US closes Chinese consulate in Houston, increasing tensions

By Ken Moritsugo and Matthew Lee | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, escalating tensions between the world’s largest economies as President Donald Trump ramps up pressure against China ahead of the November election. Beijing denounced the order Wednesday as “outrageous” and said it would draw […]

Patricia McCloskey’s handgun was reportedly inoperative

June 28, 2020: Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place, confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in the Central West End of St. Louis. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP File)  The handgun brandished by a St. Louis woman at protesters outside her house was not […]

Roadshow live chat, July 22 at noon

Gary Richards, Mr. Roadshow, takes questions about Bay Area roads and traffic during a live online chat most Wednesdays. Click here for the Roadshow Q&A columns. right Where is everybody? The 10th largest city in the US and most people are staying safe at home, right? -Craig One topic is: Someone suggested motorcyclists be required to […]

Piedmont school year to start Aug. 17 without in-person classes

PIEDMONT — Piedmont students will begin their school year on Aug. 17 via distance learning, the school board decided at their July 16 meeting. Related Articles Piedmont to put pool, real estate transfer tax measures on ballot Piedmont’s Lantern Projects continues doing lots with little Piedmont Climate Challenge said to have cut tons of greenhouse […]

Slaying of men’s rights activist in California linked to suspected shooter of federal judge’s family, FBI confirms

By Sonia Moghe, Paul P. Murphy and Eric Levenson | CNN Authorities have evidence linking Roy Den Hollander, the men’s rights attorney suspected of shooting a federal judge’s family on Sunday, to the murder of another men’s rights activist in California last week, FBI Newark spokeswoman Doreen Holder confirmed. “As the FBI continues the investigation […]