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Wild chase ends with arrest in Antioch

December 12, 2013 7:24 am

An Antioch man was arrested after striking a police officer with his vehicle and then leading officers on a high-speed chase on state Highway 4 through Contra Costa County on Wednesday evening, police said. Antioch police, in partnership with members of the Richmond Police Department, the California Department of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, […]

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Big rig bursts into flames in Highway 80 crash

December 12, 2013 7:07 am

A big rig involved in a chain-reaction crash exploded into flames early Thursday, closing the eastbound lanes of Highway 80 in Pinole, authorities said. Pinole Fire Battalion Chief Brian Lowry said the incident began as a crash between a Honda and an Acura around 2:20 a.m. “About a minute and half later, another vehicle became […]

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Major League Baseball outlawing home plate collisions

December 12, 2013 6:55 am

Baseball’s rules committee voted to make the change no later than 2015, ending what many believe is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. Concern comes from injuries that occur when catchers block the plate and runners barrel into them trying to score. Giant’s manager Bruce Bochy, himself a former catcher, told the New […]

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Can China Save Peugeot?

December 12, 2013 6:51 am

It's already cutting jobs and plants, now PSA Peugeot Citroen is banking on a 1.1.billion euro writedown to help it stay afloat. It applies to overseas operations only but highlights the seriousness of the crisis facing the French automaker. It's been hit harder than most by the downturn in the European car market. A significant […]

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Conservative Groups Oppose New Budget Deal

December 12, 2013 6:34 am

A budget deal reached Tuesday has support from two of the GOP’s biggest leaders in the House: Rep. Paul Ryan and Speaker John Boehner. But the bipartisan deal could still fall flat with rank-and-file Republicans.  JOHN BOEHNER: ”They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous. Listen: If you’re for […]

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Pope Francis Beats Twerking Miley for Time´s Person of the Year

December 12, 2013 6:30 am

Pope Francis is Time's 2013 Person of the Year. He beat out a list that includes President Barack Obama, Edward Snowden, Bashar al-Assad and Miley Cyrus. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

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Outrage Over Rich Teen´s ´Affluenza´ Defense In 4 Deaths

December 12, 2013 6:23 am

There’s no end to the Internet outrage after a Texas teen who killed four people appears to have gotten a lenient sentence precisely because he’s from a wealthy, privileged family. “Sixteen-year-old Ethan Couch, who was driving three times over the legal limit for an adult when he killed four strangers, found out that he will likely […]

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George W. Bush sends support note to Alabama kicker

December 12, 2013 6:02 am

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Alabama kicker Cade Foster. Foster missed two field goals and had one blocked in the Tide’s Iron Bowl game as ‘Bama lost to Auburn 34-28. Foster immediately began to receive hate messages on social media and even death threats. “Drink bleach,” one classless fan wrote. Another added […]

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NTSB Holds Hearings on Asiana Airlines Crash and Today´s News

December 12, 2013 6:00 am

The training pilot for the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco thought the auto throttle was “working.” The US pulled the plug on all non-lethal support for Syria rebels. A British tourist is suing NYC for $27 million after she was hit by a taxi and lost her leg.

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Returning Online Gifts – Your Rights

December 12, 2013 5:52 am

Following Mega Monday – the busiest online shopping day in Britain – there appears to be a 10% increase in returns. So what are your rights when you send back online purchases?

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