Talk Back: Airline tragedy
Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Leland Yee: New racketeering count against California state senator adds to gravity of case

A federal grand jury has added a racketeering charge --typically reserved for mob bosses -- to the accusations against state Sen. Leland Yee, already accused of corruption and conspiring to buy and sell weapons. 
Child porn website history found on Joseph Martin's computer, defense says accidental

Martin's defense attorney argued that websites such as and could have reached Martin's computer through pop-ups and redirect websites that could send users to unintended pages. 
( Dan Honda )
Former Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour hired as Penn State AD

Penn State has hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. 
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer causes outrage

Clip on NBC’s “Today” show angers two organizations. 
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Gilroy Garlic Festival: A Family Affair

Although the Gilroy Garlic Festival that opened Friday has gone international -- around 100,000 visitors annually -- the "Sakabozzo twins" are two of the 4,000 volunteers who run the event and in the process help retain its friendly local atmosphere.  
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Giants trade for veteran starter Jake Peavy

The Giants acquired veteran right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox, sending left-handed prospect Edwin Escobar and right-handed reliever Heath Hembree to Boston.  
( Karl Mondon )
Q&A: WaterSmart CEO Peter Yolles, on tracking your water conservation

WaterSmart Software, a small startup in San Francisco, is working with local water districts in California and other states to transform water meter data into easy-to-understand home water reports that are mailed directly to homeowners or made accessible via the Web and mobile devices. 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
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.