By Ramona Giwargis San Jose Mercury news Nine days after a woman was gunned down in San Francisco — allegedly by an illegal immigrant felon whom city authorities had released without notifying federal authorities — Mayor Sam Liccardo sent a letter to county officials urging them to reconsider a similarContinue Reading

The country’s antidrug law enforcement agency has expressed its support for the passage of a proposed bill amending the law penalizing wiretapping in the country. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. said the bill amending Republic Act No. 4200, known as Act to Prohibit andContinue Reading

Lacy Peterson’s memorial May 2003 Scott Peterson got a bum trial in 2004, his appeals attorney says in the latest California Supreme Court brief from a case that captured attention around the globe and landed the Modesto fertilizer salesman on death row for the murders of his pregnant wife andContinue Reading

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. The company is counting onContinue Reading

California is bracing for thunderstorms and monsoonal moisture in the next few days, but the weather is not expected to alleviate the state’s historic drought. The storms will carry the risk of lightning and flash floods as well as heatwaves with muggy conditions, putting emergency services on alert. A strongContinue Reading

From Luther Vandross’ early days as a jingle and background singer to his first R&B chart-topper on Epic (1981’s “Never Too Much”) through an ensuing string of R&B/pop hits, the Grammy winner’s silky-soul tenor continues to elicit reverential comments. Its subtly powerful resonance has remained consistent throughout his much-publicized weightContinue Reading