San Francisco got the nod as Super Bowl host on Tuesday in a decision announced at the NFL Spring Meeting.
The city will host Super Bowl 50 in February of 2016. Houston will host Super Bowl 51 in February of 2017, the league announced.
The Super Bowl will return to the Bay Area thanks to the 49ers’ future Santa Clara home, recently named Levi’s Stadium.
The new $1.2 billion stadium is set to open in 2014.
“We look forward to NFL fans from around the globe enjoying our region and our stadium, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world,” said 49ers chief executive Jed York on the team’s website.
WASHINGTON, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - The United States admitted Thursday that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years, and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it.
Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it, but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq.
Speaking after the US military revealed it had already carried out a failed hostage rescue mission inside Syria, and against the backdrop of new air strikes in Iraq, they warned IS poses a considerable threat.
Text by HARVEY I. BARKIN
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The new branch of Mission National Bank at the Philippine Center building at 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, opened its doors for business last June. The bank had a grand opening party Thursday, Aug. 14, with about 150 people in attendance including customers, fellow tenants, consular officials, friends and MNB staff.