Local

Death of the taxi medallion: SF cab company ponders major change

by Jessica Kwong DeSoto Cab Co. might not like the under-regulated and fast-emerging alternative-ride service industry, but company President Hansu Kim knows an opportunity when ...

$2 Scratcher makes an Oakland millionaire

An East Oakland maintenance technician is now a millionaire after purchasing a winning lottery ticket at a local grocery store, lottery officials said Tuesday. Anthony ...

SF supervisors place sugary drink tax on November ballot

by Joshua Sabatini San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to make history by approving the first soda tax in the nation after the ...

What Happens Here Gets Heard: Lessons from Four Years in the Trenches of San Francisco Music

Lars Ulrich is not a scary man. He is short, Danish, and gabby. He often wears gym shorts onstage. But at the Fillmore that night, ...

Elderly woman injured in Bayview shooting

by Bay City News An elderly woman inside a residence was injured by flying glass during a shooting on the streets of San Francisco’s Bayview ...

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Technology

IBM's Watson Will Help Veterans Prepare for Post-Military Life

From Jeopardy contestant and customer-service agent to master chef, IBM‘s Watson supercomputer has taken on a number of roles in the past few years. Now, ...

RoboCup 2014 Is the World Cup for Robots

The 2014 RoboCup is an annual robot-soccer competition that brings together thousands of people to further robotics technology, and to crown a RoboCup champion. This ...

Amazon Fire: The Phone That Makes You a Star

Amazon took its time in launching the Fire phone, and it shows. Where you might expect a device carelessly thrown together to capitalize on the ...

Yahoo Japan Launches Service to Manage Your Digital Presence After Death

Yahoo Japan launched a new service uniquely designed to serve the country’s large population of elderly people, by tidying up their digital footprints after they ...

HTC to Unveil Nexus 7 Successor and 2 More Tablets, Report Says

Out of all the new products and announcements Google made during its I/O developers conference last month, many were surprised that the company failed to ...

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Money

"Is College Worth It?" – Here Is The Fed's Answer In One Chart

The topic of whether college is worth it (costs vs benefits) has been discussed at length (here, here, and here most recently) but no lesser ...

The Stealing Of America By The Cops, The Courts, The Corporations And Congress

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s ...

Cows Versus Bulls

In yet another example of central planners not comprehending the unintended consequences of their actions, Glenn Stevens – head of the Reserve Bank of Australia ...

The Internet Should Have Killed Weird Al. It Only Made Him Stronger

That an accordion-playing parodist has become one of the most enduring musical acts of our time is, well, a little weird

Netflix's 50 Million Subscribers Face a Flood of New Shows

What Netflix lovingly refers to as “Content” puts the company far ahead of Amazon and Hulu in the race to become a real HBO competitor

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Living

Lena Dunham Asks Why People Use Birth Control, World Learns Critical Lesson

As the White House took steps to accommodate religious nonprofits wanting to opt out of contraception coverage, HBO’s “Girls” creator Lena Dunham took to Twitter ...

Michelle Obama Expands Push To Get Americans To Drink More Water

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama took to the White House lawn on Tuesday along with children from a ...

Fisherman Helps Stingray Give Birth (Video)

A fisherman turned midwife after he delivered a pregnant stingray’s pups seconds after catching it. Calvin Conger, 18, was about to use the ray as ...

Considerations for Canadians on Owning US Real Estate

More and more Canadians are purchasing U.S. real estate for personal and/or rental use. It’s important to understand how different ownership options lead to different ...

How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

Arthur Allen’s new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while ...

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Sports

Sterling files new lawsuit wife, NBA

In his attempt to avoid selling the Clippers, owner Donald Sterling filed a new lawsuit against his estranged wife and the NBA on Tuesday.

Clippers CEO: Rivers, sponsors will leave if Sterling stays

While on the stand on Tuesday, Interim Clippers CEO Richard Parsons said that if Donald Sterling is allowed to remain the owner of the Clippers, ...

Hip injury sends Rockies' Tulowitzki to DL

Rockies’ All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day DL due to a left hip flexor strain.

Instant Replay: Giants rally for 9-6 win over Phillies in 14

Buster Posey’s game-tying homer in the ninth and Brandon Crawford’s three-run double in the 14th led the Giants to 9-6 win over the Phillies.

Warriors officially ink Rush to new deal

Brandon Rush appeared in 67 games for the Warriors over the 2012 and 2013 seasons. After one season is Utah, he is back in the ...

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Entertainment

Is Zoë Saldana Pregnant? See the Telling Photos for Yourself

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress wed artist Marco Perego last summer

RHONYC Recap: Aviva Drescher Angrily Tosses Her Artificial Leg Across a Restaurant

“The only thing artificial or fake about me is this!” Drescher yelled, before throwing her limb, furious at the wives for accusing her of faking ...

<b>Prince George</b>’s Birthday Presents: Onesies, Uggs, and Pinot Noir

Don’t fret, the Pinot Noir is for aging.

Ian Ziering: I Never Thought Sharknado Would Come Out

The actor is still surprised that the low budget, made-for-TV movie became an Internet sensation

Flashback: Kitty Wells Sings Controversial Song on the Opry

In 1952 Kitty Wells forever transformed the way women would be seen in the country music world It was shortly after fellow country star Hank ...

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The Mix

Driver: Adele's 'Fire' Song Made Me Ditch Car

A man abandons his car apparently believing the name of a song displayed on his dashboard was a warning that a blaze was imminent.

Orange Really Is The New Black In US County

A sheriff says wearing orange inmate jumpsuits is now fashionable – so he is replacing them with striped uniforms.

These Glorious Three-Wheeled Microcars

“QUANTUM SHOT” #877 Link – article by Avi Abrams Miniature Three-Wheelers! (Who Needs an Extra Wheel?) We are continuing with our long-popular series Adorable Micro ...

4 Reasons You'll Never Escape Your F***ing Cable Company

By Evan V. Symon  Published: July 22nd, 2014  So you’ve decided to cancel your cable subscription — maybe you’re tired of all the shady crap ...

5 Uncomfortable Truths About Rape on College Campuses

By J. F. Sargent  Published: July 22nd, 2014  Last weekend was pretty cool, because my alma mater was the subject of a front-page story in ...

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Politics

Perdue wins Georgia Senate runoff

The former Dollar General CEO will take on Democrat Michelle Nunn.

House GOP makes digital push

Turning the House into a more tech-savvy operation is a constant challenge.

How Obama's court strategy may help save Obamacare

The decision is a reminder of how Obama’s legacy may be linked to the D.C.-based appeals court.

Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

BOSTON (AP) – It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the ...

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Opinion

US Support For Ukraine Regime Change — Daniel McAdams With Jay Taylor

RPI Director Daniel McAdams is back with Jay Taylor discussing the disasters of US foreign policy — from Libya to Iraq to Ukraine. Being interested ...

Bordering on Madness

In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by…

We Made It To A Million!

This week marked a milestone for the Ron Paul Institute’s Facebook page. For the first time in our short 15 months of existence we chalked ...

Attacking Ron Paul, National Journal Hits New Lows

What a bizarre article about Dr. Paul from the National Journal! Beginning from the title, the piece read like something from a high school newspaper. Does ...

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