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Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Ken Yeager, calls to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas of the county.

05/19/2015

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Google ‘s Eric Schmidt Backs Uber-Style Helicopter Service For Elite

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has joined a group of executives backing an Uber-style mobile app for the luxury chopper crowd, called Blade. The startup was launched a year ago to get New Yorkers to the Hamptons in a matter of minutes.

05/19/2015

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34 Million Air Bags Recalled In Largest Recall In U.S. History, Shrapnel Kills 6, Injures 100

The air bag defect that has killed six and injured 100 is now expanding to cover 34 million air bags across the entire United States. Car owners can look up their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) online here.

05/19/2015

A screenshot of the YouTube Kids app download page. (CBS)

Google Taking More Heat From Consumer Groups Over YouTube Kids App

Google is taking more heat from consumer groups over its new YouTube Kids’ app who claim the content intended for toddlers is full of disturbing videos meant for mature audiences.

05/19/2015

After intercepting a second quarter pass by New England quarterback Tom Brady, Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson runs with the ball that sparked the controversy over the charges that the Patriots were using under inflated footballs. (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Patriots Won’t Appeal Team’s Fine, Draft Penalties Over ‘Deflategate’

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

05/19/2015

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Beer Tasting Electronic ‘Tongue’ Gives Computer Discerning Palette For Good Brews

Computerized “tongue” can taste differences in beer, with incredible accuracy, leading to better quality beer.

05/19/2015

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Sonoma Ban On New Businesses Selling Tobacco Passes First Council Vote

Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

05/19/2015

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SFMTA Pushing For Speed Cameras In San Francisco To Improve Pedestrian Safety

The SFMTA is drafting a proposal that would allow the agency to install the cameras near schools and other areas where pedestrian safety is an issue.

05/18/2015

Chopper 5 over a flare at the Phillips Refinery in Rodeo on May 18, 2015. (CBS)

Flaring At Phillips Refinery In Rodeo Visible For Miles

Flaring at a refinery in the East Bay late Monday night was visible for miles and prompted many calls to the fire department.

05/18/2015

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

FBI Says Computer Expert Claimed To Hack Into Planes, Commandeer Jet Engine

A computer expert who allegedly hacked into the in-flight systems of airplanes to expose security flaws could face prosecution. The FBI claims he also hacked into a jet and commandeered a flight.

05/18/2015