SAN JOSE, Calif. | Thornton’s 400th goal lifts Sharks past Predators 5-4

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Thornton broke a third-period tie with his 400th goal, Joe Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Tuesday night after squandering a three-goal lead. Marcus Sorensen and Antti Suomela also scored to help San Jose win its second straight and fourth in six … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif. | Thornton’s 400th goal lifts Sharks past Predators 5-4

WASHINGTON | CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on post-9/11 detainees

WASHINGTON — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on post-9/11 detainees

LOS ANGELES | Democrat Harder upsets California GOP US Rep. Denham

LOS ANGELES — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California. Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham’s vote against the Affordable Care Act, while arguing that he would push for … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Democrat Harder upsets California GOP US Rep. Denham

NEW YORK | Amazon’s NYC home in ‘opportunity zone’ for Trump tax break

NEW YORK — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal “opportunity zone,” a designation created by President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas. Critics question whether … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon’s NYC home in ‘opportunity zone’ for Trump tax break

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president’s chosen PM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s Parliament passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by the hastily sworn-in Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as lawmakers convened Wednesday for the first time since the president dismissed his Cabinet and suspended the legislature last month. The motion brought by the leader of an opposition party could mean … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president’s chosen PM

CHICO, Calif | Wildfire death toll rises as search for missing continues

CHICO, Calif.— A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. “I hope you are okay,” reads one hand written note on the board filled with white and yellow sheets of … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | Wildfire death toll rises as search for missing continues

MALIBU, Calif  | Residents return but Southern California fire still has life

MALIBU, Calif.  — Thousands of people have returned to neighborhoods evacuated during Southern California’s deadly wildfire but officials said the threat is far from over. The huge blaze briefly gained renewed life Tuesday with a flare-up in the Santa Monica Mountains before water- and fire retardant-dropping aircraft beat it back. However, except for an apartment … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif  | Residents return but Southern California fire still has life

HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Mexican man who killed wife, 2 children set to die in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas  — Attorneys for a Mexican citizen scheduled to be executed in Texas for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he is a “bipolar, brain-injured” person who was severely abused as a child. Roberto Moreno Ramos was set to die by lethal injection Wednesday … Continue reading HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Mexican man who killed wife, 2 children set to die in Texas