Oakland California

Nailah Winkfield, left, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, is comforted by brother Omari Sealey as she talks to the media outside Children's Hospital Oakland, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Tribune, D. Ross Cameron)

Q&A: Girl’s brain death ignites difficult debate

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California hospital and family are embroiled in a harrowing legal and medical fight that has reignited the debate about when machines keeping a severely brain-damaged person alive should be turned […]


Photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)

Girl declared brain dead remains on life support

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery remained on life support Tuesday after a state judge gave her family at least another week to find a place to […]


California mother tells of tonsil surgery tragedy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After her daughter underwent a supposedly routine tonsillectomy and was moved to a recovery room, Nailah Winkfield began to fear something was going horribly wrong. Her 13-year-old, Jahi McMath, was sitting […]


May 23, 2011: Harold Camping enters the studio for a taping of his show "Open Forum" in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Doomsday minister Harold Camping dead at 92

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays […]


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Truckers protest outside Port of Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of truck drivers and their supporters are picketing outside the Port of Oakland over an impending deadline to upgrade their trucks and what they say are long wait times at […]


A San Francisco Bay Ferry passes Alcatraz Island. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Trains running after deal reached to end strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trains in the San Francisco Bay Area are running again Tuesday after a tentative deal capped six months of contentious labor negotiations and two strikes that upended hundreds of thousands of […]


A BART police officer looks out of a BART car that struck and killed two people along Jones Road in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Mercury News, Dan Rosenstrauch)

Train kills 2 track workers amid SF Bay strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A commuter train that is part of a San Francisco Bay Area system whose employees are on strike hit and killed two maintenance workers Saturday afternoon, officials said. The accident that […]


Commuters wait to board a ferry bound for San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area got up before dawn on Friday and endured heavy traffic on roadways, as workers for the region's largest transit system walked off the job for the second time in four months.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Union promises BART vote, expects ‘resounding no’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The president of one of the two unions involved in the San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit strikes said Saturday she will take the final contract offer to members for a […]


A passenger rides a Bay Area Rapid Transit train in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF Bay Area trains run as strike talks drag on

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A marathon negotiating session between a major San Francisco Bay Area transit agency and its two largest unions spilled into the early morning hours Thursday without a deal to end the […]


Passengers board a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF-area trains run as rail strike averted again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area’s main commuter rail line was up and running on Wednesday after a potential transit strike was averted for the third straight day. Federal mediator George Cohen […]




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