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Coroner identifies 75-year-old man found dead after house fire

December 15, 2013 4:05 pm

A 75-year-old Oakland man who was found dead in a home following a one-alarm fire on Saturday has been identified as Richard Drobus, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. Drobus was found when firefighters responded to the blaze reported at 2383 Thackeray Drive at 4:30 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Adrian Sheppard. The single-alarm […]

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Actor Peter O´Toole Is Dead at Age 81

December 15, 2013 2:55 pm

Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81.

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Coastal swell brings large waves, rip tides to Bay Area beaches

December 15, 2013 2:07 pm

Anyone heading to Bay Area beaches on Sunday and Monday should keep an eye on the ocean, as a coastal swell is expected to bring big waves and rip currents to the regional coastline. The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards statement for Northern California beaches from Sonoma County to Monterey, saying coastal spots […]

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AP Top Stories Dec. 15 P

December 15, 2013 1:40 pm

Here's the latest news for Sunday, December 15th. Senator McCain on Robert Levin disappearance; Mandela final farewell; Actor Peter O'Toole dies and Santa goes running in Spain for charity.

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Snowden Reveals Extent of Canada´s Spying on Behalf of NSA

December 15, 2013 1:37 pm

Yves Engler: Ed Snowden latest leaks confirms widespread NSA spying by Canadian government, including of countries inaccessible to the US

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The Challenges of E-Commerce in India

December 15, 2013 1:08 pm

E-commerce is growing in India, but faces challenges with delivery infrastructure and customers' reluctance to use bank cards, as Shilpa Kannan reports.

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Tobacco Factory Owner on Growth

December 15, 2013 1:08 pm

The owner of a tobacco factory in the UAE tells the BBC about how he grew his business.

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Credit Card Debt Soars in Turkey

December 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Turkey's banking regulator has introduced measures to try to curb the country's soaring credit card debt. Howard Johnson asks if they will work.

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Prince Charles, Oprah Winfrey, Other Celebrities Attend Mandela Funeral

December 15, 2013 12:07 pm

As the world sings their goodbyes to Nelson Mandela, the powerful and glamorous who paid their respects — suggested the anti-apartheid hero's reach extended well beyond South Africa Of the 4,500 guests at Mandela's funeral, the sea of attendees included bold faces names from the worlds of business, entertainment and even royal circles. U.S. media […]

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One seriously injured in collision with tree off Hwy 101 in Menlo Park

December 15, 2013 11:34 am

One person suffered major injuries when a car struck a tree off of U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park Sunday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The crash was reported on northbound Highway 101 near the Willow Road off-ramp at about 10:30 a.m., Officer James Evans said. A Honda sedan left the roadway and […]

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