From Across the Na­tion

San Francisco Chronicle - - NATION -

1 Breast can­cer: The state of New York ex­panded ac­cess to breast can­cer screen­ing on Mon­day by re­quir­ing hospi­tals to ex­tend hours for mam­mo­grams and elim­i­nat­ing in­surance costs for the pro­ce­dure. Demo­cratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the mea­sure into law at a cer­e­mony in Kings Park. He was joined by girl­friend San­dra Lee. The Food Net­work star’s suc­cess­ful treat­ment for breast can­cer prompted Cuomo to in­tro­duce the leg­is­la­tion this year. Un­der the new law, hospi­tals are re­quired to of­fer evening and week­end hours for mam­mo­grams. In­surance companies are pro­hib­ited from charg­ing de­ductibles or co­pays for the pro­ce­dure.

2 Cor­rup­tion probe: The for­mer sec­ond-in-com­mand of the na­tion’s largest sher­iff ’s depart­ment was sen­tenced Mon­day to five years in prison in a fed­eral cor­rup­tion investigation that also brought down his boss. Ex-Los An­ge­les County Un­der­sh­er­iff Paul Tanaka was sen­tenced Mon­day. He was con­victed in April of ob­struc­tion of jus­tice and con­spir­acy to ob­struct jus­tice. Prose­cu­tors say Tanaka helped or­ches­trate ef­forts to hide a jail in­mate af­ter deputies dis­cov­ered he was an FBI in­for­mant. They say Tanaka played a key role in send­ing sergeants to in­tim­i­date an FBI agent in the case. Tanaka’s boss, for­mer Sher­iff Lee Baca, pleaded guilty in Fe­bru­ary to ly­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors. He faces up to six months in prison.

3 Gun con­trol: The Supreme Court on Mon­day up­held the broad reach of a fed­eral law that bans peo­ple con­victed of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence from own­ing guns. The jus­tices re­jected ar­gu­ments that the law cov­ers only in­ten­tional acts of abuse and not those com­mit­ted in the heat of an ar­gu­ment. The case in­volved two men from Maine who said their guilty pleas for hit­ting their part­ners should not dis­qual­ify them from gun own­er­ship. Gun rights groups ar­gued that the men should not lose their con­sti­tu­tional right to bear arms be­cause of mis­de­meanor abuse con­vic­tions.

4 Deadly floods: Two men who were pre­sumed dead when a camper was swept away in rush­ing wa­ters dur­ing flood­ing in West Vir­ginia were found alive, of­fi­cials said Mon­day, as more heavy rain fell on soaked parts of the state. The dis­cov­ery lowers the death toll to 23. The men had left camp­ing gear and a truck in the Monon­ga­hela Na­tional For­est in Green­brier County, the hard­esthit area, and caught a ride out with an­other party. They were mis­tak­enly pre­sumed dead. The down­pours Mon­day could bring a half-inch of rain or more to ar­eas al­ready rav­aged by flood­ing.

5 Stonewall mon­u­ment: Lo­cal and fed­eral of­fi­cials joined the LGBT com­mu­nity at a ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony Mon­day of the Stonewall Inn as a na­tional mon­u­ment to gay rights. They gath­ered near the tav­ern in New York City where the mod­ern gay rights move­ment took root nearly 50 years ago. Pres­i­dent Obama cre­ated the mon­u­ment last week. The Stonewall Na­tional Mon­u­ment will cover a 7.7-acre swath of Green­wich Vil­lage, in­clud­ing the tav­ern and the ad­ja­cent Christo­pher Park.

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