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CPUC to join investigation into BART accident near Orinda
The California Public Utilities Commission will join BART investigators looking into why a parking brake unexpectedly engaged and sent 11 people to hospitals on Wednesday morning. And BART Operations Manager Paul Oversier describes a scene that goes from bad to worse.
Raiders' next task: learning how to finish
The Oakland Raiders are more competitive than they were last season, but they've been unable to duplicate their first-quarter success in crunchtime
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Nelson Mandela dies at 95, global mourners react, reflect
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died.
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Apple's shares swing on news of China telecom deal
Apple's stock price on Thursday initially rocketed toward record territory for the year, partly on a report that it had finally reached a deal to sell iPhones through China Mobile. But the shares lost steam after an official with the Chinese company said the two firms were still negotiating.
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Sharks routed by Penguins 5-1
The Pittsburgh Penguins, playing without star Evgeni Malkin, scored four quick goals early in the second period and coasted to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks, whose six-game win streak ended.
Michael Mina opening gourmet 49ers stadium restaurant in Santa Clara
The new restaurant is part of a larger cultural -- and financial -- shift for the 49ers and its fans as the team moves into the $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium next summer.
4 weird ways Seattle, San Francisco are hyping Sunday's game
Fans are getting a little crazy in anticipation of this weekend's NFC West showdown. Full Story
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Great Dickens Christmas Fair: Kids, 19th-century London and no iPhones!
It's not just London -- it's London of 1865 during Christmastime, which gives the whole place an extra layer of magic. And even better -- they didn't have iPods or iPhones in 1865, so my kids stayed off their electronic devices for more than four hours. That has to qualify as a Christmas miracle.
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Simon Cowell rips Russell Brand
'X Factor’ judge says Brand should put his money where his mouth is after calling for revolution.
Bay Area residents live longer; here's why
Bay Area residents are among the nation's longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.
Mi Pueblo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mi Pueblo, the festive Bay Area supermarket chain and icon of family-grown Hispanic businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing a dispute with its primary lender, Wells Fargo.