Local

Palo Alto woman is found safe, after going missing following confrontation with man wearing MAGA hat

A woman who went missing over the weekend after her confrontation with a 74-year-old man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Palo ...

Why you should examine your spare change this week

Most of us don’t give much thought to the spare change rolling around in our pockets, but for the next few days, you might want ...

Skateboarder struck and killed by a vehicle in San Francisco

A collision in San Francisco left one person dead after they were struck by a vehicle in the SoMa district.

Federal judge orders more sleep for Alameda County jail inmates

A federal judge has ordered fewer nighttime interruptions and longer “lights-out” hours for Alameda County jail inmates in response to a class-action lawsuit alleging widespread ...

Crews battle fire at Port of Stockton

Crews are battling a fire at the Port of Stockton on Monday afternoon, port officials said.

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Technology

Tesla Model S and Model X ranges get big upgrades

Tesla is giving its Model S and Model X cars much-needed boosts — just as its older offerings have seen sales languish. Range and charging ...

Twitter co-founder subtweets Jack Dorsey into dust following Trump meeting

The subtweet is coming from inside the house. Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was on the receiving end of a not-so-subtle own today following ...

Ford wants to build a better app store for cars

Last year Ford brought on the startup Autonomic to create the Transportation Mobility Cloud, or TMC, to build “smart” car applications for real-time data and ...

Snapchat just grew for the first time in a year

Is it too soon to call this a turnaround? Maybe, but things are starting to look up for Snap. The company just reported its results ...

Kids hack dad's facial recognition lock in easiest way possible

Hacking facial-recognition systems is so easy a kid could do it.  One Irish politician found this out the hard way when he discovered the reason ...

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Money

Iran Celebrates National Army Day With High Tech Ground Drones

Iran’s Army, Navy, Air Force, and Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base took part in a nationwide military parade last week. In Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani ...

The Buried Maidan Massacre And Its Misrepresentation By The West

Authored by Ivan Katchanovski via ConsortiumNews.com, The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev ...

China Unveils New Guided-Missile Destroyer

China has unveiled its newest high tech destroyer during Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the Chinese PLA Navy’s founding, in an event witnessed by naval delegations from some ...

Barclays Slashes Banker Bonuses As Activist Showdown Looms

Jes Staley’s battle to save one of Europe’s last bulge-bracket investment banks from a marauding activist who is hoping to force his way onto the ...

The Hubris Of Brexit: Short On Solutions & High On Hope

Via Accelerating Meltdown, “Platforms don’t look like how they work and don’t work like how they look.” – Benjamin H Bratton, The Stack: On Software ...

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Living

Men Also Contract HPV. So Why Aren’t They Tested Like Women Are?

Experts break down why there’s no routine HPV screening for men and how it puts STI stigma on women.

'The Moment Of Lift' Is More Of A Whisper Than A Call To Action

If Melinda Gates had fully owned her goal — writing a book that would strengthen some readers’ abortion-rights convictions and open others’ minds — she ...

Glenda Jackson On Playing King Lear: Gender Barriers 'Crack' With Age

The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare’s famed tragic figure on Broadway. “Doors have opened for women that were firmly locked many decades ago,” ...

Maybe it’s me

‘I remember everything…’ So begins Maybe It’s Me, in which the Greek-born, London-based animator Dimitris Simou grapples with how to hold on to memories of ...

How do we pry apart the true and compelling from the false and toxic?

When false and malicious speech roils the body politic, when racism and violence surge, the right and role of freedom of speech in society comes ...

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Sports

Warriors' Steve Kerr makes odd request of Steph Curry in NBA playoffs

OAKLAND  Steve Kerrs latest request of Steph Curry is short, simple and initially puzzling: Let em score. Three words, easily understood, but completely against the competitive ...

Richard Jefferson offers opinion on Kevin Durant's comments about media

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Wednesday night at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app. Richard Jefferson gets paid to talk about basketball and

DeMarcus Cousins' playoff return 'highly unlikely,' but door left open

OAKLAND  Injured center DeMarcus Cousins joined the Warriors on Tuesday for the first time since rupturing his quad last week.  But don’t take that as a sign he’ll ...

Kevin Pillar emotional on return to Rogers Centre for first time since trade

Kevin Pillar started against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre in what he eventually admitted was an emotionally-charged event for him. Up ...

Watch Kevin Pillar get ovation from Blue Jays fans in Toronto return

Kevin Pillar never won any awards or championships during his seven years with the Blue Jays, but he definitely won over the hearts of Toronto

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Entertainment

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There are several big cell phone providers out there for you to choose from if you’re looking for cell phone service, but you should compare ...

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With cell phone plans coming up every weekend is really hard to choose the best cell phone plan that will fit your needs and budget. ...

On the Charts: Panic! At the Disco Take Number One With 'Pray for the Wicked'

Panic! At the Disco scored their second straight Number One album as Brendon Urie and company’s new LP Pray for the Wicked opened atop the ...

Selena Gomez's 'Back to You' Is the Song of the Summer

What makes a summer jam? Is it the sunniest chorus, the hottest beat, the most weeks on the charts? Do the lyrics have to be ...

Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Has Conviction Overturned

The man accused of firing multiple gunshots at Lil Wayne’s tour bus in April 2015 had his conviction overturned Friday, just three years into a ...

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The Mix

Link Latte 271

#271 – Week of April 23, 2019 One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) – [Arthur C. Clarke]Derecho: as bad as tornadoes ...

21 Behind-The-Scenes Avengers Facts You Never Knew (Part 2)

By Adam Wears  Published: April 23rd, 2019 

5 Stories That Prove Gaming Has The Dumbest Scandals

By Tiago Svn,Christian Markle,Tee Ngin Rui  Published: April 23rd, 2019 

6 Throwaway Lines That Secretly Change The Entire Movie

By Spencer Thew,Mike Bedard,Ed Stevens,Dan Hopper,Michael Battaglino  Published: April 22nd, 2019 

21 Behind-The-Scenes Avengers Facts You Never Knew (Part 1)

By Adam Wears  Published: April 22nd, 2019 

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Politics

Trump showdown with House Democrats ignites into all-out war

The showdown between the Trump White House and House Democrats reached a new level of hostility this week, as several investigative disputes veered toward federal ...

Dems move to hold former White House official in contempt

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings is moving toward a vote to hold former White House personnel security director Carl Kline in contempt ...

IRS blows deadline to hand over Trump tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left little doubt Tuesday that the administration will reject a congressional request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns by a self-imposed ...

Mueller report exposes diminishing power of Trump denials

President Donald Trump wants New York Times journalists to beg for forgiveness on their knees, and White House aides say they’re ready to accept apologies ...

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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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