Local

Shooting closes West Oakland BART station

The West Oakland BART Station was closed and trains were not stopping there after a person was critically injured in a shooting there, a BART ...

Transbay Authority calls off land auction — investors spooked

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has called off a much-anticipated live auction of a key piece of land after several of the developers, spooked in ...

Port of Oakland operating at full speed after labor strife

The Port of Oakland appears to be back up and running at full throttle after a summer of traffic jams and backlogs caused by a ...

Judge Grants Uber Drivers Class Action Status in Pivotal Independent Contractor Lawsuit

A federal judge has granted California Uber drivers class action status in a pivotal lawsuit with major implications for the future of the on-demand economy. ...

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival: Hot Fudge Sundaes, Crepes & Cupcakes

A weekend centered around chocolate returns with the 20th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival September 12 and 13. Sweet treats abound, with sundaes, chocolate crepes, cupcakes, ...

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Technology

iPad-friendly drones invade Apple's online store

Apple’s vision of a ritzy, high-end retail presence apparently also has room for drones. The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced and Phantom 3 Professional appeared on ...

Tech's most famous logo, the NASA worm, gets a second life

One of the most iconic science and technology logos, the minimalist NASA symbol, is being honored by having its design bible resurrected by fans Designed ...

Stephen Colbert will guide you through traffic with Waze

You’ve depended on Stephen Colbert for his sharp take on the news, and now you can depend on him to direct you through that sharp ...

Wikipedia bans 381 'black hat' accounts for misleading editing

Wikipedia is again cracking down on contributors and editors that are violating its guidelines. The site’s editors have banned 381 accounts for charging or accepting ...

Intel's new Skylake chips will allow more flavors of the new MacBook

PCs are not dead. In fact, if you talk to Intel — which supplies the vast majority of today’s PC processors — they are absolutely ...

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Money

The Alarming Regularity of 6 and 7-Sigma Events Illustrates Why a Deep Understanding of Banker-Induced Fraud is a Necessity

In today’s SmartKnowledgeU_Vlog_005, we discuss why an intelligent investment strategy is impossible without incorporation of market & banker fraud analysis, something that we have incorporated ...

Former CIA Boss and 4-Star General: U.S. Should Arm Al Qaeda

Former CIA boss and 4-star general David Petraeus – who still (believe it or not) holds a lot of sway in Washington – suggests we ...

The Alarming Regularity of 6 and 7-Sigma Events Illustrates Why a Deep Understanding of Banker-Induced Fraud is a Necessity

In today’s SmartKnowledgeU_Vlog_005, we discuss why an intelligent investment strategy is impossible without incorporation of market& banker fraud analysis, something that we have incorporated heavily ...

US & China Stocks Are Plunging After PMI Hits 6.5-Year Low, PBOC Strengthens Yuan Most Since Nov 2014

Following China’s official PMI print at a 3-year low, Caixin’s PMI collapsed to 47.3 – the lowest sinec March 2009. Despite another CNY150bn liquidity injection ...

The Oligarch Recovery: Low Income Americans Can't Afford To Live In Any Metro Area

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, We were told we needed to bail out Wall Street in order to save Main Street. Well ...

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Living

Brazilian Wasp's Venom Could Be A Powerful 'Weapon Against Cancer,' Study Shows

Toxic, but life-saving? It seems like an oxymoron, but scientists say the venom of Polybia paulista, a wasp native to Brazil, fits that description.  According to ...

5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a ...

The Dark Side of Coffee: An Unequal Social and Environmental Exchange

The humble coffee bean is one of the most important and actively traded commodities in the world. It doesn’t take more than a glance at ...

Why There Is Value in On-campus Living

Does living on campus support learning and student success? As families consider the living options available to their college students and look at the costs ...

A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and ...

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Sports

Giants notes: Crawford out with sore calf; Bum hits eighth

Brandon Crawford just returned from a tight oblique, but a a fastball to his left calf Monday night forced him out of Tuesday’s lineup.

Instant Replay: Bumgarner loses duel, Giants fall to LA again

Madison Bumgarner gave up two runs in seven innings, but Zack Greinke was a little bit better as the Dodgers beat the Giants again Tuesday.

Rewind: Called strike haunts Giants in loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Alejandro De Aza hoped to make an impact on his first night in orange and black. This wasn’t exactly what he had ...

Ex-Bills RB Jackson meeting with Seahawks

With backup running back Robert Turbin sidelined with an ankle sprain, the Seahawks are exploring the idea of bringing in Fred Jackson to the bunch.

Kap: Run-blocking should 'be a strength' for 49ers

The 49ers have struggled in the passing game this preseason, but as Colin Kaepernick pointed out, the running game has been effective…

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Entertainment

It's a Girl! The Strain's Kevin Durand Welcomes a Daughter

This is the first child for the actor and wife Sandra

Train Hero Anthony Sadler Tells Jimmy Fallon How He and His Friends Disarmed Gunman

“I couldn’t pick a better two to be with,” he says of his friends Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos, who worked together to disarm a ...

FROM TIME: Missouri Executes Man for 15-Year-Old Girl's 1989 Killing

Roderick Nunley was sentenced to death in 1991

'The Bastard Executioner': Inside Kurt Sutter's Bloody New Show

Kurt Sutter would like to get something off his chest. The showrunner behind the wildly successful, dearly beloved, bad-ass Shakespearean biker melodrama Sons of Anarchy ...

From Swashbucklers to Supermen: A Brief History of Action-Movie Heroes

There’s a moment in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation — Tom Cruise career-saver, franchise MVP and the summer’s best non-Imperator Furiosa action blockbuster — where the CIA ...

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The Mix

Giant Sea Scorpion Found During Iowa Dig

Pentecopterus decorahensis was protected by an exoskeleton “helmet” and had a paddle-like leg it used to swim through the oceans.

Private Derby XXX: Ram Through The Ranks

An Army mascot is promoted to Lance Corporal after more than a year with the Mercian Regiment – and even gets a pay rise.

4 Baffling Genres Of Fanfiction We Made Ourselves Read

By Alex Schmidt  Published: September 01st, 2015 

5 Myths About Domestic Abuse Everyone Believes

By Anonymous,J.F. Sargent,Shannon R.,Diane Solheim  Published: September 01st, 2015 

Aussie Presenter Frozen In Shark Clip Shock

“Never going back in the water” – a presenter is left open-mouthed after watching video of the predator leaping out of the sea.

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Politics

The 12 Hillary Clinton emails you must read

<p>On Tuesday evening, the State Department released approximately 3,000 pages of emails sent by and to Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, ...

The only person who says no to Hillary

<p>The thousands of now-public emails from Hillary Clinton’s years as secretary of state reveal dozens of staffers and supporters eager to please and praise her, ...

CNN changes debate criteria, clearing path for Fiorina

<p>CNN announced on Tuesday that it has changed the criteria for its upcoming debate, making space for Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on the primetime ...

The 11 gushiest emails in Hillary's inbox

<p>In between the messages about Israeli policy and Pakistan’s nuclear weaponry, Hillary Clinton’s inbox contained plenty of gushing emails that the former secretary of state, ...

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Opinion

A Revealing Clue

Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men ...

Sorting the Candidates

Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective…

Immigration Excuses

One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can’t do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some…

A Debatable 'Debate'

The so-called “debates,” among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in…

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