Relatives of the woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers.
The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco's leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians called for a change in the city's sanctuary law. Despite national outrage, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally.
The sheriff at the time of the killing, Ross Mirkarimi, is named in the lawsuit, along with ICE and the Bureau of Land Management. Mirkarimi previously defended the release of the suspect, a repeat drug offender and habitual border-crosser.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are locked in a tight race in California, the nation's most populous state and one that until recently seemed strongly in Clinton's corner, a new statewide poll has found. The poll, released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California, showed Clinton leading Sanders among likely voters, 46 percent to 44 percent -- within the margin of error. A survey by the organization in March found Clinton with a lead of 48 percent to 41 percent over Sanders. read more
a place normally preoccupied with drafting code and dazzling investors, suddenly everyone in Silicon Valley has an opinion about the presidential election. And it tends to be the same opinion.
The innovation economy has a serious distaste for Donald Trump. The masters of this world complain that his ignorance about their work and its relationship to the global economy is horrifying. Rank-and-file programmers are quick to call him a clown, or worse. The unity is notable in an environment where groupthink is frowned upon and nobody ever seems to color inside ideological lines.
After Donald Trump said on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night ABC show that he'd debate Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate responded on Twitter, "Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary." Sanders has almost no chance of catching Hillary Clinton in pledged delegates, so it would be unprecedented for a Democratic candidate in his position to debate the presumptive Republican nominee. But after Sanders accepted the offer, CBS News reported, "Trump was kidding about debating Sanders and it will never happen." read more
President Obama is racing against the clock to cement a massive Pacific Rim trade deal that all of his potential successors oppose, with his administration eyeing a looming fight on Capitol Hill while starting to implement as much of the complicated pact as it can.
The effort begins in Vietnam, where Obama spent the last three days touting the merits of the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership, which would link 40% of the global economy, and reassuring Vietnamese leaders key to the deal that Congress will ultimately overcome the thorny politics of trade and ratify the agreement.