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Suspected California rapist posed as ride-hailing driver

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say a serial rape suspect has been arrested after he allegedly preyed on women by posing as a ride-hailing driver and picking up women waiting for rides. Police said Friday that 37-year-old Orlando Vilchez Lazo of San Mateo was arrested on multiple ch...

Oakland to pay .2M to former Black Panther leader who sued

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland will pay .2 million to settle a claim by a former Black Panther leader who was injured in 2015 after a city councilwoman punched and pushed her. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland council approved the settlement unanimously Tuesday. The ...

Posey hits game-winning single in 13th, Giants beat Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey singled off the right-field wall in the 13th inning for his fifth career game-ending hit, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Wednesday. Brandon Belt drew a two-out walk from James Norwood (0-1). Andrew McCutchen then singled to brin...

Twitter sweeps ‘locked’ accounts from follower tally

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said on Wednesday (Jul 11) users are likely to see "follower" numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts. The social network said it would make the change by removing from followers any accounts which have been "locked" after ......

First black female to become mayor of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — London Breed will make history Wednesday as the first black female mayor of San Francisco when she is sworn into office in the city that has come to embody extreme wealth and poverty in the modern age. She will take the oath outdoors on the steps of City Hall in a […...

Cubs capitalize, bounce back from tough loss to beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jose Quintana told Kyle Hendricks he would do all he could to follow him with another strong start by the Cubs rotation. This is exactly what manager Joe Maddon hoped to see: the pitching getting on a little roll and hitters doing their part as the second half nears. Vict...

Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems “weak,” but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled Tuesday. The decision by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco allows hundreds of lawsuits against Roundup’s...

How Apple’s app store changed our world

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps — there are now more than 2 million for the iPhone alone ...