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Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer

2 UC Berkeley Grads Convicted of Spying In Iran Getting Married

Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago got married Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area.

05/05/2012

Maloos the cat was brought to San Francisco for treatment after being seriously injured in Iran. (San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

Injured Iranian Cat Brought To San Francisco For Treatment

Although the U.S. and Iran are at odds politically, a partnership between animal care groups helped to save a cat found seriously injured in the Iranian capital of Tehran by sending it to San Francisco for treatment.

04/27/2012

Gas Prices

Bay Area Gas Prices Continue To Rise

According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of gas in the state hit $4.20 this week.

02/25/2012

Sarah Shourd (L), Shane Bauer (C) and Josh Fattal, hug during a press conference after the two men returned to the US on September 25, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Freed Cal Hikers Set Bay Area Wedding Date

Two University of California, Berkeley grads who were accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran are planning to get married in the spring.

11/14/2011

Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer

Former Cal Grads Coming Home After 2 Years In Iranian Prison

Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were “eager to go home” just before boarding their flight to the U.S. from Oman, the Gulf state that helped mediate their release after more than two years in custody on accusations of spying.

09/24/2011

Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer

Cal Grads Fly To Freedom After Release From Iran Prison

Two UC Berkeley graduates jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran’s prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody.

09/21/2011

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Freedom Imminent For Cal Graduates Jailed In Iran

Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in “the near future” to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans’ lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.

09/17/2011

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Secretary Clinton Hopeful About Cal Grad Hikers Release

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday they continue to hope that the Iranian regime will release the two men as a humanitarian gesture.

09/15/2011

Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal

Oman Sends Plane To Iran For Detained Cal Grads

An official with Oman’s foreign ministry said the Gulf nation has sent a plane to Tehran amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two UC Berkeley grads jailed for spying.

09/14/2011

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Cal Hikers Set To Be Freed From Iran

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said two UC Berkeley grads jailed in Iran on charges of espionage for two years could be freed this week.

09/13/2011

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