"China's top economic official, Vice Premier Liu He, is expected to arrive in Washington on Tuesday for several days of meetings with senior Trump administration officials. And Trump's tweet Sunday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping are working together to help save ZTE could be a sign that Trump is looking for a potential deal to avert massive tariffs threatened by both sides."
Eradication of invasive rodent off to a slow start in California
The Chronicle's KURTIS ALEXANDER: "Before the midday heat had set in, Jeff Cann and Tim Kroeker were out of their Dodge pickup, trudging through waist-deep water in waders and rubber boots."
"The two wildlife biologists had come to this vast expanse of sun-soaked Central Valley wetlands on a recent morning to check in on the first traps that California has authorized in its nascent effort to hunt — and exterminate — the nutria."
The mystery of how 3 SF rental scooters ended up on their way to the dump
The Chronicle's MATIER & ROSS: "One of the enterprising independent contractors who make a buck rounding up and recharging the new electric scooters on San Francisco’s streets recently made an unlikely appearance at garbage giant Recology’s Tunnel Avenue transfer station in the Bayview."
"The man’s cell phone GPS had pinpointed three scooters as being somewhere on the garbage company’s sprawling, 25-acre property."
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Man who spent 20 years in prison can sue SF police over false evidence claims
The Chronicle's BOB EGELKO: "A San Francisco man who spent 20 years in prison for murder before his conviction was overturned can sue police for allegedly manipulating a key witness and falsifying evidence, a federal appeals court has ruled."
"A jury convicted Maurice Caldwell of second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of a man named Judy Acosta after an argument over drugs at the Alemany housing projects in June 1990. The chief prosecution witness, Mary Cobbs, identified Caldwell as the shooter."