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# San Francisco

Last month
December 2022
# Silicon Valley
Ex-Twitter worker gets prison time for giving user information to Saudi regime
The man’s defence claimed he did nothing more than accept gifts from free-spending Saudis for simply doing his client management job.
# USA
'No Killer Robots': San Francisco pauses deadly police robot policy amid public outcry
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explicitly ban the use of robots for fatal force for now.
Last year
2022
# paul pelosi
Pelosi attack suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges
David DePape is being held without bail in state custody.
# david depape
Suspect pleads not guilty to attacking Nancy Pelosi's husband
He allegedly broke into Pelosi’s mansion, intending to tie up the politician and break her kneecaps with a hammer
# San Francisco
Suspect in attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband wanted to 'break her kneecaps' if she 'lied'
David Depape is facing federal charges of attempted kidnap and assault.
# USA
Intruder shouted 'Where is Nancy?' before assaulting Pelosi's husband in their home
The US Speaker of the House of Representatives was not in her home at the time.
# San Francisco
McDonald to tell political leaders in California that Ireland's next chapter is reunification
McDonald will give a keynote address called: ‘A Decade of Opportunity: Building a New and United Ireland.’
# US
No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger
Lawyers for Tyson praised the district attorney’s decision.
# San Francisco
US police investigating video of Mike Tyson punching airline passenger
The mobile phone video shows Tyson leaning over the back of his seat repeatedly striking the unidentified man in the head.
# San Francisco
Man trapped in storm drain ‘the width of a pizza’ rescued after two days
Emergency crews were called after passers-by heard the man’s screams for help.
All time
# Mudslides
California storm predicted to bring ‘historic’ amount of rainfall
Widespread flooding was reported as areas burned bare by wildfires struggled to absorb the huge amount of rain.
# Widlfires
New wildfires hit wine country near San Francisco
The fires in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine country came on the third anniversary of deadly wildfires that erupted in 2017.
# San Francisco
PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
Three people have died in the latest blaze.
# The Majors
Solid start for Lowry with 68 as Day the early leader at PGA Championship
The first round is ongoing at TPC Harding Park.
# Three-peat
Koepka bidding for PGA Championship 3-in-a-row on 'big-boy course'
Rory McIlroy tees off in a group with Tigers Woods and Justin Thomas at Harding Park on Thursday.
# behind closed doors
Officials 'fully prepared' for PGA Championship without fans
The US PGA Championship is scheduled for 6-9 August in San Francisco.
# Postponed
US PGA Championship called off amid coronavirus pandemic
The organising body said they hoped to reschedule the event at Harding Park later in the year.
# grand princess
Cruise ship with 3,500 people held off US coast after passenger on previous voyage dies from Covid-19
Tests are being carried out on the passengers and crew to determine if any have contracted the virus.
# Banned
San Francisco becomes first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales
The legislation does not restrict the use of vaping products – only sales, manufacturing and distribution.
# smoggy
California air quality worse than polluted South Asian cities as wildfire death toll hits 63
US president Donald Trump is set to visit the tinder-dry state tomorrow.
# location location location
Google now being sued for tracking phone locations
A lawsuit filed in San Francisco is accusing Google of invading people’s privacy.
# success
Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay
Last weekend’s World Cup in San Fran saw the men’s and women’s teams deliver fine performances.
# Captain Fantastic
Dardis to the rescue for Ireland as late O'Brien try delivers win over Chile
A thundering run from Pedro Verschae threatened to derail Ireland’s World Cup campaign.
# sevens francisco
'When I first began, I was like '7 minutes, this will be handy...' it's not handy when you're out there'
Lucy Mulhall leads Ireland’s challenge at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco.
# Dublin Airport
Ambulances called to Dublin Airport after Aer Lingus crew became ill on flight
Passengers were kept on the plane as a precaution until the HSE assessed the situation.
# Data Roaming
Man receives €26,692 mobile bill from Three after returning home from holiday
Three says it “makes every effort to ensure that customers can manage their roaming charges when abroad”.
# Road To Recovery
Suicide survivor Kevin Hines: 'Don't silence the pain. You can get past it, one day at a time'
Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. Now, he travels the world sharing his inspirational story.
# San Francisco
Former US Marine charged over plan to attack popular tourist spot on Christmas Day
Everitt Aaron Jameson had expressed support for the so-called Islamic State group.
# San Francisco
San Francisco Aquatic Park closed to swimmers after two sea lions attacks
A sea lion bit a man in the groin area yesterday as he swam in the waters.
# Leo Actually
Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies
Microsoft, Facebook and Apple – the Taoiseach made pitstop visits to them all this week.
# JIMMY G
Patriots deal QB Jimmy Garoppolo to 49ers
Bill Belichick, you evil genius.
# Shoot-out
Thursday night record set on the west coast as the Rams edge 80-point thriller
Jared Goff lit up Levi’s Stadium last night while 49ers QB Brian Hoyer will rue two big interceptions.
# Monkey Business
'Where does it end?': Selfie-taking monkey at centre of copyright lawsuit
Pictures taken by the monkey ended up in a wildlife book.
# Near miss
An Air Canada plane almost landed on crowded taxiway instead of runway in San Francisco
“Where’s this guy going? He’s on the taxiway,” one of the pilots on the ground said.
# Rats In
'They're very affectionate': Rat cafe opens in San Francisco
The breakfast will cost you about $50.
# UPS
Three men shot dead by co-worker in San Francisco identified
A union official says the gunman had filed a grievance complaining that he was working excessive overtime.
# Potrero Hill
Four killed and others injured after San Francisco warehouse shooting
The shooter is thought to be an employee at the delivery company.
# new trend
'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives
Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.
# travel unbanned
'See you in court!' - US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban
The US president’s controversial ban was suspended by a federal judge last week.
# we want plates
This fancy restaurant is serving food on iPads and we have had it, officially
Yes, on iPads. Real iPads.