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    Talk Back: Ferguson shooting
    Do you believe the Justice Department should be involved in the police shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Dai Sugano )
    Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to foster youth

    With pressure on California's foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on foster kids, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing.

    Special report: Drugging our kids  

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    Options for Doctors Medical Center become clearer

    Legal opinion suggests that struggling West Contra Costa hospital could be converted into a satellite emergency department under the county's jurisdiction. 
    ( Doug Duran )
    Derek Carr looking forward to extended Raiders audition

    Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr will start in place of injured Matt Schaub on Thursday in Houston. 
    (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)
    Biz Break: Apple resumes record-breaking ride amid wave of iRumors

    Today: Apple reaches more record stock highs as rumors continue to flow ahead of expected debut event. Also: IPO market appears ready for resurgence as Lending Club files, Alibaba updates. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    ( Karl Mondon )
    Bidder for Bay Area hospitals sues unions, alleging extortion

    In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to buy the struggling Daughters of Charity Health Care System is suing employee unions under the federal RICO Act, saying the unions are trying to thwart that deal and others by using extortionist tactics aimed at forcing it to cave into union demands.  
    Spotlight
    ( Day-Lee Foods )
    A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

    Joey Chestnut just set a new world record for gyoza-consumption. A Midwestern food truck study reads like an episode of 'Portlandia.' And Mills College just made the Daily Meal's list of top colleges for food. 
    BUSINESS
    (Paul Sakuma/AP Photo)
    Apple vs. Samsung: Judge refuses sales ban on Samsung smartphones

    Following a second trial in the smartphone wars, a federal judge denies Apple's bid for a block on U.S. sales of Samsung smartphones found to violate iPhone patent rights. 
    ( Day-Lee Foods )
    A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

    Joey Chestnut just set a new world record for gyoza-consumption. A Midwestern food truck study reads like an episode of 'Portlandia.' And Mills College just made the Daily Meal's list of top colleges for food. 
     
     
     
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

    Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
     
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    The 49ers tear up the Levi's Stadium field, and will try to get it right this time, only weeks before the regular season

    This is not ideal--this wouldn't be good for a creaky old stadium (like Candlestick), but for the debut days of fancy, shimmering Levi's Stadium, the jewel of the York ownership era, it's just perplexing.