Local

Runaway goat hauled in by CHP after snarling traffic in Oakland

A runaway goat caused a small headache for midday drivers on Monday after it ran across southbound Interstate 880 lanes in Oakland and backed up ...

Sun to return Monday after big surf prompts warning to stay off beaches

The storm clouds that swept through the Bay Area on Sunday are expected to break up and clear the way for sunshine Monday. But that ...

1 arrested after man falls over railing at Warriors game in Sacramento

Sacramento police said a man was arrested after pushing another man over a railing Friday night at a Kings-Warriors game at the Golden 1 Center.

Delivery robot bursts into flames at UC Berkeley

Describing the robot as a “hero” and a “legend,” UC Berkeley students expressed their grief on Facebook as news of a fallen KiwiBot reached the ...

Butte County sheriff lifts all evacuation orders in Camp Fire

Butte County officials lifted all remaining evacuation orders for Paradise and unincorporated Butte County on Saturday morning, more than a month after the deadly Camp ...

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Technology

This Snapchat screenplay is the most wanted in Hollywood right now

A screenplay about the birth of Snapchat has just been crowned the most-liked script to make the rounds in Hollywood this year, according to an ...

This cyborg houseplant can automatically drive itself toward light

We usually think of plants as vegetables or home decoration, but Harpreet Sareen, an MIT Media Lab researcher,  developed a plant-robot hybrid that moves on ...

Apple just hired a Tesla designer. Let the speculation begin.

The hiring of a former Tesla designer has reignited speculation over Apple’s self-driving car ambitions.  Andrew Kim was hired by Microsoft after his minimalist redesign ...

Hacker uses internet meme to send hidden commands to malware

A recently discovered piece of malware has a unique way of communicating with its creator—through an internet meme posted on Twitter. The mysterious hacker has ...

Save up to $165 on select Garmin GPS smartwatches on Amazon

If you’re serious about losing weight for your New Year’s resolution in 2019, then you’ll need a serious GPS smartwatch to help you set and ...

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Money

The Stampede Of The Gadarene Swine: US Leaders Allowing Ukraine To Pull Them Into Global War

Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation, George Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel was right – Again: The only thing the human race learns from ...

Russia Continues Military Build-Up On Disputed Islands Claimed By Japan Ahead Of PM's Visit

Russia has signaled it will continue its controversial build-up of defensive fortifications on a disputed chain of islands near Japan at a time when the ...

Paul Craig Roberts Exposes The Myth Of Western Democracy

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, How does the West get away with its pretense of being an alliance of great democracies in which government is ...

70% Chance Of NATO-Russia Combat: "US Ready To Fight To The Last Brit"

Authored by Ann Garrison via ConsortiumNews.com, Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and ...

Visualizing The West's Domination Of The Global Arms Market

Overall, arms sales increased in 2017, with total global sales nearing 400 billion dollars, marking a 2.5 percent increase from last year and the third ...

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Living

From Slavery To 'American Wonder': Revisiting Frederick Douglass' Remarkable Life

Historian David Blight’s new biography describes Douglass’ escape from slavery, his passionate leadership in the abolitionist movement and his gift as a writer and orator.

CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance Package

The network explained its decision, saying “there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance” and failure to cooperate with the ...

Cosmologist Pedro Ferreira on dark energy

Dark energy is the term that scientists have given to the mysterious ‘something’ deemed responsible for the accelerating expansion of the Universe. However, unlike gravity, ...

Collective psychiatry

Chinese psychiatry remains committed to the political ideal of mental hygiene, long after its discrediting in the West By Emily Baum Read at Aeon

Pristine Footage Lets You Revisit Life in Paris in the 1890s: Watch Footage Shot by the Lumière Brothers

Pioneering filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the inventors of the projected motion picture, held their first private screening in Paris in March of 1895. The ...

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Sports

Stephen Curry becomes fifth player to score 15,000 points with Warriors

Stephen Curry became the fifth player in Warriors history to score 15,000 points with the franchise, and he did it in the most fitting way ...

Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins 'not really that close' to Warriors debut

While he continues to make progress working his way back from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, Warriors’ center DeMarcus Cousins isn’t close to ...

MLB rumors: Dodgers interested in outfielders Bryce Harper, A.J. Pollock

The MLB Winter Meetings came and went. And we are still waiting to find out which team Bryce Harper will call his home.  We

The Giants Insider Podcast: Bruce Bochy on his future, Zaidi, and more

Bruce Bochy joined Alex Pavlovic on the latest Giants Insider Podcast to discuss his future, his relationship with Farhan Zaidi and the idea of Madison ...

Bruce Bochy ready to embrace platoons with more versatile Giants roster

SAN FRANCISCO — The first question to Bruce Bochy during his media session at the Winter Meetings was about the use of openers. It’s a

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Entertainment

best-cellphone-plans.com

With cell phone plans coming up every weekend is really hard to choose the best cell phone plan that will fit your needs and budget. ...

On the Charts: Panic! At the Disco Take Number One With 'Pray for the Wicked'

Panic! At the Disco scored their second straight Number One album as Brendon Urie and company’s new LP Pray for the Wicked opened atop the ...

Selena Gomez's 'Back to You' Is the Song of the Summer

What makes a summer jam? Is it the sunniest chorus, the hottest beat, the most weeks on the charts? Do the lyrics have to be ...

Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Has Conviction Overturned

The man accused of firing multiple gunshots at Lil Wayne’s tour bus in April 2015 had his conviction overturned Friday, just three years into a ...

Drake's 'Scorpion' Shatters Single-Day Streaming Records

Drake‘s Scorpion shattered single-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify, with the rapper’s new double album on pace for the most streamed week ...

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The Mix

6 Ads That Tried To Be Hip and Failed Horribly

By Ed Stevens,E.M. Caris,Eamon Lahiri,Aquiles Cacho,Peter I. Santiago  Published: December 17th, 2018 

Why �€˜Ready Player One�€™ Was One Of 2018's Worst Movies

By JM McNab  Published: December 17th, 2018 

History Department

5 Terrible Excuses For Homophobia (That People Keep Using)

By Ian Fortey  Published: December 16th, 2018 

Students Take Down Statue Of Famous Racist, Uh, Gandhi?

By Cedric Voets  Published: December 14th, 2018 

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Politics

Trump keeps GOP in suspense over shutdown

Senate Republicans are searching for a way out of the impending partial government shutdown. But they are waiting for President Donald Trump to weigh in ...

Lamar Alexander to exit polarized Senate: ‘I just wish it were easier’

Lamar Alexander decided he wouldn’t run for reelection this past August during his regular fishing trip in Canada. And then he kept the decision to ...

California muscles into 2020 presidential race

For decades, California has been an afterthought in determining presidential elections. But that’s about to change. The nation’s most populous state, long a reliable fountain ...

How to Fix the Democratic Presidential Debates

In my imagination, a weary Tom Perez turns to an aide at the Democratic National Committee and says, wistfully, “Tell me about how it was.” ...

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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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