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Protesters demand a higher minimum wage

December 5, 2013 3:42 pm

Fast-food workers in Oakland and throughout the East Bay walked off the job Thursday to participate in protests as part of a nationwide movement aimed at boosting their pay and benefits, an organizer said. Beth Trimarco, of the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, said protests are taking place at fast-food restaurants in about […]

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No Charges for Heisman Hopeful Jameis Winston

December 5, 2013 3:40 pm

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago,a prosecutor said Thursday. Winston, 19, has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking. (Dec. 5)

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Official: 35 Pilot Whales Head to Deeper Water

December 5, 2013 3:40 pm

Pods of 35 pilot whales have been moving into deeper water off Florida's southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings may soon end. (Dec. 5)

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Nelson Mandela Dies At His South African Home

December 5, 2013 3:38 pm

Anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

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´Batkid´ to make return visit to San Francisco

December 5, 2013 3:32 pm

After winning hearts in San Francisco and beyond last month, “Batkid” is returning to the city this weekend for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser with the Police Department. Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy recovering from leukemia, made headlines around the world when Make-A-Wish brought to life his dream to become Batman. On Nov. 15, thousands of people […]

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Fast Food Protests in Push for Wage Hikes

December 5, 2013 3:27 pm

Fast food protests return across the U.S. amid push by White House, lawmakers for higher minimum wage. (Dec 5)

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Obama Mourns Death of Icon Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013 3:27 pm

President Barack Obama says the world has lost an influential, courageous and `profoundly good' man with the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. (Dec. 5)

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Nelson Mandela Dies

December 5, 2013 3:21 pm

Nelson Mandela Dies WebMD Health News By Nicky Broyd Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD More from WebMD Are Primary Care Doctors a Vanishing Breed? Controversy Over New ‘Conscience’ Rule Many Cleaning Products Said to Contain Toxins Can TB Vaccine Stop Type 1 Diabetes? Dec. 5, 2013 — Nelson Mandela, the man who presided over […]

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California Needs 7,000 Additional Correctional Officers

December 5, 2013 3:14 pm

The California Department of Corrections has announced that 7,000 additional correctional officers are needed in prisons statewide.

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Africa Loses Beloved Leader

December 5, 2013 3:14 pm

The day Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's life began anew … his release from Victor Verster prison at the age of 71. After 27 years behind bars, his homecoming celebration was the biggest political rally South Africans had ever seen.

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