• Breaking down the 49ers' 2014 schedule - 04/23/2014 05:42 PM PDT
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    Stowaway: Father of 15-year-old Santa Clara boy 'thanked God' he is safe

    The father of the 15-year-old Santa Clara teen who survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well "thanked God" for his son's good fortune and said the boy's struggles at school and yearning to return to Africa may have compelled him to embark on the daring journey, according to the Voice of America. 
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    After deaths of two hikers on Mt. Tam, investigators try to ease fears

    Amid intense speculation about the deaths of two hikers on Mount Tamalpais, the sheriff's department emphasized Tuesday that the women showed no signs of sexual assault or criminal injuries, and there is no evidence that an attacker is on the prowl.  
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    Raiders' treacherous schedule starts at Jets

    The Raiders find themselves away from home for much of the first quarter of the season, traveling to New England in Week 3 and then leaving Boston for London and a 'home game' at Wembley Stadium against the Miami Dolphins in Week 4. 
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    49ers will play Seahawks on Thanksgiving at Levi's

    The San Francisco 49ers will have the rival Seattle Seahawks over for Thanksgiving dinner, highlighting Levi's Stadium's debut schedule, as the 2014 NFL schedule is announced. 
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    Jake Shimabukuro leads the worldwide ukelele revival

    The ukulele is the Chihuahua of musical instruments -- small, overlooked but loaded with personality, and in Jake Shimabukuro it has found its very own Eric Clapton.  
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    Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

    Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
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    Teens: How to thrive despite ADHD

    Many teenagers diagnosed with ADHD take medication yet still feel isolated and left to their own devices to figure out how to survive and thrive, particularly in high school, with its added academic and social rigors. We speak to teens, experts, and parents about the resources available, including a new book by a UCSF psychology professor and a free guide by an Alameda teenager with ADHD. 
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    Richard Sherman's game-saving tipped pass in front of Crabtree that sealed the Seahawks' 23-17 victory with 22 seconds left was payback for something that happened with he and Crabtree in the summer  
     
    Grading the 49ers' loss to Seahawks
    Here is how the San Francisco 49ers graded in their 23-17 NFC Championship game loss at Seattle.
     

    Police say two men were injured in a shooting at house party in Fresno after a San Francisco 49ers fan was taunted by fans of the Seattle Seahawks.  
     
     
    Updated: January 19, 2014
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    San Francisco 49ers' hopes of winning another Super Bowl end in Seattle in an NFC Championship game that also included a postgame trash-talk lashing from the Seahawks' Richard Sherman and a gruesome injury to NaVorro Bowman.

    49ers not blaming calls for loss to Seattle Seahawks

    Photo: 49er Patrick Willis reflects on NFC Championship loss over a bowl of ice cream

    49ers lose to Seahawks 23-17

    Richard Sherman blasts Michael Crabtree

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    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
     
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    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
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    Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

    The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.