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Shocking video shows thieves attempting to steal $75K from woman before running her over

A group of thieves were captured in a graphic video attempting to steal $75,000 from a woman’s purse on Friday before running her over and fleeing – without the cash.<p>Surveillance video captured a woman, who was not identified, getting out of her car with a purse that held $75,000 to go into a …

Crime

Victim of Deadly Santa Ana Plane Crash Posted Photo Shortly Before Nosedive Killed All 5 Aboard

A victim of Sunday's plane crash in Santa Ana, California, took one final photo hours before the plane’s nosedive led to the deaths of herself and …

Orange County

Former Apple employee faces up to 10 years in prison, $250K fine for stealing Project Titan trade secrets

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation charged former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang with stealing trade secrets. Zhang was hired back in December of 2015 by Apple to work on Project Titan, focusing mainly on software and hardware for autonomous vehicles.<p>As reported by <i>Bloomberg</i>, the …

Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said. She was 55.<p>News of her death shocked the fashion world and led to an outpouring of tributes from her legions of fans.<p>A housekeeper …

Kate Spade

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.<p>They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran …

Washington State

Bay Area housing: And you thought you were already depressed

Happy New Year. The perfect real estate storm is upon us.<p>Just consider the latest predictions and pronouncements about the Bay Area market. If you …

Here's how the tax bill will impact housing

Affordable housing and home prices are in line to take a hit<p>Congressional Republicans unveiled the final version of their tax reform bill on Friday, and while the more-austere housing measures present in the House bill are absent in the one Trump will likely to sign before the end of the year, the …

Time is running out to save money by getting ahead of the GOP tax bill

As the GOP tax bill sped toward victory, word spread about a tax plan “life hack” that could save Bay Area residents thousands of dollars if done …

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Will the GOP tax bill lower home prices in California?

As Republicans worked Monday to reconcile conflicting versions of their tax plans, a prominent group of realtors is warning that both the Senate and …

Why you should avoid consuming vegetable oil at all costs

I, like billions around the world, got trapped in the con of vegetable oil. There was competition among oils, “oh canola is better than sunflower”, …

Everyone jumped on their seats to escape a rat on the NYC subway

Does a rat on the train lead to the worst subway ride ever or the best subway ride ever?<p>Uladzimir Taukachou captured the scene on an A train to Far …

Why you should stop eating white rice, according to a physician

From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole grain cousin, brown rice.<p>It gets digested quickly, is rapidly processed into sugar, and only fills you up for a short period of time. In comparison, brown rice is processed slowly, churning out a steady stream of fuel to …

Nutrition

Sick of traffic? See the Bay Area cities with great (and not so great) walkability

Traffic keeps getting worse around the Bay Area. It's so bad that we now we have the fourth-worst congestion in the world. And if we keep adding more people to the region and our roads, we may catch Los Angeles, Moscow and New York before we know it.<p>No wonder many people want to drive around the …

Truck Driver Kills Eight in Lower Manhattan Terrorist Attack

Eight people were killed and about a dozen more were injured Tuesday when a motorist in a rented pickup truck deliberately drove down a bike path in lower Manhattan and mowed down several people before crashing into a school bus. Officials said it was a terrorist attack — the deadliest in New York …

Nokia Refocuses on Digital Health Products in VR Market Rethink

Nokia on Tuesday announced that it is halting the development of its $45,000 Ozo virtual reality camera, citing "slower than expected development of the VR market" as the reason behind the company's rethink.<p>The news comes at the expense of 310 jobs in the U.S., the U.K., and Finland – the home of …

Couple admits to stealing $1.2 million from Amazon

MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie couple have formally admitted to stealing more than $1.2 million in merchandise from online retail giant Amazon.<p>Erin Joseph Finan, 38, and Leah Jeanette Finan, 37, in recent weeks pleaded guilty to mail fraud and money laundering in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.<p>Judge …

Corruption

San Francisco's housing market is showing signs of weakness after the most important time of year

"As August marks the end of the peak home-buying season, the housing market is showing signs of slowing," it said. Real estate agents "reported fewer floor calls, listing appointments, and client presentations."<p>Pending home sales are notoriously volatile, but the pattern has now become …

Real Estate

People spend more time sitting on the toilet each week than exercising, study finds

People in the UK spend more time sitting on the toilet every week than exercising, a study has found.<p>Adults clock up an average of three hours and nine minutes on their loos every week - but spend just 90 minutes being active.<p>In fact, more than a quarter (26%) of people exercise for 30 minutes or …

Leaving the Bay Area? These folks did it — with mixed results

Raya and Michael DeMarquez both grew up in San Jose, got married here, raised their kids here, bought a house here more than 20 years ago and felt …

The US metro areas where people make the most and least money

Of the 382 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) that the US government recognizes, the median income of $110,000 in Silicon Valley is over three times the median income of $35,600 in Laredo, TX.<p>These MSAs can be large. For example, the extended San Francisco Bay Area is divided in several metros …

San Francisco

Job losses jolt Bay Area, South Bay, San Francisco

Employers jettisoned thousands of Bay Area jobs in August, state labor officials reported Friday, and economists warned that the spike in home prices …

Fatal incident closes street near Martinez train tracks

A fatal incident involving a train briefly closed one entrance to Almar Marina in Martinez near the Amtrak station on Sunday afternoon, officials said.<p>A train headed from Sacramento to Oakland struck a person trespassing on the tracks at about 11:45 a.m., said Amtrak spokeswoman Christina …

SpaceVR thinks VR-enabled robots are the future for colonizing space

<b>Mars: 2051</b><p><i>In the bitter cold of a martian winter, 30 remote-controlled robots walk out of a holding bay across the icy terrain to begin their day in the mines. They pile in to the latest autonomous, hydrogen-powered Waymo rover, power down and charge up at docking ports… It’s going to be a long day.</i><p>…

Redfin saw signs of real estate slowdown in August

Newly public online real-estate company Redfin Inc. told investors in its first earnings call that it saw some signs of potential slowing in the hot …

Real Estate

German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients

BERLIN (AP) — A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at …

Crime

Police boost patrols around home of $758.7M Powerball winner

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.<p>Mavis …

U.S. new home sales fall to seven-month low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in July, dropping to their lowest in seven months amid a surge in prices, raising concerns of a slowdown in the housing market recovery.<p>FILE PHOTO: A construction worker builds a single family home in San Diego, California, …

Samsung unlocks Bixby voice app in Australia, UK and more

As with movies and smart home devices, Australia, the UK and other countries come late to the new tech packing the US market.<p>One of the latest is the Bixby voice feature in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones, Bixby being the assistant software similar to Siri or Google Assistant -- which …

Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas - The Big Picture

The Tax Foundation has an interesting graphic, showing purchasing power differences at the metropolitan level, i.e., how far $100 dollar goes city by …