Local

SF mayor to appoint school board member, sources say

Just three weeks before the November election, Mayor London Breed is expected to fill a vacancy on the San Francisco school board with one of ...

FAA: Skydiver dies at Lodi Parachute Center

A skydiver was killed when her parachute failed to deploy during a jump Sunday at the Lodi Parachute Center, authorities said. According to the Federal ...

Fremont Street to reopen Monday after Transbay Transit Center fixes

San Francisco commuters will get a beginning-of-the-work-week gift Monday when the portion of Fremont Street that passes under the damaged Transbay Transit Center will open ...

Corrections, Oct. 14

Can S.F.’s reforms save troubled taxi industry? Oct. 13, Main News, A8 In a story that began on the front page, the date for one ...

PG&E warns it may shut off power amid red flag fire conditions

A red flag fire warning was issued for parts of the Bay Area this weekend due to bone-dry conditions and gusty winds. State firefighters boosted ...

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Technology

Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday. At the annual consumer electronics trade ...

Peugeot says self-driving cars like its e-Legend can be more than sci-fi pods

French car maker Peugeot doesn’t think the future of self-driving cars has to look like sci-fi-inspired pods.  Instead, a design executive said this week he ...

Tesla's been in 'production hell,' but it finally hit 100,000 Model 3s sold — and in record time

Tesla is catching up. The electric car maker has been long struggling to keep up with car orders for its newest electric sedan, the Model ...

Get this electric toothbrush on sale for the massively discounted price of $49.99

When someone tells you to “smile more,” you can do one of two things:  Politely ask them to mind their own business, or scorch their ...

Indian restaurant discovery and food delivery service Zomato raises $210M from Ant Financial, at an estimated ~$2B valuation (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times:Indian restaurant discovery and food delivery service Zomato raises $210M from Ant Financial, at an estimated ~$2B valuation  —  BENGALURU: Alibaba’s payment affiliate ...

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Money

F-16 Jets Explode After Mechanic Fires Cannon From Another Parked Jet In Bizarre Accident

An almost unbelievable accident occurred at a Belgian military air base days ago which involved one F-16 jet destroying two others — all while stationary on the ...

NATO Coordinates Information War On Russia

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The US, Britain and other NATO allies upped the ante this week with a coordinated campaign of information war to ...

Want To Boost Your Salary? Try Moving To Singapore

Are you a diligent US-based worker who’s tired of watching inflation wipe out what little wage gains you’ve managed to scrape together over the past ...

Meet The New Air Force Helicopters Guarding Nuclear Bases 

Boeing Co. was awarded a large contract to supply the US Air Force with new helicopters to guard intercontinental ballistic missile bases across the US, the ...

International Relations: The Calm Before The Storm?

Authored by Thierry Meyssan via The Voltaire Network, All international problems are currently suspended, awaiting the results of the US mid-term elections. The partisans of ...

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Living

MacArthur 'Genius' Poet Natalie Diaz Tackles Issues Facing Native Americans

Poet Natalie Diaz speaks with NPR’s Shereen Marisol Meraji about being selected for a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Her work focuses on social justice issues and ...

U.K. Sets 'Tartuffe' In Birmingham's Pakistani Muslim Community

In a new take on Moliere’s Tartuffe, the original production’s “dangerous priest” villain is now portrayed as a manipulative Imam who preys on a Muslim ...

MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

Violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta, one of the 2018 winners of the MacArthur Fellowship, speaks about his work in under-resourced communities in Los ...

Artists Take To The Streets To Reflect On Current Political Climate

From street artist Robbie Conal to “The 50 State Initiative” that features exhibitions and more than 100 artist-designed billboards, artists are responding to the current ...

Leonard Cohen's Poem 'Kanye West Is Not Picasso,' As Read By Michael Shannon

Cohen talks Kanye, in the voice of Michael Shannon. It’s all pretty straightforward, no? (Image credit: AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sports

Steve Kerr wisely butters up NBA refs ahead of Warriors' season opener

OAKLAND — Draymond Green was the first to say it, in 2015, as the Warriors were rolling to a 24-0 record that turned into 39-4.

Steph Curry sidelined Sunday but will play in Warriors' season opener

OAKLAND The Warriors scrimmaged on Sunday and Stephen Curry did not participate. Golden State is continuing to maintain a measure of mystery behind his absences,

KD throws 'piece of s***' Curry 5's at Steph after Washington beats Carolina

When the Carolina Panthers get together with the Washington football team, you know Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will be paying attention. On Sunday, the ...

Giants Review: Chris Shaw showed potential, needs more time at Triple-A

Chris Shaw wasn’t supposed to debut with the Giants this season. But injuries and the Andrew McCutchen trade opened a spot. But that doesn’t mean ...

Fantasy football waiver wire: Target ex-49er Frank Gore in Week 7

Next week marks the halfway point of the regular season in fantasy football. It also opens a stretch when most of the NFL is out

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Entertainment

best-cellphone-plans.com

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 ...

Drake's 'Scorpion' Shatters Single-Day Streaming Records

Drake‘s Scorpion shattered single-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify, with the rapper’s new double album on pace for the most streamed week ...

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The Mix

The Creepiest (True?) Story I've Ever Heard

By David Wong  Published: October 14th, 2018 

5 People Who Lived Out Nearly Impossible Coincidences

By Dibyajyoti Lahiri,Roman Odarenko,Michael Battaglino,S.S.A  Published: October 13th, 2018 

Game Of Thrones Used Sci-Fi Weapons To Prevent Spoilers

By Cedric Voets  Published: October 12th, 2018 

Aspects Of Everyday Life You Secretly Find Exhausting

By CRACKED Readers  Published: October 12th, 2018 

4 Ways Your Body Betrays You In Crisis Situations

By Mags Storey  Published: October 12th, 2018 

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Politics

Badass Grannies, activists push to clean up government

President Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” by cracking down on Washington lobbying. This year, a group calling itself the Badass Grannies is trying ...

How the liberal wish list could bite Democrats

A Trump-inspired resurgence on the left has even many centrist Democrats embracing an outspokenly liberal wish list as their party hopes to capture one or ...

Maine Dems fear focus on Collins distracts from big 2018 races

Maine Democrats are already getting ready to take on GOP Sen. Susan Collins in 2020. But party leaders are also concerned that the wave of ...

How Red and Green Slime (Really) Could Swing Florida’s Senate Race

John Moran is a Florida nature photographer, but lately he sees himself as a Florida crime photographer. The crime, he likes to say, is the ...

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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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