Local

Prospects for 2nd BART tube gain momentum, but wait could be long

Public officials and riders have talked for years about building a second Transbay Tube — someday. Supervisor Scott Wiener, who is also a member of ...

4-alarm fire damages 4 buildings near Alamo Square

4-alarm fire damages 4 buildings near Alamo Square A four-alarm fire damaged at least 17 units in four residential buildings near San Francisco’s Alamo Square ...

Man charged with murder in connection with SF body parts case

by Bay City News San Francisco police made an arrest Saturday in a case involving a dismembered body found inside a suitcase earlier this week ...

First-ever rainless January in S.F. history

The month ended with a sun-drenched bang Saturday, an apropos ending for what was the driest January on record in San Francisco. Not one drop ...

Eddie Bell, S.F. drag performer known as Cookie Dough, dies

Mr. Bell became ill Jan. 20 with meningitis while in Puerto Vallarta for a two-week tour in the cast of a drag satire of the ...

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Technology

Google Now updated with support for third-party apps on Android

Google’s Android app just got a lot smarter. Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday. See also: ...

The enormous Fitbit Surge is a runner's best friend

When the Fitbit Surge was unveiled late last year, the popular fitness tracking company wanted everyone to know that it was not a smartwatch. In ...

Snapchatters not impressed with first episode of original web series 'Literally Can't Even'

Snapchat’s first original web series has arrived, and it’s not pretty. The first episode of the aptly titled Literally Can’t Even debuted on the app’s ...

5 can't-miss apps for Super Bowl Sunday

Game day is almost here. Your snacks are lined up, you’ve adjusted for the perfect TV settings and your pumped for the halftime show. But ...

The Pirate Bay is back online after nearly 2 months of downtime

Nearly two months after it went offline following a police raid in Sweden, torrent-indexing site The Pirate Bay is back online The comeback is hardly ...

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Money

Why Americans Will Overpay for Cuba's Vintage Cars

Easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba could come as a boon to collectors looking to own, even drive, pieces of Cuba’s culture

The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline

Toyota’s president is driving the automaker into the fuel-cell future, even as its hybrids and plug-in electrics continue to sell well

The German 10 Year Bund Effectively a Call Option at 30 Basis Points

By EconMatters   Bonds are not Stocks   On Friday the German 10 Year Bund yield touched the 0.30 mark or 30 basis points, yeah that`s ...

Socialist Exceptionalism

“In the minds of the statists, “Government Works Better” and ‘things’ work at the surface; but at the core, it’s a disaster… The Americans that ...

How Ukraine Can Save China From Its Existential Threat (Spoiler Alert: Girls)

In China last year, just over 115 boys were born for every 100 girls, and since sonogram technology was introduced to China in the 1980s ...

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Living

Carl Djerassi, Creator Of Birth Control Pill, Dead At 91

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer ...

Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles

Their children have been sent home from school. Their families are barred from birthday parties and neighborhood play dates. Online, people call them negligent and ...

Former Basketball Player Scores As A Filmmaker

While Deon Taylor was playing professional basketball in Germany, he had an epiphany: he wanted to make movies. The self-taught director’s latest film, Supremacy, was ...

Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there’s more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible ...

The Super Bowl Sprints Workout to Burn Fat and Improve Power

We have waited long enough, and it’s finally here! The Super Bowl will grace our living rooms on Sunday with two teams who are sure ...

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Sports

49ers' Boldin falls short in Man of the Year voting

Panthers LB Thomas Davis beat out 49ers WR Anquan Boldin and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Puig: Cardinals are ‘our principal rivals,’ not Giants

While the Giants have won three World Series in five years, Yasiel Puig doesn’t believe they are the team standing in the Dodgers’ way.

Instant Replay: Warriors bounce back, beat Suns by 19

After two straight losses, the Warriors returned to their winning ways Saturday night as they pulled away from the pesky Suns at Oracle.

49ers reportedly add two former coordinators to defensive staff

The 49ers’ coaching staff is nearing completion with the addition of two defensive coaches who were both once defensive coordinators in the NFL.

Former 49er Haley inducted into Hall of Fame

Former 49ers linebacker/defensive end Charles Haley was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday evening.

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Entertainment

Bobbi Kristina Brown: Inside the Troubled Life of Whitney Houston's Daughter

The 21-year-old has faced heartbreak, struggles and controversy

Bobbi Kristina & Nick: Their Love in Photos

The sweet shots Brown posted with husband Gordon

The Best SNL Sketches. Ever.

In honor of the show’s upcoming 40th anniversary celebration, we look back at our favorite moments from the 1970s to today

One Dead, Two Injured After Set Collapse on Martin Scorsese's Film 'Silence'

One man was killed and two more injured when a structure on the Taiwan set of director Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama Silence collapsed earlier this week. ...

Slipknot Mark Summer's Last Stand Tour With 'Custer' Live Video

Slipknot recently wrapped up their joint Prepare for Hell tour with Korn but the masked metal act will continue to support their “devastating” new record .5: The Gray ...

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The Mix

Ruff Waters: Helicopter Team Rescues Dog

The soggy doggy was winched to safety after being seen floating down a river swollen by thunderstorms.

Why This Is the Super Bowl the NFL (And America) Deserves

By Adam Ganser  Published: January 31st, 2015 

21 Super Bowl Commercials They Don't Have the Balls to Make

By CRACKED Readers  Published: January 31st, 2015 

Pensioner, 78, Gets Tax Bill… For £4.7bn!

Former builder Doug Yeomans, 78, is told he must pay £950m a month by direct debit to clear his debt.

5 Popular Petitions for Goals That Are Literally Impossible

By Jim Avery  Published: January 30th, 2015 

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Politics

Doubling down on 'middle-class' economics

President Obama is betting that concern about budget deficits is fading.

Police probing alleged corruption in Nevada Legislature

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Las Vegas police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of corruption in the Nevada Legislature involving an extortion attempt aimed at ...

DeLay: Rick Perry's White House hopes likely hurt by charges

HOUSTON (AP) – Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging former Texas Gov. ...

Ga. Democrats re-elect party chairman after 2014 losses

MACON, Ga. (AP) – Georgia Democrats re-elected DuBose Porter at the party’s state committee meeting on Saturday in Macon, giving the chairman his first full ...

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Opinion

Early Presidential Prospects

With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the ...

'Diversity' in Action

Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments’ counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story.Europe is currently in the…

New Year's Irresolution

President Barack Obama’s absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France…

The 'Equality' Racket

Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARDS.”Those two words captured the spirit…

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