Chinese-frequented senior center saved, just before election

by Chris Roberts Visitacion Valley is getting a timely gift. As is the local supervisor, less than two weeks ahead of her bid for re-election. ...

6-pound gold nugget is rock star of S.F. antique show

Ever since the existence of this whopper was revealed in The Chronicle this week, people all over California have been itching to get a look ...

5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge

Thanks to widening staff salary discrepancies and increasing minimum wage requirements, local restaurants are taking tips off the table — literally. Instead of expecting diners ...

Benicia sees cash in crude oil; neighbors see catastrophe

A plan to bring tank-car trains filled with crude oil from Canada and North Dakota to a Benicia refinery is pitting the Solano County town ...

Fee to use GG Bridge sidewalk among proposed initiatives to reduce proposed deficit

by Bay City News Charging bicyclists and pedestrians for access to the Golden Gate Bridge’s sidewalk is among 45 initiatives the Bridge, Highway and Transportation ...

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Apple in 2014: A Year in Review

It’s been quite the year of ups and downs for Apple: From the unveiling of the Apple Watch to the disastrous iOS 8.0.1 update; from ...

Why Apple Pay Is the Most Secure Payment Platform on the Planet

When Apple Pay officially launched earlier this week with the release of iOS 8.1, many rushed to local participating retailers to be among the first ...

Huge Android Wear Update Brings Offline Music Sync and GPS Support

If we had to choose our biggest qualm about wearables today, apart from battery life, it would be the fact that most of them are ...

Japan Builds Real (and Awesome) Transformer Robot

Your dream of a sports car that transforms into a real robot just inched closer to reality Brave Robotics, Asratec Corp. and original Transformer creator ...

One of the First Apple Computers Built by Steve Wozniak Sells for $905K

Someone dropped a lot of money on an Apple computer on Wednesday, and it has nothing to do with the fancy new 5K Retina iMac. ...

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Basketball Star Who Went Bankrupt Wishes He'd Gotten an MBA

The Boston Celtics power forward, who filed for bankruptcy in 2010, says athletes need more business education

Has Putin Already Won in Ukraine? Sure Looks That Way

Here’s what some veteran Kremlin-watchers have to say

For $100,000, You Can Clone Your Dog

Sooam Biotech brings cloning to China, has plans to save Korean cattle, and will clone your pet dog for $100,000

"Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and ...

Van Hoisington And The Fed's Bubble: "Overtrading" And "Discredit" Always End In "Revulsion"

Excerpted from Hoisington Investment Management’s Quarterly Outlook, via Van Hoisington and Lacy Hunt: The U.S. economy continues to lose momentum despite the Federal Reserve’s use ...

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Obama Offers Federal Support To NYC In Caring For Doctor With Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night ...

How do You Get Ebola? How Does it Spread?

With the recent diagnosis in New York City, many  are asking how Ebola spreads. WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start ...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Urge Residents To Stay Calm After Doctor's Ebola Diagnosis

NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for ...

Ten Stone Baby Filmed in 1935 (Video)

A bizarre spectacle from 1935 showing a ten stone little boy on show for people to watch. One even feeds him a chocolate bar.

'The Heart Machine' Finds Subtlety In The Perils Of Online Dating

Zachary Wigon’s debut feature explores what happens when a man suspects that his long-distance girlfriend, whom he met online, might be living in the same ...

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Seahawks' Wilson blames media for Harvin conjecture

Russell Wilson finally addressed the Percy Harvin trade and alleged locker room tensions in Seattle, and shifted the blame toward the media.

Lincecum upbeat, 'feels normal' after playing catch

Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum went for an MRI on his lower back Thursday, but threw the ball later in the day and felt good about ...

Strickland 'embarrassed', hopes for another chance

Hunter Strickland ran a little hot after Omar Infante took him deep in Game 2, but a day later he showed nothing but respect for ...

World Series notes: Royals, Giants consider OF changes, etc.

Bruce Bochy is planning to go with a different left fielder in Game 4 against the left-handed Jason Vargas, but it isn’t the alternative you ...

Warriors Outlook: Lee needs bounce-back season

David Lee played beneath his standards last season, and to his credit, he acknowledges it. With a new coaching staff, will he bounce back?

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Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

Dr. Craig Spencer recently returned from treating patients for the virus in Guinea

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's Family-Friendly Dinner

The exes enjoyed a low-key dinner with their kids in L.A. on Wednesday

Lamar Odom Won't Sign Divorce Papers, Kardashians Haven't Heard from Him in Weeks

The reality star’s estranged husband Lamar Odom has yet to respond to her filing

A Brief History of <b>Michelle Obama</b> Career-Goal Rumors

This time she’s supposedly totally over Illinois.

Hot Looks: Beauty Books

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The Mix

Priests In Dance-Off Become Web Sensation

The seminarians dazzle the crowd with a fleet-footed duel – one with Irish dance, the other in tap – at an elite college in Rome.

Duckbilled Dinosaur Looked Like Jar Jar Binks

The “goofy and weird” creature had killer claws but no teeth, a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back.

5 Bizarre Trends in Old Video Game Cover Art

By Luis Prada  Published: October 23rd, 2014  You don’t need to go to business school to learn how to business. Just follow the one rule ...

The 17 Most Unintentionally Funny Moments in Scary Movies

By CRACKED Readers  Published: October 23rd, 2014  Horror movies are supposed to scare us into a new pair of pants. Sometimes, though the horror inexplicably ...


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Inside the Beltway: Ronald Reagan's real rendezvous with destiny

Five decades ago, Ronald Reagan delivered a speech titled “A Time for Choosing” that shook up Republicans and introduced the nation to then-presidential hopeful Barry ...

CDC steps up Ebola monitoring

The announcement comes amid growing clamor from lawmakers for travel bans.

George P. Bush looks to the future

He is running for Texas land commissioner — his first run for office and probably not his last.

A Facebook scoreboard for the midterms

The new dashboard shows three candidates are ahead of their opponents in their number of likes.

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Eric Margolis: Formerly ‘Liked Everywhere’ Canada Has Moved ‘Into the Gun Sights’

International affairs writer Eric Margolis, interviewed Wednesday on the Scott Horton Show, commented that he would not be surprised if the killers of Canada soldiers ...

35,000 People and Counting on New York’s New ‘No Guns List’

The US government has demonstrated with its No Fly and Selectee Lists, in operation for over a decade, how to deny respect for tens of ...

Ebola, Putin, German Spooks, NATO, etc. — Daniel McAdams With Jay Taylor

Again RPI’s Daniel McAdams looks at the news of the week on the Jay Taylor Show. This week Jay and Daniel look at Rep. Walter ...

Germany Knows Who Shot Down Flight MH-17?

That is the claim of the head of German intelligence, the BND, writes German newsmagazine Der Spiegel over the weekend. On RT, RPI’s Daniel McAdams remains ...

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