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BAY AREA PEOPLE: Writer and photographer talk about new book ´The American Nurse´

December 14, 2013 1:49 pm

Writer and photographer talk about new book 'The American Nurse.'

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John McCain in Ukraine to Meet with Protesters

December 14, 2013 1:45 pm

In the Ukrainian capitol Kiev, protesters prepare for what they say will be a mass anti-government rally on Sunday. Demonstrations that began weeks ago over the government's decision to scrap a European trade deal have morphed into something else… …an all-out movement against President Viktor Yanukovich and his administration.

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Chinese Lunar Probe Lands on Moon

December 14, 2013 1:45 pm

A Chinese spacecraft landed successfully on the moon on Saturday (December 14), state media reported, in the first such "soft-landing" since 1976, joining the United States and the former Soviet Union in managing to accomplish such a feat. China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast images of the Chang'e-3 probe's location and a computer generated image of […]

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Eighth consecutive ´Spare the Air´ alert issued for Sunday

December 14, 2013 1:31 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a wood-burning ban in the Bay Area for the eighth-straight day Saturday as the group sent out a “Winter Spare the Air” alert for Sunday. The organization issued the alert – its 12th since the district’s Winter Spare the Air season began Nov. 1 – because of […]

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Signatures submitted to force Kings arena vote

December 14, 2013 1:21 pm

A group fighting the city of Sacramento’s plan to subsidize a new basketball arena for the Kings has submitted tens of thousands of signatures in an attempt to force a public vote on the matter. The Sacramento Bee reports that Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork, or STOP, submitted 34,000 signatures on Friday for verification by […]

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Rebels Fight Through Syrian Snow

December 14, 2013 12:44 pm

Hell has frozen over. New amateur video from Syria, where more than 125,000 have been killed, appears to show rebels fighting through the snow-covered city of Deraa. Trudging through a blanket of white powder, rebels can be seen carrying a wounded fighter before one collapses to the ground. Reuters cannot independently verify the video, which […]

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Iran Launches Second Monkey Into Space

December 14, 2013 12:44 pm

A monkey was blasted into space for the second time — and brought back safely — according to the Iranian Space Agency. An Iranian news channel showed a rocket stationed at an unknown location and a Rhesus monkey in a cage. Footage shows the rocket launch into space, reportedly with the monkey on board. Deputy […]

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Man with Suitcase ´Key to Jayden Case´

December 14, 2013 12:44 pm

A man seen with a suitcase may hold the key to the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson who detectives fear has been murdered.

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SF Bay river otter sightings suggest comeback

December 14, 2013 12:39 pm

Earlier this year, a river otter named Sutro Sam became the first of the whiskered critters to be seen in San Francisco for decades. The juvenile male otter drew crowds to a brackish pool on a seaside cliff where he swam and ate for a few days, thrilling onlookers before disappearing quietly. Then, in October, a […]

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Mega Millions jackpot now over $550 million

December 14, 2013 12:36 pm

Feeling lucky? No one was on Friday night and as a result The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to a life altering $550 million. Talk about your timely Christmas gifts! The award has been jumping up since October 1st, the last time there was a winner. Since that time 21 straight drawings have come up […]

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