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1 year 8 months ago

Bright streak of light reported over Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A science institute in Northern California says it has received numerous reports of a bright streak of light over the San Francisco Bay area. The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland reports receiving calls describing what appeared to be a fireball flying west Friday night,...

2 years 2 months ago

Tech titans faceoff in court over iPhone, iPad

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two tech titans are squaring off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the U.S. smart phone and computer tablet markets. Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. last year alleging the world's largest technology company's smart phones and...

2 years 3 months ago

Feds close largest pot shop on the planet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that's been billed as the largest pot shop on the planet is being targeted for closure by federal prosecutors in Northern California. Harborside Health Center spokeswoman Gaynell Rogers said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag's office has threatened to seize the property where...

2 years 8 months ago

Rural residents strike back at Lucas film empire

NICASIO, Calif. (AP) - Marin County's planning commission will hear arguments for and against allowing filmmaker George Lucas to expand his movie-making empire in the quiet hills just north of San Francisco. Some Marin County residents are balking at the planned 270,000-square-foot digital media production compound on historic farmland...

2 years 10 months ago

28 people safe after rescued from boat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews rescued 28 people after their boat engine caught fire in San Francisco Bay. Officials received a call about the blaze in the McCovey Cove shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. Petty officer Rachel Polish says crews arrived a few minutes later and...

2 years 10 months ago

Occupy San Fran tents torn down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr says officers dismantled over 100 tents at an Occupy protest in a downtown plaza Wednesday morning. In an early morning news conference broadcast by KCBS, Suhr said they were trying to separate personal belongings from the trash. There...

3 years 2 months ago

'Jeopardy!' host injured chasing burglar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is scheduled for surgery after he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a woman who he says stole cash and other items from his San Francisco hotel room. The 71-year-old Trebek tells reporters he spotted the woman in his room...

4 years 2 months ago

Survey: Gas prices up about 4 cents

A new survey finds the average price of regular gasoline in the United States has gone up 3.86 cents in the last three weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular rose to $2.77. Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average...

4 years 6 months ago

Near collision near San Francisco

Federal investigators are looking into a near collision over San Francisco between a commercial jet and a small airplane that came within 300 feet of each other. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are looking at Saturday's near-miss between United Airlines Flight 889 to Beijing, China,...

4 years 7 months ago

Goodwill opens pricey boutique stores

Goodwill is opening up a high dollar boutique in Texas, it's 6th boutique. The "GW Boutique" is a far cry from the traditional Goodwill retail store. The idea behind the boutique is to attract customers looking for designer clothes at discount prices. Goodwill says the prices will be...

4 years 8 months ago

Denver flight halted by threat

A United airlines flight from Denver to San Francisco has been diverted to Salt Lake City because of a bomb threat. Salt Lake City Superintendent of Airport Operations Dave Korzep says the FBI and airport police are on scene searching the plane. Korzep says the 193 passengers and...

4 years 9 months ago

Home prices rise in October

Home prices rise for the fifth month in a row in October, but the recovery continues to be uneven with only 11 of the 20 metros tracked showing gains. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday edged up 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted reading of 145.36 in...

5 years 1 week ago

Storm puts California on mudslide alert

A powerful fall storm packing strong winds, drenching rain and heavy snow has moved into Southern California where residents near fire-scarred hillsides braced for possible mudslides and debris flows. The storm prompted evacuation warnings earlier Tuesday near Santa Cruz and disrupted power across the state. Officials urged residents...

5 years 1 month ago

Dogs pick up scent in kidnap suspects' yard

Authorities investigating two missing girl cases said Thursday that cadaver dogs picked up a scent that could indicate buried remains in the backyard of a Northern California couple already charged in a kidnapping. Alameda County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said two dogs "indicated" on a site in...

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