Letter: We need reporters to keep our public officials honest

I am writing regarding the NewsGuild’s “Save the News” campaign. In these times, when the public is being barraged by claims of “fake news,” we need to have more local newspaper reporters to keep our public officials honest. Local news reporting is hard work. Unless local reporters are present, the public becomes ill-informed and subject […]

Barr to Berman: Trump fired you. Trump demurs

By Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld | Reuters WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had fired Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose office is investigating Trump’s attorney Rudolph Giuliani, after Berman publicly refused to step down from his post. In a letter to […]

PG&E says its Chapter 11 reorganization has been approved

By Kanishka Singh | Reuters PG&E Corp said its Chapter 11 reorganization plan has been confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, bringing the power provider one step closer to emerging from bankruptcy and participate in a state-backed wildfire fund. The court’s approval follows the confirmation of the plan […]

Letter: Bill shows our unity on solving climate issues

Amidst what seems to be the ultimate unraveling of the American social fabric -– from manifestations of systemic racism to 118,000 of our compatriots succumbing to a global pandemic –- surprisingly, there still exists reason to celebrate American unity. This past week, Republican Sens. Mike Braun and Lindsey Graham joined hands with Democratic Sens. Debbie […]

5 NFL players poised for breakout seasons

The 2020 NFL season is just a few months away and players are preparing for another exciting year of football. Every season we see a new wave of talent step up with breakout years and that will be no different in 2020 with an exciting group of players. Everyone’s focus for a potential breakout season […]

Days after officer body cam video was publicized, Contra Costa DA drops charges against Richmond men accused of resisting arrest

RICHMOND — The Contra Costa District Attorney’s office dropped felony charges against three Richmond men accused of interfering in a police investigation or resisting arrest, sparking criticism by the police union, days after officer body camera footage of the arrests was widely publicized. The defendants, Dejon Brown, his brother Dareron Brown, and a third man, […]

Warrant issued for suspect in Atlanta Wendy’s arson

By Natasha Chen and Melissa Alonso | CNN An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the arson fire that burned down an Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant last week after the police killing of Rayshard Brooks, authorities announced Saturday. “An arrest warrant has been issued by Atlanta Fire Investigators for Ms. Natalie White,” Atlanta […]

Six members of Trump campaign team positive for COVID-19

By Jill Colvin | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign says six staff members helping set up for his Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign’s communications director, Tim Murtaugh, said in a statement that “quarantine procedures” were immediately initiated and no staff member who tested positive […]

Biden adviser begins forming a transition team

By Trevor Hunnicutt and Simon Lewis | Reuters WASHINGTON – A close adviser to former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has begun forming a team to oversee the transition if the Democratic presidential candidate wins November’s election and unseats President Donald Trump, according to a statement on Saturday. Longtime Biden aide Ted Kaufman has recruited […]