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Six cited during truck driver protest at Port of Oakland

Police said they cited about half a dozen people Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland, where truck drivers pushing for better pay and other changes are holding a protest.

According to Oakland police, specialized units began monitoring the port at about 5:50 a.m. Police were attempting to keep protesters from blocking the entrances to […]


Pentagon Releases Strategy for Arctic

As a shrinking northern ice cap sets the stage for increased competition over natural resources, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday released the Pentagon’s first “Arctic Strategy,” intended to safeguard American security interests and the region’s environment.

The Pentagon’s Arctic strategy places a priority on preparations to detect, deter, prevent and defeat threats to the […]