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San Francisco-Bay Bridge in Danger of Rusting

The new $6.5 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is already in trouble; some of the cable sections and rods are rusting, according to the Sacramento Bee. Apr 14, 2014 5:46 AM PT

Cornell Student Assembly Defeats Scheme to Move Israel-Divestment Vote to Passover

In a major blow to Israel-haters who support the boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement on campuses to divest from companies doing business in Israel, the Cornell Student Assembly staved off an attempt to stealthily move a vote on divestment until the week of Passover, when supporters of Israel would be home and not on campus. Apr 14, 2014 4:04 AM PT

Ohio Judge Orders Man to Hold 'I AM A BULLY' Sign

An Ohio man who harassed his neighbor and her disabled kids was ordered by a judge to wear a sign saying “I AM A BULLY” while standing on a street corner for five hours. Apr 13, 2014 10:50 AM PT

Clerical Error Meant State Didn't Jail Man for 13 years; Now Wants Him to Serve Time

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson, who was sentenced to 13 years prison in 2000 by the state of Missouri for armed robbery, but never served time in jail because of a clerical error, changed his life to become a model citizen, but then was forced into jail in 2013 to serve his original sentence. Now he is fighting to get out of jail and return to the model life he constructed in the time after his original sentence Apr 13, 2014 9:47 AM PT

Sriracha Hot Sauce Factory Declared a Public Nuisance

Sriracha hot sauce has been declared a public nuisance by the city of Irwindale, California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The city decided Wednesday night to take the action and give the Sriracha factory 90 days to cease the fumes coming from the production of the spicy sauce. The city took the action because it allows officials to make the changes at the factory themselves if the company does not fix the problem. Apr 11, 2014 8:43 AM PT

SF Supervisor Blames "Twitter Tax Break" for Housing Crisis

The power of Twitter has manifested itself in a dilemma in San Francisco: the city decided in 2011 to offer a tax break to keep Twitter Inc. from leaving the city, but there are accusations that the tech employees at Twitter and similar companies are driving up rents and home prices. Now a San Francisco supervisor wants a hearing to discuss the impact of the tax break, reports Eric Young of the San Francisco Business Times. Apr 11, 2014 7:55 AM PT

Nasdaq: Worst Drop in More Than 2 Years

The Nasdaq Composite Index plummeted wildly on Thursday, posting its biggest drop in almost 2½ years and strongly affected the broader stock market. The Nasdaq index fell 129.79 points, which amounted to a 3.1% drop, landing at 4054.11. Two major factors involved were the Nasdaq Biotechnology index, which fell 5.6%, and the Nasdaq Internet Index, which dropped 4.6%. Apr 11, 2014 7:24 AM PT

Pelosi: Republicans Would Pass Immigration Reform for the Irish

Speaking at her weekly press briefing Thursday, she said cuttingly that the reason the GOP has not followed through on a comprehensive immigration reform bill was simple; the GOP would be comfortable with good ol’ white Irishmen immigrating to the United States but not people of another color. Apr 11, 2014 2:05 AM PT

Harvey Weinstein's New WWII Film Attacks Waterboarding

Producer Harvey Weinstein's latest film, while set during World War II, slams the practice of waterboarding as a commentary against interrogation tactics used during the Bush administration. Apr 10, 2014 4:41 PM PT

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