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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 05:04 AM PDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 03:20 PM PDT

Alcatraz Cruises Loses $3M, Thanks to Gov't Shutdown

Alcatraz Cruises Loses $3M, Thanks to Gov't Shutdown

During the nearly 17 days Alcatraz Island was closed to the public, $3 million in tickets had to be refunded or rescheduled.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:55 PM PDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:23 AM PDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:40 PM PDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

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4,345-Acre Loma Fire Destroys 12 Homes, is 56% Contained

4,345-Acre Loma Fire Destroys 12 Homes, is 56% Contained

The Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains grew slowly overnight, scorching 4,300 acres by Friday morning, 200 acres more than the day before, Cal Fire said.

Fire Breaks out at Historic Church Near UC Berkeley

Fire Breaks out at Historic Church Near UC Berkeley

Fire crews raced on Friday afternoon to battle a three-alarm fire at an iconic East Bay church just blocks away from the University of California at Berkeley campus.

Giants Outfielder Caught on Video Body Slamming Fan on Field

Giants Outfielder Caught on Video Body Slamming Fan on Field

Video posted on social media Friday night shows San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan body slamming a fan who ran onto the field and approached him during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Nearby Buildings May Also Be to Blame for Sinking SF Tower

Nearby Buildings May Also Be to Blame for Sinking SF Tower

A new geotechnical consultant hired by Millennium backs the developer’s claim that Transbay terminal’s construction for the recent sinking of the Millennium Tower but acknowledges other nearby project could...

Jamaica, Haiti Brace for Deadly Hurricane Matthew

Jamaica, Haiti Brace for Deadly Hurricane Matthew

Matthew weakened slightly from a Category 5 to a powerful Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic early Saturday, as it roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of...

Police Investigating Incident at Union City High School

Police Investigating Incident at Union City High School

Police are investigating an incident at a James Logan High School event in Union City Friday night.