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Passengers wait at the airport. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

17 United Airlines Flights Delayed At SFO; Bomb Threat Adds To Confusion

17 United Airlines flights were delayed out of SFO Tuesday morning as a result of dispatching problem. A called in bomb threat added to the confusion, but was determined to be a hoax.

06/02/2015

'San Andreas'

9.8 Earthquake In YouTube Video, ‘San Andreas’ Movie Just Fiction, But Science Says 8.0 Increasingly Likely For California

Separating fact from fiction, yes, a 9+ magnitude quake or two will hit California in the “San Andreas” movie being released May 29th, yes a 8.0 magnitude quake in California is possible, but no, a planetary alignment has less effect on Earth than the Moon’s gravity and there is nearly zero chance of a 9.8 quake happening in California on May 28th or May 29th.

05/28/2015

Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue in Vallejo on March 23, 2015. (Vallejo Police Department)

Bizarre Emails From Purported Kidnappers Of Vallejo Woman Demand Police Apologize, Case Handed Off To FBI

A group purporting to be the kidnappers of a Vallejo woman have made an unusual demand of the Vallejo Police Department and are asking for them to apologize. If they don’t get it, they’ve threatened unspecified harm.

03/31/2015

Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue in Vallejo on March 23, 2015. (Vallejo Police Department)

Lawyers For Vallejo Woman, Boyfriend Claim Kidnapping Happened, Slam Police For Calling It A Hoax

Attorneys representing a Vallejo woman who was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and her boyfriend disputed claims Thursday from police that the whole ordeal was a hoax.

03/26/2015

Aaron Quinn and Denise Huskins (CBS)

5 Red Flags That Turned Vallejo Kidnap/Ransom Case Into An Alleged Hoax

In a matter of hours, the kidnapping and ransom case involving a Vallejo woman went from a tearful, happy ending to allegations of a hoax.

03/26/2015

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Facebook Wants To Stop ‘Hoax’ News Stories From Showing Up In Users’ Feeds

Facebook wants to reduce the amount of “hoax” and “deliberately misleading” news stories from its users’ news feeds.

01/20/2015

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The Fast Foodie: Never Fear The McDonald’s Big Mac Is Here To Stay After Internet Hoax

When Internet rumors killed off Cher or Jon Bon Jovi people took notice with “RIP” and short exclamations of shock. When a site published that the McDonald’s Big Mac was being killed off in 2015 it rocked the core of America. Don’t worry, the death of McDonald’s Big Mac was a hoax.

12/29/2014

San Francisco Giants fans ride on boats and kayaks in McCovey Cove during Game One between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SF Boat Rental Firm’s Publicity Stunt Hoax On Renaming McCovey Cove Is Dead In The Water

A San Francisco boat-sharing rental firm is dealing with waves of negative reaction following a phony announcement that it had secured naming rights to McCovey Cove just in time for the World Series Game 3.

10/24/2014

Fairfax Police cruisers. (CBS)

Marin County Family Falls Victim To ‘Swatting,’ Hoax 911 Calls Become Growing Problem For Police

Hoax 911 calls known as “swatting” is a problem that has popped up and plagued many areas all over the country. Just recently a hoax call was made into Fairfax which prompted a full SWAT response, the second such call in Marin County in just the past two weeks.

09/03/2014

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Hacked Yahoo News’ Twitter Account Reports Fake Ebola Outbreak In Atlanta

The official Twitter account of Yahoo News was apparently hacked Sunday after it tweeted 145 people in Atlanta were infected with Ebola to its 816,000 followers.

08/11/2014

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