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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ruling: Cop in standoff didn't need to hear rights

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A detective who made an incriminating statement to one of his fellow officers who surrounded his home during a standoff two years ago wasn't entitled to have his rights read to him regarding his arrest, an appeals court said, overturning an earlier ruling. [...] state prosecutors argued that the 42-year-old Zahradnik hadn't been in custody and, as ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. Coal mines, electric utilities, labor unions, environmental groups, renewable energy companies, government agencies, religious and civil rights organizations and others sent representatives to the hearings. Retired ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Grand jury: Psych clinic erred in assault reports

"(U)ntil the initiation of this grand jury investigation, the staff of WPIC, as a general practice, never contacted Pittsburgh Police Department about allegations of criminal activity, particularly sexual assaults that occurred on WPIC premises," the report said. The boy was eventually prosecuted in juvenile court, but city police were denied access to photograph the crime scene and a county child ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

The agency is holding hearings starting Tuesday in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill of Harlan County, Kentucky, traveled to Denver to tell the EPA that coal-fired plants are crippling public health.

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver. With just five minutes each to make their case to the EPA, opponents and supporters also are staging rallies around the city. Besides Denver, the EPA is holding ...

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