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( JOHN GREEN )
Shipwreck found in bay

The 1888 sinking of the steamship City of Chester was the second-worst maritime disaster inside the San Francisco Bay. 
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Danville car enthusiast leads journey of 1,000 miles

For 18 years, Danville car enthusiast Dan Radowicz has been organizing the California Mille, an annual salute to Italy's most famous race, the Mille Miglia, a thousand-mile race that ran from 1927 to 1957. Every year he brings the drivers of some 75 ancient autos from all over the world to San Francisco for a car tour that spans 1,000 miles over four days, allowing them to stop at inns, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants and coffee shops along the Northern California and Nevada back roads.  
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Albany reaches settlement in suit filed by Bulb campers

City will pay 28 campers $3,000 each to vacate site of former waterfront landfill.  
(Stephen Dunn)
Kawakami: Andre Iguodala needs to step into the spotlight

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala needs to take on a more aggressive role in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
 
BUSINESS
Google, Facebook and other tech companies race to develop artificial intelligence

The latest Silicon Valley arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook, Google and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, while spending heavily on a quest to make computers think more like people. 
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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. 
(Peggy A. Bender)
The cat came back, but it took 5 years

A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. Full Story
Jonathan Ferrey
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
Nhat V. Meyer
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
 
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
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.