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Melania Trump Acts Like She Expected Her Old, Rich and Unhealthy Husband to Be Dead by Now

Of course, I’m not suggesting that Melania Trump wants her husband, Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America, dead. I’d never say …

Donald Trump

You've been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the correct way

You are falling to asleep, but you jolt back upright and suddenly remember you have failed to do one thing: plug your phone in to charge.<p>We all put …

3.3 Million Americans Have Just 4 Days Left to Escape a 50% IRS Penalty

You might not be one of them, but you could know someone who is.<p>At this time of year, most taxpayers are squarely focused on the annual mid-April …

What Ivanka Trump is really like behind closed doors

“I don’t like to leave a lot up to fate,” President Trump’s 36-year-old daughter, also a senior White House adviser, said in an interview with The …

Seattle Olympian: My coach abused me on USA Swimming’s watch

Ariana Kukors: 'I was able to leave a horrible monster'<p>Investigators have searched the Seattle home of a former U.S. Olympic Team swimming coach following allegations that the 46-year-old took nude photos of a teen swimmer he was sexually exploiting.<p>Investigators with a Homeland Security Department …

The USA Swimming Assault Allegations Shouldn't Be a Surprise

As someone who competed for 11 years at the national level, I can tell you that as much as I loved swimming, I also hated it. Nearly every coach I came across with a reputation for being one of the best was also incredibly mean. Not just “makes you swim hard” mean, but yelling, cursing, throwing …

Swimming

What that horrible story about imprisoned children says about America

Earlier this month, police raided a home in Perris, California, and discovered 13 children and adults, ranging in age from 2 into their late twenties being kept prisoner by their parents, David and Louise Turpin. They were starved and a number were chained or tied to their beds, and refused …

Sexual Harassment

Olympic gold medalist swimmer reveals post-Rio depression: 'The best is yet to come'

Missy Franklin became a star at the 2012 Summer Olympics when she took home four gold medals at the age of 17, and charmed the world with her bubbly personality.<p>Since her time in London, the swimming prodigy has experienced the highs of winning world and NCAA titles, and the lows of failing to …

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Rent-control policies likely 'fueled' SF gentrification, Stanford economists say

Rent control policies in San Francisco may have fueled gentrification, Stanford economists say.<p>Stanford economists Rebecca Diamond and Tim McQuade, who published their findings last month, said occupants of rent-controlled apartments built before 1980 are 20 percent more likely to stay than other …

Housing

These are the most useless graduate degrees in the US

Mastering these subjects doesn’t pay.<p>Some say the master’s is the new bachelor’s and indeed, nearly one in 10 Americans over the age of 25 now has a …

Life after the ‘Chinese Sports Machine’

<b>Abi Liu</b> (Washington Blade photo by Kevin Majoros)<p>For years, Abi Liu was out, but not out. In her role as the head coach of 150 age group swimmers at …

Can economics solve financial injustice?

Joseph E. Stiglitz isn’t shy of tough questions. The Nobel Laureate of 2001 has been Chief Economist of the World Bank as well as Chairman of the …

Scaramucci declares war on Priebus, Bannon

The newly appointed communications director is intent on ‘fixing’ the West Wing — and ousting other top aides.<p>Anthony Scaramucci, the flashy and sometimes profane Wall Street financier, was brought on as White House communications director last Friday. It’s already clear he’s a lot more than …

Donald Trump

How to get to the Warriors NBA championship parade in Oakland

Put on your blue and gold — it's time for a victory parade! The Warriors' 2017 NBA championship parade will be winding its way through Oakland on Thursday and, if you're hoping to witness it live, we've got some tips for getting there.<p>As you'd expect, officials recommend taking public transit. BART …

Basketball

Watch: SF 'Hamilton' cast members sing national anthem at Game 5

Members of the San Francisco "Hamilton" cast sang the national anthem at Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.<p>Joshua Henry (Aaron Burr), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Angelica Schuyler), Amber Imam (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds) and Solea Pfieffer (Eliza Hamilton) performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" …

West Side Story

San Francisco trivia quiz -- June 1, 2017

So you think you know San Francisco? Well, here is your chance to find out, again.<p>It's our SF Trivia Brunch, our weekly buffet of tidbits about the city served here for you every Sunday morning. It is extremely random and extremely short because trivia is best served while your coffee is still …

San Francisco

Oreo O's cereal set to return to stores after 10 years

It seems that '90s kids are experiencing a resurgence of their childhood this week: Just one day after news that cartoon favorite "Animaniacs" is making a comeback, cereal manufacturers announced that Oreo O's will be back on shelves next month.<p>Those round bits of cookies, ahem, cereal — you …

Entrepreneurship

Caltech tops the list of 25 hardest colleges to get into in U.S., California

Ivy League schools might come to mind when thinking of the toughest universities to get into. But instead of Harvard topping the list, the latest rankings show the toughest school to get into is a California university: the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.<p>Harvard University placed …

'Infuriated' United pilots union slams cops for forcibly dragging passenger from plane (UAL)

On Thursday, United Airlines' pilots broke their silence on the violent removal of David Dao from Flight 3411.<p>"The safety and well-being of our passengers is the highest priority for United pilots, and this should not have escalated into a violent encounter," United Master Executive Council, the …

Flying

Acting on Instinct, Trump Upends His Own Foreign Policy

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The images were heartbreaking: Children gasping and choking for breath, their mouths foaming. A grief-stricken father, cradling the lifeless bodies of his two children, swaddled in white blankets. But they were also familiar, a harrowing flashback to 2013, when the Syrian …

Middle East

‘Hamilton’ tickets, $10 each; if you win the ticket lottery

Want to see “Hamilton” for only 10 bucks? You may be able to if your number comes up in the ticket lottery announced Wednesday by SHN for the national touring company of the Broadway blockbuster opening Friday at the Orpheum Theatre.<p>Beginning with that opening performance, 44 tickets for each …

San Francisco

Alameda County honors workers who sifted Ghost Ship site

They worked long, grueling shifts shoveling debris from the fire-gutted Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, searching for the 36 people who died in the horrific Dec. 2 blaze.<p>On Tuesday, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors recognized their efforts in a heavyhearted ceremony …

Alameda County

'Star Wars' history you need to know before seeing 'The Last Jedi'

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens nationwide this weekend and if you are not one of the faithful fans of Luke, Darth, Leia & company, we've got you …

Loved ones of missing hope for good news, but don’t expect it

The search for the missing at a burned-out warehouse in Oakland grew only more somber Monday, as hope for survivors dimmed and the families and friends of those unaccounted for endured an agonizing wait.<p>Daniel Vega was among those at an Alameda County sheriff’s substation near the scene of Friday …

Alameda County

The personal is always political: The politics of swimming in 2016

Lynn Sherr dives into the historic feats and major fiascos of one of her favorite pastimes<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>When I go swimming — every day, for whatever part of an hour best suits my mood and muscles — I slip into another zone, a blue bubble of silence that restores …

Swimming

3 Things You Can Learn From Michael Phelps' Legendary Rio Olympics | Inc.com

Michael Phelps. Ever heard of him? The rockstar Olympic athlete has lucrative sponsorship deals with brands including AT&T, Subway, and Visa and has won over 23 gold medals. And he's only 31 years old.<p>Patterns emerge when studying highly successful people like Phelps. They all have similar …

Michael Phelps

6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.<p>Katie Ledecky is different--and not just because she's arguably the most dominant athlete in the world. (How does never losing an international final sound to you?) She …

Gymnast Gabby Douglas resurrects the debate over how to act during the national anthem

Oh, say can you see … the Olympic gold medalist slouching during the playing of the U.S. national anthem?<p>By the dawn's early light Wednesday, lovable gymnast Gabby Douglas found herself in the middle of a perilous fight, and it's one she can't win.<p>During the medal ceremony for her gold-winning USA …

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