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The year 2014 saw a 13 percent jump in home prices, multiple offers and eager buyers, but it might best be remembered for what one real estate agent deemed 'a kink in the hose.'
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It has been a remarkable year for Mohammad Usafi, an Afghan translator for the U.S. Marines who was threatened with death by the Taliban.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By the Mercury News | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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More dates for the bachelorettes, bikinis, outdoor living and a dirty race
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: San Jose Mercury News | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch does not go down easily, so we sought advice from those who have tried.
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Magic Johnson says Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson and LeBron James are the two best all-around players in the NBA, and Thompson doesn't disagree.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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From the inspiring 'F R E E' to the creepy 'Black Mountain Side' to the charming and illuminating 'Beyond Clueless,' Indie Fest is packed with low-budget gems.
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With alarm over the Disneyland measles outbreak growing across California, almost 5,000 kindergartners enrolled in Bay Area schools without proof they've been fully vaccinated, a major concern as the highly infectious disease continues to spread.
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A woman is dead and two drivers have been arrested after a suspected street race got wildly out of control on a downhill stretch of Yerba Buena Road that's long been a hotbed for speeding in San Jose.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a> </p | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Longtime Central Coast Section commissioner Lazenby Blazer announces retirement effective Nov. 1.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Bay Area News Group | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Earthquakes have new home in 18,000-seat Avaya Stadium, a new coach in Dominic Kinnear and several new players.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Family of San Jose man fatally shot in the back last year in altercation with San Jose State campus police sues for federal civil rights violations
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The big advantage that a show like "48 hours" has over a newspaper is time. It can spend months putting together a story, like the one that ran Saturday night on Alix Tichelman, the woman charged with manslaughter in the overdose death of Google exec...
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The Golden State Warriors on Monday unveiled their first Chinese New Year jersey, to be worn for the first of four games this season on Feb. 20 against San Antonio.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Tom Murphy Associated Press | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Plunging oil prices helped boost optimism about first-quarter growth among economists at U.S. businesses, who had higher expectations for sales, hiring and wages than they did three months ago, according to survey results released Monday.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Microsoft ended 2014 on a mixed note, earning a profit that met the expectations of Wall Street analysts but came in well below the previous year as the company dealt with restructuring charges and an income tax hit.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Matt Day Seattle Times | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A 64-year-old San Jose man has been identified as the person hit and killed by a Caltrain in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a> </p | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Airport security screeners didn't confiscate many firearms at Bay Area airports last year compared to other airports across the nation, the Transportation Security Administration reports.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Today: Prepare for a flood of holiday-quarter earnings reports this week from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. Also: Informatica stock gains amid activist investor challenge.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Pair unites at Sundance for Kurt Cobain documentary premiere.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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olid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The San Francisco Giants lost Pablo Sandoval and lost out on Jon Lester, but they still have Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Tim KawakamiMercury News Columnist | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Smith acknowledges his huge hit “Stay With Me” sounds like Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Associated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Veteran defensive back coming back to Oakland.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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San Jose Sharks sign Nikita Jevpalovs of Blainville-Boisbriand of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League; Jevpalovs is from Riga, Latvia, the same hometown as former Sharks Arturs Irbe and Sandis Ozolinsh, and is one year younger than NHL All-Star Zemgus...
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Stanford dominates; Saint Mary's and Cal each land two
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Jon WilnerMercury News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Authorities have identified a 71-year-old woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening in South San Jose, as police continue their search for a suspect.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a> </p | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley also among the top talents in country music.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The “Harry Potter” star will play Belle in Disney’s live-action film, which begins production later this year.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Sundance Film Fest is abuzz after documentary “Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison of Belief” debuts.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Brandon BaileyAssociated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Eillen SullivanAssociated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the International Space Station in 2017. NASA chose the two companies last September to transport American astronauts to and from the orbiting lab.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Marcia DunnAssociated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Joe McDonaldAssociated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emails and other personal information from three of its staff.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Frank JordansAssociated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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U.S. women's soccer team to play Ireland on May 10 at San Jose's new Avaya Stadium in send-off tour before 2015 World Cup in Canada
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Cal added a sixth wide receiver to its recruiting class, getting a commitment Monday from three-star prospect Brandon Singleton, according to multiple recruiting websites
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Stanford football coach David Shaw expecting a recruiting class of 20 players.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Speaking of deserving, Raiders great Tim Brown belongs in a gold jacket.
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Film will chronicle Miles Scott, San Francisco’s favorite 5-year-old superhero.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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At least 50 people have died in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Associated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Firefighters are responding to a five-acre or larger vegetation fire in Pacifica this morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Twitter account.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to 'adopt' a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Associated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Thirty-eight departures and 21 arrivals have been cancelled so far for today at San Francisco International Airport, an airport official said this morning.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: By Bay City News Service | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A San Francisco resident has succeeded -- for now -- in preventing his landlord from nearly doubling his rent because his parents moved out of the apartment where his family had lived since he was a young teenager.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Associated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A bicyclist killed in a collision with a car on state Highway 85 in Sunnyvale early Sunday morning was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Bay City News Service | Monday, January 26, 2015
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