Local

Homeless man says he had warned Oakland cops about gunman

Homeless man says he had warned Oakland cops about gunman A man who allegedly fired a gun at neighbors and police near the Oakland Zoo ...

Santa Cruz leaders slam feds over immigration detentions during gang operation

Officials in the sanctuary city of Santa Cruz ripped the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday over a joint gang bust that also swept ...

As San Jose dries out from floods, another storm is brewing

About 3,800 residents remained under evacuation orders, mostly in the hard-hit Rocksprings neighborhood and three nearby mobile home parks — South Bay Mobile Home Park, ...

San Francisco firefighters rescue dog who tumbled off cliff

A San Francisco dog survived a brush with danger Wednesday after it tumbled down a cliffside at Fort Funston in the Golden Gate National Recreation ...

SF foes of Trump deportation plan discuss options

With President Trump’s recent executive orders hanging overhead like last weekend’s storm clouds, worried but resolute San Franciscans packed the 250-person Koret Auditorium on Wednesday ...

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Technology

Google to launch a desktop version of Allo messenger

Google’s Allo messenger will soon be easier to use at work, thanks to a new desktop version to complement the mobile app.  SEE ALSO: iMessage ...

Apple to investigate iPhone 7 that 'blew up'

A dramatic video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus is really freaking Twitter out. Brianna Olivas says her rose gold iPhone 7 Plus exploded and ...

Facebook's new emoji are finally available to everyone

No longer a company that prioritizes moving fast and breaking things, Facebook has finally finished rolling out new emoji across its desktop and mobile sites.  ...

In murder case, Amazon says Alexa's speech is protected by the First Amendment

Add yet another skill to Alexa’s repertoire: staunch defense of the First Amendment.  Amazon is holding firm and refusing to hand over voice and transcription ...

New Nokia 3310 will have a color display, report says, so 'Snake' will look super dope

We may have a few more details about what the new version of Nokia’s classic 3310 will look like. The handset will ship with a ...

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Money

In A Battle Between Trump And The Federal Reserve, Who Really Wins?

Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, As a part of the increasingly obvious set-up of conservative movements by international banking interests and globalist think-tanks, I ...

Tucker Carlson Takes on DNC Advisor Who Doesn't Know How to Identify a Gender

So why does ‘the party of science’, the enlightened ones, the people with thousands of scientists from accredited colleges throughout the country who tell us ...

In The Police-State-Versus-Freedom Arms Race, Freedom Seems To Be Winning

Submitted by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, In the past 48 hours, two stories broke that illustrate how dominant technology has become in the age-old war ...

Orgy Enthusiast Bill Maher Defends Statutory Rape On Several Occasions – "The Crime Is That We Didn't Get It On Videotape"

What an interesting turn of events. Days after outspoken Trump-supporter Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on Bill Maher’s panel of idiots where he was subject to a liberal hit-job, the left ...

How Tennessee Could Be About To Start A Constitutional Crisis

The State Senate of Tennessee has laid the legislative groundwork for something that hasn’t been done in the United States of America since the Constitutional ...

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Living

This Guy's Post-Breakup Weight Loss Transformation Is #FitnessGoals

Getting healthy and fit for your own well-being is is a huge deal regardless of who notices ― but having your weight loss journey go ...

What It Means When You Dream About Being Naked In Public

You’re at the office and everything is normal… Until you get up during a meeting to give a presentation and you realize you are totally ...

Amiable But Generic 'Rock Dog' Chases Its Own Tail

This Chinese-U.S. co-production, based on a graphic novel by Chinese rock star Zheng Jun, pads its way through a familiar story about a mastiff who ...

3 Teenage Outsiders Navigate Friendship And Desire In 'As You Are'

An intimate portrait of high school friends caught up in the aftermath of a violent incident places us inside their heads with sensitivity and restraint. ...

Show me the Monet

How wealthy Americans grew to appreciate the French Impressionist painter – as an artist but also as a financial asset By Ross King Read at ...

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Sports

The Giants Insider Podcast: Michael Morse

Michael Morse talks about how he negotiated with Bobby Evans at Hunter Pence’s wedding, the importance of making his comeback with the Giants, and much ...

Giants spring training Day 11: Could Ty Blach open season in bullpen?

If Matt Cain begins as the fifth starter this season, is there a world where Ty Blach could still be in the big leagues on Opening Day?

Lynch's hirings of Peters, Mayhew left no room for Gamble

Jed York made it clear from the beginning that Tom Gamble would not be the next GM of the 49ers. Now, Gamble is gone completely…

Jim Harbaugh: I deserve a medal for lasting so long under 49ers ownership

In Kyle Shanahans first breath after being introduced as 49ers head coach on Feb. 9, he mentioned Jim Harbaugh, along with Bill Walsh, George Seifert

Giants keep Christian Arroyo on fast track to big leagues

Bruce Bochy doesnt need to see much more from Christian Arroyo who is 14-for-26 in two springs to know whats on the way…

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Entertainment

Photos: The Best-Dressed Oscar Stars of All Time

As we approach Hollywood’s golden night, it’s only natural to look back on Academy Awards of yore—the winners, the upsets, and, most importantly, the fashion.

Caitlyn Jenner Slams Donald Trump for Transgender Bathroom Rollback

After vocally supporting President Donald Trump throughout the election, Caitlyn Jenner speaks out against his administration’s transgender bathroom rollback.

Machiavelli in the White House: Is This the Most Powerful Man in Trump Administration?

Can Michael Anton, a Machiavelli enthusiast and amateur sartorialist, wrap Trumpism in a veneer of respectability and sell it to the Republican establishment?

How Zedd's Star-Studded ACLU Benefit Came Together in 72 Hours

America is the third country Anton Zaslavski has called home. The Grammy-winning producer, who performs as Zedd, was born in Russia and raised in Germany. ...

Watch Zedd, Alessia Cara's Picturesque 'Stay' Lyric Video

Zedd and Alessia Cara have unveiled the lyric video for their song “Stay.” The video boasts picturesque backdrops as the lyrics flash across the screen. ...

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The Mix

23 Advertisements That Need To Die, Right Now

By CRACKED Readers  Published: February 23rd, 2017 

Another F*cking Transformers Movie?

By CRACKED Staff  Published: February 23rd, 2017 

Why Non Religious Confessionals Should Be a Thing

By Winston Rowntree  Published: February 22nd, 2017 

26 Ways Hollywood Is Still Screwing Up The Diversity Thing

By CRACKED Readers  Published: February 22nd, 2017 

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Politics

Trump's words send Cabinet on perpetual clean-up mission

With each passing day, Donald Trump’s Cabinet looks more like a clean-up crew. The president’s undiplomatic comments are repeatedly forcing his foreign policy and national ...

Boehner: Republicans won't repeal and replace Obamacare

Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not what’s going to happen” and that Republicans ...

Takeaways from a week of raucous town halls

Republicans stepped away from the Capitol this week and into a P.R. mess. Aggrieved constituents — organized by a suddenly energetic liberal resistance movement — ...

Ivanka Trump, Kushner publicly silent as White House rolls back transgender protections

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, seemed to speak for their socially progressive generation last month when they helped to kill a proposed executive ...

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Opinion

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 ...

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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