Hayward police officer shoots, wounds suspect

HAYWARD — A police officer shot a man who said had approached them with a weapon, authorities said Wednesday, the second shooting involving the city’s police in a week. Just before 12:45 p.m., officers responded to calls about a man on a motorcycle chasing someone and banging on neighborhood doors near Bahama and Sleepy Hollow […]

House casts historic proxy vote during pandemic

By Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor | Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’s a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers were voting by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during the pandemic. To mark Wednesday’s history-making moment, House Republicans sued to stop […]

Cartoons: Joe Biden apologizes for comments about black voters

CLICK HERE if you’re having trouble viewing media on a mobile device. In the same conversation that Joe Biden suggested multiple black women are being considered to be his running mate, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee told a radio host that African-American voters undecided between supporting him or President Donald Trump “ain’t black.” Biden […]

DA files murder charge in Pittsburg stabbing

MARTINEZ — A man arrested on suspicion of stabbing an acquaintance to death last week has been charged with murder, court records show. Gabriel R. Young, 36, was charged Wednesday with a lone count of murder, along with a knife enhancement, in the killing of 37-year-old Omar Smallwood. Police have not disclosed the suspected motive […]