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Hundreds of Thousands Protest in Hong Kong as Movement Nears Half-Year Mark

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, their chants echoing off high-rises, in a mass show of support for a protest movement that shows no signs of flagging as it enters a seventh month. Chanting “Fight for freedom” and “Stand with Hong Kong,” a sea of protesters formed a huge human snake winding for blocks on Hong Kong Island, from the Causeway Bay shopping district to the Central business zone, a distance of more than 2 kilometers (1 1/4 miles). It was one of the biggest rallies in months. Crowds were so large and dense that the march ground to a standstill at times. Protesters spilled into narrow side streets, crying “Revolution in our times.” Organizers said 800,000 people participated, while police had no immediate estimate. One protester crawled part of the route prostrated on her hands and knees, dragging bricks and empty soda cans behind her. It was an apt metaphor for the pro-democracy movement, which has become a long-haul push to preserve Hong Kong’s freedoms that make it unique among China’s cities. “This is just the beginning. We…

1 Person Shot Dead Along S. Hill Street In Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Authorities say one person has been shot and killed along the streets in downtown Los Angeles. The shooting unfolded on 14th and Hill streets just before 6 a.m. Sunday, in an industrial area. Police on scene have cordoned off the block of S. Hill between W. 14th and W. 15th streets, and were searching for evidence. Police were also searching for a suspect who reportedly took off in a vehicle along the 10 Freeway. This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as soon as it becomes available.

San Jose calendar of events for the week of Dec. 13

Special Events Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice; The downtown ice rink sets up for its 16th year in the Circle of Palms and 24th year overall. Through Jan. 12. Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St. $15-$18. 408-610-4055, downtownicesj.com. Christmas in the Park: Plaza de Cesar Chavez is once again transformed into a holiday fantasy with over 40 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. Through Jan. 5. Market Street, downtown San Jose. https://www.christmasinthepark.com Rose Garden Farmers Market: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lincoln High School parking lot, 577 Dana Ave. Farmers Market: Willow Glen’s market has moved downtown. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave. https://uvfm.org/willow-glen-saturday Seniors Senior Tennis: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 a.m. Bramhall Park, 1320  Willow St., San Jose. Contact Barb Jarvis at 408-286-9369. Willows Cafe: Lunch is served Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu usually includes entree, vegetables, side dish, salad, fruit and milk for a suggested donation of $3 for adults 60 and older/$6 for guests under 60. Willow Glen Community and Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. Reservations required 48 hours in advance to 408-265-0915. Kirk Café at Camden: Seniors are invited…

Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr: U.S. champ surrenders heavyweight titles

By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi Arabia. In the first heavyweight title fight to be held in the Middle East, Joshua toyed with an out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. over 12 unspectacular rounds to win a unanimous points decision, reclaim the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, and avenge a stunning upset by his Mexican-American opponent six months ago. Joshua got his game plan spot on, using his lighter frame to outmaneuver Ruiz, relying on his longer reach to stay clear of trouble, and selecting his moments to go on the attack. In the final seconds of a bout fought in the early hours of Sunday in a relatively cool 66 F for this part of the world, Joshua was almost running around the ring and Ruiz — exhausted and outfought — was planted in the middle, urging him…

Letter: Acknowledgment of World AIDS Day was heartening

Acknowledgment of World AIDS Day was heartening Re: “Global Fund to Fight AIDS needs support” (Letter to the editor, Eastbaytimes.com, Dec. 1): I was heartened to see Jim Driggers’ letter on World AIDS Day in last Sunday’s paper. He spoke about the millions of lives that have been saved by the amazing Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Related Articles Letter: Sen. Lindsey Graham has broken ranks with Trump, the GOP Letter: Ring-Amazon needs to stop sharing my videos Letter: This bill may push aircraft makers to start using greener fuels Letter: Tribal health, resources at risk with oil company plan Letter: Natural gas is harmful to humans and the climate The developing world has pledged over $13 billion including a third of the total from the United States. Thanks for publishing the letter. Susan Oehser Oakland   Submit your letter to the editor via this form Read more Letters to the Editor

Ousted Coliseum executive’s spending raises eyebrows

OAKLAND — Ousted Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben is facing criminal charges of violating state conflict-of-interest laws, but his spending habits as head of the special agency raise new questions about how he did his job. Bills show McKibben charged the public agency for two NBA Finals tickets given to lawyers, traveled out of state without board approval to meet with an executive he now works for, and authorized a $25,000 payment to the son of former state Sen. Don Perata, even though he cannot explain what work the younger Perata did for the authority. And although McKibben earlier said Don Perata, a controversial figure in East Bay politics, would have no involvement in authority affairs, receipts show the two met more than a dozen times to discuss authority business. Those revelations are found in 280 pages of documents the Bay Area News Group obtained through a public records request which covers the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Stadium Authority’s spending while McKibben was its executive director, from 2015 until he resigned in August. The extent of McKibben’s spending was not known even to longtime members of…

Live updates: 49ers vs. Saints, Sunday at 10 a.m.

Follow along Sunday morning for in-game insights and analysis when the 49ers and Saints meet in an NFC battle in New Orleans. GAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (10-2) vs. Saints (10-2) at Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT). TV: FOX-TV (Ch. 2), Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), Pam Oliver (reporter). ODDS: Saints -2.5. OVER/UNDER: 44.5. SERIES: 49ers lead all-time series 48-26-2. LAST MEETING: Saints won 41-23 at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 6, 2016. WHY 49ERS COULD WIN: In the simplest terms, here’s why the 49ers have to feel good about their chances: They went on the road against arguably the league’s best team in Baltimore and probably should have won. … Drew Brees may still be a top-notch quarterback, but the 49ers’ defense should be able to give he and the Saints fits. The 49ers have the league’s top defense against the pass — they allow just 134.2 yards through the air — and have held their last three opponents to a little more than 105 yards per game. … New Orleans may also find the going tough when it…

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