SFGATE: Report: Stanford students drugged at on-campus frat party

Report: Stanford students drugged at on-campus frat party
Published on January 17, 2018 at 11:31PM by By Jenna Lyons
A handful of Stanford University students were reportedly drugged last week at an on-campus fraternity party.
Sigma Chi International Fraternity said in a statement Wednesday that there are allegations that “illegal substances were brought into an event by a non-member and provided to attendees without their knowledge.”
Students at the Sigma Chi party on Friday night experienced symptoms akin to using Benzodiazepines, colloquially known as “roofies,” and possibly the anxiety treatment medication Xanax, according to the Stanford Daily, the university’s student newspaper.

SFGATE: Alameda sheriff deputy allegedly set up jail attack on inmate

Alameda sheriff deputy allegedly set up jail attack on inmate
Published on January 17, 2018 at 10:21PM by By Jenna Lyons
An Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy suspected of playing a role in the attack of an inmate at the Santa Rita Jail was charged Wednesday with felony assault, officials said.
Joseph Bailey, 28, of Tracy was additionally charged with assault under the cover of authority in connection with a fight between inmates that occurred Oct. 24.
Bailey is accused of facilitating and allowing one group of prisoners to attack an inmate at the Dublin jail, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
“The moment I heard of these allegations, I directed my staff to do a complete and thorough investigation,” Sheriff Gregory Ahern said in a statement.

SFGATE: Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert shutdown

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert shutdown
Published on January 17, 2018 at 07:26AM by By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant.
The intransigence by the House Freedom Caucus came as Republican leaders raced against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress. If they fail, federal agencies would start shutting their doors over the weekend — an election-year debacle that GOP leaders and many Democrats are eager to avoid for fear of alienating voters.

SFGATE: Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced

Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced
Published on January 17, 2018 at 12:54AM by Hilary Brueck, provided by

Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s doctor on Tuesday said that he scored 100% on a test that measures cognitive decline in older adults.
The test, called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, is a standard, globally recognized screening for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
But anyone without dementia should pass the test with flying colors. Here’s what it’s like.

The results of President Donald Trump’s first presidential physical are in. And his doctor says they’re conclusive: Trump is a “very sharp” and “articulate” guy.
Presidential physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013, said that he wasn’t planning on giving the commander-in-chief any cognitive tests.

SFGATE: Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced

Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced
Published on January 17, 2018 at 12:54AM by Hilary Brueck, provided by

Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s doctor on Tuesday said that he scored 100% on a test that measures cognitive decline in older adults.
The test, called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, is a standard, globally recognized screening for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
But anyone without dementia should pass the test with flying colors. Here’s what it’s like.

The results of President Donald Trump’s first presidential physical are in. And his doctor says they’re conclusive: Trump is a “very sharp” and “articulate” guy.
Presidential physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013, said that he wasn’t planning on giving the commander-in-chief any cognitive tests.

SFGATE: Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced

Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced
Published on January 17, 2018 at 12:54AM by Hilary Brueck, provided by

Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s doctor on Tuesday said that he scored 100% on a test that measures cognitive decline in older adults.
The test, called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, is a standard, globally recognized screening for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
But anyone without dementia should pass the test with flying colors. Here’s what it’s like.

The results of President Donald Trump’s first presidential physical are in. And his doctor says they’re conclusive: Trump is a “very sharp” and “articulate” guy.
Presidential physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013, said that he wasn’t planning on giving the commander-in-chief any cognitive tests.

SFGATE: Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced

Take the 10-minute mental test doctor said Trump aced
Published on January 17, 2018 at 12:54AM by Hilary Brueck, provided by

Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s doctor on Tuesday said that he scored 100% on a test that measures cognitive decline in older adults.
The test, called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, is a standard, globally recognized screening for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
But anyone without dementia should pass the test with flying colors. Here’s what it’s like.

The results of President Donald Trump’s first presidential physical are in. And his doctor says they’re conclusive: Trump is a “very sharp” and “articulate” guy.
Presidential physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013, said that he wasn’t planning on giving the commander-in-chief any cognitive tests.

SFGATE: Nearly all members of National Park Service panel resign

Nearly all members of National Park Service panel resign
Published on January 17, 2018 at 01:04AM by Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post
Three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service abruptly quit Monday night out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last year.
The resignation of nine out of 12 National Park System Advisory Board members leaves the federal government without a functioning body to designate national historic or natural landmarks. It also underscores the extent to which federal advisory bodies have become marginalized under the Trump administration. In May 2017, Zinke suspended all outside committees while his staff reviewed their composition and work.

SFGATE: Fox News denies shelving Stormy Daniels story before election

Fox News denies shelving Stormy Daniels story before election
Published on January 17, 2018 at 02:09AM by Ashley Boucher, provided by

Fox News has denied a CNN report that it shelved a story about a sexual relationship between adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a. Stormy Daniels, and Donald Trump before the 2016 election.
Citing four anonymous sources “familiar with the matter,” CNN reported Tuesday that Fox reporter Diana Falzone filed a story in October 2016 about a sexual relationship between Clifford and Trump that included an on-the-record statement from Clifford’s then-manager, Gina Rodriguez (who is not connected to the “Jane the Virgin” star of the same name).
According to CNN’s insiders, Falzone saw emails about a settlement between Clifford and Trump to keep her quiet about the affair.

SFGATE: Fox News denies shelving Stormy Daniels story before election

Fox News denies shelving Stormy Daniels story before election
Published on January 17, 2018 at 02:09AM by Ashley Boucher, provided by

Fox News has denied a CNN report that it shelved a story about a sexual relationship between adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a. Stormy Daniels, and Donald Trump before the 2016 election.
Citing four anonymous sources “familiar with the matter,” CNN reported Tuesday that Fox reporter Diana Falzone filed a story in October 2016 about a sexual relationship between Clifford and Trump that included an on-the-record statement from Clifford’s then-manager, Gina Rodriguez (who is not connected to the “Jane the Virgin” star of the same name).
According to CNN’s insiders, Falzone saw emails about a settlement between Clifford and Trump to keep her quiet about the affair.