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A used car dealership in Antioch. (CBS)

Antioch Used Car Dealer, His Wife Facing Nearly 80 Charges In Alleged Odometer Tampering Scheme

An Antioch used car dealer and his wife—suspected in what DMV officials say is the state’s biggest car dealership odometer tampering case in memory—have been hit with nearly 80 charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

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You May Soon Be Able To Charge Your Phone Using A Tattoo

A tattoo developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego and presented this week at a major conference in San Francisco may just be the phone charger of the future.

08/14/2014

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NorCal Man Charged With Starting Devastating 2013 Rim Fire

A California man was charged Thursday with starting the state’s third-largest wildfire, a 2013 blaze that charred hundreds of square miles of land in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest.

08/07/2014

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Owner Of Private Commuter Shuttle To Be Charged After Bus Blocks J Church Muni Line

The Royal Coach commuter shuttle was traveling up 21st Street in Noe Valley Tuesday when it came to a stop right on top of the J Church line tracks and had to be towed away.

08/06/2014

Ryan Chamberlain appears in court. (Vicki Behringer/CBS)

San Francisco Political Consultant Ryan Chamberlain Makes Court Appearance In Bomb Possession Case

A federal judge heard arguments but deferred ruling Monday on whether a San Francisco political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb can be released on bail so that he can receive mental health treatment in a hospital.

07/21/2014

Vladislav Miftakhov (Altoona, Pa. Police Dept.)

San Carlos College Student Pleads Guilty To Making Bombs In Pennsylvania

A Russian-born college student has pleaded guilty to charges that he built bombs without a license in his central Pennsylvania apartment.

07/10/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during warm-ups against the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

49er Aldon Smith Won’t Face Charges For Alleged Airport Bomb Comments

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has no plans to prosecute San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith following his April arrest on suspicion of falsely reporting he had a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport, a spokesman said.

07/01/2014

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.

07/01/2014

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Sisters Charged With Prostituting Young Women Out Of SF Richmond District Appear In Court

Two sisters charged with pimping young women out of San Francisco Richmond District homes appeared in court Friday for the first time in their case, but their arraignment was rescheduled.

06/13/2014

Aldon Smith booking photo. (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Pleads No Contest To Weapons, DUI Charges

San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith Wednesday appeared in Santa Clara County Superior Court to plead no contest to three felony assault weapons charges and two misdemeanor DUI allegations and will be sentenced by a judge in San Jose on July 25.

05/21/2014

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