Millbrae: Carjacked vehicle bursts into flames after striking tree on I-280, killing driver

MILLBRAE — A still-unidentified man died after crashing a stolen vehicle into a tree on Interstate 280 Saturday afternoon, causing the car to burst into flames, police said. The crash occurred a little after 4:20 p.m. Saturday, near the Trousdale Drive exit on I-280 southbound, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver’s city of… Continue reading Millbrae: Carjacked vehicle bursts into flames after striking tree on I-280, killing driver

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For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19 The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the U.S. with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but is not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall and winter. “It’s… Continue reading AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at least as many into my colleague, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. She died at my side. Anja weighed heavy against my shoulder. I tried to look… Continue reading Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at least as many into my colleague, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. She died at my side. I could barely whisper, “Please help us.” Our driver raced… Continue reading Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

Suspect arrested and charged with murder in 2020 Oakland homicide

OAKLAND — A 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the August 2020 killing of a father of five who was shot near a Lakeshore Avenue bus stop. Ronald McGregor was arrested June 27 in San Francisco in connection with the killing of 55-year-old Darius Brazell. He has pleaded not guilty and… Continue reading Suspect arrested and charged with murder in 2020 Oakland homicide

Fire sparks at Pompano Beach home, extent of damage unclear

Crews responded to the scene of a fire at a Pompano Beach home. The blaze ignited at a residence along Northeast 13th Avenue, near 43rd Court, late Saturday morning. It remains unclear how much damage the fire caused or whether anyone was injured.

Yankees reliever Ron Marinaccio heading to IL with right shoulder inflammation

CLEVELAND — After bailing out the Yankees in the seventh, right-handed reliever Ron Marinaccio sought out a trainer. Hours later he was heading to the IL with inflammation in his right shoulder. “Just a little discomfort, I guess, I would say not so much pain,” Marinaccio said. “Just not feeling like I had too much behind it.… Continue reading Yankees reliever Ron Marinaccio heading to IL with right shoulder inflammation

North Korea slams US-South Korea-Japan military cooperation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday slammed the United States, South Korea and Japan for pushing to boost their trilateral military cooperation targeting the North, warning that the move is prompting urgent calls for the country to reinforce its military capability. North Korea has long cited what it calls hostility by the… Continue reading North Korea slams US-South Korea-Japan military cooperation

Firefighters prepared for dry 4th of July weekend, fireworks sales not slowing

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Fire departments throughout Central Texas have extra staff on hand during the drier-than-normal holiday weekend. “Fourth of July is always busy for us as it relates to grass fires, brush fires and even structure fires,” said Battalion Chief Josh Portie with the Austin Fire Department’s (AFD) wildfire division. He says… Continue reading Firefighters prepared for dry 4th of July weekend, fireworks sales not slowing