San Francisco: Vallejo man shot in face on Muni light rail vehicle remains critical

A 19-year-old Vallejo man who was shot in the face on a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle in the city's Bayview District on Monday afternoon remains in critical condition this morning, police said.  
Contra Costa prosecutors charged Shultz, 18, of murder with a special circumstance of lying in wait, however will not pursue capital punishment, citing his age and lack of criminal history.  
Damita Davis-Howard doesn't need a reminder of what gun violence can do to a family. Her brother is dead. Her nephew is dead. Her godson is dead.  
A Concord teenager who died while trying to put gas in her car along a Vacaville free Sunday morning was identified by authorities Tuesday.  
After overturning his country's anti-gay law, Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has inspired many around the world, and felt the backlash.  
Same-sex marriage argued before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court began a historic session Tuesday as the justices heard arguments in a case that could legalize same-sex marriage nationwide and give gays constitutional protection they've been seeking for decades. 
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City settles lawsuit against embattled Oakland marijuana boss

OAKLAND -- A marijuana businessman convicted of defrauding the city of Oakland for stealing city grant money meant for building improvements must also pay thousands to settle his civil case. 
Pinball is cool again

A museum in Seattle is one of a handful across the country celebrating a pastime that seems to be in the midst of a revival: pinball. Full Story
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'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas

New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others.