Local

Meteorologists: up to 3 inches of rain to fall on North Bay Friday

Two storm systems moving into the Bay Area over the weekend will put a damper on the recent days of mild weather, meteorologists said Thursday. ...

Gold Star father, in SF speech, keeps Constitution in hand, heart

Khan is the Gold Star father who brought the Democratic National Convention to its feet last summer when he produced his personal copy of the ...

Oakland suit says error in recycling pact could spike tenant fees

A “mere draftsman’s error” in a contract between Oakland and the company that collects the recycling of its residents could cost apartment dwellers there tens ...

GOP health care bill would send California’s costs skyrocketing

SACRAMENTO — The Republican-backed bill that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act would shift billions of dollars in health care costs from the federal government ...

Bay Area population growth slows, some counties losing people

After years of being overrun by new residents drawn by a red-hot economy, the number of people moving out has begun to catch up with ...

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Technology

Can the CIA hack your iPhone? What you need to know about the WikiLeaks dump.

The CIA has put quite a bit effort into figuring out ways to hack Apple devices.That’s the takeaway from the latest batch of documents dumped ...

Twitter floats the idea of a service like Tweetdeck, but you pay for it

Why give something away for free if you can charge for it? The Twitterverse was set aflame this afternoon with news that the company is ...

Google partners with Howard University to launch program for black engineers

Bonita Stewart, Google’s vice president of global partnerships, says the tech industry barely talked about diversity when she joined the company around 10 years ago. ...

Here's what Apple had to say about those WikiLeaks files on hacked Macs and iPhones

Apple has responded to the latest crop of WikiLeaks documents that allege the CIA had a number of projects meant to compromise Apple products.  “Based ...

How to block 'Game of Thrones' spoilers, curse words and eggplant emoji on Twitter

Finally, some peace and quiet on social media.  Twitter rolled out some new muting options today, which will allow Android and web users to hide ...

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Money

Six Dangerous Leftist Concepts

Authored by ReturnOfKings.com via The Burning Platform, The left is intrinsically conflict-mongering. It always existed against a particular state of thing, whether real or fantasized. ...

America's #1 Again (In Healthcare Costs Around The World)

While the American Healthcare Act, President Trump’s first major legislative effort, is going to a vote in the House of Representatives on Friday – no ...

China's Largest Dairy Operator Suddenly Crashes 90% To Record Low, Muddy Waters Says "Worth Close To Zero"

In December 2016, Muddy Waters’ Carson Block said China’s largest dairy farm operator, Hong-Kong listed China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co., is “worth close to zero” ...

Will Thursday's Final TLTRO Finally Spark Carry Trades?

By Nick Kounis of ABN Amro Euro Rates Watch – Will the TLTRO spark carry trades? The last of the ECB’s TLTRO-II operations is expected ...

Hysteria on the Left Over Russia Has Reached a Fevered Pitch

We first need to remember where this all started — nearly a hundred years ago Trotsky was exiled from Russia; he packed his bags and ...

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Living

White Americans Are Dying From A Surge In 'Deaths Of Despair'

Dwindling jobs for white, poorly educated, middle-age Americans is not only destroying their livelihoods and marriages, but also their lives, two Princeton University economists argue in a ...

Uncertain Fate Of Obamacare Causes Some Hospitals To Halt Projects, Hiring

(Reuters) - Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing someU.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk ...

A Poem From A Syrian Psychiatrist: 'Cloud-Cafe'

Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul writes poems to capture his longing for his troubled homeland. (Image credit: Courtesy of Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul)

The Reality Show No One Was Watching

Participants in the British show Eden spent a year in the remote Scottish highlands, living off their will and wits with cameras rolling. The only ...

Scientific instruments of yore

Behind its modest storefront in Peekskill in New York state, the Early Electrics antique and custom lighting shop doubles as a museum of obsolete medical equipment and ...

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Sports

Warriors guard Livingston begins turnaround after shooting dry spell

OAKLAND — Amid the recovery mission that followed the absence of Kevin Durant, as every Warrior eventually pitched in, Shaun Livingston stood virtually alone as

Posey describes WBC: ‘Some of the most fun baseball I’ve ever played’

Buster Posey already has three World Series rings to his name. And after Team USA’s 8-0 win over Puerto Rico Wednesday night, Posey can add 2017

Giants release veteran infielder Gordon Beckham upon his request

As he fell down the depth chart, Gordon Beckham simply didn’t have a place with the Giants and the team decided Thursday to move on.

Kevin Durant makes strides at Warriors practice: 'It's a good sign'

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant wants to get back on the court. He wants to join the party. That much was evident Thursday afternoon. Wearing a ...

Warriors forward Matt Barnes 'trying to kill' the Kings

The Kings waived Matt Barnes during the All-Star break. Less than two weeks later, he signed with the Warriors. On Friday, Barnes will square off ...

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Entertainment

Elizabeth Holmes Is Selling Off Her Theranos Shares to Avoid Getting Sued

It appears Theranos has discovered a new business strategy.

Wall Street to G.O.P.: Just Get the Damn Thing Over With Already

Goldman Sachs is tired of waiting for tax cuts.

Emma Thompson Says She Passed on a Date with Donald Trump

The actress said that in the 1990s, she turned down Donald Trump when he asked her out on a phone call.

Hear Kendrick Lamar, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane Rave on 'Perfect Pint'

Mike Will-Made It reunites with his “Black Beatles” cohorts Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane and taps Kendrick Lamar for a lithe new track, “Perfect Pint.” ...

Hear Zayn Malik, PartyNextDoor's Tropical 'Still Got Time'

Zayn Malik and PartyNextDoor have teamed up for the dazzling, tropical “Still Got Time.” PartyNextDoor most recently made a guest appearance on his cohort Drake’s ...

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The Mix

The Terrible 90s Movie That's Coming Out This Year

By CRACKED Staff  Published: March 23rd, 2017 

23 Times Characters Straight-Up Sexually Harassed People

By CRACKED Readers  Published: March 23rd, 2017 

Why You Should Never Meet Your Favorite Musician

By Winston Rowntree  Published: March 22nd, 2017 

23 Things You Didn't Realize Are Making You Sick

By CRACKED Readers  Published: March 22nd, 2017 

Color Pattern

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Politics

Delayed vote a setback for Trump the dealmaker

“The closer,” it turns out, needs extra innings. After a frenetic 48 hours of Oval Office lobbying sessions, closed-door talks in the Cabinet room and ...

Trump demands Friday vote on health care plan

President Donald Trump is demanding a vote Friday in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, White House budget director Mick ...

Trump vs. the Freedom Caucus

The group that brought down Speaker John Boehner is headed for a momentous clash with President Donald Trump on Friday. And it’s anybody’s guess who’s ...

Nunes apologizes for going directly to White House with monitoring claims

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to members of his panel Thursday for not informing Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat, before going public with ...

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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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