Local

SFPD working to end rape kit backlog, but several thousand will never be tested

by Jonah Owen Lamb At the end of each performance of Heather Marlowe’s one-woman show about her 2010 rape “The Haze,” she makes a request ...

San Francisco Could Be First City to Offer Free HIV Prevention Pills

Thirty years ago, San Francisco became known as the birthplace of the AIDS movement. Now, it might be the city to effectively quash AIDS out ...

New graduates join SF police ranks

by Jonah Owen Lamb Ten new officers graduated from the Police Academy last week. The new officers are part of a group of recruits who ...

Supervisors OK $2.1 million in legal services funding for immigrant youths facing deportation

by Joshua Sabatini San Francisco approved $2.1 million in spending Tuesday on legal services for immigrant youths who fled Central America and face deportation after ...

Transatlantic Bass Exchange: Night Slugs Tooketh from the Brits and Gaveth to Pop

by Chris Zaldua Few artists can lay claim to more or less single-handedly spearheading a musical movement or genre by themselves, but that’s what L-Vis ...

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Technology

PSA: Don't Enable iCloud Drive When You Upgrade to iOS 8 Yet

Apple’s iOS 8 launch is finally upon us. But before you make the leap, there’s one feature you should opt out of for now: iCloud ...

Apple iPhone 6 Plus: The Review

Apple’s largest iPhone, the iPhone 6 Plus, has unusual, almost hypnotic powers. I’ve witnessed people who are initially confounded, even repulsed, by the 5.5-inch phablet, ...

Apple iPhone 6: The Review

The Apple iPhone 6 is beautiful and familiarTwo years ago I reviewed the fifth-generation iPod Touch, likely the last in long line of Apple media ...

Facebook Working on Private Sharing App, Report Says

Facebook is reportedly working on a new app designed to encourage private content sharing — by making the process even more personal. Citing multiple sources, ...

Facebook to Meet With LGBT Community Over 'Real Names' Policy

Facebook has agreed to meet with San Francisco city officials and activists following criticism that its naming policy discriminates against the LGBT community. The social ...

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Money

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review: Big vs. Extremely Big

Apple’s new phones might be the best phones ever

Why Tesla's Legal Breakthrough in Massachusetts Could Be a Big Deal

A legal interpretation by Massachusetts’s highest court approving Tesla’s straight-to-consumers sales model via company-owned showrooms could help courts in other states end obstruction from car ...

The One Lie That Brought Down Walmart's PR Chief

Turns out that David Tovar, the most public of Walmart’s vast public-relations team, told a lie. About his undergraduate art degree

Can The Petrodollar Survive Low Interest Rates?

Submitted by Luke Gromen via Sprott Global, Where does capital really come from? Most US policymakers believe that capital comes from debt issued by the ...

Washington's Bait-And-Switch: NATO Armed Kiev Under Cover Of Ceasefire

Submitted by Daniel McAdams via The Ron Paul Institute For Peace & Prosperity, Just over ten days ago, as the pro-independence forces in east Ukraine ...

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Living

(Not) Following in My Father's Footsteps

I’m only 24 years old but have held a job since the summer before high school when I was 13. My father taught me the ...

Best Job Posting Ever Seeks Sex-Loving Pothead

Do you like sex and marijuana? Well then this job is for you. Last week, The Denver Post’s marijuana news site The Cannabist posted what ...

Nelson Peterson, Bonita Jackson: Adrian Peterson Father, Mother Info

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson’s booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided ...

LeBron 12 Shoes: Nike Reveals New 12s Sneakers (Photos)

Nike has unveiled the new LeBron 12 shoes–the first since LeBron James departed the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The shoes were unveiled by ...

100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the ...

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Sports

Agent: Warriors' Thompson 'top two-way, two-guard' in NBA

Klay Thompson is one of the best shooters in the NBA and is also considered one of the best defensive shooting guards…

NL West Watch: Dodgers fall to Rockies 10-4

Corey Dickerson drove in four runs as the Rockies topped the Dodgers 10-4, slowing Los Angeles’ pursuit of the NL West title.

Instant Replay: Peavy powers Giants past D'Backs 2-1

Jake Peavy allowed one run and five hits in 7.2 innings pitched to help the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 2-1 and snap their three-game skid.

NL Wild Card Watch: Brewers beat Cardinals 3-2 in 12th

The Brewers topped the Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings Tuesday, keeping pace in the NL Wild Card standings.

Week 2 analysis: The good and bad of Colin Kaepernick

We saw both sides of Colin Kaepernick vs. Chicago. On the final drive alone we saw his great ability, and also that he still hasn’t ...

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Entertainment

See Who Got Booted from Dancing with the Stars

Track star Lolo Jones is the first star to leave the ABC reality competition show

Which Pro Is Preparing to Leave Dancing with the Stars?

Cheryl Burke’s contract ends at the end of season 19

Psychology Professor Pleads Guilty in Killing of Alleged Rapist

Norma Patricia Esparza accepted a plea deal, says friend, to minimize time away from her daughter

Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves?

William Langewiesche explores how a series of small errors can turn a state-of-the-art cockpit into a death trap.

Speak Softly: 12 Best Speechless Sidekicks

This summer biggest hit, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy revived many things: Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling”; the sex appeal of green skin; and ...

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The Mix

Colossal Squid Tests Could Reveal 'Kraken' Clues

Experts hope to learn more about the elusive species which has inspired tales of the legendary kraken sea monster.

Teenager Rugby-Tackles Man Who Attacked Police

CCTV shows a man assaulting two police officers and then being bundled to the floor by a 16-year-old who now wants to be a cop.

6 Weird Things Everyone Misunderstands About Anger

By J. F. Sargent  Published: September 16th, 2014  One of my favorite story tropes is when a normally calm and subdued hero explodes into a ...

5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person

By Zoe Quinn  Published: September 16th, 2014  Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago our message board and general inbox were bombarded with demands we address ...

My Phone is Dying

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Politics

The challenges facing Obama's coalition

Today’s U.S. military is weary from a decade of war.

Stubborn opposition to Obama's Syria plan

Obama is asking lawmakers to quickly authorize a mission to arm and train Syrian rebels to defeat ISIL.

Dems divided on Obama's Syria plan

A growing number of Democrats worry the plans would commit the U.S. to an open-ended conflict.

Aiming to stop the next Snowden

The requirements are aimed at stopping the next leaker from making off with intelligence.

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Opinion

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Derides US Support of “Moderate” Syria Insurgents

RPI Academic Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson, speaking Monday with Ed Schultz on MSNBC, derided United States government support for “moderate” Syria insurgents, noting that you ...

The New "Regime Change" Plan – Attack Damascus From The South

There are serious active preparations for a new attack on Damascus. Anti-government forces, including the Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, have been trained and equipped in ...

Mainstream Media Hypocrisy: 'Where Are the Antiwar Voices?'

On CNN yesterday, the question was asked “where are the anti-war voices on TV?” I’ve pondered that question myself. Don’t you remember, at the outset ...

Late-Talking Children

Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three ...

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