Local

Firecrackers and a brand-new dragon mark SF Chinese New Year parade

A barrage of firecrackers spitting red and purple confetti signaled the start of San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday evening, welcoming in the ...

Newest SF community garden brings a welcome splash of greenery

San Francisco’s newest garden got a thumbs-up from the green thumbs. A crowd of gardeners, civic leaders and parks officials gathered in the Ingleside district ...

Oakland mayor warns that immigration raids may be coming this weekend

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned Saturday night that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could be conducting an operation in the Bay Area in the ...

Historic Oakland building with history of problems destroyed by fire

A large, smoky blaze on Friday destroyed much of a city-owned historic building in East Oakland that has long attracted squatters, had previously caught fire ...

Deaths of three men in the Haight traced to fentanyl-laced street drugs

Three men found dead in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Thursday had trace amounts of the lethal opioid fentanyl in their bodies, city officials said Friday, ...

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Technology

Chinese iCloud account privacy may be at risk once Apple complies with new laws

Apple is preparing for a big change at the end of the month: Henceforth, iCloud data belonging to users based in China will have to ...

We tried out the LG V30s and its AI-powered camera tricks

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. ...

6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you intended to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made ...

One Apple repair center has dialed 911 around 1,600 times and no one knows why

An Apple repair and refurbishment center called 911 about 1,600 times over the past four months. But not because they’re plagued with emergencies. Rather, the ...

Check out newly leaked Galaxy S9 photos before leaks don't matter anymore

Before Samsung’s Galaxy S9 takes its big bow on Feb. 25, there’s one, (presumably) last leaky look at the hinted-at-but-technically-unannounced smartphone and its larger S9+ ...

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Money

Ed Curtin: The Coming War To End All Wars

Authored by Edward Curtin via GreanvillePost.com, “The compulsive hatred of Putin by many who have almost zero idea about Putin or Russian history is disproportionate ...

And America's Dirtiest Metropolis Is…

Well, you guessed it, New York City of course - this dirty city has more pests and litter than any other large metropolis in the ...

Newsflash: Teachers Are Already Armed!

Authored by Tom Mullen via The Foundation for Economic Education, Maybe we should just stop disarming them… In the wake of yet another mass shooting ...

What Would An "America First!" Security Policy Look Like?

Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Republicans love to caricature Democrats as big spenders whose only approach to any problem is ...

It's Not Just The Homicides: Commercial Robberies In Baltimore Are Up 88%

We now have supporting evidence that Baltimore is the “nation’s most dangerous city,” according to a new report issued by USA Today’s crime desk. The implosion of ...

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Living

Massacre Of Teens In Norway Retold As A Feature Film

Captured in one 72-minute take, U — July 22 re-enacts the 2011 murders at a summer camp through the eyes of its victims — in ...

In 'The Undressing,' Li-Young Lee Processes Violence And Beauty Of Human Connection

NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with poet Li-Young Lee about his new collection of poetry, The Undressing. The book explores love, violence and the confusion between ...

12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read

Here’s a PSA.

Director Of Oscar-Nominated Aleppo Doc Wants His Film To Serve As Witness

Feras Fayyad’s Last Men In Aleppo goes inside the Syrian city at a time when it was being reduced to rubble by government bombings. (Image ...

We need the singular ‘they’ – and it won’t seem wrong for long

It’s been decades since I was a copyeditor, but I haven’t given up my long, trusting relationship with the Chicago Manual of Style. So when ...

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Sports

Warriors vs Thunder finally bigger than Durant vs Westbrook

OAKLAND — The Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook subplot, which received the sensationalized treatment of a Pay-Per-View title fight, has its resolution. Its history, so Warriors-Thunder is

Warriors seek revenge against Thunder after two blow-out losses

The Warriors have never been swept in a season series since Steve Kerr took over. They need to bring their A-game Saturday night in Oakland.

Warriors to rotate trio of centers as starter based on best matchup

Zaza Pachulia, JaVale McGee and Jordan Bell all bring different skills to the table. Down the stretch, Steve Kerr is looking to utilize those skills.

Chris Stratton still taking Matt Cain's lessons onto field

Matt Cain’s days as a Giant are done and yet his voice still rings in Chris Stratton’s ears as he tries to earn a spot ...

Why Meulens vouched for Giants to hire Powell as new hitting coach

Hensley Meulens’ run as the Giants’ hitting coach has come to an end after eight years. He’s still with the Giants, and wanted to trust ...

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Entertainment

10 New Albums to Stream Now: 'Concert for George,' Screaming Females and More Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

Various Artists, Concert for GeorgeTo honor what would have been the late Beatle’s 75th birthday, the 2002 concert saluting his memory makes its debut on ...

Neil Young Details Archival 'Roxy – Tonight's the Night Live' Album

Neil Young has detailed his upcoming archival live album Roxy – Tonight’s the Night Live, a collection of the rocker’s performances at the Los Angeles ...

Prince's Paisley Park Sets Celebration 2018 Four-Day Event

Prince‘s Paisley Park have announced the details for Celebration 2018, the second annual four-day gathering at the music icon’s Chanhassen, Minnesota complex. Taking place April ...

The Last Word: George Clinton on Alien Encounters, Trump's Lack of Funk

Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton talks to Rolling Stone about the essence of funk, his alien encounter, the dangers of LSD and more. Mark Summers for ...

Hear 5 Seconds of Summer's Yearning New Song 'Want You Back'

5 Seconds of Summer have released their new single, “Want You Back.” It’s the Aussie group’s first new song in nearly two years. They also ...

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The Mix

5 Shocking Laws Modern Countries Had Until A Few Years Ago

By Alex Perry,Andrea Meno,Roman Odarenko  Published: February 24th, 2018 

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Turns Out We Have No Idea

By Cracked Writers  Published: February 24th, 2018 

Clear Warnings You Need People To Read, Right Now

By CRACKED Readers  Published: February 23rd, 2018 

5 Sex Comedy Tropes That Need to Evolve or Die

By Ian Fortey  Published: February 23rd, 2018 

5 Awesome Movie Sequels (You Had No Clue Existed)

By David Christopher Bell  Published: February 22nd, 2018 

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Politics

Democratic memo: FBI was investigating Trump campaign associates weeks before receiving dossier

The FBI team investigating the 2016 Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians had already opened inquiries into multiple people connected to the campaign when it received ...

Governors to Washington: Stop dithering on guns

Governors are tired of waiting on Washington for action on gun policy. State leaders from both parties implored federal lawmakers this weekend to listen to ...

Democratic memo on FBI surveillance: Full text

The House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a classified Democratic memo rebutting GOP claims that the FBI inappropriately spied on an adviser to President Donald ...

Bernie Sanders promoted false story on reporting Russian trolls

Bernie Sanders is taking credit for action to combat the Russian incursion into the 2016 election that he didn’t have anything to do with — ...

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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…

Farewell

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided ...

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