Updated 2:54 pm PDT, Sunday, April 21, 2019 FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgette Mosbacher stands next to an American flag after receiving her credentials as new United States ambassador to Poland in Warsaw. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish, and the reaction has been a wave of angry comments on Twitter. Mosbacher was accused of offending the country with her Passover tweet on Friday April 19, 2019, and was reminded she serves in a predominantly Roman Catholic country. less FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgette Mosbacher stands next to an American flag after receiving her credentials as new United States ambassador to Poland in Warsaw. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher ... more Photo: Czarek Sokolowski, AP Photo: Czarek Sokolowski, AP … [Read more...] about US ambassador’s Passover wishes in Polish met with anger
By Drew Costley, SFGATE Updated 2:49 pm PDT, Sunday, April 21, 2019 Now Playing: Firefighters from Engine 32 of the Alameda County Fire Department save 10 duckings from a storm drain in Union City while their mom watched on. Media: Alameda County Fire Department An Easter weekend miracle took place in the Bay Area on Saturday. A firefighter from Engine 32 of the Alameda County Fire Department was seen in a video saving ducklings who were trapped in a storm drain in Union City. The rescue mission occurred right before 6 p.m. on Saturday on the 4700 block of Cabello Street, according to the fire department. One by one, the firefighter scooped up the ducklings and passed them up to a fellow firefighter, who placed them in a cardboard box to be reunited with their siblings. The mother of the ducklings is off to the side of the rescue in the video, pacing back-and-forth, no doubt worried about the well being of her babies. RESCUED HARBOR SEAL … [Read more...] about Alameda County firefighter saves 10 ducklings from storm drain in Union City
Sweden's 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their plight to save the planet. The teenager told a cheering crowd at Marble Arch on Sunday “we are the ones making a difference - we the people in Extinction Rebellion and the children’s School Strike for the Climate - we are the ones making a difference.” “And we will never stop fighting, we will never stop fighting for this planet, for ourselves, our futures and for the futures of our children and grandchildren,” she added. More than 800 climate change protesters have been arrested for causing disruption in central London since last Monday. Police said the number of arrests in connection with the protests rose to 831 on Sunday, and 40 people had been charged with offences such as obstructing a highway and obstructing the police. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said on Saturday that the protests had … [Read more...] about Watch: Greta Thunberg makes powerful climate change speech in London
By Dylan McGuinness Updated 4:36 pm CDT, Sunday, April 21, 2019 San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, left, and City Council District 6 member Greg Brockhouse shake hands at the end of a mayoral debate hosted by Visit San Antonio at the Wyndham Riverwalk on April 3. Early voting begins Monday, April 22, and continues through Tuesday, April 30. Polls are closed Friday for the San Jacinto holiday and on Sunday, April 28. less San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, left, and City Council District 6 member Greg Brockhouse shake hands at the end of a mayoral debate hosted by Visit San Antonio at the Wyndham Riverwalk on April 3. Early voting ... more Photo: Jerry Lara /Staff Photographer Photo: Jerry Lara /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 San Antonio Mayor Ron … [Read more...] about Viva Fiesta — but don’t forget to vote!
David Goricki The Detroit News Published 5:42 PM EDT Apr 21, 2019 Howell — Molly Carney was happy she didn’t have to deal with any near-death experiences prior to the season the way she did a year ago when she escaped serious injury when she was involved in a car accident during spring break in Georgia. Carney is enjoying her junior season while pitching for Howell, which advanced to the Division 1 state semifinals at Michigan State last season. Carney had an outstanding freshman season in 2017 when she was 32-3 with a 1.50 ERA to help Howell win the Kensington Lakes Activities Association championship while advancing to the regional finals. But prior to last season, Carney was traveling back from a resort area in Georgia when she was involved in a horrific accident with her mother behind the wheel. “We were just leaving Tybee Island and a car was rolling in the air and came at us and smashed the front of our car,” Carney said of last … [Read more...] about Prep softball preview: David Goricki’s top players