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Morning Wrap: 8/5/13

Monday, August 5, 2013

Helmet cam reveals how SFFD fire truck killed crash survivor, San Diego’s sex-harassing mayor boards the therapy train, 200 arrested a Chevron protest in Richmond, more.

Top of the news

A helmet cam video worn from a San Francisco firefighter gives clues of how an SFFD fire truck struck and killed a 16-year-old Asian Flight 214 survivor on the tarmac next to the crashed airliner. Chronicle

More than 200 people were arrested Saturday outside Chevron’s Richmond refinery during a protest over safety issues at the plant and the oil giant’s environmental practices. Chronicle

Politics and government

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, refusing to resign over a series of sexual harassment incidents, began a two-week absence to undergo therapy. AP

Other news and items of interest

A United Airlines jet made an emergency landing at SFO early Sunday without incident after developing engine trouble shortly after lifting off on a flight to Sydney, Australia. Chronicle

Police arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of an Ace Hardware employee inside the El Sobrante store. Contra Costa Times

Cal swimmer Missy Franklin won a record six gold medals at the world championships in Barcelona, Spain. AP

Newsweek magazine was sold to IBT Media, ending speculation over who would emerge with the once-proud brand, which will remain in digital-only format. Capital New York

Longtime NBC News correspondent John Palmer died at age 77 after a “short, sudden illness.” TV Newser

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