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    Talk Back: Preschool
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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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    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. 
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    Raiders' treacherous schedule starts at Jets

    The Raiders find themselves away from home for much of the first quarter of the season, traveling to New England in Week 3 and then leaving Boston for London and a 'home game' at Wembley Stadium against the Miami Dolphins in Week 4. 
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    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. 
    (Ljiljana Pavkov)
    Coming right up: The world's fastest elevators

    Japan's Hitachi said this week it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds up to 45 mph, to a high-rise building in China. Full Story
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    Beyonce tops Time magazine's list of influential people

    Miley Cyrus, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, and Kerry Washington also make list.
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    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
    JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO
    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

    What makes Richard Sherman tick?

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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
     
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    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

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