Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem

NEW YORK — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai Motor America wasn’t immediately available for comment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a sensor in […]

Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in the cold

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the temperature dipped below 40 degrees. Her owner Ed Davis says he didn’t expect to find her alive. […]

Details about proposed national monuments in California

WASHINGTON — Democratic members of California’s congressional delegation have sponsored bills to establish four national monuments. Supporters are also pushing for President Barack Obama to establish the national monuments if Congress declines to act on the bills. The proposed national monuments include: • Mojave Trails National Monument: 965,000 acres. The land sits along historic Route 66 […]

National monument supporters in California get antsy

WASHINGTON — California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the state’s famous wine country. The designation typically takes lands already owned by […]

Mexico official: Police capture top capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

MEXICO CITY — Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested in a house in Morelia, the capital of the western state of Michoacan, without a […]

Well-educated ‘Jihadi John’ no surprise to experts

PARIS — The profile of “Jihadi John,” the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to those who work with tracking such threats, […]

Unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’ as a London lad shocks Britain

LONDON — The unmasking of Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft. Cameron tried to defuse criticism of Britain’s intelligence community, which had “Jihadi John” on its list […]

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

KIEV, Ukraine — Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country’s east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. Ukrainian and separatist officials have noted a sharp decline in violence, although the chances of a long-lasting settlement remain clouded by […]

‘Jihadi John’ raised in UK, studied computers, reports say

LONDON — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. A growing body of evidence suggests he is a London-raised university graduate, described by one man who knew him as kind, gentle and humble. The Washington Post and the BBC […]

Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a video showing the continued destruction of the heritage of the lands under […]

Fairfield police log: Feb. 24, 2015

8:27 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 900 block of PIERCE STREET 9:07 a.m. — Trespassing, 400 block of ARIZONA STREET 9:24 a.m. — Forgery, 1000 block of WEBSTER STREET 9:28 a.m. — Residential burglary, 800 block of EAST TABOR AVENUE 9:54 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 2100 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 10:18 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, […]

Suisun City police log: Feb. 24, 2015

7:48 a.m. — Vandalism, 700 block of SUNSET AVENUE 7:49 a.m. — Vandalism, 700 block of LOTZ WAY 8:20 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1000 block of LIBERTY DRIVE 9:41 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1200 block of KELLOGG STREET 3:04 p.m. — Vandalism, 1100 block of TIOGA WAY 8:24 p.m. — Vehicle theft, 200 block of SUNSET AVENUE

In Apple’s latest update, emojis get diverse

NEW YORK — Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of families with two moms or two dads on Apple devices. Apple Inc. has incorporated more diverse emojis into the developer version of the latest update to its […]

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First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine — Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. 139 Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing the prisoner swap at a no […]

1,000 join Muslim ‘ring of peace’ outside Oslo synagogue

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — More than 1,000 people formed a “ring of peace” Saturday outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims. The event in the Norwegian capital follows a series of attacks against Jews in Europe, including the terror attacks in Paris in January and in neighboring Denmark last week. […]

Cuba sees Obama terror promise as healing of historic wound

HAVANA — A year after he took office, President Ronald Reagan placed Cuba on a list of state sponsors of terror for backing leftist guerrilla groups in Central and South America. Cuba remained on the list as the Soviet Union fell, Fidel Castro stopped aiding insurgents and the global focus on terrorism turned to the […]

Rebels capture 32 Syrian troops and allied gunmen in Aleppo

BEIRUT — Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the two sides try to grab new territory ahead of a possible truce, activists said Thursday. The fighting comes as U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura is trying to broker a truce for […]

US Embassy: Turkey, US sign deal to train, arm Syrian rebels

ISTANBUL — Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed Thursday evening by U.S Ambassador John Bass and Turkish […]

Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses became clearer: at least 13 dead and hundreds missing, captured […]

Suisun City police log: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

2:06 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 600 block of CANVASBACK DRIVE 7:29 a.m. — Vandalism, 1200 block of REBECCA DRIVE 8:38 a.m. — Vandalism, 1100 block of PINTAIL DRIVE 11:04 p.m. — Vehicle burglary, 700 block of CAPISTRANO DRIVE

Fairfield police log: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

2:55 a.m. — Drunken driving, 1900 block of GRANDE CIRCLE 7:34 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 800 block of CHADBOURNE ROAD 7:42 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 1100 block of WILKIE STREET 9:17 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 300 block of EAST ALASKA AVENUE 9:27 a.m. — Forgery, 4100 block of SHAKER RUN CIRCLE 10:10 a.m. — Forgery, 1000 block […]

United says it has tentative deal to outsource airport jobs

DALLAS — United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions. The airline said that it plans to hire contractors to provide the work at 16 airports but will continue to use United employees for some or all of the […]

NorthBay Healthcare adds Fairfield office space

FAIRFIELD — NorthBay Healthcare is expanding its Solano County presence and has signed a 15,000-square-foot lease in the new Westside Professional II office building on Hilborn Road in Fairfield. NorthBay Healthcare opened its first hospital in 1960 and remains Solano County’s only locally based, locally managed nonprofit health care organization. NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and […]

Henley, Sesar launch new firm

VACAVILLE — Local architects Robert Henley (AIA, LEED AP) and Robert Sesar (RA) announced the launch of their new firm, A2R Architects, located at 190 S. Orchard Ave., Suite C 250, in Vacaville. Formerly of Henley Architects + Associates and RSA Architecture, the two principals are longtime Vacaville residents and former colleagues with 70 years of combined […]

Lease deal secures office space

SUISUN CITY — An office space was leased recently in the Suisun City area. Inam Khan represented Sonia Kumari in leasing 1,600 square feet of office space at 300 Railroad Ave., Suisun City, to Turning Point Community Programs, according to a press release to announce the lease. Do you have some business news to share? Contact Susan Hiland at [email protected] Be […]

Land sale completed in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A small plot of land sold recently in Fairfield. Randy Dawson and Steve Spencer represented Covey Family Limited Partnership in the sale of 1.23 acres at 4408 Sunset Ave, Fairfield, to Roberto P. Abalos, according to a press release to announce the sale. Do you have some business news to share? Contact Susan Hiland at […]

Fairfield police log: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

12:19 a.m. — Drunken driving, 3600 block of NELSON ROAD 7:46 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 2600 block of HOWLAND COURT 7:58 a.m. — Vehicle burglary, 1600 block of PARK LANE 8:24 a.m. — Commercial burglary, 5000 block of VANDEN ROAD 9:01 a.m. — Trespassing, 600 block of BECK AVENUE 9:39 a.m. — Forgery, 1300 block […]

High wind scraps SpaceX observatory launch, rocket landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Dangerously high wind kept a deep-space observatory grounded Tuesday and put off a radically new landing test of the booster rocket. SpaceX called off its sunset launch with just 12 minutes remaining in the countdown because of gusts of 115 mph several miles up — strong enough to damage the rocket […]