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President-elect Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy; includes $1,400 stimulus checks

President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout.

Pandemic housing market to stay hot in 2021, but economists expect a hangover later in the year

This year is forecast to be another brisk one overall for Canada’s housing market, but economists also see reason to believe that the rush for residential real estate will start losing momentum as 2...

SF federation to monitor giving after sending funds to group accused of backing Capitol siege

Any group that helped fund or organize an insurrection would be disqualified from receiving its funds, the federation said.

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Rick Snyder Arraigned on Neglect Charges for Flint Water Disaster

Ex-governor Rick Snyder was leading the state when the city’s water became tainted in 2014.

Pandemic increases need for help in domestic violence shelters and safe houses

Since the start of the pandemic, local domestic violence shelters and safe houses have seen a sharp increase in the number of women reaching out for help.

Plainfield Township supervisor indicted in $1.4 million embezzlement from private firm he founded

A suburban township supervisor has been indicted on federal charges alleging he stole almost $1.4 million from a private firm where he served as chief financial officer.

Letters to the editor — Jan. 15, 2021

The Issue: Twitter’s removal of Team Trump’s accounts from its platform after the Capitol Hill attack. Like him or not, to censor the president of the United States is akin to censoring and discounting the opinions of millions of his followers and is a...

38-year-old man arrested after in police standoff in Midway District

An armed suspect who barricaded himself inside a Subway sandwich shop Thursday has been safely taken into custody, local authorities said.

San Diego Home Cooking Restaurant Chain Manager Faces 5 Years for Tax Fraud

An April 2 sentencing date is scheduled for the manager of the San Diego Home Cooking restaurant chain, who pleaded guilty to a federal employment tax fraud charge for failing to make tax payments over a period of several years. Aleksandar Sreckovic ad...