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Clayton Kershaw retires first 18 Mets in throwing three-hitter

Let's see, where were we? Oh, yeah, all hail Clayton Kershaw. Please forgive us, O greatest pitcher of your generation, for doubting you back in May.<p>Now in July it is again Kershaw, slayer of mere mortals with baseball bats, ruler of all he surveys from the mound.<p>Any doubting Kershaw's return to …

Baseball

Wildfire closes Highway 50 in Sierra, threatens structures

A wildfire burning in El Dorado County closed Highway 50 in both directions Thursday afternoon and was threatening structures, officials said.<p>The Kyburz Fire was reported around 2:10 p.m. Thursday near the communities of Kyburz and White Hall in El Dorado National Forest, about 30 miles east of …

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The Connecticut teen who jury-rigged a drone with a handgun has been charged with assault

Austin Haughwout, 18, was charged with refusing to obey police orders on Wednesday when he was summoned to the Clinton police station in connection with an incident that occurred Sunday night, when he drove away from officers trying to question him in a library parking lot, according to police and …

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New Renderings For Warriors Arena In SF Look Exactly Like A Toilet

The whole toilet metaphor would have fit far better before the Golden State Warriors’ recent run of success. Kudos to the team for literary creativity, though.<p>Or perhaps this is one big accident. Either way, there’s no debating whether or not the latest renderings for Golden State’s proposed San …

What's the Matter With San Francisco?

The city’s devastating affordability crisis has an unlikely villain—its famed progressive politics.<p>I moved to San Francisco for its radical politics. Lots of people did, for generations. Maybe it was like moving to Los Angeles if you longed to be a movie star: If you wanted to be part of the grand …

Warriors Unveil New Renderings For San Francisco Arena

Remember the toilet arena? Thankfully, the Golden State Warriors appear to be going another direction with their new home in San Francisco. The team unveiled beautifully updated renderings today for its future home at Mission Bay.<p>The privately funded arena is scheduled to be completed in time for …

Sen. Tom Cotton Appalled How John Kerry Went To Iran To Crucify Jesus

Wee young Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who seems to be under the impression he is president of both U.S. America and Iran, is making opinions with …

Iran Nuclear Deal

It's critical El Niño hits Northern California. Why experts are growing optimistic.

It's the middle of the summer, but it felt a bit like winter in the Sierra this week as a storm dumped four inches of hail on Interstate 80 around Donner Summit.<p>There was so much pea-sized ice that the California Highway Patrol on Tuesday halted traffic and called out snowplows — known as the …

Music: Thinking style could predict favourite tunes

<b>A person's taste in music may offer insight into the way in which they think, researchers at Cambridge University say.</b><p>Published in Plos One, their study found empathetic people preferred more mellow, low-energy music.<p>While those who were "systemisers" - people who seek to analyse patterns in the …

Cara Delevigne Gave St. Vincent a David Bowie-Signed Guitar

<b>St. Vincent's Annie Clark</b> was out in NYC last night showing support for her model/actress girlfriend <b>Cara Delevigne</b> at last night's <i>Paper Towns</i> …

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LaDainian Tomlinson agrees that DeMarco Murray left yards on field

All the cool people are giving their opinions about DeMarco Murray's running style.<p>The story of this story is that it won't stop developing. (H/T …

Seattle teen finds never-before-seen photos from Nirvana's first show

Rare Nirvana photos from the band’s first show were uncovered by someone who wasn’t even there. Nineteen-year-old Maggie Poukkula, whose father Tony …

Thousands of Refugees are Overwhelming Greek Tourist Islands

Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yannis Behrakis—Reuters<p>Yannis …

Aegean Sea

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Watch: Jon Stewart and Barack Obama trade barbs over nuclear deal

Obama and Stewart sat down for a lengthy conversation, beginning with Iran, for their last on-air exchange before Stewart's expected retirement in …

Cara Delevingne Takes Girlfriend St. Vincent to Paper Towns Premiere

First #eyebrowgoals – now #relationshipgoals!<p>Cara Delevingne got tongue-tied Tuesday at the <i>Paper Towns</i> premiere when talking about her …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>LIVE: Brexit blueprint to be unveiled in Commons<p>Follow live updates as …

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14 aftershocks reported after 4.0 earthquake hits Fremont

Many Bay Area residents had an early wake-up call Tuesday morning as a 4.0 earthquake hit two miles northeast of Fremont.<p>The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on …

Natural Disasters

One Expert Expects Major Hayward Fault Quake 'Any Day Now'

One of the many chilling parts of Kathryn Schulz's OMG-inducing New Yorker longread on the likelihood of a major earthquake and tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest was this detail about the magnitude-9.0 Tohoku earthquake that struck Japan in 2011:<p>The shaking earlier in the week turned out to be …

BART’s message on Transbay Tube shutdown: Stay home if you can

Staying home will be a great idea when BART shuts down its Transbay Tube for five days this summer.<p>During the shutdowns, which will take place on Aug. 1-2 and Sept. 5-7, BART will try to accommodate passengers by setting up a bus bridge across the bay, with 94 extra coaches, and renting a few …

Super Chill MLB Player Records Smoothest Out in History of Baseball

The Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips is in his 14th season in the Big Leagues. In every one of those seasons, he’s played second base or shortstop, and he’s won four Gold Gloves. So dude knows his way around a baseball diamond. Which allows him to do things like this:<p>According to <i>GQ</i>’s advanced …

Never-before-seen “SNL” sketch: J.K. Simmons plays the most inappropriate grandpa ever

<b>JK Simmons (SNL)</b><p>Do not be fooled by the Mister Rogers cardigan<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>July 21, 2015 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons' "SNL" hosting gig back in January wasn't exactly met with wild critical acclaim. But we may never know how things could have panned out, had NBC aired "Grandpa" …

California Dad Suspected of Killing His Lover and Their Daughter Was Also Linked to Death of Her 2-Year-Old Last Year

Martin Martinez, the man accused of killing his lover, their 6-month-old daughter and three others over the weekend, was also linked to the death of …

Cara Delevingne & St. Vincent Reportedly Break Up Just Days Before Paper Towns Premiere!

This is the saddest news ever!<p>While we hate to say it, it seems as though <b>Cara Delevingne</b> and <b>St. Vincent</b> have broken up after dating since late …

Cara Delevingne

Magnitude-4.0 earthquake rocks Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area before dawn Tuesday, though no damage or injuries were immediately reported.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2:41 a.m. PT. It was centered 2 miles northeast of Fremont, an Alameda County city of more …

Natural Disasters

Binyamin Netanyahu's household spending under criminal investigation

Israel’s attorney general has ordered a criminal investigation into suspected mismanagement in the running of the residences of the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.<p>A report by Israel’s state auditor covering 2009-2013 said some of the taxpayer-funded running costs at the prime minister’s …