Local

Kaiser nurses plan two-day strike over Ebola safety issues

National Nurses United representatives say they have been unsuccessfully pressing Kaiser to implement a set of stricter Ebola-related controls, including “optimal personal protective equipment” such ...

A day with S.F.’s Fire Engine 1, the busiest responders in U.S.

In San Francisco, firefighters in engines and trucks — not ambulances — generally respond first to 911 calls for medical emergencies, providing care until an ...

Witness: CCSF received warnings for years that it was in jeopardy

City College of San Francisco has received clear warnings since 2006 about its financial instability and other problems that threatened its accreditation, witnesses said Thursday ...

This Ham and Cheese Sandwich Took One Year and $45,000 to Make

Though I don’t currently possess any of the ingredients, I could make a ham and cheese sandwich in less 10 minutes: Just stroll down to ...

Watch: Phish Played "We Are The Champions" For The Giants Last Night

In a scheduling move that would be questionable for, um, pretty much any other band with any other kind of following, Phish played three consecutive ...

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Technology

Google reveals first functional Project Ara prototype (for real this time)

Google’s Project Ara has reached an important milestone A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that actually ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro: Wireless headphones you'll actually want to use

Anyone who’s ever been to a tech expo such as IFA, where Plantronics first showed its BackBeat Pros, knows that the headphone market is an ...

Nextdoor's treat map shows you where to find candy on Halloween

Trick-or-treating may be the best part of Halloween — but not all neighborhoods are equal when it comes to candy distribution That’s why Nextdoor, a ...

The creators of Google Inbox explain why it's the future of Gmail

Google’s on a mission to reinvent email. Its weapon: Inbox, a standalone app that launched last week. Inbox aims to make email more useful with ...

Novelty T-Shirt Maker Print Syndicate Raises $4.25M Series A

 Print Syndicate, an e-commerce store that sells printed T-shirts and other fashion and home decor goods, has raised $4.25 million in Series A funding led ...

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Money

A Business-Class Seat That Lets Flyers Sleep From Takeoff to Landing

Qantas’s business seats recline even during takeoffs and landings

Tim Cook Speaks Up

“I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others”

Markets Explodes As Bank Of Japan Goes All-In-er; Increases QQE To JPY 80 Trillion

In a surprise move given all the recent congratulatory bullshit from Abe and Kuroda on breaking the back of Japan’s deflation and bring about recovery ...

It Looks Like $80 Oil Is Here to Stay

The oil selloff appears to be permanent. That’s good news for the U.S. and trouble for Iran and Russia

I Pledge Allegiance…

Submitted by The Dissident Dad via Mike Krieger’s Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Remember those weird kids who didn’t say the Pledge of Allegiance in school? They ...

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Living

Couple With 12 Sons Expecting Another Child; Will Baby Number 13 Be A Girl?

Kateri and Jay Schwandt, the Michigan couple who have 12 sons, are expecting another child. Will baby number 13 mark the end of their all-boy ...

Spain Passes “Stress Test” of the European Central Bank

MADRID—On October 26  2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) published its overall evaluation that reveals “the financial health of 130 European banks in the Eurozone, ...

Halloween Quotes: A Few Sayings for 2014

Here’s a few quotes for Halloween: — “The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the ...

10 Annoying Food Trends That Need To End Now, Immediately, Pronto

When it comes to food, we are not hard to please. Ask anyone. We will pretty much eat anything that comes within a few yards ...

'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

Michel Faber’s best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint ...

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Sports

Why the Giants can thank Dan Uggla for World Series victory

Dan Uggla represents the desperation that gripped the Giants at the end of July. An 0-for-11 season has never been more productive.

Bonds celebrates Giants' World Series victory with fans

Giants all-timer Barry Bonds did not stay in for Game 7 of the World Series. In fact, Bonds was in the middle of the action, ...

Rewind: Speights steps up, Warriors win in ugly fashion

There are nights when you shine, and nights when you survive. The Warriors managed the latter, but they have to know they were fortunate to ...

Warriors exercise contract options on Barnes, Ezeli

The Warriors announced that the team has picked up the fourth-year options for 2012 draft mates Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli.

Rams-49ers Matchup No. 3: Davis vs. Reid

Come Sunday, the Rams’ budding gunslinger Austin Davis will face one of the NFL’s top fly-around safeties in 49ers banger Eric Reid.

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Entertainment

Widower Keeps Late Wife's Memory Alive by Dining with Her Photo

The man says he takes the picture to every meal and kisses it goodnight

Ashlee Simpson Has Switched Up Her Do: See the New Cut!

The star has gone from super long to lean and loose

Alison Sweeney Says Goodbye to Days of Our Lives

After playing Sami Brady for 21 years, the actress and Biggest Loser host signs off with hugs and tears

'Nashville' Recap, Season Three, Episode Six: CMA Awards and Baby Daddies

You’ve got to hand it to ABC. In this week’s episode of Nashville, they managed to cross-promote practically every other ABC show on the air ...

From July 1926: Sherwood Anderson Expounds the Standardization of American Society

To wind up the magazine’s centennial, V.F. is publishing a unique treasury from its Jazz Age incarnation.

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The Mix

'Jesus' Mark Appears On Tree, Says Bereaved Son

A stunned mourner says he noticed the likeness of Christ on a silver maple in his front yard, after visiting his father’s grave.

Vine Star Held By FBI Over Plane Speedo Video

Jerome Jarre – who has 7.5 million followers on Vine – is held after recording a half-naked video during a flight.

The 12 Most Deeply Unsexy Halloween Costumes

By Seanbaby  Published: October 30th, 2014  Halloween is a magical time of the year for both attention whores and regular whores. It’s a time for ...

The 20 Most Eerily Convincing Paranormal Videos on YouTube

By CRACKED Readers  Published: October 30th, 2014  When we’re kids, we all believe in ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. ...

Turnabout

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Politics

Final N.H. Senate debate: 8 key quotes

Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown meet in the final New Hampshire Senate debate.

The mayor who solved Boston

No one did more than Tom Menino to heal the city’s legendary class and racial divides.

Islamic State airstrikes in Syria spur White House infighting over Assad benefit

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged for the first time Thursday that the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State are benefiting Syrian President Bashar Assad — ...

Shaheen, Brown take geography quiz in final debate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in New Hampshire, appeared to have a bit trouble with geography in ...

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Opinion

Will 'Indispensable' West Consider Putin's Latest Speech?

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a forceful speech today at the Valdai Club’s annual meeting held in Sochi, Russia. The Russian president criticized the US for destabilizing ...

Eric Margolis: Formerly ‘Liked Everywhere’ Canada Has Moved ‘Into the Gun Sights’

International affairs writer Eric Margolis, interviewed Wednesday on the Scott Horton Show, commented that he would not be surprised if the killers of Canada soldiers ...

35,000 People and Counting on New York’s New ‘No Guns List’

The US government has demonstrated with its No Fly and Selectee Lists, in operation for over a decade, how to deny respect for tens of ...

Ebola, Putin, German Spooks, NATO, etc. — Daniel McAdams With Jay Taylor

Again RPI’s Daniel McAdams looks at the news of the week on the Jay Taylor Show. This week Jay and Daniel look at Rep. Walter ...

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