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Iden­tity thief drains bank ac­count of na­tion’s oldest man

Some­one ob­tained the per­sonal in­for­ma­tion of a Texas res­i­dent who’s be­lieved to be the na­tion’s oldest man and used it to drain his bank ac­count.

The fam­ily of Richard Over­ton says So­cial Se­cu­rity and bank­ing ac­count numbers for the 112-year-old Austin man were used to make seven with­drawals over the past sev­eral months.

Cousin Volma Over­ton de­clined to say how much was stolen but said it was a “sig­nif­i­cant amount of money.” He said the money was used to pur­chase sav­ings bonds. A po­lice re­port was filed Fri­day.

Of­fi­cials: San Fran­cisco be­comes 1st ma­jor US city with $15 wage

Of­fi­cials say San Fran­cisco will be­come the first ma­jor U.S. city to in­crease its min­i­mum wage to $15 an hour Sun­day un­der a bal­lot mea­sure ap­proved by vot­ers in 2014.

City Administrator Naomi Kelly said it will be the first to hit the mile­stone. But it won’t be the last. Cal­i­for­nia law­mak­ers ap­proved a plan two years ago to in­crease the state’s $10 min­i­mum to $15 by 2022.

A much smaller San Fran­cisco Bay Area city, Emeryville, also will in­crease its min­i­mum wage for smaller em­ploy­ers to $15 on Sun­day. Larger em­ploy­ers have had to pay work­ers a lit­tle over $15 since last July.

Larger em­ploy­ers in Seat­tle pay work­ers at least $15 an hour.

Span­ish boat saves 60 mi­grants from sea, but Italy locks its ports

A Span­ish res­cue boat plucked 60 mi­grants Satur­day from a rub­ber dinghy held to­gether with duct tape in the Mediter­ranean Sea near Libya, ig­nit­ing an­other po­lit­i­cal row be­tween Italy and Malta over who should let the aid boat dock.

The ves­sel, Open Arms, run by Span­ish aid group Proac­tiva Open Arms, said it res­cued the mi­grants – in­clud­ing five women, a 9-year-old child and three teenagers – af­ter it spot­ted the rub­ber boat float­ing in the sea. Later in the day, Span­ish au­thor­i­ties re­ported sav­ing 63 other peo­ple try­ing to reach its south­ern coast.

But Italy’s right-wing In­te­rior Min­is­ter Mat­teo Salvini quickly de­clared that the Span­ish res­cue boat “can for­get about ar­riv­ing in an Ital­ian port” and said it should go to Malta, the near­est al­ter­na­tive.

18 killed, 14 in­jured in China bus-truck high­way col­li­sion

Eigh­teen peo­ple were killed and 14 oth­ers in­jured in a head-on col­li­sion be­tween a pas­sen­ger bus and a truck on a high­way in cen­tral China, po­lice said Satur­day.

The ac­ci­dent took place Fri­day evening in Hu­nan prov­ince south of Bei­jing. Video from the scene showed both heav­ily dam­aged ve­hi­cles along the rain-slicked high­way. It ap­peared that one of the ve­hi­cles might have crossed a cen­ter di­vider.

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