PG&E Says Power Lines May Have Started 2 More Fires

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during danger...
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US Citizen Accused of Spying on Behalf of Chinese Government

SAN FRANCISCO — A California man who operates tours for Chinese students and visitors was charged with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified U.S. national security information to officials in China, U.S. government officials announced Monday...
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California Warehouse Fire Limps on After Hung Jury

OAKLAND — An emotionally taxing criminal case over the deaths of 36 people trapped in a fire inside a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse nearly three years ago will continue after a jury acquitted one defendant a...
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Oakland Teachers Go on Strike, Demand Big Pay Raises

OAKLAND — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday in the country's latest walkout by educators over classroom conditions and pay. "For two years we have been negotiating with the Oakland Unified School District to make our students a priori...