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Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC/ Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD)

1st U.S. Measles Death In 12 Years Reported In Washington State

For the first time in 12 years, a person in the U.S. has died from the measles, health officials said.

07/02/2015

Screenshot of virtual tour inside a brewery on Street View in Google Maps (CBS)

Virtual Tour Of North Bay Vineyards, Breweries, Scenic Spots Along Highway 101 On Google Street View

You won’t need a designated driver to tour wineries and breweries along California’s Route 101 anymore now that the scenic route has been added to Street Street View on Google Maps.

06/30/2015

Girl Scout badges. (John E. Davidson/Getty Images)

Girl Scouts Return $100K To Transphobic Donor, Then Raise $124K In One Day On Indiegogo

Girls Scouts celebrating a $100,000 donation to send 500 girls to camp quickly turned bitter after learning it came with a catch: it could not be used to support transgender girls.

06/30/2015

Sea surface temperature anomaly off the coast of Washington and Oregon for April 2014, compared to 1981-2010. (NOAA)

Private Computers Needed To Determine If Mysterious ‘Blob’ Of Warm Water In Pacific Is Causing CA Drought

The Blob is a mass of warm water lurking in the Pacific, and scientists need volunteers to help them determine if it’s causing California’s historic drought.

06/29/2015

Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe, June 2015 (Photo: GBCC Twitter, Great Basin Coordination Center)

Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway

Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.

06/22/2015

Dave Chapelle - inset Rachel Dolezal (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images/CBS)

Comedian Dave Chappelle Says Blacks Should Keep Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal

In a commencement address, Dave Chappelle said blacks should go ahead and draft Rachel Dolezal. “I’m sure her rebuttal will be illuminating,” he said.

06/15/2015

(Photo Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty)

Vacaville Man Cited For Flying Drone Near White House

The U.S. Park Police have cited the operator of a small drone outside the White House with violating a federal law that prohibits flying unmanned aerial vehicles over Washington.

05/15/2015

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Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your Surgery

A team of researchers successfully hacked a robot designed to carry out surgical procedures, prompting fears the devices could be taken over by hackers with malicious intent.

04/28/2015

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Maya Angelou Stamp Accidentally Features Quote From Another Author

The U.S. Postal Service issued a new limited edition “Forever” stamp Tuesday, honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou, but it carries a quote that apparently originated elsewhere.

04/08/2015

Shoppers Make Final Purchases Before Christmas

San Francisco Cable Car Operator Hit, Critically Injured By Passing Car While Offloading Passengers

A Muni cable car operator was critically injured Monday after he was struck by a vehicle while helping passengers exit on Powell Street in the Nob Hill neighborhood.

04/06/2015

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