Rights group: Egypt arrested 10 reporters since virus hit

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government has arrested at least 10 journalists since the coronavirus was detected in the country, a local human rights group said, accusing authorities of seizing on the pandemic to accelerate a long-running campaign against dissent. The wave of detentions comes even as authorities across the world release inmates in a […]

East Oakland injury shooting under investigation

OAKLAND — Police were at the scene of a shooting that sent a victim to a hospital Thursday, authorities said. Around 5:10 p.m., dispatchers received calls reporting several shots near the 2100 block of 109th Avenue in the city’s Las Palmas neighborhood, an Oakland police officer said. Officers arrived to search for a victim or […]

Letter: Water utility workers face risks to keep taps flowing

Water utility workers facerisks to keep taps flowing “Mom! The water isn’t working!” It is a blessing that during this pandemic those words are not being spoken. Is it just happenstance? No, it’s the hard work and dedication of thousands of highly trained, state certified, water utility workers in California and across the country. They […]

East Oakland apartment fire quickly extinguished

OAKLAND — Firefighters knocked down a single-alarm basement fire at a triplex building just outside the city’s Glenview neighborhood, authorities said. At 6:15 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3600 block of Brighton Avenue and reported a small explosion as crews from three engines and a truck made entry, according to a social-media post. The fire […]

Photos: Nurses protest potential cuts by HCA Healthcare

More than 100 registered nurses and their supporters stood outside of Good Samaritan Hospital, while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks, for over an hour protesting potential cuts and layoffs by HCA Healthcare. “In the last 10 years, HCA has profited $20 billion,” said Melinda Markowitz, president of the California Nurses Association and a registered […]

Prosecutors: Arizona shooting suspect says he targeted couples

By Eliott C. Mclaughlin, Andy Rose and Konstantin Toropin | CNN The 20-year-old suspect in a shooting at a Glendale, Arizona, entertainment district considered himself an involuntary celibate, or “incel,” and was targeting couples, a prosecutor said Thursday. Armando Hernandez Jr. “had the purpose of taking out his expressed anger at society, the feeling that […]