• NBC Oct 8, 2019

    Wild Pigs Tear Up Soccer Fields, Yards in Lafayette

    Wild pigs are costing an East Bay city thousands of dollars in damages after tearing through soccer fields and neighborhood yards.

  • Germany Sep 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Ends Early as Violence Erupts

    A massive pro-democracy rally Saturday in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings. Police said in a statement that “radical protesters” lobbed gasoline bombs and damaged property outside the government offices, and aimed laser beams at a helicopter, posing...

  • NBC Sep 24, 2019

    Moms Concerned About Flying Golf Balls Hitting Playground

    If you live or drive by the Balboa Park Golf Course, flying golf balls can be a hazard. Now, some mothers at a nearby playground say the city needs to do more to protect their children.

  • Southern California Sep 21, 2019

    Wildlife Experts Concerned After Another Mountain Lion Fatally Struck on Bay Area Freeway

    Animal conservationists are concerned about mountain lions in the Bay Area after one was hit and killed on Interstate 280. They say cars aren’t the only threats to big cats, particularly this time of year when they’re so active.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Concerns Over Mountain Lion Deaths in Bay Area

    Animal conservationists are concerned about mountain lions in the Bay Area after one was hit and killed on Interstate 280. They say cars aren’t the only threats to big cats, particularly this time of year when they’re so active. Christie Smith reports.

  • Head Jul 24, 2019

    Tokyo Games: Russia Eyes 2020 Olympics After Doping Troubles

    Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country’s sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the medals table behind the United States, Britain and China.

  • Head Jul 24, 2019

    1 Year: Tokyo Olympics Unveil Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals

    With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games. Thousands of politicians, sponsors, and fans jammed a massive exhibition hall in central Tokyo on Wednesday, piling on speeches, musical interludes, and dancing performances to celebrate the one-year mark. Japanese Prime...

  • coach Jul 9, 2019

    Harvard Coach Fired Over Selling Home to Prospect's Dad

    Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head fencing coach Peter Brand has been fired for violating Harvard’s conflict-of-interest...

  • lawyer Jul 10, 2019

    Harvard Coach Fired Over Selling Home to Prospect's Dad

    Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head fencing coach Peter Brand has been fired for violating Harvard’s conflict-of-interest...

  • coach Apr 5, 2019

    Harvard Reviewing Sale of Fencing Coach's Home to Potential Student's Father for Double the Value

    Harvard University says it has launched an independent review of a real estate transaction involving its longtime fencing coach and a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. The Boston Globe reports the coach, Peter Brand, sold his suburban Boston home assessed at $549,300 to Jie Zhao in 2016 for nearly $1 million. Zhao...

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2019

    Here's Where Things Stand on Trump's Border Wall, National Emergency Declaration

    The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump is visiting Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built. In reality, the newly fortified structure commemorated with a plaque bearing his name and those of top immigration and homeland security officials was a long-planned replacement for an old barrier. It is...

  • Donald Trump Feb 18, 2019

    Border Wall a Complex Issue for 2020 Prospect Beto O'Rourke

    When President Donald Trump visited Beto O’Rourke’s hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O’Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest march past the barrier of barbed-wire topped fencing...

  • Donald Trump Feb 16, 2019

    Trump Tests Presidential Power, Declares Emergency at Border

    Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges. In his emergency proclamation, Trump painted a dark picture of the border...

  • Donald Trump Feb 15, 2019

    Congress OKs Border Deal; Trump Will Sign It, and Declare Emergency

    Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. Money in the bill for border barriers, about...

  • Donald Trump Feb 14, 2019

    Trump Still Coy on Border Deal – But Claims Victory Anyway

    Congressional bargainers formally completed a bipartisan border security pact late Wednesday and President Donald Trump labored to frame it as a political win, even though it contains only a fraction of the billions for a “great, powerful wall” that he’s been demanding for months. Trump is expected to grudgingly accept the agreement, which was completed just before midnight. The measure...

  • Donald Trump Feb 12, 2019

    Fact-Checking Trump's 2020 Campaign Rally in El Paso

    Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences from the Democratic playbook as he rallied Monday night in the border city of El Paso, Texas, in a hall where banners proclaimed “Finish the Wall” even though he...

  • Donald Trump Feb 11, 2019

    El Paso Bristles at Trump's Claim That Wall Made City Safe

    In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said a “powerful barrier” had cut crime rates in El Paso. He’s holding a rally here Monday to show why he’s demanding more than 100 miles of new walls, costing $5.7 billion, along the 1,900-mile border, despite opposition from Democrats and some Republicans in Congress. But many in this city...

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2019

    Trump, Pelosi Remain Far Apart on the Border Wall Issue

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared that there’ll be no “wall money” in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump signaled that congressional negotiators may never satisfy his demands for his cherished Southwest border proposal. Trump, who in recent weeks has expressed indifference to whether the term “wall” or something else is used, clung with renewed...

  • NFL Jan 28, 2019

    Legions of Police, Federal Agents Will Be Protecting Super Bowl Fans

    When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off. Authorities won’t discuss specifics of their security plan. But they say they will safeguard areas beyond the downtown...

  • Donald Trump Jan 12, 2019

    Past Projects Show Border Wall Building Is Complex, Costly

    President Donald Trump is not giving up on his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying a physical barrier is central to any strategy for addressing the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Democrats argue that funding the construction of a steel barrier along 234 miles (377 kilometers) will not solve the...

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