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Off-Duty CHP Officer Killed In Crash In Southern Santa Clara CountyAn off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was killed in southern Santa Clara County early Tuesday in a collision with a truck while on his way to work.
Bay Area Traffic Congestion Hits Record For 4th Straight YearFor a fourth straight year, Bay Area traffic congestion has reached record levels in a study done by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Facebook Faces 'Era Of Accountability' Over Russia-Backed Election AdsNow Facebook is under siege, facing questions from lawmakers and others seeking to rein in its enormous power.
At UN, Trump Threatens 'Total Destruction' Of North KoreaPresident Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.
500 San Francisco 'Soft Story' Building Owners Miss Retrofit DeadlineThe owners of nearly 500 “soft story” buildings missed a city deadline Friday to apply for permits to do seismic retrofitting work.
'Words With Friends' Adds 50,000 Pop Culture WordsTell your bae or your bestie: The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game's eight-year history.
Pedestrian Killed Wandering On 80 Near Bay BridgeA person walking on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 just west of the Fourth Street off-ramp was struck and killed in a traffic collision early Tuesday
Fairfield Police Detain 2 Family Members After Finding Homicide VictimPolice are investigating a homicide after a person was found dead at a Fairfield home Monday evening and two people were detained.
Mom Suspected Of Trying To Flush Newborn In Toilet Appears In CourtA fast-food cashier suspected of trying to drown a baby she had just given birth to in a Redwood City McDonald's bathroom appeared in court.

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BART Turns 45 With A Challenging Future AheadWhen BART began transporting passengers 45 years ago, it was a modern marvel. But now, entering middle age it's unique design and construction have combined to create challenges.
Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Ticketing Cell Phone-Using PedestriansYou see it everyday. Someone walking across a street, unaware of their surroundings, oncoming pedestrians or traffic because they are focused on their cell phone.
High-Tech 'Saildrones' To Help Predict El Niño, Collect Climate DataImagine being able to accurately predict extreme weather events such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma months in advance to better prepare those in their paths.
Bill Aimed At Reducing Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Passes CommitteeAt the State Capitol Friday, legislators took a big step towards helping rape victims get long overdue justice.
Homeless San Jose State Professor Struggles Living Out Of Her CarA professor teaching at San Jose State University who can't afford a place to live in the South Bay tells KPIX 5 she is spending most nights sleeping in her car.
Free City Program Brings Spike Of Students To CCSFThe opportunity provided by free tuition for SF residents at City College of San Francisco has not surprisingly created a sizable spike in enrollment.
BART's South Bay Expansion Triggers Milpitas Housing BoomSanta Clara County’s history-making first BART train won’t rumble down the track until sometime next summer, but the foundation has already been laid for a massive construction boom that’s poised to transform the transit corridor.

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