongings in Oakland’s Lake Merritt was bad? Move over “Jogger Joe.”<p>A new witness who has come forward …

PG&E picked a dumb fight with SF; will the city now pursue public power?

Toward the end of a hearing last week on how PG&E is delaying public projects, including affordable housing,by imposing unreasonable connection …

San Francisco

Trump Is Nothing Without the Senate

And so are the Democrats.<p>For Democrats looking to win back a piece of national political power, the House is where the heart is. With a gain of 23 seats needed for control, and the <i>Cook Political Report</i> listing 29 Republican seats at risk (and only three imperiled Democrats), it’s a plausible …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions Left Out the Key Part of the Bible Verse He Used to Rationalize Family Separation

The Donald Trump Administration’s attack on families at the country’s southern border came to a new low yesterday, when Attorney General Jeff …

This Monster Black Hole's Jet Has 125 Billion Times More Energy Than the Sun

A dust-enshrouded, giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of …

Finally, Data Map S.F. City Hall’s Progressive-Moderate Divide | San Francisco Public Press

— Jun 1 2018 - 4:59pm<p>A data-driven analysis by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in partnership with the Public Press, reveals …

Trump’s Korea Blunder Is Worse Than It Looks

Kim Jong Un appears shrewd. China is stronger. And U.S. allies know not to trust Washington.<p>Donald Trump thinks he's a great negotiator, a brilliant bluffer whose gut instincts are so stellar that ignorance of history and refusal to deal with substantive complexities are irrelevant.<p>That's why he …

Trump Is Right: Someone Is Out to Get Him

All those stories that make the president look bad have a source.<p>President Donald Trump, “who has never been convinced that his aides have his best interests at heart, has felt increasingly aggrieved” in recent months. We have that word from two reporters for the New York Times, Maggie Haberman and …

Here’s how private prisons are being challenged, even as they scale up

The Trump administration has been a huge windfall for the private prison industry. Two of the largest companies have seen their stock price more than double since Trump’s election in November.<p>But private detention centers are also taking a hit in the courts and in the media.<p>GEO Group, one of the …

Immigration