• Concord man guilty of cold case rape - 09/23/2014 04:00 PM PDT
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    Talk Back: NFL arrests
    Has the NFL's handling of recent arrests of players for domestic violence altered your view of the league?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (ANDA CHU)
    Backyard pools losing appeal in parts of Bay Area

    Although backyard swimming pools are as popular as ever in some cities, pool contractors elsewhere say business is slowing as the drought continues.  
    (Steven Senne/AP)
    Raiders try to reset clocks before 'home' game in London

    Miami Dolphins up next at Wembley Stadium, but first bodies must move eight hours ahead. 
    Saving babies worldwide with a revolutionary incubator

    The low-cost Embrace blanket-style incubator, which was invented by four Stanford students, has helped 90,000 babies -- and counting -- around the world. 
    Review: Katy Perry is at her best in San Jose

    Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour is her finest road show yet. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Ben Nelms / CP)
    Count finds threatened otters holding steady

    Officials say an annual review of California's threatened sea otters has found their population seems to be holding steady but remains low enough to remain on a federal watch list.  
    SPORTS
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    49ers' Kaepernick used racial slur, says Bears' Houston

    Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston has changed his initial stance and now claims that Colin Kaepernick indeed directed a racial slur at him during the 49ers' home-opening loss Sept. 14 
    BUSINESS
    Wolverton: Apple iOS 8's a great update, but still needs some tweaks

    I’ve been impressed with iOS 8, Apple’s newly updated operating system for iPhones and iPads, but after spending more time with it, I’ve become more attuned to some of its flaws and shortcomings.