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Son is star of US memorial for Abdul Haq

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Hundreds of mourners streamed into a Northern California mosque during the weekend to pay their respects to slain resistance leader Abdul Haq, however all eyes

Fugitive in SJ cop slaying ducks surrender

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a San Jose police officer apparently got cold feet Wednesday night and fled minutes before he was due to

San Jose cops track officer's killer

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old burglary suspect was being sought Monday in the weekend shooting death of a San Jose police officer gunned down during an apparent traffic stop in

Overnight San Jose jail riot injures 23

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Nearly two-dozen inmates of the Santa Clara County jail were injured as baton-wielding sheriff's deputies broke up a riot that lasted more than an hour.

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The San Jose Mercury News is the major daily newspaper in San Jose, California and the San Francisco Bay Area. The paper is owned by MediaNews Group. Its headquarters and printing plant are located in North San Jose next to the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate 880).

The Mercury News was one of the very first newspapers to publish on the WWW. It soared to international prominence as a result of Gary Webb's 1996 controversial "Dark Alliance" articles (linking the CIA to import of crack cocaine into US) receiving over 1.3 million hits a day on its website. The then-owner Knight Ridder then moved its headquarters from Miami to an office tower in downtown San Jose to be closer to its rising star.

The San Jose Mercury was founded in 1851 as the San Jose Weekly Visitor, while the San Jose News was founded in 1883. In 1942 the Mercury purchased the News and continued publishing both newspapers, with the Mercury as the morning paper and the News as the evening paper. In 1983 the papers were merged into the San Jose Mercury News, with morning and afternoon editions. Eventually the less-popular afternoon edition was dropped, so at present the newspaper publishes only as a morning paper.

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