Pelosi vows to server as party leader for only 4 years

By Mike DeBonis | Washington Post WASHINGTON – Rep. Nancy Pelosi promised on Wednesday to step aside no later than 2022 as party leader in a deal with Democratic rebels, clearing a major obstacle in her bid to be House speaker. The announcement followed weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations between Pelosi, D-Calif., and the group of […]

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Oakland parcel tax fell short of two-thirds threshold — and might have won

OAKLAND — A parcel tax on the November ballot fell four percentage points short of the two-third requirement stated in the measure’s language, but it is passing after all — at least for now. The Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted to pass Measure AA, infuriating opponents who accused the council of undermining the democratic […]

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San Jose police: Suspect arrested after returning to scene of fatal stabbing

SAN JOSE — While police were investigating a deadly stabbing at a North San Jose home Tuesday evening, an unusual bout of chance got them a clear view of the presumed suspect. Terry Leelewis Hill, 25, of San Jose, was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found Dec. […]

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Scott Boras’ latest on A’s Kyler Murray sounds complicated

LAS VEGAS — Scott Boras-Mania swept over the MLB Winter Meetings on Wednesday. Nestled atop an elevated stand in front of a large Christmas tree outside the Mandalay Bay convention center and standing over a sea of reporters, the super agent made his grand entrance and held court for nearly an hour as he mostly […]

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When Does Season 3 of ‘Riverdale’ Air on Netflix in the U.S. & Outside the U .S.?

The CW’s hit show Riverdale is airing the midseason finale tonight (even though they’re only on episode 8, which isn’t quite halfway). U.S. fans who have only seen Season 2 on Netflix so far are wanting to know when they can finally start watching Season 3. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Riverdale […]

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Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

MOJAVE, Calif. — Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with two pilots taking Virgin Space Ship […]

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FCC decision deals blow to California text-tax plan

A federal regulatory ruling Wednesday aimed at protecting consumers from text-messaging spam may also help California mobile phone users avoid a proposed state texting tax. The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a surcharge on text messaging to help cover its growing budget for programs that help make phone service accessible to the poor, with […]

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