Biden, Schumer, Manchin huddle, but still no budget deal

By LISA MASCARO and HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package. Biden huddled with the conservative West Virginia Democrat and Senate […]

8 people shot, 4 fatally, in Baltimore weekend violence

Sanya Kamidi | The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Eight people were shot in Baltimore this weekend, including four fatally, according to the Baltimore Police Department. Most recently, just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 300 block of S. Fulton Ave. in Carrollton Ridge for a shooting detected by the city’s ShotSpotter devices. A […]

Chevron Richmond refinery issues visible flares, smoke

RICHMOND — A process upset unit at the Chevron refinery Sunday sent flames, smoke and foul odors into rain-soaked West Contra Costa County skies. A Richmond city public-safety alert sent at 9:06 a.m. said excess flaring began at the refinery at 8:25 a.m. and was ongoing. Social-media reports from observers took note of the flaring. Here’s […]