Local

Crews repair water main break in Eureka Valley

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission received a report of the break at 8:22 a.m. in Eureka Valley, said Catania Galván, a spokeswoman with the ...

Fireworks light the sky as the Bay Area celebrates the Fourth

The Bay Area exploded Saturday in its annual outburst of patriotism and pride in the USA as crowds across the region celebrated Independence Day. Dozens ...

Cluster of great white sharks has Monterey Bay scientists in awe

An unprecedented gathering of baby great white sharks near the Monterey Bay shoreline this week has scientists as curious as the public about what happens ...

California electricity rates to undergo biggest change in 15 years

California regulators radically revamped the way electricity rates work in the state, approving changes Friday that will raise monthly utility bills for the most energy-efficient ...

Crews repair water main break in S.F.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission received a report of the break at 5:30 a.m., said Catania Galvan, a spokeswoman with the agency. The break ...

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Technology

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they’ll ...

Google FCC filing may point to next version of Google Glass

The rise and fall of Google Glass from cool edge tech to bar room punchline may be about to take another turn A new set ...

5 can't-miss apps: Pushbullet, Radar, 'Big Emoji Quiz' and more

With Apple finally launching its music streaming service and new leaks about the upcoming line of iPhones, you may have missed some of this week’s ...

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao responds to admin firing outrage as petition against her gains steam

The furor surrounding the firing of popular Reddit administrator Victoria Taylor took a new turn on Friday, when company CEO Ellen Pao commented on the ...

Wired For Extremes

 Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, ...

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Money

MaRaTHoN MeNSCH-auBLe

They Want To Use "Hate Speech Laws" To Destroy Freedom Of Speech In America

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Hate speech laws are going in all around the world, and progressive activists ...

This Is Why The Euro Is Finished

Submitted by Raúl Ilargi Meijer of The Automatic Earth This Is Why The Euro Is Finished The IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis report on Greece that ...

The Superpower Conundrum – The Rise and Fall of Just About Everything

Submitted by Tom Engelhardt via TomDispatch.com, The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for ...

Greeks Turn To Bitcoin To Dodge Capital Controls

There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be ...

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Living

On gluten, mindful meditation and colon cleansing

I live in LA now. Well, not in LA but close enough to hear its nutty muttering. Close enough to shop at supermarkets that have ...

20 Meditation Tips for Beginners

If you’re new to meditation, then you might feel overwhelmed when trying to keep so many instructions in your head: watch your breathing, calm your ...

An Outsider In Buenos Aires Goes Incognito, For Love Of Tango

Carolina de Robertis’ new novel God of Tango centers on a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It’s Argentina, 1913 ...

If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall’s characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some “feel they have to stand up for a ...

Stravinsky’s “Illegal” Arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner” (1944)

In 1939, Igor Stravinsky emigrated to the United States, first arriving in New York City, before settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he delivered the Charles ...

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Sports

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge picks Spurs over Suns

After nine seasons with the Blazers, free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to join the Spurs.

Report: Lakers 'actively discussing' trade for Roy Hibbert

The Lakers are reportedly looking to acquire Roy Hibbert, as they are actively engaged in trade talks with the Pacers.

What they're saying: Happy Fourth of July

Check out what athletes had to say to mark Independence Day 2015.

Nationals' Strasburg leaves game vs. Giants with injury

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg left Saturday’s game against the Giants in the fourth inning because of tightness in his left side.

Bumgarner hit hard early, Nationals cruise past Giants

Madison Bumgarner gave up two first-inning home runs and the Giants offense never got going as the Nationals cruised to a 9-3 win Saturday.

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Entertainment

Bikinis, Barbecues & Babies: How Stars Are Celebrating the Fourth of July

Because if you didn’t Instagram your July 4th party, did it really happen?

Billy Joel Marries Alexis Roderick in Surprise Wedding at His Estate

The singer and Roderick tied the knot on July 4 at the singer’s Long Island estate

Kim Kardashian Takes the Fourth of July to a Whole New Level with Her Patriotic Outfit

The reality star must really love America

The Grateful Dead Say Farewell: The View From the Balcony

In 1968, only three years into their long, strange trip, the Grateful Dead came up with a radical idea for sharing their already singular, performing ...

The Dead Live Again: What's Changed (and What Hasn't) at Soldier Field

Last night, the surviving “core four” members of the Grateful Dead began their three-night stand at Chicago’s Soldier Field after two earlier, quasi-warmup shows in ...

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The Mix

Wurst Result: Hot Dog Eating Champion Defeated

Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut, who won the annual contest eight times in a row, loses the title to a competitor who mustered 62 hot dogs.

24 Famous Historical Figures You Didn't Know Were Insane

By CRACKED Readers  Published: July 04th, 2015 

5 Ways Life Is Different When You Want To F*#k Animals

By Anonymous  Published: July 04th, 2015 

Friends Reunited! Judge Meets Old Pal In Dock

“This was the nicest kid in middle school,” the judge said. “He was the best kid in middle school. We used to play football.”

Why No Cop Show On TV Is Accurate (Yes, Even 'The Wire')

By Michael Swaim,Today’s Topic  Published: July 03rd, 2015 

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Politics

How FDR invented the Four Freedoms

Over July 4, 1940, Roosevelt came up with the idea for one of his most famous speeches.

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here ...

Bernie and Hillary's holiday weekend

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton made appearances that offered telling clues about the state of the Democratic race.

How the South skews America

We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.

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Opinion

Supreme Court Disasters

Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good…

Hillary and History

There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president ...

Micro-totalitarianism

The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression.”Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially…

Who Lost Iraq?

After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter…

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