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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

Photo Credit: Randy Yagi

Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.

Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.

04/03/2015

Botanical Gardens (credit: Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

$99 Flights To Europe? WOW Offers No-Frills Flights In Time For Spring

Starting May 8, Icelandic airline WOW will offer nonstop service between Washington and Reykjavik’s Keflavic Airport for just $99.

03/28/2015

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First El Niño Weather Pattern Since 2010 Arrives, But Far Too Weak To Help With California Drought

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center describes this as a “weak, weird and late” version of El Niño, and not many places are expected to feel its effects.

03/05/2015

U.S. Representative Mike Honda

Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending Discussion

Congressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security spending when he fell asleep on camera.

03/03/2015

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FCC To Rule On Net Neutrality, Tighter Restrictions On Internet Providers

The new rule would prevent Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. from intentionally blocking or slowing Web traffic.

02/26/2015

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Man’s Drone Crash Lands On White House Lawn

Of all the places to land a drone, one guy picked the lawn at the White House.

01/26/2015

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

Rep. Jackie Speier Fires Back After House Republicans Pass Anti-Abortion Bill

House Republicans passed an anti-abortion bill Thursday night, but not the one they planned.

01/22/2015

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