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California lawmaker accuses DMV of 'fudging' online wait times

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Three Republican lawmakers have demanded an audit of the DMV's performance.

Warriors’ Jonas Jerebko looks to put Swedish basketball on map


"I'm trying to do everything I can to get it bigger over there," said Jonas Jerebko, the only active NBA player from Sweden. "I don't know, it's tough. They'd rather watch skiing or sports you've never even heard of."

California Woman in critical condition after bee attack


LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman is in critical condition after being stung hundreds of times by a large swarm of bees outside a Southern California home.

CNN's Cooper calls Trump's summit performance 'disgraceful'


NEW YORK (AP) — Seconds after President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin ended Monday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called the American leader's performance "disgraceful."

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The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

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HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):; 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a…


Ferguson Fire doubles in size, yet to reach Yosemite National Park

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MARIPOSA — As the Ferguson Fire swelled to 9,266 acres Monday, residents of Mariposa, the biggest town bordering Yosemite National Park, woke up to ash in the sky and fire rigs rumbling down Highway 49. Again.


80-pound mountain lion tranquilized in San Mateo neighborhood

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A mountain lion was spotted walking around the backyard of a San Mateo home Monday morning and after almost a full day of attempting to safely corral the puma, wildlife officials successfully tranquilized it, authorities said.


Ali Wong, Keanu Reeves movie filming in San Francisco


Filming for the Netflix comedy "Always Be My Maybe" kicked off in San Francisco on Sunday and will continue through the week.

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "bizarre," ''shameful" and a "missed opportunity" to…

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

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HONOLULU (AP) — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.


Male Golden State Killer victim speculates he may have been the real target

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Victor Hayes, who was attacked along with his girlfriend in East Sacramento, told the Mercury News the assailant, then known as the East Area Rapist, may have been specifically targeting him. Hayes' hunch is due to a disturbing sentence he…

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

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HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):; 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling…

This is the final hand that won $8.8M and the WSOP Main Event


The last two men sitting at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event final table dueled head to head for more than 10 hours.


Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man arrested in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl after authorities said they linked him to the crime with DNA appeared Monday before a judge who gave prosecutors 72 hours to formally charge him in…


Sister of motorist found on Big Sur beach: ‘It’s not going to be an easy recovery’

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Angela Hernandez sat injured and dazed for seven days on a small craggy beach at the bottom of a cliff along Central California’s picturesque coastline, surviving on water she captured with a broken hose from her wrecked Jeep, anxiously…


Three Tahoe brothers survive lightning strike while hiking

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Austin, Dylan and Garrett Murtha set out June 28 to hike the entire PCT south from the Canadian border when they began to scramble down a granite face as storm clouds approached last week, said Greg Murtha, the boys' father.


Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start'

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HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday with a wink and slouch, respectively, then talked one on one behind closed doors for two-plus hours before the American leader…


Denali photograph by Ansel Adams up for auction


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An iconic image of an Alaskan landscape taken by renowned American photographer Ansel Adams is up for auction this week.


30 companies hiring like crazy in July, according to Glassdoor

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11 of those companies are hiring in Texas.

Coyotes are being spotted from San Francisco to Silicon Valley. Are there actually more of them?

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Coyote activity increases and sightings become more common in spring and summer when they're raising young and searching for food.

Monday, Jul 16

Redlands woman stabs man repeatedly after he exposed himself to her in park, police say

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A Redlands woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a man last week, and now police say they have a clearer picture of what may have caused the attack.

Deadly Yosemite fire grows to 4,310 acres, evacuations ordered

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With high temperatures and steep, rugged terrain hampering firefighters, a deadly wildfire along the Merced River near Yosemite National Park quadrupled in size overnight and pushed closer to the park Sunday.

Steph Curry takes a much-deserved jump in Lake Tahoe after losing bet to father Dell


Stephen Curry and Dell Curry are practically regulars at the celebrity golf tournament hosted each year in Lake Tahoe, and now their annual golf bet has become another event in itself.

Giants place Jeff Samardzija on DL for 3rd time with shoulder injury

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Twice Jeff Samardzija has rehabbed the shoulder and pectoral injuries that have hounded him since spring training. Twice he returned and could not shake his ailments. So the Giants and the once-durable right-hander will try again.

Sunday, Jul 15

Elon Musk calls Thai cave rescuer a 'pedo guy'


The verbal sparring between Musk and Vernon Unsworth, a cave explorer who helped rescuers pinpoint the location of the missing Thai soccer team, is over the child-sized submarine Musk sent to Thailand last week in an attempt to assist the…

Couple explains how they turned a school bus into the perfect vehicle to tour the United States


The bus, dubbed Vicaribus, has been all over the United States in the past three months and is just the cutest skoolie I've seen.

California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger.

Suspected DUI driver plows into vehicle carrying State Controller Betty Yee

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California State Controller Betty Yee and her husband were recovering at home on Saturday after a driver suspected of being under the influence of marijuana plowed into their car a day earlier in the Posey Tube between Oakland and Alameda,…

Saturday, Jul 14

Jaguar escapes New Orleans zoo and moves from one enclosure to next, killing trapped animals

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A jaguar at a New Orleans zoo slipped out of its enclosure and went on a killing rampage sometime Saturday night, attacking four alpacas, an emu and a fox trapped in their own habitats before zoo officials managed to sedate it. The big cat…

Missing Oregon woman found alive, taken to hospital after deputies respond to Jeep over Highway 1 cliff

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The 23-year-old Oregon woman who was last seen south of Half Moon Bay last week was found injured but alive by a pair of passersby Friday night and taken to a hospital after her Jeep went over a cliff near Big Sur, officials said.

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to…

Serial rape suspect posing as SF ride-hailing driver arrested

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For five years, a predator known as the “Rideshare Rapist” trolled the streets of San Francisco, exploiting the proliferation of ride-hailing services in the city by posing as a driver for hire and luring women outside of bars and…

Friday, Jul 13

London’s ‘Trump Baby’ balloon flies as protests take off in Britain.


LONDON — The most anticipated installment of Britain’s “Stop Trump” protests — a giant orange balloon of President Trump depicted as a pouting baby in a diaper and holding a smartphone — took flight Friday from Parliament Square in London.

New National Geographic-affiliated cruise to take tourists down California coastline


The journey, the result of a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, will take its maiden voyage this December from the Bay Area to Southern California, hitting coastal landmarks including Angel Island and…

Woman who vanished after leaving Half Moon Bay traced to Monterey County

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Surveillance camera footage shows that a 23-year-old Oregon woman reported missing after driving south out of Half Moon Bay last week made it as far as Monterey County.

Streaming rules Emmys as Netflix snaps 17-year HBO streak


LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Netflix snapped HBO's 17-year streak as Emmy nominations leader, more than bragging rights switched hands. It represented the breathtaking change in how audiences get and watch TV and the threat to traditional TV…

Thursday, Jul 12

TripAdvisor's list of best burgers in the U.S. includes this San Francisco restaurant

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According to TripAdvisor, the list was compiled by reviewing scores and opinions given about burger restaurants across the country. Site editors considered the "ratio and quality of great burger reviews in comparison to overall reviews,…

Last Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream location left in San Francisco shutters

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Sad news for anyone with a Caramel Cappuccino Blast habit: The last remaining San Francisco Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop, which had been operating at 570 Battery Street downtown, has scooped its last cone.

Venue pulls plug on XO Music Festival in East Bay


Officials at the Contra Costa Event Park on Wednesday pulled the plug on a three-day concert called the XO Music Festival amid controversy about the event’s legitimacy just days before the festival was to be held in Antioch, but organizers…

Here are all the things we're sad we won't get to experience now that XO Festival is canceled


The XO Music Festival, a three-day concert series that anticipated bringing 10,000 fans to the Contra Costa Event Park, seemed to many to be too good to be true. Its glamorous website boasted foam pits, indoor skating rinks, stilt-walkers…