Humberto Strengthens Into Hurricane After Moving Farther Into Atlantic

Humberto has been upgraded to a hurricane as it moves farther east into the Atlantic Ocean and away from land. The Bahamas dodged the brunt of Humberto as it passed by Saturday with sustained winds around 70 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm picked up speed as it moved away from the islands and strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 75 mph, Sunday night, the center said. Hurricane Humberto is about 785 miles west of Bermuda and moving northeast at 3 mph, the hurricane center said late Sunday. It is forecast to continue at that pace through Monday morning before gaining speed and turning east-northeast over the next three days, the center said. High surf and heavy rains will continue to be an issue throughout the week in Bermuda, the NHC said. Swells will also impact the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern coast of the United States from east-central Florida up to North Carolina in the coming days, creating dangerous rip currents. Forecasters are now monitoring at least two tropical disturbances, one in the Gulf of Mexico and the other in the Atlantic…

Saudi Oil Attacks: Iran Calls U.S. Allegations ‘Maximum Lies’

Global energy prices spiked on Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record, an assault for which President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. was “locked and loaded” to respond. U.S. officials offered satellite images of the damage at the heart of the kingdom’s crucial Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field, alleging the pattern of destruction suggested the attack on Saturday came from either Iraq or Iran — rather than Yemen, as claimed by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels there. Iran for its part called the U.S. allegations “maximum lies.” The Houthis on Monday warned of more attacks on Saudi oil facilities and urged foreign companies doing business in the kingdom to stay away from its energy sites. Yahia Sarie, a rebel spokesman, said facilities such as the Abqaiq oil processing plant and the oil field hit this weekend could again “be targeted at any time.” In Vienna, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry condemned what he called “Iran’s attack on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” in an address to the…

Map: Seven killed in weekend traffic accidents in Bay Area

Seven people died — a motorcyclist, a bicyclist, two pedestrians and three people in cars — in Bay Area accidents over the weekend. For details of each accident, click on the links below. San Jose, Friday around 11:30 p.m.: A person who was injured in a car crash on the Capitol Expressway on-ramp to northbound Interstate 680 died early Saturday. Berkeley, Saturday at 3:47 a.m.: A bicyclist whose tire got stuck in a grate was thrown to the pavement and suffered fatal injuries near the Ashby Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 80. Berkeley, Saturday at 10:22 p.m.: A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run near the Ashby Avenue BART station. Felton, Saturday at 11:53 p.m.: A woman was killed and a man injured in a single-car crash on Felton Empire Road. San Francisco, Sunday at 1:37 a.m.: A motorcyclist went over the rail on the connector from westbound Interstate 80 to northbound Highway 101 and was killed by the fall to surface streets below. Berkeley, Sunday around 2 a.m.: A person was killed in a car crash on eastbound Interstate 80 near Buchanan Avenue. Oakland, Sunday…

A California woman dreamt she swallowed her engagement ring. Turns out she actually did it in her slee

By Amir Vera | CNN Jenna Evans was having one of those dreams that felt too real to be true. The San Diego woman and her fiance, Bobby Howell, “were in a very sketchy situation involving a high speed train and bad guys,” Evans wrote in a Facebook post. “(Bobby) told me I had to swallow my ring to protect it; so I popped that sucker off, put it in my mouth and swallowed it with a glass of water,” Evans wrote. Evans awoke Wednesday morning to find her engagement ring missing. While the 007-like setup was a dream, it turns out Evans actually swallowed her engagement ring — a story she detailed in the now-viral post that has over 57,000 shares on Facebook. “We laughed pretty hard for about an hour and a half, called my mom, laughed until we were crying, googled ‘do other adults swallow rings’ because kids do it all the time, but apparently it’s less common for adults,” Evans wrote. She and Howell then drove to urgent care where she had to explain to various doctors what happened. “The doctor…

California passes bill to require state universities to offer abortion pill

By Theresa Waldrop | CNN If California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill passed by the state Senate Friday, state university clinics will be required to offer abortion pills to students as of 2023. “The state has an interest in ensuring that every pregnant person in California who wants to have an abortion can obtain access to that care as easily and as early in pregnancy as possible,” the bill states. California’s legislation comes as several other states are moving to tighten abortion restrictions or to ban them with very limited exceptions. “In a time when states across our country are rolling back women’s health care and access to abortion, California continues to lead the nation to protect every individual’s right to choose,” Sen. Connie Leyva, who authored the bill, said in a statement. “SB 24 reaffirms the right of every college student to access abortion.” Giving students access to abortion by medication means students won’t have to “choose between delaying important medical care or having to travel long distances or miss classes or work,” Leyva said. Related Articles Over 2,000 fetal remains found at…

How should 49ers fill in for Joe Staley at left tackle?

CINCINNATI — Left tackle Joe Staley is arguably the most indispensible player on the 49ers roster, and he now faces a two-month recovery from a broken leg. The 49ers? They face a dark dilemma: How do they replace their 13th-year veteran? Staley presumably could return around Thanksgiving, perhaps for the Green Bay Packers’ first visit to Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 24; the Packers are off to a 2-0 start, as are the 49ers. San Francisco 49ers’ Joe Staley (74) sits on the bench during their game against the Los Angeles Rams late in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)  It is not a stretch to say this ultimately could define the 49ers fate in a season that’s started with back-to-back road wins for the first time since 1989. The 49ers have improved their depth since Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch shredded Trent Baalke’s roster. That includes offensive tackle, where they used last year’s first-round draft pick on Mike McGlinchey and traded for Shon Coleman a year ago. No option sounds…

The Deets: The 49ers need to make a trade after Joe Staley’s injury — if only it were that easy

Welcome to The Deets — three thoughts on the world of sports, with an effort to focus on the things that might fall through the cracks in this convoluted Bay Area scene, three times a week. If you have something you’d like me to hit, just holler. I’m on Twitter @dieter or you can email me at dkurtenbach@bayareanewsgroup.com 1. The Niners need to make a trade for a left tackle (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group)  For the last 13 years, you could count on No. 74 being on the field for the 49ers and playing well enough to where you forgot what number he wore. Since 2011, Joe Staley has missed four — count ‘em, four — games out of 128. But he’s going to be on the shelf for a while now, after he broke his left fibula late in the Niners’ blowout win over the Bengals Sunday. The expectation is that Staley will miss six to eight weeks, which puts the 2-0 Niners in a precarious spot. Long story short: they need to go outside the building for a replacement ASAP. The…

Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing In Placerville

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — A 48-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Placerville early Sunday morning, California Highway Patrol Placerville said. Authorities said the victim, of Orangevale, was traveling northbound on Salmon Falls Road at a high rate of speed on a 2017 Ducati Monster. The man reportedly lost control as he entered a curve in the roadway and was ejected from the motorcycle. Officials said the victim then slid across the roadway and hit a wooden post connected to a guardrail. Despite lifesaving measures by responding personnel, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. CHP Placerville said the incident is the 25th fatal collision and 27th overall fatality in their jurisdiction so far in 2019 — which they said already equals the 2018 total.

Driver Of Car At Center Of Placer County Rescue Mission Arrested For DUI

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — The driver of the vehicle that went of the roadway and over an embankment near Yankee Jim’s Road in Placer County has been arrested for driving under the influence, California Highway Patrol Auburn said. Officials said all five people in the SUV were not wearing their seatbelts and were ejected at the time of the crash. (credit: CHP Auburn) Occupants of the vehicle included the 20-year-old driver and four minors. The driver reportedly climbed up the hill to the roadways to flag down other vehicles for help, officials said. Multiple injuries were reported though the extent of the injuries is not known at this time. All passengers were taken to the hospital, officials said. Placer County Sheriff’s Department said the vehicle was stuck for over one hour. Multiple crews — with Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol — were on the scene where the five victims were reportedly trapped.

43-Year-Old Woman Facing Charges For Allegedly Throwing Blood On Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A bloody and bizarre attack on state lawmakers on the Senate floor has one woman facing serious charges. State Senator Steve Glazer was one of the lawmakers hit with fluid the California Highway Patrol said appears to be blood. The woman who threw it — 43-year-old Rebecca Dalelio — said it was her own menstrual blood. “One hit me on the head, covered my suit and my desk,” Glazer said. Glazer showed photos of the bloody looking drops that hit him while he was sitting at his desk on the Senate floor. “I have gone through health check-ups to make sure I have not been infected with anything,” he said. Dalelio is facing assault and vandalism charges for the attack that came as lawmakers were voting on the Senate floor. In recorded audio from Cal Channel, you can hear a woman shout “That’s for the dead babies.” As the chamber was cleared by the CHP, a video showed Dalelio in a Capitol hallway — surrounded by officers wearing protective gloves — shouting the fluid she allegedly threw is her own menstrual blood.…

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