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    Talk Back: Benghazi suspect
    Do you believe Benghazi suspect Ahmed Khattala should be tried in U.S. civilian courts?
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    State may crack down on water-wasters

    Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns or washing a car without a nozzle on the hose.  
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    Call girl accused in Google exec's death appears in court

    An initial court hearing Wednesday in the case of a high-end call girl accused in the heroin overdose death of a Google executive was delayed a week. 
    (Doug Griswold/Bay Area News Group)
    How to brag on Facebook — with class

    Boasting on Facebook? We all like to share the good in our lives. But every minute? Etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning of The Emily Post Institute applies dosage, context, and appropriateness to five typical (and often tacky) social media brags 
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    Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' a near-classic

    With a great cast led Andy Serkis, who plays an ape who is more human than most humans, and stellar visual effects, 'Dawn' makes it clear that the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise is back in a big way.  
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    Portola Valley tank collection rumbles to the auction block

    At the time of his death from cancer in 2009, collector Jacques Littlefield was building his tank corps so quickly that it appeared he might be preparing to invade Palo Alto. Huge trucks hauled German Panzers, American-made Sherman tanks and the odd nuclear missile launcher to his hilltop ranch at a rate of one a week, forcing him to scatter some battle wagons around the 450 acre estate like armor-plated lawn jockeys. 
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    (Mark DuFrene/Bay Area News Group)
    Take some relish in pickled goodies

    Move over, sweet pickle relish. It's time for kimchee, kraut and chutney. Bay Area chefs like Preeti Mistry of Oakland's Juhu Beach Club and food purveyors like Kathryn Lukas of Santa Cruz's Farmhouse Culture are celebrating bold, ethnic relishes by infusing time-honored pickling traditions with California flair that inspires bright side dishes, meat toppers and straight-from-the-jar snacks.  
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    (David Tulis/AP Photo)
    Personal computers roar back after death of Windows XP

    A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe. 
    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. 
    (Mark DuFrene/Bay Area News Group)
    Take some relish in pickled goodies

    Move over, sweet pickle relish. It's time for kimchee, kraut and chutney. Bay Area chefs like Preeti Mistry of Oakland's Juhu Beach Club and food purveyors like Kathryn Lukas of Santa Cruz's Farmhouse Culture are celebrating bold, ethnic relishes by infusing time-honored pickling traditions with California flair that inspires bright side dishes, meat toppers and straight-from-the-jar snacks.  
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
    George Clooney rips British news outlet

    Actor pens editorial in USA Today, defending his fiancee after paper said her mother was against marriage. 
     
     
     
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    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
     
    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    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.