San Francisco - the best personalized free web-based Email en en San Francisco 'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to. It was 1936, during the throes of the Great Depression, and Lange took out her camera. The image she titled "Migrant Mother" became the late photographer's m... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:02:00Z Volkswagen has fix for more cars in cheating scandal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for more Volkswagen cars caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal, giving their owners an option to keep the vehicles instead of having the automaker buy them back, regulators announced Friday. The modification to bring the vehicles into compliance with U.S. emissions standard... Fri, 19 May 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-05-19T20:00:00Z Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car dispute SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional right against self-incrimination so the ride-hailing service can comply with a court order. The development raises the possibility that Uber may end up dumping Anthony Levandowski, whos... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:24:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:24:00Z Cueto, Grandal work out differences after benches cleared SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eventually, Johnny Cueto and Yasmani Grandal spoke civilly and worked out their differences as grown men: They each apologized before tension escalated. Cueto thought Grandal was stealing signs at second base from San Francisco catcher Buster Posey after a first-inning double. Grandal figured Cueto was throwing at his head in the third out of frustration... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:05:00Z Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is in conversations with the Trump administration about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. The former first lady of San Francisco told the Mercury News in San Jose, California, on Monday that taking that job or having another press role in the White House has been "raised by a number of people" in the Trump ... Wed, 17 May 2017 03:37:00 GMT 2017-05-17T03:37:00Z Nicholas Sand, creator of famous Orange Sunshine LSD, dies LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman. But it was a self-taught chemist and obscure-by-choice figure named Nicholas Sand who was the true wizard behind the curtain, the man who launched tens of millions of acid trips across generations by producing the best, most pure, highest-qualit... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:27:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:27:00Z Who are 3 judges who heard arguments on Trump travel ban? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton heard the appeal Monday of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in its Seattle courthouse. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Vi... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:46:00Z Rockies' Senzatela gets emotional win year after mom's death DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Antonio Senzatela emphatically pointed to the sky as he closed out the fifth inning on Sunday. It had been an emotional Mother's Day for the 22-year-old rookie. Pat Valaika homered twice and drove in four runs, Senzatela got the win and the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6. Senzatela (... Mon, 15 May 2017 04:25:00 GMT 2017-05-15T04:25:00Z Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands. Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walkoff homer in San Francisco history as the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season with a 3-2 victory Friday night. ... Sat, 13 May 2017 08:27:00 GMT 2017-05-13T08:27:00Z Criminal allegations, legal and image woes mount for Uber SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rare order from a federal judge alerting prosecutors to possible criminal misconduct by Uber or a key executive deepens the turmoil swirling around the ride-hailing company at a time when it's grappling with other legal and image problems. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco referred a civil case filed against Uber by Waym... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:00:00Z Lawyers: Wells Fargo created about 3.5 million fake accounts SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers representing aggrieved customers suing Wells Fargo have said the bank may have opened about 3.5 million unauthorized accounts, far more than bank and regulators disclosed last year. In a court filing late Thursday, lawyers representing customers told a federal judge in San Francisco that they believe bank workers created the u... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:54:00Z Body found under San Francisco home identified as 1876 girl SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 19th-century body of a girl found last year inside a small metal casket under a San Francisco home has been identified, researchers announced Tuesday. The child was 2-year-old Edith Howard Cook, who died on Oct. 13, 1876, six weeks short of her third birthday, the nonprofit Garden of Innocence said. The girl's r... Wed, 10 May 2017 04:59:00 GMT 2017-05-10T04:59:00Z Techno-infused opera about Steve Jobs gets new backers SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the iconic entrepreneur will travel to America's high-tech enclave. The partnerships were announced Tuesday as the Santa Fe Opera prepared for its Ju... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:43:00Z Man guilty of killing teen whose body has not been found SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Tuesday found a man guilty of abducting and killing a 15-year-old Northern California girl whose body has never been found despite hundreds of volunteers searching through woods and marshlands for months. The San Jose, California, jury will reconvene May 16 to determine whether Antolin Garcia-Torres, 26, should be sentenced ... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:57:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:57:00Z Mets say Harvey will return to mound Friday at Milwaukee NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey is set to rejoin the New York Mets' rotation Friday at Milwaukee after serving a three-day suspension for not showing up at Citi Field for a game last weekend. "You make a mistake. You stand up, be accountable and move on. And you know what? People forget about it," Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday, a day after general manager Sandy Alderson... Tue, 09 May 2017 04:31:00 GMT 2017-05-09T04:31:00Z California group pledges $100 million to battle homelessness SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco-based nonprofit has pledged to raise $100 million to reduce chronic homelessness in a city widely known for sidewalk tent encampments amid multi-million dollar homes. Tipping Point Community said the money will come from private donations and go toward affordable housing and homeless services provided by other nonprofi... Tue, 09 May 2017 03:26:00 GMT 2017-05-09T03:26:00Z Rough road: Last-place Giants delayed by bus breakdown NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants' breakdowns are extending off the field. After getting swept by the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game weekend series and getting outscored 31-5, San Francisco had to scramble when one of its buses broke down Sunday about halfway on the drive to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-05-08T23:44:00Z Bumble Bee Foods fined $25 million, admits price fixing SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tuna-canning company Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay a $25 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiring with competitors to fix prices, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. The San Diego-based company will also cooperate with an ongoing antitrust investigation into the packaged seafood industry, the federal agency said. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-05-08T20:48:00Z Crews find 'void' where San Francisco street caved SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews found a 3-foot-deep void where a San Francisco street caved under a heavy big-rig truck on Friday, but they are stumped as to what caused the hole. Water is usually to blame, but crews could not find any water leaks, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Betsy Rhodes said. "The culprit to creat... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:02:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:02:00Z Feds probe Uber's use of fake app to stymie city inspectors DETROIT (AP) — The Justice Department is probing allegations that Uber used phony software to thwart city officials looking at whether the ride-hailing company was following local regulations. The city of Portland, Oregon, said in an April audit report that it was notified of the federal inquiry by the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco. Portland says it is cooperating.... Fri, 05 May 2017 21:59:00 GMT 2017-05-05T21:59:00Z The Latest: Crews find 3-feet deep 'void' where street caved SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a sinkhole in San Francisco (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Authorities have found a 3-foot-deep void where a San Francisco street caved under a heavy big-rig truck on Friday, but they have no idea as to what caused that hole. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Betsy ... Fri, 05 May 2017 21:45:00 GMT 2017-05-05T21:45:00Z Students sue over suspensions for 'likes' on racist posts SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California school district suspended a high school student after racist images that included nooses drawn around the necks of a black student and coach appeared on his social media site. But a federal lawsuit says the district went too far when it also disciplined students who indicated they "liked" the posts on the Instagram accoun... Fri, 05 May 2017 14:35:00 GMT 2017-05-05T14:35:00Z Cueto outpitches Kershaw in Giants' 4-3 win over Dodgers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming off an extra-inning loss at home, the San Francisco Giants had to travel to Los Angeles and then face three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. They certainly rose to the challenge. Johnny Cueto outpitched Kershaw, and the Giants jumped out to a couple of early leads before hanging on fo... Tue, 02 May 2017 06:56:00 GMT 2017-05-02T06:56:00Z 2017 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners CHICAGO (AP) — The winners of the 2017 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards announced Monday are: NATIONAL RESTAURANT AND CHEF AWARDS — Best New Restaurant Le Coucou in New York — Outstanding Baker Mark Furstenberg of Bread Furst in Washington ... Tue, 02 May 2017 03:14:00 GMT 2017-05-02T03:14:00Z Airbnb, San Francisco reach deal on rental registrations SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco and Airbnb reached a deal Monday in a lawsuit stemming from San Francisco's efforts to try to prevent the short-term rental website from including housing units that violate city rules restricting who can list properties and for how long. Critics complain Airbnb's business model encourages landlords to take already scarc... Tue, 02 May 2017 00:50:00 GMT 2017-05-02T00:50:00Z Correction: Jefferson Starship-Band Dispute story SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 27 about a dispute between the members of Jefferson Starship, The Associated Press reported erroneously that guitarist Craig Chaquico performed with the group Jefferson Airplane. Chaquico did not perform with the group. A corrected version of the story is below: Guitarist sues to stop use of Jefferson Starship band na... Mon, 01 May 2017 20:14:00 GMT 2017-05-01T20:14:00Z Education startups challenge traditional path to a career WASHINGTON (AP) — Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers are beginning to question the need for a traditional college education that ma... Mon, 01 May 2017 07:29:00 GMT 2017-05-01T07:29:00Z The Latest: 49ers select Iowa QB Beathard late in 3rd round PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson N... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:08:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:08:00Z Giants: Bumgarner suffered AC sprain, out 3 months SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break following injuries sustained in a dirt-biking accident. The 27-year-old suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in the April 20 crash on the team's day off in Colorado. Bumgarner started rehab Friday focused on improving... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:13:00 GMT 2017-04-29T03:13:00Z The Latest: Saints trade up to take Alvin Kamara PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The New Orleans Saints trade up to select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara and offensive linemen finally start to hear their names called as the third round opens. No. 65 Cleveland: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, 6-3, 305, Charlotte No. 66 San Franci... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:05:00 GMT 2017-04-29T02:05:00Z