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A Cal Fire helicopter. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Unusual late fall fire still burning in Big Sur

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the […]

12/17/2013

Cell phone crashing video posted on YouTube by MediocreFilms.

‘Cell Phone Crashing’ video nears 4 million YouTube views

Actor/comedian Greg Benson has a new prank video climbing the YouTube charts. “Cell Phone Crashing at the Airport” shows Benson crowding people at an airport as they talk on their phones. He responds to others […]

12/17/2013

A man walks his dogs past  the New York Stock Exchange prior to the Twitter IPO, Nov. 7, 2013 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Twitter shares set new high on ad growth potential

Five weeks after Twitter’s IPO, the social media company’s shares hit their highest point yet on optimism about ad spending trends. THE SPARK: Mark Mahaney, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, said that 59 percent […]

12/13/2013

From left, Capt. Daren Gulbransen, Boeing Manager, Flight Training Simulator; Kwang-hee Lee, director Air Operations Safety Division, Korean Office of Civil Aviation; Capt. Sung-kil Lee, Asiana, B777 chief pilot; and Capt. Rod McNaughton, Cambridge Communications Ltd., Manager Flight Training - Boeing Korea, are sworn in prior to testifying before a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigative hearing in Washington, Dec. 11, 2013, on the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Asiana pilot wasn’t confident, assertive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation into the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco’s airport last summer has highlighted problems with cockpit culture and the trainee pilot’s lack of confidence in his ability […]

12/12/2013

Maxine Doogan of the Erotic Service Providers Union, from left, Rachel West of the US PROStitutes Collective and Kimberly Horiuchi, spokesperson for the ACLU on victim compensation talk before a meeting with others who claim that the California Victims Compensation Board discriminates against sex workers by denying them benefits after having been raped. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they’re raped or beaten. Under the current system, […]

12/12/2013

Amazon Fresh delivery truck. (Photo credit: Amazon)

Amazon grocery delivery rolls into San Francisco

Amazon.com Inc.’s grocery delivery service is rolling into San Francisco. The online retailer said it is expanding its AmazonFresh service into its third city after testing it in Los Angeles and Seattle. The service provides […]

12/11/2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013: The wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane is seen after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NTSB: Asiana captain worried about visual landing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and “very concerned” about attempting a visual approach because the […]

12/11/2013

Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee, left, and his son Jeffrey after arriving at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

US vet held in N. Korea says statement was coerced

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea says a videotaped confession he made while he was being held was delivered involuntarily and under duress. Merrill Newman said in […]

12/09/2013

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Court to consider California’s DNA collection law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An 11-judge appeals court panel will consider the constitutionality of California’s mandatory collection of DNA samples from everybody arrested in the state. Voters passed the law in 2004 to go in […]

12/08/2013

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judge refuses to block American-US Airways merger

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Friday, saying a bankruptcy judge correctly rejected arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers. San Francisco […]

12/06/2013

LA sues Wells Fargo, Citigroup over foreclosures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles city attorney sued Wells Fargo and Citigroup on Thursday, alleging the companies engaged in mortgage discrimination that led to a wave of foreclosures in minority communities during the […]

12/05/2013

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Feds deny early approval of CA rail segment

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal regulators have rejected California’s request to exempt a route in the Central Valley for what would be the nation’s first bullet train from a lengthy planning review. The three-member Surface […]

12/05/2013

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