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SF soft drink tax up for voter approval in Nov.

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A 2-cents-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary beverages, with proceeds going to health programs for children, will be placed on the November ballot for voter approval, after the Board of Supervisors approved the proposal in a 6-4 vote on July 22.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands of white-clad Amsterdammers march for MH17

People wearing white clothes hold balloons during a silent march in memory of the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on July 23, 2014 in Amsterdam. The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine.  AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS

Thousands of people in Amsterdam dressed in white marched solemnly along the city’s canals on Wednesday in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17, most of them Dutch.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/WONG YAO-WEN

A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

First MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands as nation mourns

King Willem-Alexander, second left, Queen Maxima, third left, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte, third right, observe a minute of silence during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/PHIL NIJHUIS

The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, with grieving relatives and the king and queen solemnly receiving the as yet unidentified victims.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

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The UN secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.”

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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