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U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought

Jul 19 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, facing extradition from the United States as part of a corruption investigation, was deemed a flight risk by a U.S. judge on Friday and ordered held in jail.

Warriors ready new basketball stadium, fueled by tech dollars

Jul 15 2019

SAN FRANCISCO The Golden State Warriors are weeks from opening a sleek $1.5 billion sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco thanks largely to a years-long tech boom that made it financially feasible, the team's president said on Monday.

Special Report: How judges added to the grim toll of opioids

Jun 25 2019

By Benjamin Lesser, Dan Levine, Lisa Girion and Jaimi Dowdell

U.S. asylum seekers returned to Mexico despite fear claims under policy challenged in court

Mar 22 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/TIJUANA Two people from Central America seeking asylum in the United States were sent back across the border to Mexico on Thursday, despite their claims that a return to Mexico was too dangerous, as part of the first test of a controversial new Trump administration policy.

Judge proposes PG&E power restrictions for next California fire season

Jan 09 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge on Wednesday proposed restricting utility PG&E Corp from using power lines deemed to be unsafe during high winds in the 2019 California fire season, adding another complication for the California utility as it faces billions of dollars in wildfire liabilities.

U.S. appeals court backs Trump administration bid to deport some Iraqis

Dec 20 2018

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. appeals court on Thursday backed the Trump administration in its attempt to deport from the United States about 100 Iraqi immigrants who had been convicted of crimes years ago.

U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules

Dec 13 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.

U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

Dec 08 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds.

U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

Nov 20 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy. | Video

Trump administration calls U.S. judge's asylum ruling 'absurd'

Nov 20 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would continue to defend President Donald Trump's decision to make immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico ineligible for asylum, after a federal judge temporarily blocked the policy.

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