Local

Is Detroit the new San Francisco?

by Joel P. Engardio The bridge that connects Canada and the United States at the Detroit River is usually filled with trucks transporting goods. But ...

Vallejo church severely damaged in quake, but congregation strong

Vallejo’s First Baptist Church was a jumble of fallen bricks and yellow caution tape after last week’s quake, but the heart of the 145-year-old church ...

Sonoma County declares quake disaster

The declaration, made almost a week after the quake struck American Canyon, will allow the county to receive state and federal recovery assistance if it ...

Man struck by police car in Oakland

An Oakland police officer traveling to a call hit a pedestrian near Lake Merritt Saturday afternoon, police said. The solo officer was traveling at slow ...

Muni fare increases begin Monday

by Jessica Kwong The time has come for Muni fare hikes. Effective Monday, the adult daily cash fare will rise from $2 to $2.25, adult ...

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Technology

Drone Reveals the First Stages of Apple's New Spaceship Campus

We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, ...

How Big Data Could Help Prevent the Next Ferguson

Watson is getting its data-analyzing hands into everything. From health care to food science, IBM’s “cognitive supercomputer” — who won Jeopardy more than three years ...

After Celebrity Photo Hack, How Safe Is the Cloud?

A trove of celebrity nude images — purportedly of some major celebrities — spread across the web Sunday evening. Although the veracity of many of ...

Digitally controlled infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to electromagnetic weapons (William A. Radasky/IEEE Spectrum)

William A. Radasky / IEEE Spectrum:Digitally controlled infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to electromagnetic weapons  —  Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here  —  A briefcase-size radio weapon could ...

AT&T sues Cox, says the cable provider's DVRs, set-top boxes, and modems infringe on patents (Joe Mullin/Ars Technica)

Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:AT&T sues Cox, says the cable provider’s DVRs, set-top boxes, and modems infringe on patents  —  It’s made-for-TV patent war, as ...

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Money

SKiLLeD LaBoR…

Double Whammy China PMI Misses Spark Sell-Side Demands For More Stimulus

A record-breaking surge in monthly credit creation and a trillion Yuan of QE-lite was enough to provide a glimmer of hope into the tumbling Chinese ...

Does France Need A 21st Century Revolution?

Submitted by Saxobank’s Steen Jakobsen via TradingFloor.com, French President François Hollande unveiled his new government under Prime Minister Manuel Valls on August 26, and there ...

When Does a $5 Toll Cost $30? When You're Driving a Rental Car

Rental car companies are reaping profits from fees charged to those who can’t pay cash at electronic toll roads, and many drivers are steaming mad

Movement to Declassify 9/11 Information Gathers Momentum … 9/11 Commission Chairs and Congressmen Call for Declassification

The 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs – Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean – have called for the 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission Report which is classified ...

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Living

Yes, I Was a Smoker

My mother was a gentle soul. In her best disciplinary voice, a whisper at most, used one time during my teenage years, she said, “Bill, I ...

Travel The Appalachian Trail With This Nature-Loving Vine User

Vine user Isaiah Cooper posted his first trail Vine when he started a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail four months ago. Since then he’s entertained ...

'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of ...

Labor Day Open Stores: Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, Safeway, Kroger, Whole Foods, Publix, Home Depot Closed? Hours

Labor Day is Monday, and while many federal and state offices and services are closed for the day, many retailers are open. Most pharmacies–namely the ...

Cute Baby Gorilla Still Sticks by Mum (Video)

Five-month-old baby gorilla Joanne stands out from the rest – the next oldest in little Joanne’s habitat at San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a ...

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Sports

Report: Former 49ers QB Smith lands big deal in KC

After struggling as a No. 1 overall pick, then surging only to be replaced by a younger QB, Alex Smith finally landed his career-defining contract ...

Instant Replay: Sandoval, Pence clobber Brewers, Giants sweep

The Giants swept the NL Central leading Brewers Sunday, as Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence combined for seven hits, six runs and five RBI.

Dodgers beat Padres 7-1, remain ahead of Giants in NL West

The Dodgers avoid a three-game sweep with 7-1 win over the Padres, and remain 2.5 games ahead of the Giants in the NL West.

Cardinals rally past Cubs, tied with Giants in Wild Card

Matt Holliday rallied St. Louis in the eighth past the Cubs for the 9-6 win, and are tied with the Giants in the NL Wild ...

Down at half, Team USA rallies to beat Turkey 98-77

Team USA rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime and took control in the fourth quarter to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the World ...

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Entertainment

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Say 'I Do' and More Weekend News

Plus: Halle Berry celebrates her anniversary, and memorabilia from Princess Diana’s wedding brings in the big bucks

Joan Rivers's Family: 'We Are Keeping Our Fingers Crossed'

The legendary comedian stopped breathing during a surgical procedure Thursday

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Are Married

The former TV host tied the knot with the Blue Bloods star in a romantic ceremony

Joan Rivers' Daughter: I'm Keeping My Fingers Crossed

Melissa Rivers provides an update as Joan remains hospitalized following her cardiac arrest read more

'Once Upon a Time' Season 4 Teaser: 'Frozen's' Elsa Gets Chilly Storybrooke Debut (Exclusive)

ABC’s new promo makes its primetime premiere Monday read more

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The Mix

8 Real NASA Projects Straight Out of Science Fiction

By XJ Selman  Published: August 31st, 2014  While we might be quick to whine about our lack of flying cars, hoverboards, lightsabers, time machines, teleporters, ...

The 25 Worst Possible Text Messages To Wake Up To

By CRACKED Readers  Published: August 31st, 2014  In today’s age, we pretty much live and die by our phones. They’re the last thing we look ...

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The 5 Most Misguided Uses of the Word 'Quantum' in Ads

By Luke McKinney  Published: August 30th, 2014  Humanity’s greatest minds know that no one fully understands quantum mechanics. Our worst minds took that as an ...

21 Photos That Shatter Your Image of Famous Things

By CRACKED Readers  Published: August 30th, 2014  Sometimes an image is so famous that we think we already know everything there is to know about ...

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Politics

2016 prospects hone pitch to Koch donors, activists

The would-be candidates tout their small-government bona fides and hammer prospective Democratic candidate Clinton.

Why Ferguson might just prompt real change

Lawmakers and advocates hope public outcry spawns reforms to prevent similar tragedies.

GOP may focus on competition for jobs in fight against immigration reform

An effort is underway to push the Republican Party to rethink its close ties to business groups on immigration, with conservatives arguing that the way ...

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he’s charged with unlawfully ...

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Opinion

Well Done Hillary, Islamists are Swimming in Our Pool!

Images from Libya today speak more clearly about the folly of US interventionism, US “regime change” operations, US-led bombing campaigns to “promote democracy” than anything ...

Russian 'Soldiers Mothers Committees' — a US Covert Op?

A major component in the latest western government and media claims of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is protests of the various Russian “Soldiers’ Mothers ...

Ron Paul and Charles Goyette: Syria and Iraq the Fruits of Interventionism

It was only weeks ago that President Obama requested an extra $500 million dollars for Syrian rebels. Now we are told that the US must ...

About That Russian Invasion…

Day after day we hear new frantic claims of a Russian incursion into — or now, invasion of — Ukraine. Thousands of Russian troops are ...

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