Local

Parishioners evacuated as blaze guts historic Berkeley church

Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze that broke out Friday afternoon at the First Congregational Church in downtown Berkeley and gutted the historic sanctuary, fire officials ...

Oakland’s Desley Brooks goes at it with City Council colleagues

Oakland’s political feuding hit new depths of dysfunction when a City Council member seized the public-speakers’ microphone for a 40-minute diatribe that ended only when ...

Atherton Police Chief Ed Flint retiring after medical leave

Atherton Police Chief Ed Flint retiring after medical leave Atherton Police Chief Ed Flint is retiring after spending the last few months on medical leave, ...

Loma Fire containment grows to 34 percent, but burn zone spreads

The Loma Fire ignited Monday in rugged terrain near Loma Prieta Avenue and Loma Chiquita Road west of Morgan Hill and has burned at least ...

San Pablo police officer killed in motorcycle crash

San Pablo police officer killed in motorcycle crash A San Pablo police officer died in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 80 in Solano County on ...

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Technology

This drone will get your mail

Consumer drones are capable of carrying medical supplies to inaccessible regions and shoot video from new vantage points. But can they get your mail? We ...

Oculus updates Gear VR app after severe battery drain issues

Samsung’s Gear VR headset is one of the most accessible ways to experience virtual reality — but not when it kills your phone’s battery.  SEE ...

First look at the sweet new 'Rogue One' Star Wars toys coming out

In 76 days, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premieres in U.S. theaters. Disney and Lucasfilm have already released several trailers, which we’ve watched countless ...

When will Apple unveil the new MacBook Pro?

Word on the street is that Apple may unveil its new MacBook Pros at the end of October.  That comes from 9to5Mac, which looks at ...

Apple's incredible space campus is almost ready for Earth

Drone pilot Matthew Roberts just delivered another stunning fly-over of the still-under-construction Apple Campus 2 — often called the “Spaceship Campus.” The 4K video, shot ...

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Money

Meet The Young Virginia Democrat That Registered 19 Dead People To Vote In Virginia

Just yesterday we wrote about an FBI investigation into potential voter fraud in the critical swing state of Virginia after it was revealed that 19 ...

In Hacked Fundraiser Recording, Hillary Mocks Bernie Supporters "Living In Their Parents’ Basement"

The reason why the Trump campaign has been so eager to find transcripts and recordings of the private speeches Hillary Clinton has delivered during her ...

After the Debate, the Deluge? (Now With A Trigger Warning)

Submitted by David Galland via GarretGalland.com, Trigger Warning: The following article includes an abundance of insults and harsh words directed at individuals of both of ...

Cheat Sheet: The Third Party Presidential Candidates

It’s coming closer to election time, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that something crazy or unprecedented could happen in the coming months. Trump ...

This Is How Much Liquidity Deutsche Bank Has At This Moment, And What Happens Next

It is not solvency, or the lack of capital – a vague, synthetic, and usually quite arbitrary concept, determined by regulators – that kills a ...

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Living

Robin Williams' Widow Writes A Devastating Account Of His Final Year

Susan Schneider Williams, Robin Williams’ widow, wrote a devastating account of her husband’s final year of life before he died by suicide in 2014. An ...

California Police Buy Bicycle for Teen Who Walked a 5-Hour Daily Commute

A California Police Association collectively raised money to purchase a bicycle for a teenager who has been trekking eight miles to work everyday. Corporal Kirk ...

Holiday Weight Gain Is Real No Matter What You Celebrate

If you’re worried about holiday weight gain this year, you might have cause for concern: It seems weight gain surrounding festivities is a nearly universal truth, according ...

'Deepwater Horizon' Honors The Sacrifice Without Sacrificing The Action

Deepwater Horizon is the tense and terse story of the Gulf oil rig explosion that became the biggest man-made ecological disaster in history.

Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet ...

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Sports

Kerr, Warriors praise Thompson's readiness: 'Klay is automatic'

While Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry claim most of the headlines, it’s Klay Thompson that’s looked as sharp as any Warrior in camp this year…

No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons fractures foot in 76ers practice

Days into his first NBA training camp, Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, is already down with an injury.

LeBron sends Cavs message on J.R. Smith: 'Get it done'

The Cavs are back in training camp looking to defend their title. But LeBron James is not happy a key player is missing from action.

Wild Card Watch: Cardinals keep pace with win over Pirates

After a long rain delay, the Cardinals finished a shutout win over the Pirates to keep pace in the NL Wild Card race…

Instant Replay: Big sixth inning vaults Giants over Dodgers

The Giants pieced together a huge seven-run sixth inning to get a win over the Dodgers on Friday and stay well in the playoff hunt.

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Entertainment

Paris Jackson Enjoys PDA-Filled Vacation with Boyfriend Michael Snoddy

“This is how we vacation!” Snoddy wrote on Instagram

Donald Trump Had a Short Cameo in a 2000 Playboy 'Centerfold' Video

Trump is credited as “himself” in the Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate 2000 Bernaola Twins IMDb page.

Chrissy Teigen Is onto Moms Bragging About Their Precocious Children o

Oversharing moms provide endless entertainment for Teigen.

Former Power Rangers Star Ricardo Medina Jr. Denies Killing His Roommate with a Sword

The actor faces up to 26 years to life in prison if convicted.

Donald Trump Is Self-Destructing over Alicia Machado

An army of handlers trying to keep Trump focused can’t stop the G.O.P. nominee from going on another late-night Twitter rampage.

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The Mix

12 Things That Would Happen If People Got What They Deserved

By CRACKED Readers  Published: September 30th, 2016 

Why Gamers Don't Hate No Man's Sky Enough

By Adam Ganser  Published: September 30th, 2016 

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The 31 Most Disturbing Things About Being A Parent

By CRACKED Readers  Published: September 29th, 2016 

The Hidden Hell Behind The Pillsdairy Batterboy Commercial

By Carmen Angelica  Published: September 29th, 2016 

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Politics

Did America Just Bury the Mideast Peace Process Along With Its Friend and Ally Shimon Peres?

JERUSALEM—Optimism is not generally a word associated with the Middle East these days. Just a few hundred miles away from here, there’s the horrible civil ...

Trump jumps into the gutter

While Hillary Clinton is riding high after the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is jumping down into the gutter. In the wee hours of Friday ...

World trade leaders dread a Trump presidency

GENEVA — Donald Trump has officials in this world capital of trade running scared. Faced with the prospect of a U.S. president who pledges to ...

Post-debate polls show Trump slump

Donald Trump is sliding in the initial polls conducted after his poor performance this week in the first presidential debate, falling behind Hillary Clinton nationally ...

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Opinion

'Favors' to Blacks

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry…

Our Political Predicament

There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates ...

Election Year Books

Election year politics generates much rhetoric and confusion. And the media often adds its spin. But, fortunately, there are some books around…

Racial Issues

Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should ...

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