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Teen found dead inside Santa Rosa home

January 10, 2014 6:56 am

A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the head at a residence in southwest Santa Rosa on Thursday night, police said. At about 8:40 p.m. police received an emergency call from a resident in the 1200 block of Marble Street stating that someone had been shot in the head. When officers arrived at the scene, […]

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For The First Time, Congress Mostly Millionaires

January 10, 2014 6:15 am

Last year’s Congress — in addition to being the least productive and least popular Congress on record — was also the richest. According to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, the 113th Congress had a median net wealth of just over $1 million dollars. It’s also the first time in history more than 50 percent of Congress have been […]

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Pizzeria offers up a slice of python pie

January 10, 2014 6:03 am

A pizzeria in southwest Florida has come up with a unique solution to the state’s fight against an infestation of invasive pythons.  Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers offers up a pie that includes a scrumptious topping of fresh python. The restaurant’s “Everglades” pizza contains just about every living creature you’d find in the Sunshine […]

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McDonald´s Sued Again For Coffee Burns

January 10, 2014 5:56 am

Some just don’t like it hot. Once again, scorching hot coffee could land McDonald’s in, well, hot water.  The Los Angeles Times reports an LA woman named Paulette Carr is suing the fast-food chain for injuries she says she sustained in the drive-through in January 2012. The suit says, ”The lid for the hot coffee was negligently, carelessly and improperly placed on […]

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Lenders Using Social Media To Determine Creditworthiness

January 10, 2014 5:56 am

It’s no secret what you say or do on social media can come back to haunt you. But a new Wall Street Journal feature reveals some lending companies are using the sites to determine how creditworthy a person is.  It could mean bad news for some borrowers. Several observed lending startups tapping into everything from Facebook, Twitter and even […]

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Charlotte airport using 1 million worms to eat trash

January 10, 2014 5:19 am

Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are using one million worms to eat leftover food. The airport started planning to use the worms for composting since 2011 and finally received the new composting permit they’ve been waiting on. The worms will eat trash from the airport and the waste will be used to fertilize the airport […]

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7th anniversary of iPhone launch celebrated

January 9, 2014 11:20 pm

At San Francisco’s Moscone Center before a crowd of Macworld attendees on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone and launched a revolution. At the time, the Apple CEO told the attendees, “Thank you for coming… we’re gonna make some history together today.” In one quantum leap, the iPhone changed the […]

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As season worsens, doctors urge people to get flu shots

January 9, 2014 11:13 pm

Major institutions are gearing up for the possibility of a severe flu season in the weeks and months ahead. San Jose Regional Medical Center says doctors there treated about 30 patients Wednesday in a tent set up in the parking lot. A hospital spokeswoman says another larger tent, able to treat more than a dozen […]

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2014 Auto Show rolls into San Jose

January 9, 2014 11:05 pm

Some of the latest cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs are at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center for the 2014 Silicon Valley International Auto Show, taking place through Sunday, January 12, 2014. Attendees can sit behind the wheels, inspect engines, kick tires and even take a spin in select rides from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, […]

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23-year-old man is victim of latest flu-related death

January 9, 2014 11:00 pm

Flu diagnoses and even flu-related deaths are surging in the Bay Area.  Sonoma County’s lone death is a startling one, killing a 23-year-old man who authorities say was otherwise healthy. “I can say I’m really sorry,” Sonoma County’s Health Officer Karen Holbrook told KTVU. Patient privacy kept Holbrook from revealing details about the young man […]

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