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37 min ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis
A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the... The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority... The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican... The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a... The FBI is investigating after a police ... (more)
37 min ago | Business Journal
Three Pacific Gas & Electric executives were fired and the chief of staff of California's Public Utilities Commission resigned over inappropriate emails that displayed a cozy relationship between the utility and state regulators tasked to oversee it. The head of the PUC also recused himself from proceedings to decide fines against PG&E for the deadly September 2010 gas explosion that leveled a neighborhood in San Bruno.
37 min ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse
Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area
He announced Monday that he will make a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the U.S. since the late 1970s conversion to Islam that put his music career on the shelf for a quarter-century. He's also releasing a blues album in October produced by Rick Rubin.
1 hr ago | SFGate
Supervisor London Breed will announce Tuesday that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Department , saying its inability to get ambulances to medical emergencies quickly is putting public safety at risk. She also wants a change to city law that would require minimum standards for emergency medical services.
The images are startling. A man, a dog, and a gigantic six-foot inflatable testicle trudging across the horizon. When Thomas Cantley was diagnosed and treated for stage 3 testicular cancer, he not only survived, he vowed to find a way to make sure other young men wouldn’t be ignorant to this deadly disease.
3 hrs ago | Examiner.com
The film is available in Sacramento on video on demand through Comcast, iTunes and other outlets. It also is playing at San Francisco's Vogue theater Part cinematic Lake Tahoe travelogue, part dysfunctional-family drama, the new film "Last Weekend" carried other distinctions as well when shooting began in fall 2012.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has been beating the drums for better street lighting for years and now he's pushing some legislative changes. Among the initiatives, Wiener wants to prioritize street lighting for pedestrians out walking at night, switching to LED lights and their maintenance, including their replacement within 48 hours of when they go out.
A man convicted of robbing three people in San Francisco last spring was granted a new trial after a Superior Court judge ruled that a juror's statements about gangs and another's story about a made-up kidnapping had tainted deliberations. Jurors found Fernando Renteria, 20, of Vacaville, guilty last month of committing three robberies within an hour and a half of each other on April 22. His attorney, Deputy Public Defender Megan Burns, filed a motion arguing that two of the jurors had wrongly convinced their fellow jurors that Renteria was a member of MS-13, an allegation that affected their impartiality.
The 56-year-old venue, which sits atop Nob Hill in San Francisco, is open for business after undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation that began in the spring. The upgraded Masonic now features a state-of-the-art sound system, new stage and many other features that should greatly improve the concert-going experience, including new bars, concession stands and VIP luxury boxes.
Two people were injured when a vehicle crashed into the doors of a bar in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood this afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said. The crash was reported at 1:48 p.m. at 155 Columbus Ave., the location of Comstock Saloon, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to settle sexual-harassment complaints by four female tellers in Reno who were encouraged by a female manager to attract customers by dressing provocatively, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Monday.
East India Youth's William Doyle is an artist of two halves. On the one hand he's an emotional electronic songsmith: think a James Blake you don't want to grab by the scruff of the neck and pack off to national service.
Affordable homes are getting nearly impossible to find in San Francisco, but it is apparently still possible to get a decent deal in the Bayview. A freshly renovated house at 919 Ingerson Avenue has become the latest member of our very non-illustrious Under $500K Club.
Everything has its season, everything has its time. This lyrical bit of wisdom from "Pippin" would seem to hold true for everything -- except for classic American musicals touched by Diane Paulus.
The victim was shot during a robbery committed by two suspects who fled in a dark-colored vehicle, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, Shyy said.
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