Local

Family of man killed by BART police releases body cam footage

A BART police officer shot a 28-year-old man three times in the back outside the West Oakland Station last month as the man struggled with ...

Jury trial set for two tenants in Ghost Ship deaths

Two former residents of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse will head to a jury trial in July on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a judge said ...

Woman wrestles phone from would-be BART thief as passenger reportedly tackles him into door

CJ Silverio, CTO for the Javascript-enabling tech company npm, successfully fended off a would-be thief on BART who she says attempted to steal her iPhone ...

Young black filmgoers see themselves in screening of ‘Panther’

Throughout the Bay Area, people haven’t been buying tickets just for themselves to see “Black Panther,” the box-office smash that’s become a cultural phenomenon. For ...

Freezing temperatures hit Bay Area, with lowest still to come

Even after a burst of hail fell on Berkeley and chilly winds and low temperatures gripped the Bay Area all day Monday, forecasters warned the ...

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Technology

These are the first cities to get AT&T's mobile 5G

Internet speeds are about to get way faster in many U.S. cities. AT&T announced on Wednesday the first locations that will receive its new mobile ...

iMessage and FaceTime goes down for users on Australian carrier

Well, this is odd. Some customers of Australian carrier Telstra were unable to use iMessage and FaceTime on Wednesday morning, as technicians worked to fix ...

Facebook is seeking a tech journalist and a #content creator

Facebook is looking to hire two editors, one focused on managing technology-related stories and the other working with the company’s Creative Shop for brand campaigns.  ...

Are you arguing with a bot? Here's how to know.

So, you live and breathe online and couldn’t be happier about it. But maybe, just maybe, your daily digital interactions across the social web aren’t ...

An Amazon HQ2 clue? Strange web traffic hints at interest in this one county

The county board members of Arlington, Virginia might be doing a happy dance right about now, because it looks like Amazon is researching the shortlisted ...

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Money

History Lessons From Years Under Islamism

Authored by Majid Rafizadeh via The Gatestone Institute, In Iran, my generation, the first after Islamism came to power, is called the Burnt Generation (Persian: ...

India To Build Major Overseas Military Base Off Africa To Combat China

India is preparing to construct a significant overseas military base on an island in Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off ...

Brandon Smith: New Fed Chairman Will Trigger A Historic Stock Market Crash In 2018

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, Ever since the credit and equities crash of 2008, Americans have been bombarded relentlessly with the narrative that our ...

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria

Submitted by Nauman Sadiq, On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in ...

Anti-Immigrant AfD Now The Second Most Popular Party In Germany

In a historic first, a poll published on Monday by German newspaper Bild put the anti-immigrant, Alternative for Germany (AfD) party at 16%, showing that ...

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Living

'Black Panther' Success Proves That Movies With Black Actors Can Do Well Internationally

Black Panther broke records and crushed expectations at the box office it. Not just here in the States, but in foreign markets too. That performance, ...

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg On His Approach To Playing Real-Life Characters

Michael Stuhlbarg is having a breakout year in Hollywood. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks to the actor about his year, which includes being in three of ...

Can you read my lips?

According to the US writer, Rhodes Scholar and disability advocate Rachel Kolb, who was born with bilateral hearing loss, the word ‘lip-reading’ is a misnomer. ...

The French revolutionary origins of national self-determination

By the 20th century, the idea that local peoples ought to have a say in the status of their territory came to be called national ...

Ditching the Lecture Hall for the Recording Studio: One Historian Is Using the Power of Podcasting to Inspire a Whole New Audience

History is dying at U.S. colleges and universities.  Enrollment in undergraduate history courses is way down since 2010, and the number of history degrees awarded ...

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Sports

For the Warriors, 'the motivating factor is not slapping us in the face'

OAKLAND — For nearly two months now weve heard emergency sirens coming from a segment of folks loyal to all things Warriors. I get it. ...

Jerry West: The Warriors are going to be challenged, but…

With 24 games remaining in the regular season, the Warriors are not in first place in the Western Conference. The Rockets are 44-13 and the ...

Steve Kerr believes the Warriors are 'primed to really take off'

Since Dec. 30, the Warriors are 18th in the league in defensive rating. So why is Steve Kerr feeling optimistic as they enter the home ...

After McCutchen takes Bumgarner deep, Posey runs interference

SCOTTSDALE — Throughout the first week of camp, Giants players have raved about Andrew McCutchen’s impact on the clubhouse. The new right fielder is opening

Rookie rundown: 49ers' youngsters led NFL in playing time

The 49ers got more playing time out of their rookie class than any team in the league. And it was not even close. According to

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Entertainment

Frank Ocean Sues 'Blonde' Producer Over Songwriting Credits

Frank Ocean is suing producer Om’Mas Keith over songwriting credits on the singer’s 2016 album, Blonde. The suit also names Keith’s Analog Genius Corporation and ...

Watch Vic Mensa Perform Tender 'We Could Be Free'

Vic Mensa recently stopped by Rolling Stone’s headquarters for a stirring performance of “We Could Be Free,” as part of our Take One series. Accompanied ...

Flashback: Pink Floyd, Genesis, Queen, Clapton Unite For Charity

On September 18th, 1993, a crowd of about 1,000 lucky rock fans dressed in their finest black tie evening wear gathered on the charred ruins ...

Jake Shears Shares Bono's Advice, David Bowie's Cryptic Note of Support

It’s been almost six years since Scissor Sisters released their fourth album, Magic Hour, and now lead singer Jake Shears has gone solo. “Creep City, ...

Watch Fergie's Disastrous National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

UPDATE: Fergie issued an apology following her much-maligned National Anthem, telling TMZ in a statement, “I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national ...

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The Mix

6 Weird Things That Show Up In Every Sitcom

By E.M. Caris,Joel B. Kirk,Dan Hopper,Michael Battaglino  Published: February 20th, 2018 

Amy, Carrey, Spacey, And Other Celebs Making News Right Now

By Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: February 20th, 2018 

Self-Driving Issues

7 World-Famous Movie Props That Were Just Thrown Away

By Isaac Cabe  Published: February 19th, 2018 

5 Insanely Important Jobs (We're Running Out Of People For)

By Dwayne Hoover,Michael Garowee,T.W. Thinker,Dibyajyoti Lahiri  Published: February 19th, 2018 

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Politics

Trump scrambles to respond to school massacre

After almost a week of relative silence on guns after the deadly Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump moved to take action on gun violence ...

Republican challenge to Pennsylvania map likely to fail

President Donald Trump wants Pennsylvania Republicans to fight the implementation of a court-drawn congressional map that threatens a half-dozen GOP-held seats this November, but most ...

How the House Intel Committee Broke Bad

One committee’s leaders snipe at each other behind closed doors and trash each other openly on television. The other committee’s leaders pride themselves on mutual ...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to ...

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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…

Random Thoughts, Looking Back

Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit — even if only to himself — being a relic of a bygone ...

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