San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping.
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'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

December 11
'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway
A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said.

Kentucky lawmaker who compared Obamas to monkeys accused of assault

December 11
Kentucky lawmaker who compared Obamas to monkeys accused of assault
A Republican Kentucky lawmaker known for his inflammatory social media posts comparing President Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who attended his church. Both Republican and Democratic leaders on Monday called for Dan Johnson to resign.
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San Francisco native becomes city's 1st black woman mayor

San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.
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Day care closes after 2 toddlers die from possible infection

A Florida day care has shut down following the deaths of two toddlers a week apart from possible meningitis infections.
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Trump attacks Gillibrand and his accusers

Senator says president's tweet is a "sexist smear."
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US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks' plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year.
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Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control

Lawyers for California and the U.S. Department of Justice clashed in court Tuesday over whether new rules from President Donald Trump's administration would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control.
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3 Florida men charged in shark dragging video incident

Florida wildlife officials and prosecutors have charged three men connected to a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat.
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Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen harshly criticized so-called "sanctuary cities" late Tuesday, urging the rest of the nation to emulate Texas' tough law banning them.
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The Latest: Lawyer: Not clear Trump rules would affect women

The Latest on a court hearing in a lawsuit by California over new rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women (all times local):
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The Latest: Moore supporters optimistic as polls close

The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local):
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Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics

The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it's suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members.
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Cheech Marin touts state tool for California pot businesses

Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.
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Female workers sue McCormick & Schmick's over lewd behavior

Female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from male supervisors and co-workers, and their complaints to the company were routinely ignored, five women said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
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Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept thousands out of their homes.
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The Latest: Restaurant says it takes harassment seriously

The Latest on a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against an upscale restaurant chain (all times local):
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Ferguson reviewing nearly 8,000 old court cases

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is reviewing nearly 8,000 municipal court cases from before 2014 to determine which should be thrown out, a process expected to take about six months, the attorney for the St. Louis suburb told a federal judge Tuesday.
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Polls close across Alabama as bitter Senate campaign ends

After all the charges, denials, claims and promises, Alabama voters have had their say. Polls closed across the state Tuesday night after a scandal-stained Senate election campaign that tested the limits of party loyalty in the age of President Donald Trump and — win or lose — promised significant political consequences for Republicans everywhere.
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5 things to watch in Alabama's high stakes Senate race

As Alabama votes to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the choice between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has taken on outsized significance. Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, dividing the GOP and giving Democrats hope of picking up a seat in a reliably red state. But the stakes for both parties extend beyond Alabama. Here is what to look for in Tuesday night's results:
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Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors

A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. House speaker's conviction in a hush-money case that revealed he had sexually abused several high school students.
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MN Lottery

MINNEAPOLIS _ These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Tuesday:8-1-7(eight, one, seven)Estimated jackpot: $191 million12-22-23-25-27(twelve, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty-seven)Estimated jackpot: $25,000Estimated jackpot: $229 million
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Northstar Cash' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Northstar Cash" game were:12-22-23-25-27(twelve, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty-seven)Estimated jackpot: $25,000