SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Canadian government is trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers who are frustrated by U.S. visa policies, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America's immigration system. Canada's minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism arrived in the San Francisco Bay area today for a 4-day visit aimed at snapping up talent for his country's high-tech economy by offering startup entrepreneurs a new visa.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Mourners are gathering at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland to remember Malcolm X's grandson, Malcolm Shabazz. Authorities say Shabazz was beaten to death last week in a dispute over a $1,200 bar bill in Mexico City. The 28-year-old grandson of the slain civil rights leader had a troubled life, from setting a blaze in his grandmother's home that resulted in the death of Malcolm X's widow, Betty Shabazz, to stints in juvenile hall and prison. He seemed to be seeking redemption with plans to write a memoir and denouncing youth violence.
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) - Highway workers have unearthed artifacts used by a Native American tribe as part of a paving project along Highway 101 north of Novato. Arrowheads, parts of grinding bowls, stone tools and shells used by the Coast Miwok were discovered during the project, which archaeologists say has uncovered an area used by native people over several hundred years.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins have signed fourth-round draft pick Phillip Thomas, a safety from Fresno State who led major college football with eight interceptions last season. The first-team AP All-American was the 119th overall selection in last month's NFL draft. He sat out the 2011 season with a broken left leg and dislocated ankle.
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