Local

SF supes OK one of Ed Lee’s last requests: fast-tracking homeless shelters

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved one of Mayor Ed Lee’s final requests, to declare a citywide emergency and fast-track construction of ...

SF’s Chinese community adopted Ed Lee as a native son

Ed Lee wasn’t born in San Francisco, but that didn’t matter to the large Chinese community that adopted him as a native son. “He was ...

‘Giants fever’ and a famous brother — recalling Mayor Lee’s cornball humor

Following his death Tuesday at age 65, Ed Lee was remembered in part for his jokes. Whether the jokes were funny was as clear as ...

Oakland workers suspend strike — but no contract in place

A weeklong strike in Oakland ended Monday night after a mediation session concluded between representatives for the city and its largest union, allowing major services ...

Thomas Fire threatening celebrity enclaves in Santa Barbara County

The grueling battle to halt the fire threatening Santa Barbara and celebrity-filled communities along the coast of California is being waged over a vast rolling ...

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Technology

How to check if someone's secretly using your Netflix account

Your Netflix is a personal space. What you watch, when you watch it, and how often you watch it can reveal a lot about you. ...

The net neutrality vote, explained

It’s finally here. The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a measure that would completely gut regulations to internet providers and open the door ...

Watch a man play the 'Star Wars' theme with an innovative prosthetic hand

Jason Barnes lost one of his hands after an accident at work in 2012. Now, five years later, a new prosthesis developed at the Georgia ...

Win some of Apple's top products in this giveaway — a $3,050 value

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Apple products are always at the top of ...

9 reasons why 2018's smartphones are going to kick major ass

Get ready: Faster, smarter, and more secure smartphones are coming in 2018.  Like clockwork, Qualcomm, the world’s largest mobile chipmaker, announced its latest system-on-chip (SoC), ...

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Money

Paul Craig Roberts: "ISIS Is Defeated, The US Is Next In Line"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Is the US really a superpower or just the biggest collection of stupidity on the planet? Washington has already lost ...

UBS Is Using Ethereum Technology To Soften The Impact Of MiFid II

After devising blockchain-based systems to help facilitate equity and bond trading (remember Goldman’s cryptocoin?) as well as derivatives clearing, some of the leading banks in ...

Ron Paul Says He Was "Surprised" His Followers Prefer Bitcoin To Gold

Earlier this week, former Congressman Ron Paul posted a Twitter poll asking his followers to choose between four different assets for a long-term investment, with ...

Yes, The FBI Is America's Secret Police

Authored by James Bovard via TheHill.com, Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that ...

"It's In The Mania Phase": Securities Regulator Warns That "Mortgages Are Being Taken Out To Buy Bitcoin"

As the investing world continues to argue back and forth over whether Bitcoin is an acceptable store of value or nothing more than a massive ...

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Living

It's Suddenly Cold Out. Am I Going To Get Sick?

By Katie Heaney A couple of weeks ago, the temperature in New York dropped something like 30 degrees in the span of a day

Deathless Prose Added To Our Collective Memories In 2017

Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, talks about his top 10 quotes for 2017. The quotes span politics, Hollywood, sports and international ...

Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

Fresh Air‘s book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. “These books zing off in all directions: They’re fresh, unruly and ...

The minds of plants

From the memories of flowers to the sociability of trees, the cognitive capacities of our vegetal cousins are all around us By Laura Ruggles Read ...

How Orwell used wartime rationing to argue for global justice

‘We are the 99 per cent!’ Many of us who have applauded those stirring words, beginning with the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011, knew ...

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Sports

Young fan weeps after KD signs his shoes

Fans can sometimes get caught up in sports for the wrong reasons — but what happened Monday night at Oracle Arena after the Warriors win over

Source: 49ers sign son of former NFL WR

The 49ers have signed wide receiver Max McCaffrey off the Green Bay Packers practice squad, a source confirmed Tuesday to NBC Sports Bay Area. The ...

Willie Mays says farewell to his friend Ed Lee

The Giants legend wrote: ‘Ed Lee wasn’t your normal politician. … He just worked hard for the City and the people he loved. And, we ...

Bruce Bochy mourns loss of passionate Giants fan Ed Lee

When you win three World Series, you get to know the mayor pretty well. Hours after Ed Lee passed away, Bruce Bochy reflected on their friendship.

Report: New Angels star Shohei Ohtani has damaged UCL

Depending on how you look at it, the Giants may have dodged a bullet. Two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, who signed with the Angels last ...

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Entertainment

Watch Fascinating New Trailer for David Bowie Doc 'The Last Five Years'

David Bowie‘s unparalleled legacy and the remarkable final years of his life and career are teased in the new trailer for the upcoming HBO documentary, David ...

Watch Haim Celebrate Hanukkah With Festive, Funky New Song

Haim celebrated the first night of Hanukkah with a funky new ode to the Maccabees, latkes and Manischewitz wine. The trio uploaded the short track ...

David Byrne Plots 2018 Tour

David Byrne will embark on a short North American tour next year in support of a new solo album that’s expected to arrive in March.  ...

Moby Announces New Album 'Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt'

Moby has announced his upcoming album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, his 15th studio LP. The new album follows a pair of LPs that ...

Net Neutrality: How a Repeal Could Kill the Careers of Indie Musicians

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on whether or not to repeal Net Neutrality, a decision about Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ...

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The Mix

7 WTF Trump Businesses You Never Knew About

By Adam Wears  Published: December 12th, 2017 

5 Sneaky Shout-Outs In Famous Movies That Nobody Got

By Cezary Jan Strusiewicz  Published: December 12th, 2017 

5 Moronic Stunts YouTube Stars Won't Quit Doing

By Luis Prada  Published: December 11th, 2017 

The Hellish Reality Of Working At An Overseas 'Click Farm'

By Evan V. Symon  Published: December 11th, 2017 

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Politics

Trump suffers 'big black eye' in Alabama

Doug Jones didn’t just defeat Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate race on Tuesday night — he administered the most crushing and embarrassing political blow of ...

Republicans close in on historic tax deal

Republicans are considering a 37 percent top individual tax rate and a 21 percent corporate rate as they start putting the final touches on a ...

Alabama earthquake: Democrat Jones wins

Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in a special election earthquake Tuesday, flipping an Alabama Senate seat to Democrats for the first time in a ...

Exit polls: How Doug Jones pulled off his stunning win

Doug Jones needed a surge of black voter turnout and a wide gender gap to pull off his stunning victory over embattled Republican Roy Moore ...

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Opinion

The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a…

Education at a Crossroads

In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children ...

Education at a Crossroads: Part II

One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes…

Random Thoughts, Looking Back

Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit — even if only to himself — being a relic of a bygone ...

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