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Oakland: Two shot near Lake Merritt

Police were responding to a double injury shooting Sunday night on Lakeshore Avenue beside Lake Merritt, authorities said

The Latest: Mexico virus data may not be available for years

Mexico City — Mexico’s top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country’s death toll from COVID-19 won’t be available for “a couple of years.”

Map: Zogg Fire evacuations in Shasta County

The fire is just south of the scar of the Carr Fire, which burned 229,651 acres in July 2018 and killed eight people.

Trump’s demoted campaign boss hospitalized after threat to harm himself

Police officers talked Parscale out of his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife called police to say that he had multiple firearms and was threatening to hurt himself.

Power shut off set for 65,000 California electric customers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power will be shut off for 65,000 Northern California electric customers in 16 counties to prevent the spread of wildfires that have engulfed areas of the state, officials said Sunday. Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation’s largest electric utility, shut off power to 11,000 customers beginning at 4 a.m. Sunday and […]

Cows vs. elk: the latest battle at Point Reyes National Seashore

Animal rights activists staged a rally Sunday at Point Reyes National Seashore to protest the operation of dairy farms that they say cause harm to tule elk and other wildlife.

San Jose: Fire breaks out in Santa Clara County administrative complex, fire officials say

The fire started just after 3 p.m. Sunday outside San Jose's old city hall. It was quickly extinguished.

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.

California deputies fatally shoot man armed with hatchet

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with a hatchet in California was shot during a struggle with sheriff's deputies as they attempted to take him into custody early Sunday, officials said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
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