BART recovering after track damage halts commute in Contra Costa County

BART train service between Walnut Creek and Concord on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line was temporarily suspended in both directions because of a problem with the tracks, stranding thousands of people during the evening commute, officials said.  
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A's lose 4-2 to Astros

Chris Carter's three-run homer in the eighth inning leads the Houston Astros past the Oakland A's 
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Can success of Ice Bucket Challenge be replicated?

In today's world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the megamillions jackpot -- and created a social-media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit. But can they?  
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces surprise-filled lineup

Social Distortion, X, Yo La Tengo, Deltron 3030 and others will join the 2014 party in Golden Gate Park. 
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Suge Knight won't talk to police

After being shot at Chris Brown’s party, rap mogul reportedly isn’t cooperating with authorities to find shooter.